Tuesday, April 28

A few of my favorite things

I walked around the house the other day and took some photos of some of the things I’ve collected over the years.  Thought I would share them with you…

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My little collection of carousel horses.

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A free (!) dresser and thrifty shelf in my craft room

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Mother’s Spode china. Love it!

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A lovely sampler made by my Mother in 1987

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One of my fat cats.  Henry.

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A little wooden stool I spray painted yellow.  Stacked with magazines I need to go through – again!

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Some pretty blue glass.  The covered dish belonged to my mother.

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Shell art (Mother again) and a little glass jar with things I collected on the beach.  Reminds me of “home.”

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A thrifty robin and candle holder.  I made the little grapevine “nest.”  The colorful paddles and vase were thrift store finds.

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Little wooden boxes.  I use them to store colored pencils, pens etc.  The metronome was a gift from a friend.  The small dark box contains some tiny wooden candle holders that are painted like little people!

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I love the way the sun shines in the front door!  I’ve changed up the wall where the clock is and moved my buffet there.  The buffet was found inside a shed (free) at a house I rented in Florida.  The owner had used it as a tool cabinet.  I refinished it and it looks great!  Can’t get a good photo of it this morning.  Sorry.

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I found these three embroidered florals at thrift stores.  My dad made this cute wooden stool and I just painted it blue!  The towel was a gift from one of my patients.  Isn’t it fun to see what you’ve collected over the years and how they all find a place of their own?

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Love, Kathi


  1. I have always fallen in love with wooden boxes. Large or small, rustic or elaborate. Something about a box... You can use it for storage, so you feel like it has multiple uses and isn't a frivolous expense. We have so many "favorite things" in common.

  2. Hi Kathi,

    I am so glad to meet you and visit your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful collections - you have some wonderful finds.
    Have a lovely day.

  3. Love the shell art and sampler. Henry is living art of course!!

  4. love them, especially the free dresser, right up my street smile*