Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday's Ten: A Few of My Favorite Things (Home Edition)

Welcome to this week's Thursday's Ten! I'm excited about this one, although I must admit I had a bit harder time with this one than I thought I would! Because of that, I'm running a little late, so please feel free to make this a Friday's Ten :)

This week's theme is your 10 favorite things in your home. I would LOVE to see pictures, but if you can't take/upload/post them please just tell us about your favorites :)

Most of the things I've listed here aren't uber expensive or all that "special" from a monetary point of view. I'm very much a sentimental saver. Hence the movie stubs, football tickets, and playbills in my scrapbooking cabinet. So most of these things have more of a meaning to me than anything else!

Here's mine, in no particular order:

1. wall cross. I found this at Hobby Lobby a few years ago and LOVE it.

2. my antique rocking chair passed down from a great aunt to a grandma to me. I also have a vanity that matches it in my bedroom but it's so covered in crap er, hard to photograph because of the light...yeah...that I didn't get a picture of it this time around.

3. my prayer board. this hangs in the bedroom next to the vanity, and I made it myself (along with another memo board in my kitchen). sometime I'll explain the meaning--it looks a little bare right now because I'm in the process of changing it some of it's "confidential" enough not to put on my blog!

4. my laptop. where would I be without it?(answer: the office upstairs on the dinosaur PC that wouldn't get me very far...)

5. the Madonna A gave me for our anniversary in August. Isn't she beautiful?!
and in the same picture
the picture I took of the Eiffel Tower when I was in Paris in 2002. It was WAY before I had a digital camera, so I was thrilled with how well it turned out!

6. the vintage jewelry tree LaJuana gave me for my birthday last year. It's *fantastic*

7. my recycling bins--my first ever purchase at IKEA, and so nice for organizing the recycling that often explodes in my house!

8. my iPod docking alarm clock station. This was a Christmas gift a few years ago, and now that I have my iPhone the only time my nano leaves it is for a run.

9. various dishes I've inherited...they're just special, ya know?

10. my bedding. it's Pottery Barn and I totally bought it brand new on ebay for under half the price. All except the shams. Which they double sent me from PB, and when I called to ask if I should mail the extras back or return to the store they told me to keep them. :)

(erm, sorry it's all wrinkly. guess I shouldn't sit on the bed right before I take a picture...)

What about you? I would love to see (or hear about) your favorite things...please link up or comment so I know to visit you, and grab my button if you don't mind!
(code for said button is right there to your right...under my followers!)

Next week's theme: favorite restaurants/recipes



tattytiara said...

I love vintage dishes, and those are just so quaint. Love the rocking chair, too.

Anonymous said...

Oooo I love favorite things lists!!

I have a rocking chair that was handed down as well...from my husband's grandmother. It's a child's chair and it makes me smile when I see my 2 year old in it. :)

Thanks for stopping by! I'm going to check your blog's fabulous!


DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love that cross and all the vintage stuff!
Visiting from SITS.

HappyascanB said...

We have a new Pottery Barn duvet cover that I love! Love yours, too!

Brooke said...

ooh - all good stuff. hobby lobby is great. :) i've got a big clock in my house i got there.

btw - you were the only person to officially enter my giveaway, so instead of doing a vlog to draw a winner i'll just get the book back from my mom (i always let her borrow them when i'm done) and mail it to you. can you email me your address?