Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Happy New Year 2010!

Posted on | December 30, 2009 | 31 Comments

bowl of clams for new years dinner

I went down to the beach at sunset thinking I would be the only soul braving the 20 degrees temps. The parking lot was full. As I got out onto the beach I noticed small groups of clammers dotting the surf. Equipped with shovels, buckets, and full winter gear these clammers didn’t even seem phased. One family was digging surf clams for a New Year’s eve clam chowder. How freakin’ adorable and cool is that?

I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has ever commented, e-mailed, and or read my blog. Your support means the world to me and frankly is the only reason I keep going. To all my blogging friends who to continue to inspire me everyday. I’m so glad that somebody created this crazy blog world so we could all become friends. Here’s to health, happiness, and success in the New Year!

Clammers at Beach
Clammer and her bin of fresh clams
Digging For Clams
Sunset At Devereux Beach Dec 30, 2009
Clammer in December
Clammers At Sunset

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31 Responses to “Happy New Year 2010!”

  1. chelsea
    December 30th, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

    Thank YOU for starting your blog! It’s seriously one of my very favorite and it’s how I get my New England fix every day. Can’t wait to follow your house projects and blog through 2010!


  2. liane
    December 30th, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    I love your blog Katy. I’m very happy to visit it regularly. Wishing you lots of love, happiness and successful house reno in 2010!
    Yours in internet friendship,


  3. laura trevey
    December 30th, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

    I’m looking forward to a wonderful New year!!



  4. Jenn
    December 30th, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

    Katy, posts like these always give me the worst case of New England envy. I hope you have a fabulous New Years and lots of continued success!


  5. Jane
    December 30th, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

    Keep doing what you do. I really enjoy your blog especially your gorgeous photos. When I’m feeling stressed out and that things are moving too quickly I often go on your site for a little bit of calm and inspiration.

    Happy New Year!


  6. kristin
    December 31st, 2009 @ 12:28 am

    these are great shots! i stumbled on your blog for the first time earlier this summer and bookmarked it on the spot. we hoped to move to marblehead, but assumed it wouldn’t happen for years. and now this christmas, we were at the beach, watching surfers.

    thanks for sharing all of your home renovations and for capturing a bit of bliss each day.


  7. Linda Merrill
    December 31st, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    Wow, it was warm up north this morning. Twenty! It’s was about 13 here on the So. Shore. Either way, you’re a better woman than I – I’d have never hit the beach either way! Happy New Years!


  8. Mopar
    December 31st, 2009 @ 12:57 am

    Aw, thanks for the amazing blog. I’m also glad someone invented this crazy amazing world of blogs and Web 2.0. happy new year!


  9. Wendy
    December 31st, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    Your blog is one of my all-time favorites. I really admire so much about you–your love of cooking and hand-made things–and your love of old houses and history. I’m renovating a Victorian in Jersey City right now and I KNOW how frustrating it is to have all these projects in motion with nothing finished or pretty. I just want to paint and shop and decorate but instead I get to take down wallpaper and skimcoat etc…I hope you have a great New Year in beautiful Marblehead!!!


  10. Amy
    December 31st, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    Your blog is amazing…its become my daily dose of beauty, inspiration, new england…whatever you’re serving up! Thank you for reminding us all that something intriguing, nostalgic or just worth discovering is always just around the corner.


  11. Samantha Warren
    December 31st, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    The happiest New Year to you! Your blog brings a little bit of luxe into my life each day and with that, calm and I am thankful for that! Keep it up, please!


  12. Patsy
    December 31st, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

    Happy New Year! Your blog is wonderful, enjoyable, educational and entertaining – please keep up the fabulous work!


  13. Hilary
    December 31st, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    Those are some great photos! Happy New Year!


  14. Jill Dion
    December 31st, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing the progress of your home renovation.
    I love it! Your blog is one of my favorites. I love the old
    homes on the east coast. If I had an extra lifetime, I would
    renovate one too. Happy New Year!


  15. Katy Elliott
    December 31st, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

    Thanks everyone for the new years wishes. I hope we get a lot done with the house in 2010. Fingers crossed that my freelance job continues.


  16. Catherine
    December 31st, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    I only recently discovered you but visiting your blog has become such treat. You always provides my husband & I with inspiration to enjoy and savor the simple details and pleasures of daily life. Many thanks & all the best for a wonderful & happy renovating-filled 2010!


  17. BF
    December 31st, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

    i love the idea of clamming for a new year’s meal … and the light in these photos is perfect. cheers.


  18. Annabelle B
    December 31st, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

    Your blog has really been inspiring. Thank you. Happy new year!


  19. Nicole
    January 1st, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    I love your blog, and the more I read it the more I feel like I have a real friend out there in Marblehead! Cheers to a great New Year!


  20. nkp
    January 1st, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    You’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful locale and have this fantastic “backyard” playground. Freezing temperatures and all. Happy New Year Katy! I really enjoy your blog.

    Warmest wishes-nelya


  21. Kathleen
    January 2nd, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

    Great photos, and I LOVE your boots. Happy 2010!


  22. Crystal @ Plush Palate
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 12:51 am

    What a nice sentiment Katy! And thank YOU for the thoughtful writing and inspiration!

    Happy New Year!



  23. Jo in NZ
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Thanks for the good work, Katy! But I have to say “.. the only sole”.. are you secretly a fish??!


  24. Katy Elliott
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    Oh that’s funny Jo. I must have been thinking about the clams and said “sole” instead of “soul”. Fixed now. Thanks for the head’s up.


  25. Lillian
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    Hi Katy, I only recently discovered your blog and love it. I think you´re doing great things with your house and admire you for taking slow steps and be patient with it. I think it will be wonderful one day. Happy 2010!


  26. Ali Duffy
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    Looks magical Katy! I so enjoy tuning in, please keep going in 2010! Best wishes for a prosperous New Year


  27. Katy Elliott
    January 3rd, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    Thanks everyone for all the new years wishes. It’s back to work tomorrow. Let’s make this the best year yet!


  28. Karen
    January 4th, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    I love your blog and your goals are a lot like mine! Have a stalled blog called My Life With Knitters that I need to kick. Wish me luck & keep an eye out!


  29. Karen
    January 4th, 2010 @ 9:24 am

    PS LOVE your bathroom!


  30. Jane
    January 4th, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    Katy come back!

    New to your blog, I enjoyed my holidays by looking at your archives. You’re so inspiring.

    In one of your posts you described your style as “English Bohemian”. Another source of inspiration might be some of those delightful movies in the last decade based on Jane Austen novels. Gorgious English interious with beautiful colours and design. “Sense and Sensibility” starring Kate Winslet makes use of wonderful jewel colours. Also the BBC production of Pride and Predudice staring Colin Firth also provides a beautiful backdrop for gardens and interiors. Cheers


  31. pleasesir
    January 4th, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Looks like you were rewarded with braving the cold! May your 2010 be filled with lots of luck and love.


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