Friday, January 1, 2010

The first day of 2010 ...

I made my first blog post on New Year's Day, 2009. I am re-posting that entry ... it still speaks for me. Thank you - all of you - who have shared your kindness and generosity of spirit with me over the past year. I look forward to knowing you better!

January 1, 2009:

"Today will be joyous, for the beauty

slamming against my face is unwilling to be ignored."

Today this statement arrived in the mail taking the form of a New Year's greeting.

The sentiment encompasses the way I try to live my life. I endeavor to see the beauty around me, no matter how inconsequential or trivial it may seem to others as they look past it towards more heady displays of beauty.

The card (and quote) came from ... visit and enjoy!

Well, I will say this. My style of brevity has evolved to one of verbiage and excess!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan


Ingrid Mida said...

Happy New Year Tristan and congratulations on a year of blogging. Your vision of beauty is an endless source of delight to me. Best wishes!

creativelenna said...

Dear Tristan,
What a beautiful photo and quote. I wish you the happiest new year ever and I will make sure i keep in touch with you here!
xo lenna

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes, but we love you for that excess and the over the top humor, which is worth waiting for!!!
And for some reason, I thought you had been blogging longer....which shows what I know! LOL!
Oh, I love the dress...I'm tall enough to pull that one off....I would look soooo angelic.
Love you and glad you are in blogland!


Sue said...

And, how glad I am that you did make that first post Tristan as your posts always brighten and enhance my days!

Never change your style, it is unique and such a delight!

LOVE the pic! Wow what an entrance that would make at a party NO?

Wishing you all things wonderful this year!


Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

What a great quote! And what a way to start off the New Year! Congratulations on 1 year of blogging. My how the time flies but at least knowing you has added beauty to my life!

I wish you all the best in 2010!


Anonymous said...

Tristan.... I,as well as, many others are very glad you chose not to be brief in your posts!! We love the photos you conjur up & the way you have with the written word. I, for one, am glad you evolved into the witty person you are.....
Have a Great NEW Decade!!
p.s. I had an thought hit me in the wee hours of this morning..... With this decade I will turn 60 & with the next 70!! Holy Cow...How can that happen!!! My mind is still in my 20's!!
((food for thought))

Sara said...


We've known each other for a while - and I love and appreciate your joy of things beautiful and your ability to share that with all.

Happy New Year,

Love ya

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, the way you live, love life
and the way you present yourself is an inspiration to us all, Tristan!..thanks for brightening our days in 2009...looking forward to many more!
luv ya, gypsy

Unknown said...

Wonderful words Tristan.

Happy New Year, I hope the coming year brings you every happiness. Stop by for your calendar gift.


studioJudith said...

Wow ... What a quote!
A keeper.

Know that your view has brightened my world this past year and been a sparkling treasure ...

Hugs to you -

Rupert said...

Tristan, I'm so happy to have found your blog. It's creativity and graciousness has inspired me in mine and I hope to continue to find inspiration in it throughout 2010! Thanks again for all you do.


ceecee said...

Thanks for always making me smile, Tristan. You're a treasure. A very Happy 2010 to you.

Anonymous said...

I love the ponderingpool cards... every single one speaks to me~

So glad your a blogger and I can follow you Tristen~


Valarie said...

How wonderful that you have such a huge following of people after only a year. Can you believe how many peoples lives you have touched, and most of us have never met?? Have a fabulous year.
xxoo Valarie

KeKe said...

Hi Tristan!! :)

I hope you had a fun and happy New Year's Eve~

I saw that you stopped by...I am now follwing you.

HUGS!!! And have a wonderfully, sparkly, happy new year~


Theresa MacNaughton said...

Happy New Year and happy blog anniversary to you, Tristan. I have enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to many more great posts this year. :) Theresa

Malisa said...

You knew I would love that photo! I had the chance to buy a photo very similar to this one, but the bidding just got out of my league! It is just is your artwork and your eye for beauty! I look forward to your comments every day and I am so glad that we are starting a brand new year together! I so enjoy your friendship!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And voilà pourquoi I love you so! You do enjoy all the details and things that most people take for granted, and then you bring it forth with eloquent verbiage and excess, but THAT IS WHAT WE WANT! Life is short, live to bring joy to others and the rest will take care of itself. Tristan, it has been a great pleasure knowing you and I look forward to more sparkle, glitter and glam and friendship, mon ami!

Bisous, Anita

Unknown said...

Happy 1 year of blogging Tristan and I wish all the best for you this new year! Thanks also for the birthday wishes!!!

Sandy xox

teri said...

Happy New Year ... wishing you and your followers a wonderful 2010.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year and Happy 1st Blogoversary to you! I really like that saying Today will be joyous, for the beauty slamming against my face is unwilling to be ignored." I am wondering who you are quoting when you write that or is it your own statement? It's quite poignant!

Tristan Robin said...

Sorry, Tatting Chic - I don't know who the quote is by. It's from a greeting card I received, published by Pondering

I love the quote, too!

Luthien Thye said...

hello tristan :))
happy new year! i came here via gypsy's blog and what a fascinating treasure chest i discovered :)) looking forward to reading and seeing more "enchanted" moments from you :))
luthien :)

Shell said...

Happy New Year and happy blogversary, Tristan!

Julio Muao said...

Happy New Year & Blog Anniversary Tristan! The image of the woman ringing in the New Year is too cute. I love the Fleur de lys & Marie Antoinette keychain(?). I'm with you on the French style vitrines. Those are my favorites too. However, I would not turn away the early 19th century Italian paint decorated vitrine lined in white silk or the American made one with the serpentine front glass.


Tristan Robin said...

Isn't that a wonderful keychain! Actually, it was a necklace that I won on her blog, and she changed it to a keychain, knowing that I wouldn't wear the necklace. The jeweler's name is Joy - and her website is
Pay her a visit - she makes delightful things that are in the "gift giving" price range LOL. Tell her I sent you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Tristan, we are kindred spirits. Your blog gives me a lift each day. Sometimes, when I have no time for any other diversion I sneak over to your blog for a dose of whimsy! Thank you, Keep it up.

BTW - Just finished the circuses for Trish. I will post pics soon. Much love,


Deborah said...

I don't think you were ever brief. I think you were born splendidly verbose and with fabulous excessive style. What have you been up to?