See You In 2011!

December 28, 2010

Oh my dear friends, what a year we’ve had together, apart, online and off — it’s been a wild and crazy ride and I’m so happy to know and welcome you here each day. This year was a biggie for me and so now I simply must take a break from the internet, my lovely blog, and my normal schedule and just chill out. Rest and relaxation can do much to plant new seeds of creativity and so I’ll be offline collecting and planting for just a bit… I encourage you to do the same, you’ll be happier for it!

See You In 2011!

Thank you for reading decor8, for being my friends and for all of your comments and support this year. You are each beautiful, kind and very special to me and I hope you know how much you have touched my life.

I will sign off until Wednesday, January 5th but after that, I’ll be back to the normal schedule. Enjoy the season and all the beautiful things that it brings. Be safe, warm, have joy and most of all — spread love and watch it grow for you in 2011!



(image: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply erin December 28, 2010 at 12:19 am

    happy new year, holly! i hope you have a lovely break. i had a great time reading your blog this year, as i do every year. :)

    see you again soon!

  • Reply Nic @ Yardage Design December 28, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Best wishes for a lovely break, Holly. Thanks so much for a wonderful e-course earlier in the year and for having such an inspiring blog. “See” you in 2011!

  • Reply liza December 28, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for being here, Holly. Happy New Year!

  • Reply tinajo December 28, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Thanks for all the inspiration you´re giving through this blog – I look forward of seeing what you´re up to next year! :-)

  • Reply Eva December 28, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Even your farewell photo is lovely, just like your entire blog! I hope you have a very peaceful and relaxing time… and happy New Year!

  • Reply Uncle Beefy December 28, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Oh Miss Holly! Thank YOU for a year of constant inspiration, support, and kindness! You are such a lovely presence out in the blogosphere and the world is a might better for it… I can assure you! Wishing you and yours the Happiest New Year! :)

  • Reply Shanon{MyFineGarden} December 28, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Love and happiness to you and you close out 2010 and head into 2011. It sure was a BIG year and some big things will come to fruition for us in the coming one. Can’t wait! =)

  • Reply {gemmifer} December 28, 2010 at 1:12 am

    A very Happy New Year to you too! I look forward to reading even more wonderful posts next year. Enjoy your break :)

  • Reply gretchenmist/belinda December 28, 2010 at 1:22 am

    enjoy your break and happy new year! thanks for a year of inspiration.
    can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2011 :)

  • Reply Katherine December 28, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Enjoy your break! Time off is always good for inspiration and to just take a breather.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  • Reply Kitty @ lavender playground December 28, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Thanks for a most wonderful, colorful, inspirational year. See you in 2011!

  • Reply Mariela December 28, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Happy New Year!!!, have a great break and thank you for your blog, your ideas and inspiration.

  • Reply Allisa December 28, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Thank you for all the inspiration & kindness you share.

    wishes for a happy new year!

  • Reply laura trevey December 28, 2010 at 2:50 am

    It’s been a great year… and looking forward to 2011!

  • Reply Jules December 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Thank you, Holly, for being such a source of inspiration, and a lovely person to boot.

  • Reply Christine December 28, 2010 at 3:05 am

    I’m doing exactly the same (and cleaning the studio) ~we all need a break frombeing online once in awhile:) Thank you for all of the posts you create for us~I’m sure it takes a lot of time and work and we so appreciate you sharing all of teh amazing ideas and finds. May the next year be filed with amazing opportunities and finds for you ~

  • Reply Sarah December 28, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Happy New Year Holly – looking forward to reading your book in 2011 and following your adventures! Blogging has made this big ole’ world, a really tiny place…and I just love it! I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this for anything! :0

  • Reply trish December 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

    tks for keeping it real and pretty.oxo t

  • Reply Helen December 28, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Best wishes for the New Year and I will look forward to see what you bring next year.

  • Reply Gosia Maj December 28, 2010 at 6:54 am

    This, indeed, has been a wonderful year. Thank you for indulging me (us) in your vision, and your creativity, in your fresh vantage point – I have loved it all, and can’t wait for more. Happy New Year!

  • Reply laura evans December 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    have a wonderful new year … excited to see what 2011 has in store for you & what pretties you have to share! xx

  • Reply Vanja December 28, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Thank you, Holly, for all the work you put into your lovely blog again this year. Enjoy your break and I wish you all the best for a very happy New Year!

  • Reply OrangeFarmhouse - Maike December 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Thank you Holly! And for you warm wishes too, hope all of your hopes and dreams come true for 2011! See you then…

  • Reply sonia December 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

    thank you holly! you’re a truly inspiration for many of us!

  • Reply Rebecca Newport December 28, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Enjoy your time off Holly! Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year! x

  • Reply Iris December 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Wishing you a fruitful and inspirational new year. I will TRY to survive without your posts the next days… Just kidding, have a good rest and we will see you in January.

  • Reply Leanne Ambrogio December 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Merry Christmas to you Holly – I hope you have had a lovely celebration and bring in the New year in style. Look forward to your continuing inspiration in 2011! Leanne xx

  • Reply juliette December 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for a lovely and inspiring year! Best wishes as you enjoy this holiday season!

  • Reply ARTiculateART December 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Wish you a Happy New Year and a year filled with even more inspirations! Have a lovely time off!

  • Reply Kat December 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Oooh I’m loving that photo with the deer, the bird, butterflies, and the writing you used for the wish <3
    happy healthy harmonious 2011 Holly!
    Love Kat xox

  • Reply Julie the Alkaline Sister December 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Holly, thanks form making my year richer and more inspiring with your friendship and your warm and friendly words of encouragement on-line and off-line. You’ve made my year a big one too with your wisdom and expertise that will fuel me for the upcoming year which is bound to be filed with opportunity and excitement! Big hugs to you and to your hubby Thorsten. Have a wonderful break together! Julie
    ps. My best affirmation for this past year and upcoming year from you is to blog about what you are passionate about and all else will follow. Your success is my inspiration. Keep up the amazing work you do and love!

  • Reply Ludmila {creamylife.com} December 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Enjoy your break, Holly! happy New Year and see you in 2011! xo

  • Reply saigon December 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    have a nice holiday. its tough looking for new things to inspire u, even more difficult to do it on your own

  • Reply leah December 29, 2010 at 5:34 am

    enjoy the planting.
    thank you for bringing so much inspiration and beauty into my life.

    wishing you a wonder-filled new year
    love leah x

  • Reply theaxx December 29, 2010 at 8:04 am

    enjoy the break!! Your work, and blog remain consistently and endlessly beautiful & inspiring for me, thank you so much for the wonderful quality and energy you put into this magical space. It is so very much appreciated & loved. I remain as addicted to Decor8 as ever!!



  • Reply red riding hood December 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Peals of Laughter December 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Happy New Year to you too and may 2011 bring health and happiness to you and your family.
    Also, thank you for being such an inspiration to us, and a kind gentle soul.
    I wonder if you can put together post of ideas for people who live under very tight budget, like me. Apart from flea markets and second hand shops.

  • Reply All things nice... December 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm


    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely thoughts, finds and inspiration with us all in 2010. Looking forward to 2011. Wishing you all the best for the new year.

    All things nice…

  • Reply janis - pine cone camp December 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    You do work hard, missie, so enjoy your time off! Looking forward to seeing what you have for us in 2011! I’m trying to kick back a bit while we’re in Australia….feels nice to do nothing!
    Happy New year.

  • Reply Lisa's Creative Home December 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    We all need some down time. I have been running around like a chicken without a head for weeks. My husband is home this week along with the kids so I am planning on relaxing for a change and spending time with them. I tend to get sucked in to things I need to get done for work but life has more to offer and sometimes you just gotta take the time to stop and smell the roses! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Monica December 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Happy New Year!! Can’t wait to see what Decor8 has in store for 2011!!!

  • Reply Mikkili.com December 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Holly, thank you for sharing all those beautiful moments with us this year. Have a very nice New Year.
    For me 2011 will be a very importent year. A few months ago I opened my own webshop Mikkili.com. And I am very proud I made this big stap. I never knew how much energy it has gave me until now. So fingers crossed for 2011.

  • Reply Maike -OrangeFarmhouse December 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    just wanted to say That i am looking so forward to your first book! Al THE best for 2011!

  • Reply Susana December 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Have a lovely New Year’s Eve, Holly! I hope 2011 gets as good as this year or even better! :-) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • Reply Izabella December 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Happy New Year! I cannot wait to see what the next year will bring. Thank you so much for your inspiration and loveliness!

  • Reply SisterBatik December 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    We are so happy to have found your blog and look forward to seeing what you bring in 2011.

    We love making a beautiful home and have recently started creating dreamy pillows from our creative hearts and following our dreams!

    With warm wishes and a Happy New Year!


  • Reply soraya nulliah January 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

    dear Holly-I discovered your blog this year and have been amazed, inspired and all out in awe of your wonderFULL images and ideas and words. There have been so many many times when I just wish I could have jumped into your beautiful rooms and decor!! Sigh…I can dream! Best of everything to you and yours in the New Year. xxx

  • Reply Kristiina January 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    YES YES YES!!! Of course we´ll see you in 2011!!!!!!

  • Reply Torie Jayne January 2, 2011 at 1:25 am

    ? Happy New Year Holly ! ?
    May all your dreams come true

  • Reply Marie January 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Happy New Year Holly! Congratulations on having such a wonderful, successful year. It’s well-deserved. I have to thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me, your support, advice and inspiration will never, ever be forgotten! You hold a tiny special place in my heart b/c you and the BYW course helped me so much when I needed it most. Hope you’re enjoying your holidays! And I wish you lots of love, happiness, health and success for 2011. ~Marie xoxo

  • Reply Magdalena Nowak January 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    First thank you for the gorgeous pictures all over the year. Hope your blog will stay as beautifulas in 2010. Best wishes for 2011 from Germany.

  • Reply Chloe January 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Hey there!

    Just as the year turned, i found your beautiful blog =) I’m looking forward to your return.. in the meantime, i’ll catch up on my reading (and viewing!) you have some delicious photos here (^_^)

    Chloe =)

  • Reply Viv January 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Happy New Year, thanks for all the wonderful posts !

  • Reply Afi January 3, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Happy New Year dear Holly! Hope you enjoy your holidays and thanks a lot for all the inspiration in 2010!


  • Reply nerdandchic January 3, 2011 at 3:50 am

    all the best in this 2011.. keep up with the excellent work on the blog love it every day!

  • Reply crazy about home January 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Happy New Year!! Can’t wait to see what Decor8 has in store for 2011!!!

  • Reply laeriss January 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Bonne et heureuse année 2011 ! Bises de Provence.

  • Reply Erica Cottrill January 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Look forward to your inspirational posts in 2011.

  • Reply Agnieszka January 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Wish you successful 2011! Thank You for being here!

  • Reply elsa January 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Happy new year and thank you for sharing your nice blog!

  • Reply Irma January 5, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Hello and Happy New Year! The blog has been such a great source of insperation for me. I was wondering if you guys have any cute ideas for hiding bulky computer speakers/internet modems/the big outlet they’re connected to. I have so many unsightly cables. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


  • Reply Danielle January 5, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Where oh where are you??? I must say I miss your posts dearly!!!

  • Reply Greg January 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Cheers to that. Wishing you a successful 2011! Great work. Thanks.

  • Reply Rebeca January 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Holly, hope you had a great time off line, but I have to confess that I keep coming back just to look around. I am going to Hamburg on the 11th any good advice?! Or anything near by that is totally worth the trip?!
    Thank you!! Love the blog!

  • Reply The Jeanny January 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    hi! i love your blog since months… now i’m proud to give you an award for your lovely blog & entries!! it’s just german and in english it’s called like “my favourite blog” :o)
    greetings from vienna, austria!

  • Reply leather hides January 11, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Hi! Love the blog. We’ve been following you for quite a bit. Enjoy the new year and keep blogging

  • Reply baby lady February 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    just wanted to say That i am looking so forward to your first book! Al THE best for 2011!

  • Reply baby lady February 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Cheers to that. Wishing you a successful 2011! Great work.

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