Friday, November 19, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

The blog 320 Sycamore is having a link party today where we share at least 5 of our favorite things. 

Since she says ‘things’, I’m not going to mention people but if I did, I certainly would put my husband and my four kids on the top of the list only just behind God.

Anyway, here goes:

#1 – My dog Scout who I also call Guy, Doofus (because so often he is) and Big Dog.

#2 – Roses

I have to have them growing in my yard.  It’s essential.  I prefer shrub roses to hybrid tea roses because I like for my roses to look pretty growing in the yard, not just in a vase.

Betty Prior - my all time favorite rose
photo - Antique Rose Emporium

New Dawn - probably my favorite climber
photo - Antique Rose Emporium

#3 – Plates

I love to collect and display them.  I have 7 or 8 sets of china.  What can I say; I’m addicted.  I especially love to hang my plates on the wall.

Country Living
#4 – Goebel Angels

Goebel is the same company that makes Hummel.  I have a few Hummels but I love any Goebel stuff.  The angels have such cute little faces.  So guileless. 

I have a wonderful collection of Goebel angels that I’ve been collecting for well over 20 years.  Since the collection fits perfectly in this cabinet, I don’t have a reason to get any more.

#5 – Primary Colors in my home

I love muted colors and natural colors, but I always come back to primary colors with some green thrown in.  This has been going on since I began keeping house in 1983 so I don’t think it’s going away.  This is my latest fabric choice of which I just ordered 12 yards to make roman shades for the 5 windows in the breakfast room in my new house:

Covington - Wilmington Multi

So there are five of my favorite things.  What are some of yours?

Linking to:
320*Sycamore’s My Favorite Things


  1. You have my utmost respect... growing roses is not for the faint at heart! My MIL has them in every garden and they are WORK!

    Great list!

  2. Love that fabric! Please post a picture of your Roman shades when you finish them. (and tell Scout hey for me)

  3. Great list! I have many same loves. Big dogs... yes, roses... yes, plates... yes! :) Your angel collection is beautiful!

  4. That fabric is just beautiful! It will look beautiful with your angel collection. Thank you for sharing with us~have a great weekend!

  5. I like all of these things too...but you may have guessed my fave is the transferware! Your wall display looks lovely! Love the mix of shapes and makes it so interesting. I have several wall displays in my home too of my transferware...and also have several sets of dishes. I'm definitely addicted to dishes too! Thanks so much for visiting. I'm following you now and look forward to getting to know you through blogging.

    Have a great weekend,