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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

5 FAVORITE THINGS ************

SWEET JULIE at SOUTHERN LAGNIAPPE

has tagged me for

MY FIVE FAVORITE THINGS

meme One of my favorite things in the world are vintage signs....
This one must have hung in a large hotel at one time with
VERANDA
on one side and
GIFT SHOPPE-MAIN BAR
on the other.

It has it's original paint and I just love it....


My little crystal
FORK CHANDY
Altho this is not one she made, I did buy one from
LINDA at BLUE GATE BLOG
(you can click her on my sidebar)
that was so beautiful, I gave it to
BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER
as a JUST BECAUSE gift.....



I actually killed 2 birds with one stone with this photo because my
HANDPAINTED ROOSTER CABINET
is one of my favorite things
AND
I am in FOREVER LOVE with all my MACKENZIE-CHILDS pieces



AHHHHH......
this is my wooden DOMINO box with Ivory Dominos and it belonged to
MY DADDY


LAST BUT NOT LEAST....
My beautiful crystal
PAPERWEIGHT,
with a carved ROSE and a LOVE GROWS...
Isn't it so pretty...

My precious son and daughter gav this to me many years ago when they were
13 and 8...
shhhhh....They are now 44 and 39
(sorry, kids)

Soooo, you can see how much I love it...
I am thinking if there ever is a FIRE at my house,
THIS
is one of the first things I would take with me !!
***********

Please run over and visit with
She is so sweet and has a glorious blog...
The following are a few of her
FAVORITE THINGS....
(If you have time, pls. note that she and I treasure a
LOT
of the same things.....(including HUGH GRANT) )

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Rocking babies
The sound of rain on a tin roof
Cooking with my granddaughter
Rainbows
Junky Antique Malls and Flea Markets
Stormy days when we're safe inside
Cabooses
All things Italian
Hugh Grant
Taking pictures
Sunrises and Sunsets
Traveling the backroadswith my husband
Having my family
all under one roof
Windmills
President andMrs. George Bush
The American Flag
"The Star Spangled Banner"
Comfort Foods:
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Country Fried Steak with BROWN Gravy
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
My Mama's Chicken and Dumplins'
The Andy Griffith Show
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HAPPY DAY TO ALL,
bj
I am going in for a test this morning and would appreciate your prayers...
Many thanks !

28 comments:

Beverly said...

Good morning, sweet BJ. I can see why each of these are some of your favorite things. Each is beautiful, and each has a special meaning to you. You have a warm and giving heart.

Amelia said...

Enjoyed seeing some of your favorite decorating items.

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful post, BJ. I loved seeing your favorite things, especially your beloved paperweight.

I appreciate the thoughtful notes you left for me yesterday about several of my posts. It's always a pleasure hearing from you. Thank you, too, for including my "favorite things list" in your post. That was very sweet.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you today, my friend. I hope you get good news from your test this morning.

Sincerely,
Janie

Kathleen Grace said...

You are in my prayers for your test. Your favorite things are beautiful:>)

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

I love your fork chandy...you have a beautiful list of favorite things.

Peggy said...

I LOVE your rooster cabinet too! Your other favorite things are beautiful also.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is a wonderful list! I love your crystal paper weight too!
Have a great day!

Diana Lyn said...

Thank you for the kind comments BJ,
I love the favorites on your list and the pictures of your favorite things! Nice getting to know a bit more about you! Have a blessed Day! Hugs ~Diana Lyn

Nancy said...

Good Morning BJ, I love your mackenzie Childs! I will keep you in my prayers today...Nancy

Linda said...

You have some lovely favorites...please share Hugh Grant with me....I like him too.
Thinking of you and prayers too. I hope all is well with the test. Hugs, Linda

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

What beautiful treasures in your list of favorite things! I especially love the fork chandy & the dominoes are such a special thing - how wonderful that you have them! Thanks so much for visiting me again!

Enjoy your day!
Kathy

Flowersnfelines said...

Enjoyed your favorite things list. Good luck with your test - you are in my prayers.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I enjoyed seeing your favorite things and why.
Prayers for your test.
Diane

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I absolutely adore that rooster buffet!

Hope all goes well this morning. Hugs, prayers and best wishes to you ...... Rosie

Julie said...

I really enjoyed not only seeing your favorite things...but now knowing the stories that go behind them. The small fork chandalier was adorable!

Donna Kay said...

Loved your favorite things!!! Praying for you.

Anita said...

All your "pretties" never fail to amaze me... :) So many pretty things!

Barb said...

Hi BJ,

I am praying that all goes well with your tests. I love the pictures with your favorite things.

I took a peek at your other posts and wanted to tell you that your granddaughters are just so lovely.

Be in peace, God is with you.
Barb

Wendy said...

Hi Bj, I pray all is well with you, You are in my prayers!! Your favorite things are so beautiful!! Take care!~Wendy

Anonymous said...

You truly inspire whenever I read your blog and others on here. I have still not find the time or energy to strt a blog...and my chemo brain (& there is truly such as all taking it can attest to). so many wonderful stories you inspire, make me laugh and sometimes bring a tear to my eye with your memories which I can relate to.
"May God always help us to make memories in January so we can remember in December.
love my sweet frind,
Annie in LR

Jann said...

Love your lists, and I will add you to my daily prayers. Good luck with the test! Hugs, Jann

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Ohmygosh.....my fork chandy made your TOP 5..... you are so sweet BJ... thank you for the high light....
I pray all went well with your test....
Big hugs
Linda

Midlife Mom said...

What a wonderful list of favorite things! I can see why they are your favorities! Also loved your post before that about the things that your grandchildren like at your house. Gave me some good ideas of things I need to have around here!! Thanks! :o)

Cottage Rose said...

You have some beautiful favorite things. I love them all, the Rose paper weight is so sweet. Have a nice day and week ahead. My prayers are with you.

hugs;
Alaura

decorator101 said...

Oh I truly enjoyed your blog today.And all of your wonderful treasures.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your test... hugs ~lynne ~

hautemommy said...

What beautiful favorite things!! :) Can't wait to see where you are going on "vacation"!!! xoxox

Cottage Contessa said...

Praying for you BJ and sending my best wishes your way for tomorrow. Terrific post too sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

My brain must be working funny today. When I got to your rooster cabinet and I read the words, "I killed two birds..." the first thought that popped into my mind was, Oh no, the poor rooster! rofl Then I read the rest of the sentence. You have some beautiful things! No wonder they are your favorites, especially that roses glass because it was a gift to you from your children.

Kady