Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Few Of My Favorite Things

a metal 'F' for Freeman

Fake pears in a primitive wooden bowl

great grandmother's treasure chest

Charcoal of Clyde, Peggy, Debbie and Sherry

 Hand carved St. Francis

carved and painted wood shelf

Glass Bowl, fake apples and old wood cigar box

Metal 'Hollywood Diet Bread' box

lime green wooden box

old, handmade quilt

hand made house made out of barn wood

my lovely old pine china cabinet

Ian's rocking horse (circa 1930's,40's)

a new rug I bought from a friend

A charcoal of my mother in law as a child

my new pillow

my son on the cover a hallmark card (I had it framed)

my cowhide rug

carved wooden pillar

antique music book holder (from Ian)


a photo of the real diary of Anne Frank taken by Ian. (my son)

A wonderful Picasso print (from my bro in law)

chairs on canvas and an old container

a charcoal of my parents

on old tin tool box

fake flowers

my cat on a bed covered with flax

mylittle sis in a tin frame from Mexico

This morning as I was looking over the new Restoration Hardware Catalouge, I saw so many things that I had in one form or another. Things that, when we first knew we were moving out of state, I decided to sell. Now, sitting there, pouring over these beautiful artifacts, I was having seller's remorse. Here's the catch; they aren't sold yet. I mean, the buyer hasen't paid yet and he is very gracious. He'll understand if I sort squint and say in a higher than usual voice tone, "I had second thoughts about this...."(or that).

I love being surrounded by beauty. Not a whole lot makes me happier than sitting in my own space and knowing that everywhere my eye might land, there is something there that I love. It's like seeing it for the first time really.

So, I've decided to show you some of my most favorite things.


  1. I love that you're doing this! The way you described everybody is absolutely PERFECT! You have a real gift for beautifying everything around you, so thanks for sharing it. By the way, something kind of cool happened to me a couple Saturdays ago in Fresno. It involves a 4-leaf clover :)

  2. I love it! You have such a great eye and cool stuff. I can't wait for you to get here and imspire me :)

  3. Thanks so much Ian and Shauna!