Category Archives: A Few of My Favorite Things

Way Beyond Your Childhood Paper Dolls Clothes

When I was a little girl, I loved to play with paper dolls. With a blunt pair of scissors, I would set about cutting the clothes from the page in the paper doll book, occasionally cutting off a tab that helped … Continue reading

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The Art of Inge Löök Will Gladden a Gardener’s Heart

I might not have discovered the art of Inge Löök if a friend hadn’t introduced me to Pinterest a few years back.  I’m sorry if you are missing out on this wonderful world of images that certainly covers the gamut … Continue reading

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A Few of my Favorite Things – Gypsy Jazz and The Movie, Chocolat

Click on Link – Become a Gypsy Jazz Fan 3 selections from sound track- Chocolat, 2 of which are gypsy jazz (Sorry about the ad on youtube, you can click ‘skip’ in a moment.) If it hadn’t been for the 2000 … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing With Your Christmas Photo Cards?

In January there is time to read through our Christmas cards and enjoy them once again. We all discard some, but tend to keep the Christmas Photo Cards of family and close friends. Last year I got tired of putting … Continue reading

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New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – Flower Arranging

The Beach Basket Select a basket, put a plastic cup with oasis on the left. Put blocks of artificial flower oasis on the right to fill the space. Insert a spray painted branch in the oasis towards the back. Glue … Continue reading

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New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things -Collecting China

 Growing up with parents who were collectors of books and fine china, I come by it rightly…collecting things. In the 1940’s & 50’s my folks haunted antique shops in the Chicago area. In those days, Marshal Fields had a knowledgeable … Continue reading

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New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – My Mother’s Glass Tumblers

As an only child I inherited my mother’s collection of antique glass tumblers. They are certainly some of my favorite things. I love the light streaming through a window that shows them off. We had glass shelves installed in the … Continue reading

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New Series-A Few of My Favorite Things – Bookplates

Important evidence for the provenance of books are small decorative labels pasted on the inside front cover of a book that typically bear a name, motto, coat-of-arms or any motif that relates to the owner of the book. Bookplate collecting began … Continue reading

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New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things -Fairy Gardens

My daughter bought this fabulous gazebo-looking lantern and asked if I would make a fairy garden for her. Ah, one of my favorite things. (See my Pinterest Boards-Fairy Gardens & More)    I hope this one makes you smile. A … Continue reading

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New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – Oscar Wilde Quotations

A gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century England. He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art. While reading you frequently come across quotes accredited to Wilde. Lately, I’ve been … Continue reading

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A New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – Children’s Books Part Two

I don’t know who to attribute this quote to, but isn’t it wonderful!  Children’s books aren’t just for children, we all know that. There are times, remembering a favorite childhood book, we decide we have to hold it in our … Continue reading

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A New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – Children’s Books

A Collection of Children’s Books Growing up I was fortunate because I was surrounded with books….books my father collected, and children’s books he often brought home at the end of the day. I remember with great affection my mother sitting in her … Continue reading

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