Tuesday, January 27, 2015


"Serenity is a solitary cup of tea; pleasure is sharing it with another."
Author Unknown

So grab a cup and enjoy!!

Here we are, almost at the finish of the first month of the new year.
  It's really hard to believe that it is going by so quickly. 
 I have been enjoying the fact that a lot of you are sharing your most popular posts of 2014
 and since the best form of flattery is being a copy-cat,
 or words to that effect,
 I thought I would join in.

Here are my most viewed posts of 2014...

Spring Awakening

The coming of Autumn

Touches of Easter

Following an old tradition

More than a guest

A beautiful birthday

Painting with a Smart phone


A makeover

A very sad day

And the number one pick
 with the most views of

Precious memories

I hope you enjoyed looking over these posts again or,
 if seeing them for the first time,
 you found them interesting 
and will return.
  I love to invite new friends
 to stop by
 in hopes that they will
 become part of the 
Gold Country Cottage family..


I just happened by Lucy
 while she was enjoying a little shut-eye
 (or at least one)
 on the porch.

Sharing today with:


  1. Oh Judy what wonderful posts you had this year and I must say I remember most of them but most especially your post about saying goodbye to your sweet Buddy. Thank you so much for reminding us again of all your beautiful talents and for sharing them your loyal readers.
    XO Barbara

  2. Hi Judy, your posts in the top of the list were amazing. You had a remarkable year and carry a gift of sharing your heart with others. That's why you are loved here in blogland.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.

  3. I remember each of your top 10 posts Judy and how much I enjoyed them. I see you got your header adjusted and I absolutely love that old rusty trike! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us through the year. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Hugs.

  4. What a wonderful year - I have to go back and re-read the ones I had missed. I just love your posts - they are so inspiring.

  5. Hi Judy,
    I knew you were planning something special, it had been a while since you had posted. But I knew something wonderful would be coming soon, and wonderful it was! I like them all but my favorite is #9 because I totally adore your parlor!!
    Have a great week,

  6. Good evening, Judy! My, what wonderful posts in 2014 - I can see why they were your top ten. Since I am fairly new to your blog there are many that I have not read so I will enjoy looking and reading through them :)

    Lucy...what a sweetheart! She is simply lovely :) Thank you, my dear, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  7. Judy all your vignettes are beautiful!!


  8. super la " trotinette sur la bannière
    une belle année bien remplie
    soyons sur que 2015 sera identique
    merci du petit mot
    edith (iris)

  9. What a lovely recap...all well worth another visit.

  10. Wonderful posts and wonderful memories for you.

  11. Hi Dear Judy,

    What a precious picture of your kitty!! She's beautiful! I'm glad you did a re-cap of your most viewed posts for 2014; these look wonderful. I remember reading some of them, but certainly not all. I look forward to going through each one, as I always enjoy your posts. I'm sorry I haven't been visiting lately; I got off to a rough start this year with some sinus problems, and I'm now trying to play catch-up. I still have a few Christmas decorations to put away, if you can believe it. Whew!

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, Judy, and are staying warm where you are.

    Big hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  12. Loved the recap....I can't believe we are at the end of January already!!!! I didn't realize you had a cat named Lucy. Someone dropped off a cat in front of our house a month ago on the coldest night of the year. She trotted right up to our door like she lived there and of course I couldn't resist her cute little face. We thought she was pregnant but as it turns out she is just very fat and lazy. LOL!! We named her Lucy Lou :o)

  13. So glad I came across your blog through Stephanie .. i can't wait to explore it but for now I am your newest follower.. xo

  14. sweet little basket-case kitty! precious! sorry you lost a beautiful pup last year. hard to lose a beloved family member.

    thanks for finding my spot! off to peruse a few of your other posts. :)

  15. I don't think I've been following your blog for a few year, so it is always nice to reminisce and share some of the best of the best!! Your little doggie was so very sweet!! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

  16. Absolutely ADORED this post. Thank you

  17. It was really nice getting to know you through this post of posts!


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