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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 07, 2009

Some of my favorite things.

My house is full of things. I'd LOVE to get rid of half my 'things'. I'm beginning to feel so cluttered. Anyway - the things on this table I would keep - they are some of my favorite things.

This table was my mother's. She had exquisite taste. Smooth on the top and hand carved on the front. And on it I have a few of my favorite things.

Pictures of my mom, dad, and brother.

The three Wise Men - again they were my mother's.
Pictures of my kids when they were younger, my family now, my brother's and mine baby pictures, and my grandmother as a young girl. My mom made those praying hands in ceramic class - SHE had the craft talent in the family.

Now I was blessed a couple of times since I've been blogging. I just won Molly's give away and she sent me these four glasses with snowmen on the bottom and one smaller glass - a reindeer - for Andy. Please check out her blog - you'll enjoy it. Molly (click here) is a wonderful lady.

She hand painted these. So thank you very much Molly.
She also send a night light - isn't it nice? I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much.

I also won awhile ago - for guessing how many hinges were in a box - a gift from Barb (click here) so check out her site too. She wrote and asked me what I would like and one of them was some of her miscellaneous remnants of her craft items. They were wonderful. A lot of nice scrape booking items, flowers, dolie, etc. So thank you too Jean. I always put them with my things before I took a picture.

Anyway thanks.

Happy Birthday Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle - I think that was one of the most moving songs ever.

And Ellen Burstyn-
"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be."

From Wikipedia:

Burstyn was born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit. She describes herself as "Irish, French, Pennsylvania Dutch, a little Canadian Indian". She was raised Catholic but is now known to practice Sufi Islam.Her parents divorced when she was young. She would later refer to her mother as tough, violent and controlling. She left home at age 18.


ClassyChassy said...

I really like your "Favorite Things"! Nice to see a photo of your home - very cozy!!!

Stella said...

You favorite things look so homey and cozy on your table. What a ncie way to gather warm memories. I covet the somemen glasses. Thanks for sharing.

Stella said...

Thanks for dropping by with Birthday wishes for me. No the router wasn't new and my husband just called to say he thinks we should purchase a new one. Alright!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the table -- a special place for your special memories.

I used to have rooms and rooms like that -- but since we became full-time RVers and sold the house, uur kids have our favorite family heirlooms. Now we visit the things when we visit the kids. Such a deal (and we don't even have to dust).

Angela said...

Love your Wise Men! Did you mom paint them? You sure did get lucky winning those beautiful handpainted glasses from Molly!

That corgi :) said...

those were beautiful glasses you won! such talent out here in Blogland. congrats for winning! what wonderful favorite things you displaed today; that table of your mom's was absolutely gorgeous! love the displays on it too!


Buttercup said...

So enjoyed your sharing with us and especially the snowmen glasses. I've got a few snowmen on my blog today, too.