Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

From a decorating point of view, I definitely have favorites. These are things that draw me in. Things I can’t pass up picking up “just one more”. I like sitting back and looking at them. I love being surrounded by these. They feel cozy. They feel like home. (Home first and foremost is where my family is but I’m speaking about things that I love).


So I grabbed my camera and walked through my house taking pics of a few of my favorite things. I thought I’d share them with you!


First and foremost, there are quilts. How can anyone have too many quilts? They’re so cozy to sleep under. There’s nothing like the weight of a quilt over me while I sleep. And the colors….oh the colors! When Colt was little, he used to watch antique quilt videos with me and he knew the names of the various patterns. Not every 3 year old knew that.





Gameboards. Love the patterns and the colors of those too. I have plans of doing a wall of those behind my recliners (one of these days). Here are a couple of my favorites that I have now.





Wooden bowls. I love when I find these treasures, even at Goodwill. I just bring them home and give them a little paint and distressing.



I also love my dough bowl rack that Jason made me to house a few more wooden bowls.



I have a thing for wooden spoons too.



And rolling pins.






My old country cook stove. Now you know where we stack our shoes. It’s the catch all right beside the stove as we come in the back door (into the kitchen).



Stars. I have so many....they're everywhere in our home!  :)


Spriggy twig wreaths. That’s the rustic coming out in me. I’m definitely not a full fledged colonial decorator, although I admire those homes so much. I have decided that I am a rustic/farmhouse/primitive/touch of colonial/country decorator.



I love words, so it’s no big surprise that I love signs. I have them everywhere. Here’s a few favorites…….






Mason jars. They just are so versatile and nothing says farmhouse kitchen like them. And they’re functional too.



Baskets make me happy.





And Americana.  This Betsy Ross flag flag was a splurge for me.  It hangs in a place of honor above our fireplace.



Smell goodies……candles, tarts…….Oh the atmosphere it evokes and the aroma makes our home smell and feel cozy!





Cutting boards. Most of mine came from yard sales and Goodwill.



And I just love crocks. There’s something about the brown ones that call to me. My little brown one here needs a little attention….needs a good dusting. Oh well, now you see the real me. My house isn’t perfect. Life happens.



And this one tickles me a bit. I love wax creations and other similar reproductions for decorating. A child once visiting here remarked how all my food was “fake”. She was referring to the apples, the pears, the cinnamon roll there. It reminded me to put out a few “real things”. And tucked in here with this picture is another cutting board and rolling pin too.




Oh, and stitcheries. I guess it’s the stitching but it’s also the words. And my friend, Betty, keeps me stocked in those.



That’s just a sampling of a few of my favorite things. Having my home sprinkled with these things makes me happy!



What about you? What are a few of YOUR favorite things?

32 comments:

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

We have a lot of the same interests and the same things. Your home does look cozy and so comfortable. I can't wait to see your new furniture in it. It will be gorgeous.

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

For some reason, it put me on here twice. Please disregard this post. I guess blogger wanted me down twice.

SweetPepperRose said...

Hey Tammy! Wow, we really have similar decorating tastes. I could just move right in with you and not change a thing =) I'm a stoneware star and quilt kind of gal too. It all looks great!
JoAnn

LynnMarie said...

Love your style and the colors you pick. Beautiful.

~Sara said...

What wonderful collections you have. Simply amazing. Loved the tour. Blessings ~Sara

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your favorites!!

bettyj said...

Hi Tammy. I love your "favorite things". My favorite crock are the old brown ones to. I like the gray ones also. I call them working crocks. everything looks so pretty. Hope you all are doing well. As well as you can after losing a beloved family member. But you have actually lost 2 recently.Take care

Walking on Sunshine... said...

We share some of the same interests! Loved taking a little look around your home! Hope you and Jason and the family are doing better! Enjoy!

Laura Lane said...

hearts stars quilts white dishes stoneware bowls of all sizes wooden spoons

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Nancy M. said...

I love quilts too and country signs and dough bowls and rolling pins. Well, I pretty much love your whole house, lol!

April said...

love it! we have similar taste!

lil red hen said...

I loved seeing all your collections; they make your kitchen very inviting. Also, I have a cooking stove just like yours! This is the only time I've seen another one and there have been people ask, "Do you cook on it?" They are special, don't you agree?

Anonymous said...

diazepam 5mg diazepam dosage 5mg - diazepam yellow pill

Anonymous said...

buy ativan ativan no prescription online pharmacy - generic ativan buy

Anonymous said...

xanax depression cost of generic xanax at walmart - xanax 1mg blue

Anonymous said...

valium pharmacy valium expiration - valium 5mg mri

Anonymous said...

zolpidem high ambien side effects libido - zolpidem use in children

Anonymous said...

buy xanax online cheap no prescription does xanax show up on a drug test how long - where to buy xanax bars online

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam online diazepam to buy online usa - diazepam 10mg abuse

Anonymous said...

diazepam online buy diazepam pakistan - diazepam ketamine erowid

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam side effects for dogs - buy diazepam from canada

Anonymous said...

buy lorazepam online order ativan canada - generic drug name ativan

Anonymous said...

ativan no prescription ativan addiction potential - lorazepam 1mg espanol

Anonymous said...

buy alprazolam xanax withdrawal psychosis - xanax and alcohol together

Anonymous said...

discount ativan ativan side effects weight - buying lorazepam online in the uk

Anonymous said...

generic ativan lorazepam 1 mg purepac - 3 mg ativan withdrawal

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien quit working - cheap ambien generic

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online what is ambien used to treat - ambien side effects joint pain

Anonymous said...

buy soma somanabolic muscle maximizer price - carisoprodol soma high

Anonymous said...

cheap ambien online insomnia on ambien - took 3 ambien cr

Anonymous said...

buy valium online valium medication for pain - reverse effects valium

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was once a entertainment
account it. Look complex to far brought agreeable from you!
By the way, how could we keep up a correspondence?
Have a look at my web page ... chatting games