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Monday, 3 December 2012

My Favorite Things


My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Lyrics by Richard Rodgers
Music by Oscar Hammerstein

The above picture I believe is an Inn that I took over a decade ago in Leavenworth, Washington in the United States.  It made me think of the song My Favorite Things.  It's a wonderful place to visit at Christmas time.



These vintage ornaments I can remember seeing at my grandparents place since I was small.  I now have them out at Christmas in my home.

Bubble lights are also something she always had up at Christmas.  The first picture with different color ones are my cousins the other ones are mine.



I was going through boxes in the basement and I found a box of costume jewelry that belonged to my boyfriends mom.  This brooch is one of the pieces.



These are some unsigned pieces of costume jewelry I have in my collection.

Thank you Brenda of Cozy Little House for your Welcome Wagon Friday visit to my blog. A wonderful surprise.

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24 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I've always wanted some of those bubble lights, but they're so hard to find.

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  2. I like the touches of blue in your cousin's vintage lights and your vintage jewelry. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Denise.

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  3. Thanks for sharing at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY. Love your bubble lights (this is the first time in years, that I didn't use mine).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Love the vintage Santa ornaments. The brooch is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your vintage lovelies.

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  5. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  6. What cute vintage ornaments, this is a great time of year. Have a fun week!

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  7. Your vintage ornaments are such a treasure since they're from your grandparents. Love all your vintage jewelry.
    Mary Alice

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  8. I have a partridge and a pear on my tree that belonged to my grandmother. It is my most favorite ornanment and I am the only one allowed to put it on the tree each year.

    Love the bubble lights too!

    Happy Holidays,

    Erica

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  9. Thanks for stopping by to visit me! I am glad I evoked memories of your friends Mom. That is my favorite thing, when people tell me their stories about what my posts evokes. I am your newest follower!

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  10. Very nice ornaments!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Happy day****

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  11. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love all your finds especially the bubble lights! We use to have those on our tree when I was growing up. I need to find some for my kids tree. They would love um. Thanx for sharing at THT. Be sure to link up your post next time and not your entire blog so that people will know what post you are sharing. Hope your week is going well!:)

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  13. How special that you still have ornaments from your childhood! The inn looks gorgeous!
    Susan

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  14. How very special to have these vintage ornaments and Christmas Bubble Lights. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from VTT...hope you have a chance to visit CITexas Gal...I've a Christmas Quilt to show you.

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  15. I have such fond memories of those Bubble Lights on our family Christmas tree. I can remember anxiously waiting for them to get hot enough to bubble. Love your jewelry and that's a great way to display it.

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  16. So nice to see some interesting and lovely things fro another part of our world. Well done.

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  17. How wonderful you have your grandma's holiday ornaments! They're so darling.

    Happy holidays!

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  18. Love the vintage jewlery, so pretty and perfect for the holidays!

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  19. Want - all of the brooches!!!! Visiting you from VTT.

    Come and join me for my Countdown to Kitschmas.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  20. The Inn looks beautiful! Perfect place to visit over the holidays. I love all of your brooches! They are just gorgeous.

    Visiting from Cozy Little House's Welcome Wagon Friday :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  21. I just found a pack of 2 bubble lights - I'd love to have a whole set but that probably won't be happening - if you can find them, they're pretty expensive!

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  22. Looking at your brooch brings a memory to me. My uncle made my Mom a tree out of styrofoam covered with green velvet...and on it he pinned all of my aunt's costume jewelry for a gift for my Mom the year after my aunt died. It was covered with sparkly things and pearls etc. It was so pretty.
    Balisha

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  23. The brooch is so pretty. We had some bubble lights on our tree when we lived in San Diego, but darned if I can find them! I love bubble lights!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  24. Welcome to Blogland! You have some wonderful treasures. My SIL has the bubble lights that belonged to her family growing up, and would you believe they still work and she uses them on her tree every year!

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Look forward to your kind comments.
Denise

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