2/11/15

These are a few of my favorite things....

There are so many things around the house that bring me joy. Things that I just enjoy looking at or having around me. Most of those things evoke sweet memories and make me feel good. Some of them are very simple. This is crazy, but my lace valances are all special. I have them on every window in the house. When we moved in, we needed something for every window and I shuttered at how much that would cost. It turned out a friend of mine owned a lace store years ago and still had unopened packs of curtains and valances. She invited me over and I was able to get everything I needed. Then she totally amazed me by not accepting any money for them. She gave me every single pair! I tried to pay her several times and she wouldn't. That is a true friend. Now every time I look at my windows I think of her.


I love getting up in the mornings and simply pushing a button and having an instant fire. Our fireplace we got in December has been a sheer enjoyment on these long cold winter nights and early mornings.


Over 20 years ago my hubby bought me a Royal Dalton Old Country Roses tea set that I had wanted for years. Now it sets on my tea cart with pictures of my family. I have this on the wall past my couch so when I lay and watch TV I can look at my family any time I want.


This pitcher and bowl belonged to my mother-in-law. When she passed away, my father-in-law gave it to me. I had bought it for her years before when I had a Home Interior party. Mom made me the runner to go under it.


Just a simple wooden sign but it makes me smile every time I look at it. My grandkids gave it too me and it means the world to me. Mamaw is the best title I have ever had.


I never get tired of my fabric and silk bouquet...especially the striped and the lacy ones. 


And I love the spring feel to my flower arrangement in my tea pot. I think I need to fine one or two purple flowers to incorporated for some contrast especially since the tea pot has a purple one on it.


I love looking at my achievement board with Thirty-One. Until you become a Thirty-One consultant it is hard to understand why we all get as excited as we do. Becoming a consultant was one of the best decisions I made.


This tea set was a gift from my son and daughter-in-law. I never get tired of looking at it. Two of my favorite things in my life that me and Daddy both loved were cardinals and dogwood trees. And this tea set from the Lefton Company has both of those. This is one of my prized possessions.  


When I was in 8th grade, I read the book Little Women and loved it. When I got older, my son bought me the hard back copy and my daughter helped me get two of the dolls. Jo on the left was my favorite.


I love my Sister shelf. It has pictures and what not's that remind me of the awesome trips we have taken together at the beach. It was always just us and our spouses. We had some awesome times. 


I wanted tea for one sets in pink, blue and yellow for my office. I found each of these at various yard sales. Two of them were $1.00 for the set and one of them was just .50 cents for the set. Best yard sale finds ever. I got the cat and the hobnail milk glass at a yard sale for .50 cents each and the little polka dot tin was just a dime. The two little flowers were the first yo yo's I ever made.


I love surrounding my self with lots of color and lots of things that bring back memories. 

2 comments:

Terri D said...

I really enjoy seeing your lovely collections and keepsakes!! Thanks for sharing! The lace curtains are really special!

Rachel said...

I love the sister display!! We had some really fun vacations together!

 

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