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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I’m so excited to be hosting the second weekly “My Favorite Things Saturday”.

This week I’m sharing several new favorite things that I have recently received in the mail. If you’ve visited my blog very often, you’ve probably seen the name “Susie”. Susie is one of my “bestest” friends. We were childhood friends, and we remain very close. The other day, I received a package from Susie. No, it’s not my birthday – Susie is just that way – always doing nice things for others.

That package was so much fun to open, because it contained some of my newest favorite things. Look at this precious egg-shaped Easter plate. Isn’t that the sweetest plate ever?


The box also contained these no calorie Easter treats (it contained one of those high calorie Easter chocolates too, but it’s already gone!). You may have seen Susie’s darling felt cupcakes on her sister-in-law’s blog, Life in the Slow Lane. Now, I’m the proud owner of one of Susie's cupcake creations.


This adorable bunny was also in the box from Susie. He’s sitting in a watering can with his cabbage and his peas in a pod.


My next new favorite thing is this tassel I got from Butterfly Genes Etsy. He’s the perfect addition to my kitchen!


If you’ve visited my blog within the last week, you know I NEEDED some more Easter eggs! I ordered these two cute German paper mache eggs from 32 North blog. Right now, these are my favorites of all of my eggs!

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I should be embarrassed to show you my next new favorites, but I’ve already shared enough on my blog to let y’all know I’m a little crazy (maybe a lot)! These also came in the mail. You’ve heard the saying “one man’s trash is another’s man’s treasure”. Around my house that saying is, “one man’s trash is Laurie’s treasure”. That’s embarrassing enough, but you will not believe what I’m about to tell anyone and everyone who might happen to read my blog. People in France are now sending me their trash, and worse than that, I am KEEPING their trash!


This egg carton and laundry detergent box were packing for the Quimper pottery I recently ordered. The seller had saved his empty containers, but rather than throw them away, he used them as padding for the pottery – a great re-use of his trash. I’m sure he never expected the recipient to keep his trash and display it in her food pantry and in her laundry room!! Can you believe I just told you that? I can’t!

If you are here to join “Favorite Things Saturday”, please copy and paste the link to your Favorite Things post in MckLinky below. Normally, the Favorite Things link will not be here until Friday evening. Today, I am unexpectedly going out of town, and I don’t know if I’ll return in time to get my post with MckLinky up this evening, so it is here earlier today. Thank you so much for joining today.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please be sure to click on the links to find other’s who have posted their favorite things today. (I think I can safely promise you that nobody else is going to show you trash)! laurie


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your favourite things Laurie!
I especially love that you kept the cartons to display in your home :) They are lovely and I would have done the same thing.
Happy Weekend!
Laurie Anne

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, I love all of your gifts from Susie. The egg dish is wonderful and so is the bunny. Love your other eggs too. I love the soap box and egg carton, and you know me. I would have kept them too. So different. Thanks for the fun party. Hugs, Marty

Beansieleigh said...

Love your eggs from 32 North! I take it these are from Germany? VERY sweet!! I love the egg carton, and the rooster tassel too!! I can certainly see why these are all favorites to you!... Hoping your unexpected trip is a nice one! ~tina

Maggie said...

The little cupcake is so sweet, I want one too!
BTW Can I start to send you some of my French trash? It has a habit of piling up around here.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one that would keep trash ha ha!! You know what I would have displayed them also..
Love those cupcakes how cute are those and how special to have a friend like Susie...ok now I'm having friend evny girl..ha ha!! Susie do you want a new best friend?? hey I'm all house broke and I'll do floors and windows and don't eat much or maybe just a felted cupcake or two ha ha!!
Love all your fun things Laurie...your blog is always fun for me to come to...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend..Now go sleep with the BOSS...Oh before I forget Laurie I found the most warm and cozy Red slippers to go with my old now I be styling big time ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You received some really nice gifts. I am going back to look at everything again. Don't feel funny about keeping the trash, I would have probably done the same. :)
Enjoy your weekend.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Laurie,
I must like trash too because I always love all of your beautiful treasures, including the French Trash! hehe. That doesn't sound quite right. I love your new eggs, the new felt cupcake and the bunny, awesome! What a great idea for a weekly blog party! Hugs,

vignette design said...

I love all your favorite things Laurie. That rooster tassel is too cute! And what a darling little Easter plate your friend Susie sent you, along with the little bunny! Thanks for hosting again. I linked up!

Blondie's Journal said...


All of your gifts are so cute. I love the cupcakes and bunny. The German eggs are awesome! And I am really loving the French trash!! ;-)

I'd like to join the party but I don't think I have anything this week. Hopefully next week. I am still going to visit your participants to see some of their favorite things!

Have a happy weekend!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Laurie, I just found out about your party and signed up. I already had the post out, but edited it to add your photo and link. Hope you don't mind. Love all your Easter goodies!

Ginny said...

You know Laurie, I would have kept the cartons also. I think they are really great! I ♥ ♥ the Easter plate and the eggs are really cute!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Who knew that the French trash even looks good! You certainly know a treasure when you see it girlfriend! Thanks for your sweet visit to my "wicked" table this week -- I'll try to redeem myself with something "nice" next week!

Diann said...

Hi Laurie!

See, you are in great company! "One man's trash is Laurie's, Dianns, Laurie Anne's, Beansie's, Gloria's, Glenda's, Cindy's, Blondie's and Ginny's Treasures"!!! LOL

What a bunch!

Love your treasures form Susie. How adorable is that cupcake! andthe roose tassel and paper overed eggs are wonderful!

Such fun favorites today!

I hope you have an wonderful trip. Be safe.

Diann :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie -- I tried to link a previous post -- but didn't get it right -- please "erase" me -- Thanks!

bj said...

I just love everything, Laurie..
This is such a fun meme..I have so many FAVORITE things, I should be able to play along with you for awhile. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love both the dish and the non calorie treats Laurie!

Sarah said...

Laurie, I'm still chuckling about the French trash, but now I'm curious as to what arrived with it. Is this the pair of plates or has some more Q found its way to your home? Love seeing all the Easter things. I've been so busy that haven't pulled any of my Easter things out. If I don't do it this weekend I'll miss my opportunity. LOL A friend gave me a set of nesting eggs like the ones you've shown.
Tell Susie I said hi. Happy, Happy, dear friend!

Kathleen said...

Did Debra really post about Ground Lamb Prints??? (see the link?)
Well here I was all worried that my post was too junky, and you posted about trash someone mailed you! LOL..
I love your new Easter goodies, but I think unless you are adding on, you better STOP! :)
Great post Laurie, I think this is going to be a fun meme...we can never run out of favorite things..

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks Laurie for "fixing" me!

Mary Ann said...

Sorry I have been so remiss in not thanking you for stopping by and for your sweet comment. I love your blog and that adorable tassel.

Anonymous said...

Cute things. And I like your trash. No, you're not crazy, or maybe I am, too. Its unique trash. Not the run of the mill trash. I wouldn't throw it away either. Thanks for hosting this party. Its been fun.

Natasha in Oz said...

Hi Laurie! I love all of your fantastic Easter goodies-you have got quite a collection of bunnies and eggs!

Thank you for hosting this wonderful linky party again-we are so happy to join you.

Thanks also for visiting our blogs and for your sweet comments-your visits really make our day!

Best wishes,

Natasha in Oz said...

Thank you and best wishes from Stacey and Holly too!

Naughty me!
Natasha :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I did link up for FTS. I had thought about it...but well, this hasn't been the best week....your Easter decor is lovely....none here, not this year :(

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Laurie, your bestest friend Susie sure is a sweet gal...I often hear you talk about her! What a blessing to have been friends for so many years!!!

Well...I'm in love with all of your bunnies!!! That little bunny in the watering can with the cabbage and pea pod is just adorable! Ohhh...and I love your egg dish...those little vintage girls and chicks are just soooo cute! I just love those old vintage pictures!

Girlfriend, you just crack me up!!! Hehe!!! (Shhh...don't tell anyone...but I would have kept them too! I mean...they are French!)

Well sweet lady, thank you so much for hosting Favorite Things Saturday! I'm so happy that I was able to participate this week! Thank you for the sweet note that you left on that post! You are such a sweetie!!!

Love ya,

Unknown said...

oooooooooooooh, Laurie, I just discovered your new Favorite Things Saturday. Oh, this will be on my list next week. I love your favorite things, and what a brilliant idea for a Blog party. I hope that you have a safe trip.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Laurie Eve..You have the nicest blog-buddies..wish i could send them all a felt cupcake on an Easter Bunny plate(HobbyLobby):>)..
I too collect the Papier mache eggs, as well as the Panoramic sugar eggs that mother used to buy at either Goldsmiths or Lowensteins(Memphis)..
I have some from my youth of both fact I have 15 papier mache eggs, some very old, some very new(Tues Morning)..I am giving the 5 grands one this Easter with their name and date on it. I love your Easter table..wish we could be at each other's house for Easter! Your new pm eggs are beautiful! great designs!! I will visit her blog..32 North:Excellent!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie! You got me so inspired to get home and decorate for Easter! I'm on vacation right now, so I liked up to this meme with my favorite things... dolphins... If I was home I would have photographed my dolphin collection but I think this post will do!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey Miss Laurie!!! Yeah it's long time no see Lauralu! I love your trash!! Only you could make trash look darned good!!! I love your Easter header!! And did you know that Heather @ Butterfly Genes is married to my nephew? I love all your favs! Those non fattening goodies are adorable!!! I am shamelessly going to use your Saturday meme to promote my new Etsy Shoppe!!!! Hope you don't mind!! When I first saw your meme I thought I could do this! I can't do a tablescape all the time, atleast to keep up with people like you! but I have a lot of favorite things! Can't wait to get back into blogland! I've missed you all. Things are a getting a little better around day at a time and with God's help! God Bless! Lauralu

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

yOUR BLOG IS AMAZING....I AM ADDING IT TO MY sidebar..Happy Saturday.....Enjoyed your post....
Hope you will stop by my place....Tonight I am drawing for three great giveaways.


xinex said...

No wonder they are your favorites cause they are all so pretty, even the trash! And no wonder Susie is one of your bestest friends, she is so sweet to send you all those wonderful gifts....Christine

bj said...

I LOVE all these great treasures, the things from France, too!:)

Tardevil said...

This might surprise you, (NOT!), but I would have done the same thing! In fact, keeping that egg crate was an eggscellent idea. Sorry, couldn't pass that one up (it's late!). Now, I really came by to feed your habit. LOL. I had this blog (well, one like it) marked for Christmas, and saw that she has one for spring. If you get the chance, check out the vintage wreath idea (that she likened to I Spy or Where's Waldo or something). Somehow, it reminded me of you. (and me of course, because if Laurie likes it, so does Penny! LOL)
Happy Sunday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post, Laurie. I forgot about this meme. I'll see if I have something for next week.

Rettabug said...

Hi Laurie,
I found out too late to participate this weekend but I hope to be there next time! Its a cute idea & I ♥ all your favorites.
I also missed telling you how much I ♥ your pretty white chargers from last TT. The whole table was glorious but those chargers...oh my!

Your blog is always such fun to visit & I learn so much from coming here. Keep it up!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Great idea! I'll try to participate next time. I have so many "favorite" things that they are moving me out...C

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, What darling favorite things. I love the eggs and I too have the first Easter plate. Love it and the soft colors.

I would keep the trash too. LOL Wonderful to store it and display too.
Great idea hosting favorite things. You always think of the best. Love your Spring Header too.
Have a special Easter week.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

artis1111 said...

Ok Laurie, I am back with another question. I see some blogs with this beautiful flowing fonts, and have no idea how to get them on my blog. When I go to my layout it just has 6 fonts, and they are not what I am after Can you help????Kathy

Sassy said...

oh my stars.....♥ your Easter pretties.....I love the German eggs....and I love that you are getting things from Europe...I would be a trash keeper as beautiful! Thank you for sharing all of your pretty decorations!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is just the cutest bunny ever! Isn't Heather great? I love the tassel you got from her. That Easter plate is gorgeous too!