Thursday, 7 April 2016

Raindrops on Roses . . .

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

I love the movie Grease.  I can't tell you how many times I have watched it through the years.  The very first time I saw it was at the Drive Inn in Calgary Alberta.  We sat there and watched it as a family.  My oldest son was about 3 years old and my oldest daughter only an infant, sleeping in her car cot in the back seat. (Those were the days  before mandatory car seats for kiddies.)  I remember my son asking me to turn the tv off now because he wanted to go to sleep.  I love the music.  I love the costumes.  I love the characters.  I love all of it.  I know all the words to all of the songs, and it is a musical I never ever get tired of.  I never did cotton on to the sequel.  Nothing for me will ever come up to the quality of the first film . . .  plain old Grease.  It's the word!


Vintage Greeting Cards.  I love Greeting Cards anyways, but I love the Vintage ones best of all.   I think it is because they are so sweet and innocent.  I don't have any for real, except on Pinterest.


They speak to my old fashioned soul.  I know . . .   I shoulda been born 20 years sooner, but I am glad I wasn't because I would probably be dead by now!


Little Golden Books.  I had lots of them when I was a child.  Most of them having been illustrated by Eloise Wilkin.  My favourite one was Heidi though.

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That is the book I am holding in this photograph of me napping with my father.  I love this photo, but you know that.  Heidi was a story I have always loved, and the film of the same name . . . it touches my tender heart . . .  this story of a little girl's love which is able to transform an ornery old man into a man with a very tender heart himself.


I have a deep fascination for and love for ancient oriental culture . . .  Japanese or Chinese . . .  they both pique my interest and curiosity.  I love reading books and watching films about them.  The Last Sumarai, Snowflower and the Secret Fan . . .  just two examples . . . these were very intelligent people who were eons ahead of other people in the world culturally speaking, and yet at the same time very macabre and holding a very distinct code of honor.  Fascinating.



I love papier mache.  I keep telling myself that I am going to do a papier mache model of one of my little girls.  An art doll, but I just never seem to have the time.  A very long time ago I did a  papier mache Humpty Dumpty in American Folk Art Style and reds, whites and blues.  I wonder what happened to it now.  I will probably never know!


Blue and white anything  . . .  bone buttons . . .  natural fabrics.  This combines all of my loves . . .  and forget me nots . . .

Moss . . . . it makes me think of fairies and unseen worlds . . . hobbits and gnomes and elves . . .


Wisteria . . . I love it.  A number of years back, the very first trip that Todd and I took to Germany, we went to Freiberg and there was this street there . . .  totally draped in Wisteria.  It was so beautiful.  I have never forgotten it or Germany.  I think Germany is my favourite place to visit in Europe.  But then again, I have never been to Paris as an adult  . . .

Unusual door knockers and door knobs.  I especially love glass door knobs.   I think these things are quaint and interesting.  If I ever had my own home and some money to spend, it would have a fascinating door knocker on the front door and glass door knobs throughout the house!

And that's it for this week.  We are off to the Temple today so I will leave you with a thought for the day . . .

"Remember ...
What is impossible for you
 is possible with God’s help in His service."
~Henry B Eyring

Spiritual Enlightenment  


In the English Kitchen today . . .  Lassy Buns,  and Hotdog and Bean Casserole.  Today you get two for the price of one!

Have a great day!  Don't forget!

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And I do too!!


  1. Good morning Marie,

    Today I downloaded your post on my phone. It was fast but I could not reply. The Aussie internet is driving me is getting worse.

    Enjoy yoru day and God bless.


  2. Suzan, the internet drives me batty at the best of times! Couldn't live without out, but at the same time it just seems to complicate life at times! xoxo

  3. I love antique cards. I have a few for Easter that I found for sale in an antique store. I framed them and sit them out at Easter time. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  4. I have a vintage Valentine:)
    I tried making paper:( A mess.
    That Eloise Wilkin..I wish I still had one..isn't she so much like AP"s painting of Amelia?

  5. That's a fabulous idea Pam! I am going to do that next year! Thanks! xoxo

    Oh, making papier mache is a bit easier than making paper I think Monique, but I could be wrong! It's all messy! I think you are right about the painting of Amelia! I wish I still had my Little Golden Books also! xoxo

    Thanks Shortybear! xoxo


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