December 30, 2008

Year End Retrospective

This has been an amazing year for Pigtown Design. This little blog I started almost two years ago has become an important part of my life, as have its readers. Over the past year, I have had the great good fortune of meeting some of you and corresponding with others. I've sent readers books from the Book Thing, and gotten lovely gifts from some of the same readers as well as others.

Pigtown Design has been an ever unfolding adventure. Each and every comment you take the time to write means the world to me! Thank you so very much.

I took a look back at the 200+ posts I've written this year and in some cases I've been surprised at which ones have generated lots of comments, and also surprised at which ones didn't. In no particular order the top posts are:

The House in My Dreams, and The House in My Dreams Again. I was very fortunate to be able to spend much of my life with this house in the center. My family lived there for nearly 30 years, so it was the backdrop to many parties, great meals, quiet moments and even a wedding.
I LOVE This House, another house I wrote about which resonated with a lot of you. This is in London and I used to pass it as I was travelling from London to Cardiff, and from London to Heathrow. Coincidentally, I found it for sale in the Guardian, right after I came back from England.

Clotheslines and Teatowels received a lot of comments, which pleased me greatly. I love using vintage teatowels, especially the linen ones, as they don't leave lint on your glassware. I was shocked to find out that some homeowners associations outlaw clotheslines because they're low class. How incredibly short-sighted.

Spoons and the monogramming of silver and china received a lot of attention. I love a good spoon and bought some in London, but then bought more at Target upon my return home.

I Coloniali remains one of my touchstone scents. It conjures up so many memories of good things, and when I shared it with you, everyone was intrigued. House of Beauty & Culture was kind enough to send me a box of it, and I just received a gift package of assorted I Coloniali items earlier this month.

Thank you again for taking the time to read Pigtown Design and to comment. I know that you lead a busy life and it means so much that you make the time to visit my blog.

Happy New Year from me and from Connor!


  1. Dear Pigtown, Thank you for everything. You have enriched my life enormously, more than you know.

  2. You are still one of my most favorite bloggers :-)

    Happy New Year to you and Connor!

  3. Just a quick Happy New Year! Then back to reading about reading and drinking tea out of you know what.

  4. Happy New Year Pigtown and Connor. Best wishes to you for 2009.

  5. Meg,
    You are a gift to all of us who read your musings. I love the home you grew up in! What great memories it must hold.

  6. I learn at the master's feet! You are an amazing wealth of information. I've enjoyed the ride. Looking forward to 2009 with you and Connor.

  7. I started blogging this year, and I am glad to have become acquainted with you through your blog, (and many others), all of which I find inspiring. May the new year bring you peace and happiness, and a good wodge of prosperity thrown in!

  8. Wishing you and Connor all the best in 2009.
    ♥Rosemary and Webster

  9. Meg - Wishing you a year of health and happiness. I always feel at home here. Wouldn't it be great fun to meet this year?

  10. Thank you for sharing your community and your thoughts. All best wishes for a happy and fulfilling year ahead.

  11. A toast to another year of great posts on your excellent blog.

  12. I enjoy your blog very much and always look forward to what you have to say. Best wishes for the new year.

  13. meg-

    thank you for being a great blogger and friend, and i wish you and connor all the best that 2009 holds in store!


    c, m & r

    ps- connor is adorable in the photo. mona likes to nap up against the wall too- wonder why that is? never looks so comfortable to me.

  14. Those are some of my favorite posts of yours this year as well. Happy New Year wishing you the very best!

  15. Meg: yours has been one of my favorite blogs, I feel fortunate to have found quite near your beginning.

    I appreciate your hard work. Thank yoiu for sharing.


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