Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve....!

Looking Forward.....

I Am sorry to disappoint you, Dear Readers, if you were hoping to come here for a New Year's Eve Party at the Castle. It appears that our ever capable Host, Ken, has gone off to parts unknown and the Castle is closed due to ongoing repairs and renovations! When the locals discovered this the other day, it became clear that Someone would have to host a New Year's Party at their home, and Helen was quick to volunteer The Lovely Old Dollhouse for the occasion. So it is that the guests have been arriving since dusk and are settling in to enjoy themselves!

The settee in the hall is overflowing with coats and scarves...

The kitchen table is overflowing with delicacies and treats....

And the hallways are filled with dancing couples!

Pollyanna is showing Fleur her crafting room...
and while they are up there 
they are getting caught up on all the latest "news"....

The children are playing "hide and seek".... 
Jasper is looking for the girls.....

Amber went to hide...... 
but this room is the most beautiful room she has ever seen....
 she has forgotten all about hiding!

Charles and Chip and Uncle Albert have gotten very involved
 in a discussion of physics and construction engineering.....

Great Aunt Agatha is a little bit hard of hearing... 
so she is just smiling and nodding at everybody!

Blanche has engaged Fleur's husband Daniel
in a conversation about dog breeding...
(Not that he knows anything about it... but he is willing to listen!)

Even Harold and Celeste are here and are dancing together....
(And Ernie is wishing he were so young....)

Helen is resting her feet... 
in case she decides to dance the New Year in....

Sally May wants to serve the cake.....

Annabelle just wants a cookie!

Juliet has noticed there is an amazing dollhouse in the upstairs hallway....
And her friend Beth is looking in through the windows...
(But she doesn't reply or look away...)

Juliet takes a look too....
She can't believe what Tiny things she sees inside....!
And so Dear Readers, the Party is in full swing...
The hours and minutes are ticking away...
But nobody seems to be noticing at all!
Perhaps where you are the New Year has already been rung in.
I don't know about you, but I am looking forward
 to seeing what the New Year brings!

May you All have a Wonderful Happy and Peaceful New Year!
(And I hope you enjoy the Party!)


  1. Happy new year Betsy! I am 3 hours into the new year, the fireworks are finally over (Dutch people all light up a lot of fireworks).
    May this brand new year bring happiness, health and joy!

  2. Happy New Year, dear Betsy!
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. Happy New Year, dear Betsy - and best wishes for a good and creative one, may there be lots of happy moments and lots of stories! (Oops… the first day of the new year and I'm selfish already… *teehee*) And thank you for this terrific post, The Lovely Old Dollhouse was the perfect location and worthy to be the castle's substitute - what a wonderful party this has been, I'm proud that I've been invited to join the fun. Nevertheless I was a bit confused because Chip was still in his Halloween costume. *LOL* So many lovely little stories… and especially Pollyanna proudly showing her dollhouse. But what made me smile the most was the overloaded settee in the hallway - soooooo realistic! But I'm also a bit worried now about Beth - I hope she will not have to stand there until this year's Halloween, especially having in mind that she stood there since last year's Halloween. Where is this Wizard when we need him??? Oh, speaking of magic… I hope your Christmas card is already done and made all receivers happy and waits to be shown here very soon.


  4. Superbe fête, les photos sont incroyables, j'adore vos histoires Betsy ;-) Meilleurs vœux pour vous et vos proches pour cette nouvelle année.

  5. Happy New Year Betsy, to you and all your blogger friends. It's a treat to read your blog, about an old-fashioned house party, complete with people of several generations. We won't have several generations where we're going, but we will have assorted dogs - our hosts have 3, of assorted sizes.
    Lots of love & hopes for peace,

  6. It sounds just like real life Betsy. You have imbued your characters with such realism.... you know them so well!
    All the best for 2019 and a warm thank you for your blog posts.
    Regards Janine

  7. Certainly Pollyanna is proving to be "the hostess with the mostest! "
    Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves all over the Lovely Old Dollhouse and what could be better than that- Good food, Good Company and it's been a GOOD YEAR.
    All the Very Best in 2019 to you my Dear AND to all the little people of "Betsy-ville". :D

  8. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I'm looking forward to lots more delightful little tales and detailed pictures.

  9. Good times in a dollhouse are ideal and can last forever. Beautiful scenes Betsy. A great way to display all the wonderful characters you write about.
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!

  10. Hi, Betsy - Another fun celebration in the Lovely Old Dollhouse - and how nice to catch up on all the goings- on of these most interesting characters. They certainly do know how to ring in a New Year properly! I wish all of them - and you - a wonderful, happy, prosperous 2019!

  11. Happy New Year Betsy. Oh my, Helen has hardly had time to catch her breath since Thanks Giving before throwing the next party. Good for her, and the other little people.
    Anna x

  12. What a fantastic party to say goodbye to 2018. Dear betsy, I wish you and your loved ones a fabulous 2019.

  13. Thank you so much for the invitation to this wonderful party :) Amazing party. I am great Aunt Agatha sitting there lol smiling and enjoying.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2019
    Hugs Maria

  14. Beautiful and fun party. Happy 2019!

  15. Quite a party! I hope that you have a Happy New Year.

  16. Hello Betsy,
    I am sorry I missed the looks like everyone was having a great time.
    I am disgustingly late, but I do wish you all the best for 2019 and I cannot tell you how much I look forward to seeing more of your amazing and inspiring work.
    Big hug