I love old glass, beautifully blown or cut glass always draws my attention. I got these at a second hand store.
I took pictures of these two little pitchers out of the blue several days back, because I thought they were so pretty with the light coming in and hitting them just as the sun was going down.
I keep them on my work table next to my desk, because they are so pretty to me, and I am thinking of where I want to use them. I already have a couple of nice vinegar and oil bottles... so perhaps something in my bathroom. I have been wanting to make some Rosewater; it is on my "List".
Old Glass and Silver
I love to collect old glass especially with silver tops.
I found this one years ago at a little antique store. I love the silver top. One day I would love to learn Silver smithing, to work with silver and create things like this. It is on my "List".
You probably didn't know some of these "off the wall" things about me, but now you do.
I keep special little pieces of jewelry in this one.
I also like old glass containers for what ever concoctions I have going. Marie and Elizabeth gave me the two silver topped pieces for Christmas this year. I put "Witch Hazel" in the one on the left, and use it for a skin toner. Its the perfect container for that, because it has holes in the top, and I just turn it over and sprinkle it into the cotton; I don't like the bottle the Witch Hazel comes in.. its plastic and ugly. The one in the center has my blush in it; it is one of my concoctions. I take old powders and blushes when they have broken or crumbled, and put them in a bowl and break them up nicely and mix them up together, then use a powder brush to apply. I love mixing stuff up... and then putting it into something pretty. This month I made up some homemade tooth paste (Marie and Elizabeth told me about it, and I looked it up and made it... We like it. It is in the jar with the spoon sticking out of it three pictures above.
I should probably polish these up.
Perhaps I will real soon. In the meantime they are being used.
I love Silver. Here is one of my favorite teapots. Steve got this one for me several years ago... my Mom got another for me that same Christmas. Neither of them knew the other had gotten one for me. They both blessed me... I sure enjoy them.
I had this picture, because I took it for my Etsy shop, for the necklace I just made. Perhaps another time I will post a little more on Silver, because I have several other pieces I would love to show you.
I can't resist books... especially old ones... or with pretty covers or leather binding. And of course they have to be good books; not just any books, but that is part of the fun of the hunt.
I can't resist little books either... I just love those little books.
There is always a stack of books and magazines on the side of my bed.
These are in our bedroom. I didn't get downstairs to take pictures of those... but there are more.. much more. They are like old friends. I really haven't finished a good book in a while (perhaps I have read one or two). Ever since we got the kids...(our last three kids). I can't seem to get a book read. I do read every night just before bed; but I fall asleep before I get very far; I read a chapter here and there, and pull out what I need when I need it. I haven't read a novel in a long time. I am longing for a D.E. Stevenson; she is one of my favorites. I think blogging uses up more of that time that I used to read, and I am tireder at night than I used to be. When I was young, I used to get into trouble for reading late at night when I was supposed to be sleeping. I was one of those flashlight readers. I got in trouble at school sometimes too, because I would read when I wasn't supposed to. So that is my story on books
The Big Chair
I got this chair at the second hand store right after Steve's accident. It was practically new, and I got it very cheap. I even took the truck to town by myself and picked it up (because I was the only one available at that time) and I am not too fond of driving the truck, because it is such a big beast. I got the chair for Steve, because it is a big chair, and he could sit in it comfortably and prop his foot up. It has become a favorite to both of us. Steve likes it because of its size and shape and comfort. I love it for its beautiful rose print, and comfort. We had it in our little mobile home when we were there after the accident, and now it is up in our bedroom. I got the little stool at the same time... same store. It is an ugly orangey, tomato red, so I covered it with a piece of material I could tolerate a little better. We affectionately call it the Tomato soup stool.
I guess you could say these are a couple of my favorite things too. There is never a dull moment when they are around... and they are good for my heart.
Thanks for looking at a few of my favorite things. I have a few more favorite things, but I will save them for another time.
Blessings to you all.