Saturday, July 26, 2008

One of My Favorite Things!

Cindy over at "My Romantic Home" blog is hosting an "Our Favorite Things" weekend.
She has asked us to post one of our favorite things. It can't be a person but something materialistic. Can I just say here...This was HARD! You know me, I'm sentimental so it was difficult to narrow it down to just one thing. My home is filled with things that are special to me. Things that were handed down by loved ones, things that were gifts from my family and friends, things that I've collected along the journey of my life that reflect me. I'll just have to do a post later in the future of ALL of my favorite things! But for now, here is what I picked to share. It's the one thing that I kept coming back to when walking around my home.
It's my old window curio. It's just a 3 shelf cabinet with an old window on the front. I picked it up at a craft festival a few years ago. I didn't have anything in mind of what I was going to put in it when I bought it. I just liked it.

Let me take you on a tour of the inside. The first things I put in here are the old planters. This was a collection that I inherited from my Aunt Carole after she passed away. The one on the top shelf was her Mother's (my Ba Ba). I remember it was on the little shelf on the side of the kitchen cabinet. This is what started my Aunt to start collecting the others that are in the curio after Ba Ba died. I plan to pass them on to my Allison. The girl on the top is a December lady figurine. This was also my Aunt Carole's and since we are both December babies, I was the obvious person to inherit this. The picture next to it is of me at about 3 years of age sitting on my Aunt Carole's lap. The middle shelf houses 3 Willow Tree Christmas ornaments from my friend, Sherie. I collect Willow Trees. I didn't want to wrap the ornaments up and put them away all year so I decided to put them in here for now. The blue stoneware angel is from a friend of mine that passed away 4 years ago from cancer. Barbara knew I loved angels and I've named this one after her. I know she's one of my angels up there watching over me. The rose was also my Aunt Carole's. It will be moved to my bedroom as soon as that room gets redone. Last but not least, the bottom shelf. The picture is of Aunt Carole. This was taken before she got sick. It's how I remember her. The other things are from my daughter, Allison. The little bottle of sand art that she did in kindergarten. The rock she found for me because there was pink in it. Another little stone (in front of the picture) that she tumbled in her rock tumbler because it came out pink. There is also a little silver frog with a crown on it next to the stone. It's something she picked out when we were at Put-In-Bay last fall. If you click on the picture, you should be able to see a close up of everything.
I hoped you enjoyed one of my favorite things. Stop by Cindy's blog to see more favorite things of other bloggers. You can click on the link at the beginning of this post to get there. If that doesn't work, Cindy's blog "My Romantic Home" is over there ----> on my side bar too.

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Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is a great little cabinet! I love how everything in there is sentimental!

Thanks for joining in. I'll be adding you to the list in just a minute!

Angie said...

hi cindi,

i can see why that is your favorite thing...what a lovely little cabinet! i like how ya painted the back blue!


Debbie said...

I love your little cabnet that holds your special sentimental treasures.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The red bird planter is my favorite!

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

I love your cabinet. I would've bought that also. I love all of the beautiful things you put in it. My sisters name is Carol - she is my daughter's Aunt Carol and she is very special to us. I enjoyed reading the sweet comments about your Aunt Carole.

Benita said...

What an awesome curio! I love it! I also collect angels mostly for my sister & brother-in-law. I love those Willow Tree ones, but don't have any.....yet, that is :)

Thanks for the encouraging words on my weight-loss blog :) But you do you have to post how much you've lost so far....hint, hint ;)

Idaho Quilter said...

Lovely, I would call it My Memory Window.

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

Great cabinet! And I love the way everything is so artfully arranged!

Bettsi said...

Awww, it is so sweet! I think so many of us gals are like this- we arrange these lovely things and they tell a story. We may be the only ones who know the story, but that's okay because it is a story BY us, FOR us. Your little cabinet is darling.


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