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Friday, January 14, 2011



I walked around, looking for some of my favorite things, and snapped a picture when I saw one of my favorites.  So, the only connection that my favorite things today have is that they are some of my favs.

All of my Christmas décor really HAS been put away, but one of my favorite things is a Christmas decoration I just ordered from Lynn at The Vintage Nest.  I just love this paper cut out of the nativity.



My new tablecloth that I put on my breakfast room table is one of my current favorites. 

tblclth mos


When I bought this framed plate at a flea market, the seller said it would look really pretty in a different frame.  I think she was a little shocked when I told her that one of the reasons I was buying it is that I LIKED the homemade leather belt frame, even if it was a little worse for the wear.

framed plate

This needlepoint bell pull was a Christmas gift from my niece years ago.  Her grandfather had crafted this beautiful bell pull, and it remains one of my favorite things – not only because of it’s beauty, but because of the sentimental value it holds.

bell pull

My 2011 Quimper calendar tea towel is another of my current favorite things.  It was a gift from Brittany Byways when I ordered something during 2010, and I couldn’t wait to display it for the new year.

tea towl

This weekend, I am at the hunting camp with my husband, my son, his wife, and two of our granddaughters, and I did a little snapping here too.  God’s beautiful creations are always a favorite of mine, so I’m sharing a sunset and melting snow in the woods.  They are also my contribution to Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper.


mltg snow

boat sled



Thank you for coming to visit me in the woods.  Please be sure to go check out the links to other blogger’s favorites.  laurie


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, you're in the woods??? Is there any hunting going on? I love all your favorite things, the cut out of the nativity is priceless. Enjoy the rest of your w/k.
hugs ~lynne~

Jewel Sauls said...

Love your favorite things! I really LOVE that Nativity Scene! It is absolutely gorgeous! Stay warm!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

That Nativity is stunning; cut paper? Amazing!
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rooster tablecloth.
Hmmm... when you went off to the cabin, did you leave your door unlocked? :-)

Gorgeous woodland photos, too!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Laurie, your cutwork nativity is just wonderful! Something special to look forward to seeing again for next Christmas.


Debbie said...

So many wonderful little snappings! I love the belt frame and would leave it as is too. It's too unique to switch out.

I would LOVE to have that tablecloth too. I'm imagining it all warm and welcoming on a table.

Kathleen said...

I love your snappings! What a perfect calendar for you!
Love the vibrant colors of the cloth, esp since all I see is WHITE!
Happy Hunting! Look for Elmer Fudd...he's always out hunting rascally wabbits! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sometimes I think it's fun to just walk around and take pics of favorite things like you did. Fun post!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,

I love all of your favorite things, and especially the photographs of your family.


Karen said...

Laurie, your dishes are fabulous!! I have seen Quimper dishes before but never knew their name. Wonderful!! Love your blog.
Ladybug Creek

Unknown said...

Oh the children look like they are having so much's so great to be young.. Great photo's..

Anonymous said...

Being in the woods sounds so blissful and fun!! Great snapping by the way- looks like everyone is having fun!

I so wanted to join your party but I think there must be something wrong with my computer. The linky to sign up isn't showing and it's not showing for me at Cindy's My Romantic home either! I am wondering if I have a bug- yikes!

bee blessed

Lynn said...

Laurie, your new nativity is just beautiful! Lovin' that fantastic tablecloth, what a fun way to brighten a winter day:@)

Anonymous said...

Laurie Eve..this is your long lost friend Susie who is STILL putting away do you do it???
I loved the little leather belt frame-how clever! Were you cold in the woods??proud of you! KBeau had knee surgery yesterday-just an FYI..
Can't wait for Valentines Day!!

lvroftiques said...

Those are wonderful things all! That nativity is so delicate and beautiful...And what WAS that lady thinkin'? That belt MAKES that frame! Love the picture of your babies in the snow! Have fun camping Laurie! And if you happen upon any peacocks? Well sometimes they just die...and get stuffed...Sad I know but it happens *winks* Just sayin'.... Vanna said...

Couldn't find the paper cut nativity over at the Vintage Nest. Could you help me out?? THANKS

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing the pics. of your favorites. Really like the pic. of your son,grands and grand fur baby and the one of the sunset.
Did not have a post ready for Favorite Things this week - hopefully next time.
Enjoy your weekend.

Gweny said...

Laurie my biggest praise to you is the fact that the holiday decorations are all put away!! Saddly mine are not. I love your tablecloth and your hunting trip pics. Precious Grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Laurie, I love your breakfast table tablecloth--so pretty!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laurie, your favorite things are so special...I love them too!

I have to say though, your photos at the end were my favorite! They are just precious!

Lou Cinda

bj said...

I love all your favorites, too.
Thanks so much for hosting this fun meme.:)

Jacqueline said...

OH, what fun you are having! Love the pictures outside with the kids having fun in the snow. Enjoy so much!

Thanks for the fun party, so many fun things to go and read about, I love it.

xinex said...

What beautiful outdoor photos, Laurie! Your grandkids are so cute! Your favorites indoors are all very pretty too....Christine

Susan Freeman said...

I love all of your treasures ~ BUT your greatest treasures of all are those darling little girls out in the snow with their Daddy and the dog too. Life just doesn't get any better than that!!

Susan and Bentley

Christie said...

Happy New Year Laurie! You have such lovely favorite things! But, the best is the sweet picture of your grandchildren...precious!! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Your beautiful bell pull is wonderful! I'd love to find one similar...I love anything with birds. Pretty tablecloth too.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, love that tablecloth, of course it had roosters. The children look like they are having so much fun. Enjoy your time. Hugs, Marty

Sunny Simple Life said...

Have a good time! The scenery is gorgeous!!

The Charm of Home said...

Love your new tablecloth. Very pretty!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How nice to get away for the weekend. Love all the things you showed us today. So pretty and always unique.

Gloria said...

Oh, how I love that new breakfast room tablecloth, I love RED. I also love your little granddaughters, they look so precious!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! Love your favs...especially those cute grandbabies! We were snowed in for four days and I finally got to have mine over for a big pajama party! Yaaay! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie - Your favorite things are charming. I especially love the needlepoint bell pull. The birds are lovely. Thanks for hosting this fun party ... I'm a new follower and I look forward to participating again.
Best to you,
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Sarah said...

Always fun to walk around your home with you to see some of your favs. The weekend looks like a special time with family. Hope it's warm and cozy in that camp.
~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Lovely favorites, Laurie! I also like everyone piled into the tractor or 4 wheeler or what ever it was. Even the dog!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love all of your treasures, including that beautiful pup and grandchildren with their daddy. I also go to camp with my hubby and family. Enjoy!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laurie, I think I left my comment on the last post, but after I saw it, I'm saying the same thing I said there... love the loot. The Quimper and all the goodies in this post, too.


Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

Hello MS Laurie :) I am so pleased that your holiday season was beautiful in imagery as well as in heart. And having been absent for so long, I had to go beyond this post to simply indulge my senses in all the beauty of your blog posts :) I am in love with the duo of trees at the fireplace...the children in the woods making memories...and your oh so luscious french tablecloth with the roosters in red, I adore them all :)

susan said...

Hey Laurie-I had intended to do a post for Favorite Things but we had a freak 1 day power outage and then no internet for 24 hours!!! I agree with you on the belt frame. That is what gives it character. The hunting camp pictures are priceless, as I am sure the weekend was! Our snow has been replaced by yucky cold rain :(

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what beautiful pictures. Your family is adorable!I really like the frame with the belt. How unique. I really like your blog!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for bringing all of your snappin to Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Time spent with family anywhere is just fun! Did anyone hunt or just play?

Anonymous said...

Time spent with family anywhere is just fun! Did anyone hunt or just play?