Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Few Of My Favorite Things!



This sweet heart was hand made by friend Pam Murray at least ten years ago....she used to have an antique and gift shop near the lake house...... she is no longer there and we miss her.......



A few of my old pins.....



My favorite dress form which Paula and I found in an antique shop in Mystic, CT.....adorned with some vintage rayon ribbon which I bought at one of my favorite stores in NYC ....Tinsel Trading!



My newly acquired and much adored handbag......how cool is that?











A favorite magazine arrived in the mail today....."Where Women Create"....by Jo Packham for Stampington & Company's Somerset Studio....This is the third issue and it is incredible!



Robin Kaplan, a favorite designer....



My very favorite wrap......











I hope you enjoyed seeing just a few of my favorite things....



Now, if I were Oprah.....you would get to take one of each home with you!
.... Sorry that I cannot accommodate you that way....... but perhaps you can share a few of your favorite things.....What sort of things do you hold dear? (We ALL love our families, our faith, our health, etc.) I'm talking stuff here! Do you care to share?

15 comments:

Corine said...

It's a good idea to show us a few of your favourite things, it does make me thankfull for the little things that make my life so rich! Greetings from Holland, Corine(THUIS)

Bonnie said...

O how nice all these things here.....I love the heart, the pins, the bag and vilting things. Oh I love it all.
That is also my problem I guess....I collect almost everything. Everything you can imagine.
Old silver,emaille,zink,chinaware, necklaces, glass stuff and go so on.
Have a nice day

manon 21 said...

j'adore ton sac!
et je vais commander ce livre ,j'ai déjà le premier.
amitiés

manon

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

The heart that your friend made is very pretty. Tinsel Trading was also mention by whispering Poppies, I wish we had a shop like thta too over here. It looks so full of wonderful things. It must be hard not to overspend in a place like that! I have been meaning to get hold of that magazine and your post has been a reminder, thank you. The wrap is truly beautiful, the colour especially!
Have a great weekend!
Isabelle x

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, what beautiful pieces, I can see why they are some of your favorite things!! The colors in the wrap are stunning.

Arsenic et Dentelles said...

HAND -bag ??! Sure that you can survive some weeks with it;-)! He's so wonderful !
J'adore.

A Box Of Dreams said...

Hello Laura, thank you for your nice comment on my blog! I enjoyed your post about favorite things...reminds me the Maria song : Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,...Good idea for my next post!
Greetings from a rainy Belgium! An

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Wow Laura great post! I love all your favorite things too. The shawl is amazing. I checked out the link and I now want one of everything. Don't tell Paula about it she'll get in real trouble..ha-ha. So glad you showed your dress form...I wonder if you got it at the antique store I try to stop in when I go to Mystic? The jewelry is very special and cool, the heart is beautiful and you can tell made with great care. Love the new bag- very J.d'Arc living.

Laura said...

Carole - Paula knows all about it!! She was with me when we got the shawl.....it was a great score from the "Eclectic Bohemian" at Brimfield....actually Fran at the Red Pepper in Essex sells her things....

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
I love your favorite things!!
I have a dress form like yours that I love. My workspace where I create all of my art is pretty great! I have an antique top hat that is very cool, lots of stuff now that I think about it.
Where Women Create is a favorite of mine as well. Maybe someday I will be in there showing off my workspace. Fun!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Rosemary

Tiedupmemories said...

Your too funny!"were talking stuff here"! I like everything you like! Love the dress form! I would love to find one! I found one at a flea market where I live and I blogged about it....but she{the dealer} won't budge. She uses it for her own displays. Anyways....Nice to meet you!
Tracy

Crinoline said...

Hi Laura.How nice to hear from you and thank you for your comment on my blog. This is my first comment in english!Your blog is beautiful and i will come back. Have a wonderful weekend.

Chrissy said...

I love that bag, did you get it from Mothology??? Awesome "stuff"

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Laura, I just read your blog, start to finish and it was great! You are too funny...and pretty creative as well. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the handbag! Ok, spill...where did you find it? I want one too! :-) Tami

Kathy said...

I love your heart I see why it means so much to you. The scarf is incredible and so much fun it will go with so much. Enjoy Kathy