Thursday, 24 March 2016

A few of my favourite things . . .



 These are a few of my favourite things . . . .

 

I have had these egg cups since my children were small . . .  so a very long time.  I can't remember where I got them, but they were probably not very expensive.  I have never in my life had lots of money to spend on things like this.   I saw them and fell in love with them.  I have never ever seen anything like them since, so I count my lucky stars to have them.   I think they are just adorable.  You could not get any cuter . . .  unless  . . .



You knit little caps and stuck them on their heads.  Not that is ADORABLE.

  
 I finished one of my egg cosies and Todd had to christen it immediately.  (He does love a boiled egg)  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.



Vintage Cookbooks.  I love them.  They are filled with gems, so long as you ignore the vegetable cooking times.  I would never cook broccoli for 45  minutes, but I guess they used to!  (Small wonder most people didn't like it!)



My favourite one of all is this one.  It is a Canadian cookbook put out by Purity Flour.  I also have some very old baking leaflets from Robin Hood Flour.  These are treasures to me and worth more than their weight in gold.

 

Vintage Tea Cups and Saucers . . .  I have always loved these.  I have a few.  My favourite one is one that my sister gave me for my birthday a very long time ago that she had found in a charity shop.  I treasure it for a number of reasons . . .  first of all because it was a gift from my sister and it was very thoughtful.  Second, because I love tea cups and saucers, especially old ones and this is old.  Once in a while I like to break out the cups and saucers and enjoy a nice hot cuppa herbal tea.  There is nothing so special as supping tea from a proper china cup and saucer.  Even boiled water tastes better in a china cup.



We have several old clocks.  They all chime or cuckoo . . . I love the Grandmother clock we have most of all.  It is an old key wind clock.   I love to sit and hear them tick tocking away the hours.  To me it is a comforting sound.  It never annoys me . . .  and I love the chimes.  We have a wall clock with a pendulum which chimes the Westminster chimes . . .  and a low mantle clock which gongs . . .  and a Cuckoo clock with dancers and music and a little cuckoo who comes out on the hour and half hour.

 

 My favourite clock of all of them is the little German girl on a swing clock that we got when we were in the Black Forest.   She keeps me company in my craft room.  Swinging back and forth and back and forth . . .

 

Little white cherubs sit or lay across the mantle of our fireplace.  I love them.     They are simple  . . .  just white . . .  but they are sweet.   The angel came from my mother.   I love it too . . .


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 I love our bedroom.  The twin beds.  The white furniture  . . .  the bedding . . .  the doilies on the bedside tables that my sister crocheted for us . . . my doll house  . . .

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The Tollipop paintings which hang over the bed . . . it is my favourite room in the house.


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Playing with my camera . . . taking artistic photographs.  Sometimes I even surprise myself.


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And that's my favourite things for today  . . .

A thought to carry with you through the day  . . .


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"Courage isn't always grandiose,
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day
that says I'll try again tomorrow."
~Thomas S Monson
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Spiritual Enlightenment

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In the English Kitchen today  . . .  Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas.  Delish!


I wish for you a beautiful Thursday  . . .  wherever you go and whatever you get up to, may it be filled with a multitude of blessings and your favourite things.  Don't forget!


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And I do too!



10 comments:

Suze said...

Good morning my darling girl. Those little cosies are so darn sweet. How I used to love a boiled egg. I miss them. Mum thinks it very odd that I can eat egg white by itself. I can so I do. When we were little we rarely saw dad in the mornings and at Easter we always had a boiled egg. So my brother and I ate ours quickly while dad was obligingly lost. We would turn the emptied shell upside and surprise him TWICE. I tried it with my husband when mine were little and he never could see the joke. Maybe I should knit one or two for Pip as she loves her eggs too.

I am not great today so at the late hour of 7 pm I am crawling into bed.

God bless your day.

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Suzan. I Love boiled eggs, but they have to be hard and I like them chopped up and spread with some butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper. And toast is a must! Sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you get a good sleep tonight. God bless. xoxo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your egg cups jogged my memory bank. I remember a time when I used them. Now, eating a soft boiled egg over a piece of toast is a favorite of mine. Hope you have a Happy Thursday!

Sybil said...

Love your wee egg cosy and the egg cup..long time since I had a boiled egg. I am not an egg lover really but occasionally I get the notion ( a Scottish expression for a longing) for one, then I end up having two..but unlike you mine must be very soft the yolk just set...isn't it strange how we are all different in some ways...I always think you and I are very similar but ...there...I've found one thing that we ain't alike in our liking for soft/ hard eggs..
Hop you are having a lovely day nxx

Bunny said...

I love clocks too, Marie. I have a beat-up old grandfather, grumpy and temperamental, gains one and a half minutes per day. I like mirrors too; the back to front image they give is fascinating. My house is full of them.

La Table De Nana said...

I am reading The Fairy Tale Girl..I adore it and see parts of her in the 70's that are like me..not unusual..many must..but your collections of things and your decor..and your wonderful talents at painting and stitching and homemaking..it's you..and having been married before..so you..you must love that book as I do..
LOve the hats..the flowers on it..Marie...♥

I like tea cups too..

so many things we like are alike.

You really are UBER talented.And nice.

Marie Rayner said...

Pam, I have lots of egg cups. I realised today that I must be collecting them, lol. I do like a poached egg on toast . Happy Thursday to you also! Xoxo

That is how Todd likes his eggs also Sybil. Dippy eggs with bread and butter. Had a quiet day today. Xoxo

I like mirrors also Bunny. In our temples we have beautiful mirrors. The ones that are facing each other make it seem as if you are looking down through eternity .xoxo

I really related to that book Monique. I suspect all women of a certain age do. I need hardly wait for the next one! You are too kind. But I appreciate it! Xoxo

Barb said...

Hi Marie!

I love all of your favorite things! I especially love the egg cups, and the knitted hats are just too cute for words, really, they are adorable! I love teacups too, I love drinking out of them, it makes me feel very formal . . . :0)

Your clocks are beautiful, there is noting more soothing to me than a ticking clock in a quiet room . . . and the little German girl swinging along is very sweet.

Your bedroom looks very peaceful and comfortable. I can see why you love it so much, it's full of things you love!

Thanks for sharing the quote by, President Monson, his words always make me feel better about life. I'm so looking forward to conference!

Hugs,
Barb

LeAnn said...

I really loved all of your favorite things. Those little egg cups are awesome and of course the knit hats on them is just so adorable. All of those clocks are amazing. We have two and I so seldom really hear them but when I do I love it. Your bedroom looks so cozy and warm. I have several tea cups that my Grandmother and Mother collected; I really treasure them.
I loved the quote!
Sending wished for blessings, love and hugs to you dear friend.

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Barb! I Love President Monson also. I am so looking forward to Conference. Conference weekends are my absolute favourite! xoxo

Two peas iin a pod LeAnn! Blessings, hugs and Happy Easter! xoxo