My Favorites of 2018

Every year I like to share some of my favorite posts.  Although, these weren’t necessarily the most popular posts of the year, they are a handful of ones I liked for one reason or another.  (You can find the most popular recap here – 10 Most Popular Posts of 2018).

Here are some of my favorites of 2018…

(Click the title below each photo to see the full post)

My Favorite Table Setting of 2018:

tulip on blue and white plates

Spring Tulips on a Colorful Easter Table (2 Ways)

First of all, I love spring so it’s easy for me to be inspired to decorate a table during that season.  In fact, I was so inspired that I ended up doing two versions of this table.  Pop over and let me know which version you like better.

My Favorite Vignette of 2018:

bar cart with fall accessories

3 Ways to Decorate a Bar Cart for Fall

Yes, this was the year I finally bought a bar cart!  I had been eyeing them up for years and finally decided on this one when I redecorated my dining room.  Apparently, I was very excited because I decorated the bar cart in 3 different ways for fall.

My Favorite Tip Post of 2018:

Golden Retriever on Rug

How My Indoor-Outdoor Rugs Have Held Up Over the Years

Of course, I have to squeeze my Rosie into a post somewhere!  As you might know, she just loves to get involved.  In this post, I took a look back at all our indoor-outdoor rugs.  With a dog and boys, indoor-outdoor rugs are definitely the way to go in my home!

My Favorite Before and After of 2018:

navy dining room with cherry table

Navy Dining Room Reveal – One Room Challenge

Even though this post also made my Most Popular Post list, I had to include it as one of my favorites.  For years, I agonized over what color to repaint my red dining room.  Once I committed to a color, I decided to make other updates to the room.  Although I didn’t spend a lot of money, I was able to give the room a refresh.  Now it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house!

By the way, my second choice for a Before and After went to my Plantation Shutters post.  Hopefully, this year I will complete that room to make it a true transformation.

My Favorite Travel Post of 2018:

Rocking chairs on porch

What I Loved About the Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki

Since charming hotels (and rocking chairs on porches) are my thing, I loved sharing our experience at this lovely hotel.  Of course, if you are looking for more posts about our summer trip to Hawaii, you will have to come back at another time.  For some reason, I never wrote a recap!  Seriously, I don’t know how that slipped by.  After posting so many photos and stories on Instagram, I guess I thought I already wrote about it!  If you just can’t wait (haha), swing by my Instagram feed and look through my saved stories and photos from June.

And since it’s always fun to take a look back, here are some links to my favorite posts from previous years!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by.  As always, I appreciate your friendship and support throughout the year!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2019!

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Favorites of 2018




  1. January 8, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    I think any hotel in Hawaii would be part of my favorite travel post! So beautiful.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 8, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Yeah, I guess that wasn’t a difficult one to decide on!

  2. January 8, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    I enjoy all of your posts. Your photos are gorgeous too! Have a great week.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 8, 2019 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much, my dear! It’s always fun to look back over the previous year. Enjoy your week!

  3. January 11, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year, Kippi

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 11, 2019 / 10:01 am

      Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

  4. January 14, 2019 / 7:39 am

    I love your favorites too, especially the navy dining room reveal! Thanks for linking up with The Creative Circle. 🙂

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 14, 2019 / 8:41 am

      Thanks Michelle! Looking back over the year definitely helps to remind us what we accomplish!

  5. January 15, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    I agree you have some awesome favorites these are all great post looking forward to seeing what you share in 2019
    come visit us in 2019 @

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 15, 2019 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you, Angie!

  6. January 16, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    Hi, I would like to invite you to my blog party “The Classy Flamingos” held each Wednesday thru Friday. You’ll get large picture exposure and shout outs. You may get PINKED and get even more exposure! I hope you’ll come join us. ~Linda

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 17, 2019 / 7:51 am

      Thanks for inviting me! I will stop over to visit.

  7. January 21, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    I love your favorites, especially that gorgeous navy blue dinning room!

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 22, 2019 / 7:09 am

      Thanks Kristin! I had been wanting to paint that room for so long!

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