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Monday, October 15, 2007

A few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes it is the simple small things that make a happy home! Here are some of my favorite things around my house.... You can click on the pictures to make them larger...

A trio of Paul de Longpre vintage rose prints. They hang in my guest bath, above the towel bar.

An Italian Hand Painted Vase and some vintage garden books in my favorite colors of green.

I bought this dried Hydrangea wreath at a Farmers Coop in my town last year. It is the perfect colors of lavender, purple, green and brown to match my guest room.

A vintage reproduction of a Hubley Doorstop. This stands in my entry.

This sweet cherub plaque hangs above the guest bedroom door.

I know this is an eclectic group of items-lol. But they all spoke to me and said take me home....I did.....:-)
A Quick addition to this post...everyone has been asking about Victoria...It took me a couple of days to have a chance to really look thru it and you all probably have yours by now. Anyway, I think it is terrific and imagine it will get better with each issue.

45 comments:

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh- We love it when we see what inspires people and their creativity! thanks for sharing!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

the feathered nest said...

Love the rose prints! I had to get my glasses to make out the title of the middle book. I love vintage gardening books. I have a couple and of course the hydrangea wreath is marvelous (my #1 fav flower)! Loved seeing some of your favorite things!

Manuela

Alison Gibbs said...

How beautiful your rose prints are and I just love the hydrangea wreath. Thanks for sharing some of your favourite things.
Alison

Natasha Burns said...

Beautiful!!! I love De Longpre roses, and the hydrangea wreath is so lovely!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

The cherub plaque is calling to me.....they're saying ......."make that purchase you want from Penny's studio" ......I'll have to tell Hubby that I'm hearing voices, now.....LOL

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

I LOVE the rose prints and hydrangeas are my favorite flowers EVER so I love the wreath! :)

I love when you share the things around your home. :)

*muah*
Michelle

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Penny I can see why these are some of your favorite things... love those rose prints.. that wreath is just gorgeous.... those colors .... wow !!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lots of pretties!
Those Paul DeLongpre prints are GOREGOUS!
I especially like the hydrangeas and the cherubs too....
:)

FarmHouse Style said...

Lovely items all....my personal favorites are the rose prints. Oooo they are soooo pretty:)

Rhonda

Esther Sunday said...

Lucky for them!

Linda said...

Hi Penny, thank your for sharing some of your favorite thing, they are all very lovely. The rose prints are so pretty and I love the doorstop.
Thank you for the nice comments when you visited. Linda

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for your visit to Wendy's World!!

Your blog and web page is divine you have all the things I love roses & lavender.

Those rose prints are beautiful, I will be back to visit you very soon.

Always Wendy :)

Gail McCormack said...

Penny I just can't tell you how much I would love to be able to paint like Paul Delongpre....those vintage rose prints are so so goregous...maybe oneday

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Penny,
Love the pretty rose prints ~ they are beautiful! Also love that doorstop. I need one of those!!
Kathy :)

Nunnie's Attic said...

Kari and Kijsa took the words right out of my fingertips! I love to see all of the different items that inspire people in their home. I can certainly see why those items inspire you. They're gorgeous!

And you changed your picture. I like it!

Love,
Julie

Carrie said...

What a lovely treat is to see a few of your special items. The rose prints, hydrangea wreath, cherubs, doorstop -- all provide that warmth and beauty which spells home.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

You and I share the same love of botanical prints of roses! Such lovely prints and frames. And we also share the same favorite color of green. I love it because I can decorate with it and have different accents colors for it. I love the lavendar and green combo you have. I have that in my living room. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hello~~ Oh, I just am loving the vintage rose prints. I have come across the DeLongpre work before and always love it. Penny, you have a very classic way of displaying your pretty things. So lovely and thoughtfully done. Thank you for sharing a few of your favorite things. xo, Becky

Ruth Welter said...

Love the rose prints Penny...He is a fabulous rose artist.

Michelle said...

Your favorite things are so pretty! I love them all. The hydrangea wreath is so pretty. Thank you for sharing your favorites.

see you there! said...

Such a treat to see the things you treasure. It is like having a cup of tea with a friend.

Darla

Liz said...

So many beautiful flowers! I wish I had more of them (prints, ect) in my house.

Brenda said...

I love it all,but the wreath is to die for.Thanks for allowing me a peak.

KJ said...

Hi Penny!

I love what you wrote under "You are here"! I wrote a reply to what you said. Inconveniences are often part of a small part of a grander orchestration!

I love the music you chose! This happens to be one of my favorite songs and one can't go wrong by jazzing it up! I sang in the Sound of Music 2 times. I have often had my Voice students write their own lyric to it and perform it.

Ok, time to sightsee...

KJ

KJ said...

What a beautiful array of collectibles! The rose prints are gorgeous! I even love the green binding on your gardening books!

KJ

Meggie said...

Penny: I love the hydrangea wreath. I have one that is soooo old, but I still love it anyway. It looks better today than it ever did.

Kathleen Grace said...

Love the little glimpses around your home:>)

PAT said...

Thank you for sharing a few of your favorite things. They're beautiful!

Pat

Counting Your Blessings said...

You know how I love cherubs! Oh, and I did get my box of Victoria Magazines for the store - YAY! Blessings... Polly

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, those things are all so pretty, I can sure understand why you love them!

Rhoda

justabeachkat said...

I can see why these are your favorite things. Beautiful!

Hugs!
Kat

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I have a Better Homes and Garden
Garden Book dated 1951 I love it. The book is in great condition.
You are so LUCKY that you got your
Victoria magazine, I am hoping I get mine before 5 weeks. I just love your blog. You are a very talented lady.I visit you offten but don't alway post.
Have a blessed evening
ginger

Sweet Remembrance said...

Penny...
I love the deLongpre prints, he is a favorite of mine!
The colors in the wreath are wonderful, love it too!
Thanks for sharing...
Priscilla

Heidi said...

I can see why they are your favorite things. I especially love the wreath and the doorstop.

~~ Heidi ~~

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Start doing the rain dance out there, Penny ~ it's coming. :) Pretty items. Hope you have a lovely day.
Alexandra

nannykim said...

Pretty stuff--do you have an online store? I love NC mountains--it is one of our favorite places to vacation!

Kari & Kijsa said...

You are a winner our sweet friend....come by and see!

blessings, kari and kijsa

Lynda said...

Those rose prints are just gorgeous! So is the hydrangea wreath. Thanks so much for visiting me at Hedgerow Hollow! ~ Lynda ♥

Joy said...

The roses printes - to die for!!!!!!!!

:)

Joy

Mary said...

Hi Penny,
Love your rose prints, and the handpainted vase, and the books, and the wreath...gosh, I guess I just love everything!

Thanks so much for sharing!
xoxo,
Mary

BittersweetPunkin said...

Just popping in to say HELLO!!I hope all is well with you....
Blessings,
Robin

Jacki said...

Love the rose prints. I did a recent post on my book of 26 Redoute prints that I got at the antique fair for $8. Have framed one, but intend to frame many to hang over my sewing table!

Jacki

Cathy said...

I absolutely adore the rose prints! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us.

Cathy

Belinda said...

Love it all, Penny! I'm coveting those vintage rose prints...just perfection! :-)

Catherine said...

Wow...44 comment's, I hope you don't mind one more..:) It seem's we have a lot in commen, I love your favorite thing's, all of them~but especially the vintage rose print's..the hydrangea wreath~My favorite flower! And the vintage gardening book's, and the sweet cherub plaque!! ~All beautiful..and all my favorite things too...:) Thank's for sharing, it's always fun to see what other's enjoy and are inspired by!
Great post!
Cat