Thursday, 5 January 2017
My Favourite Things . . .
These are a few of my favourite things . . .
I don't wear them because I don't look good in them, but I adore hats. Any hat, any century, any ag. They fascinate me. I wish I could wear a hat and look good in it, but alas I cannot.
Vintage Greeting Cards. Well, I like cards full stop anyways and could spend hours perusing them in the shops, but I love Vintage ones most of all. Todd and I have an ongoing argument about cards. I keep special ones forever and he doesn't see the value in that. Is it because he is a man? I dunno . . . I love getting a card, me. The fact that someone took enough time to choose or make me a card thrills me to no end.
I would have loved to have gotten one like this when I was a girl because I adored paper dolls. I still do.
Door Knockers. Especially unusual ones. I love them. This one is really cute. I have seen door knockers that are hands holding balls, elephants with the trunks that knock, birds that peck, etc. Your front door is actually the first impression many people have of your home. How wonderful to have a knocker on the door that reflects your personality completely. Hmmm . . . what would I like mine to be . . .maybe a rolling pin? or an artists paint brush? Ohhhh . . . a fairy!
Vintage Barbie and Ken Dolls and their clothes. Those vintage Barbie outfits are adorable to me. I am not so fussed about the modern ones. To me, there is much more detail in the vintage ones. I had some favourite Barbie Outfits when I was a girl. First there was one I had bought for my doll which consisted of a bright orange one piece strapless satin pant/top combination with a gold lame overdress that split open at the front revealing the orange pant outfit beneath. My sister also had a Dutch Girl costume for hers that I coveted. I would so love to be able to buy myself a Silkstone Barbie and then design clothes for her. Oh, the dreams on a little girl trapped in an old woman's body . . .
Stained glass windows in the home. Especially if they are like this and let the light through, actually particularly like this. I wouldn't want dark ones in my house, but these here are just perfect. I have seen stained glass framed panels that you can hang in a window that I like as well, but have never been able to afford to buy one. Instead I dream.
In heaven I will have stained glass window panels.
Knit stockings . . . . these remind me of when I was a child and wore leotards. I didn't like it when they got old and nubby, but I love the feel of heavy stockings on my legs. These are particularly beautiful, but it would take a truckload of wool to knit me a pair and more years than I have left in me! haha
Vintage Ceramic Kitchenalia. I have an old Majolca (sp) lady pig cookie jar and some black mammy and pappy hanger hook thingies. These things had such charm.
One of my favourite books when I was a child was Pippi Longstocking. I used to save up my allowance to buy books at school from the Scholastic Book Service. This was one that I had bought. I about wore it out reading and re-reading the antics of this fascinatingly eccentric red headed girl who was bold and exciting and had such wonderful adventures. As an adult however, I feel a bit sad about her. She must have been very lonely.
Listening to the ocean . . . it has been a very long time since I have done that. It's magical.
Lace Table Cloths . . . lace anything. I love lace.
I also love pink . . .
Vintage Cookbooks. I love them, and especially community cookbooks. My mother has an old red one put out by the Co-op in her hometown way back when. It is falling apart. I love going through it whenever I am home. Our newspaper back home used to put out a recipe insert once a year when I was growing up. They would give prizes for the best recipes in a variety of categories and then publish all of the recipes which had been sent in. I have many a clipping saved from those!
I was just saying to a friend the other day how local businesses used to all give out Calendars for the New Year as a form of advertising. That doesn't happen anymore. Sad really. They call it progress . . . and yet I feel as a species we lose a bit more of our civility with every year that passes. Pretty soon people will have no standards at all. And with that I will leave you with a quote for today . . .
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In The English Kitchen today . . . French Dip Burgers. Mmm . . . mmm . . . good!
Todd has a call coming from the Cancer Hospital today. A pre-assessment via the telephone before he goes in for his procedure in about a weeks time. He starts his radiation on the 3 Feb. The way they do things today is amazing. Have a great Thursday! Don't forget . . .
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And I do too!!