Friday, December 28, 2018

Panoply 2018: It's a Wrap!

In 2014 I started this collage photo summary format as a way to capture my year in one fell swoop, a sort of journal summary. These collages are subject matters that matter to me (and how I spend the majority of my time), and my way of remembering the best of 2018. It's been a busy year, with a never-ending goal of striving for healthy activity while maintaining a fun and organized lifestyle.
There are links back (in the captions) under each photo collage subject header: Home, Garden, Tablescaping, Travel/Tales of the Traveling Totes, Vintage Finds, Panoply Booth Displays, Miscellaneous Musings and honorable mention subject of Organization. If you're so inclined to read, you can click on the captions, each semicolon separating different posts on that header. The one marked in bold under each header was either the most viewed or my personal favorite, often one and the same of that subject. Feel free to dig in. Enjoy!  

Before, After the HolidaysSunshine is a Great Inspiration!Bunny LoveLoving New Old Finds at HomeInspiration from Subtle Seasonal SignsCelebrating Fall Outdoors: Porch and PatioDining Room Furniture Finds, FlipsBountiful Baskets of FallChristmas Journal 2018: Home, Garden

A Garden of a Certain AgeEarly Summer Garden: Transformation, Tips, TricksSummer Garden Glamour ShotsArt Walk in the GardenMid-Summer Garden Glimpses, MaintenanceSeptember Garden: Beauty in the DetailsBefore, After Putting the Garden to Bed

Celebrating Life and Love with Noritake AzaleaSt. Patrick's Day Greenhouse TablescapeMajolica Spring TablescapeBunnies, Bounty, and Bouquets Spring TablescapeThis Table is For the Birds!Seaside Beachcombing TablescapeMorning Glory "Bee"ing Served AlfrescoFowl and Feather Fall TablescapePheasant Merriment TablescapeChristmas, Naturally Tablescape

Travel, Tales of the Traveling Totes
Raining Cats and Dogs: Totes Tales #14. GiveawayRegional Taste SwapGrand Cayman Photo JournalParadise: Tales of the Traveling Totes #15, GiveawayTales of the Traveling Totes #16Tales of the Traveling Totes #17

Vintage Finds
Too Late to Classify Vintage FindsEarly Spring Vintage FindsVintage Finds 2Q18Vintage Finds 3Q18Great Estate Sale Finds

Panoply Booth Displays
Panoply New Booth Vignettes Early 2018Summer Booth Updates 2018Panoply Booth Displays: Fall TransitionsHoliday Booth Displays 2018

Miscellaneous Musings
Misc. Musings No. 12Misc. Musings No. 13Misc. Musings No. 14Misc. Musings No. 15
This one gets its own title for 2018. I made a proposal in January 2018 to purge personal inventory of vintage finds. In April 2018 I finished the project with this purge recap. It was mentioned throughout the year in various posts, whether it was in Musings (see No. 12 under that subject above), Vintage Finds or otherwise, but it was a big deal for me. I have a feeling 2019 will be the year of the Death Cleaning.

Thank you to each and all of my readers throughout the year. Your comments, emails and other social media interactions are part of what makes my life a happy life. I love all the friendships gained through blogging. 
Cheers to the New Year!
Rita C. at Panoply
NOTE: I created this post, as I said, to organize my year of blogging. It's also the last step I take before ordering my annual "yearbook" from Blog2Print (no sponsorship or affiliation). They typically have a coupon code around this time each year for 30% off a book format* of your blog posts, so I'll be watching for that. If interested, I wrote about the process in 2016 (here), with some tips on how to compile your own book.  It's pretty easy to do, so I wanted to pass it along to my readers. If you sign up for Blog2Print's email, you will receive subsequent coupon offers throughout the year. 


  1. Just organizing each section of you year into photo entries is an admirable undertaking. I’m duly impressed. The Death Cleaning...oh my. I’m on my way to check that out. Thanks for a wonderful idea for a personal book. CherryKay

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