Thursday, November 5, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things.....

O Christmas Tree Morning Robert Duncan Framed Print Art

I've been thinking about Christmas lately.
Maybe it's the snow we had, maybe it's the fact that the trees are now bare and wintery looking.  
Maybe it's just that I'm finally finding some time to breathe and relax and I long for that Christmas-y feeling!
So I'm playing Christmas music in the mornings.  
And the kids don't mind a bit.  
In fact,  it lends a calm, peaceful feeling to school mornings!

And, because I'm feeling the Christmas spirit, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite things.  
A few that we own and enjoy, and a few that I'd love to own and enjoy.  : )

They're fun to look at!  So window shop away, if you like.

First, we have some cheerful sunflower prints.
I know many think sunflowers are so 1990's- but I still love them.
It would be impossible I believe, to ever declare sunflowers out of style.
They're so cheerful, hardy and the epitome of summer time!
Gotta love 'em.

2 Garden Art Prints-Home/Kitchen Wall Decor Sunflowers

Next, we have some bowls.  Ceramic, practical, stylish.
I have a definite thing for bowls of this nature.

Reco International Ribbed Bowls Set of 3, Terra Cotta

Reco International Ribbed Batter Bowl 1.5Q, Yellow

On to aprons.
I've been wearing and loving aprons since 1991.

Ever since I was given an old, retro apron from a  yard sale. (Thanks, Muriel!)

As a mother of six, I have a DEEP appreciation for something beautiful that also covers and protects from food spills, baby spit-up, toddler nose-wipes  and the like.
I prefer those with pockets for items like tissue, special rocks, notes or coins the children give me, and the occasional chapstick or lip gloss.
Aprons can also function as garden produce carriers, tear wipers and a place for shy children to hide.
Love them!!

Cherry Bib Aprons for Mother or Daughter

Jessie Steele Bib Audrey Blue Poppy Fields Apron

Jessie Steele Bib Ava Cabbage Rose Stripe Apron

Jessie Steele Gigi Red and Cream Damask Apron with Attached Towel

Fashionista Vintage Floral Bib Apron - French Toile

April Cornell Ambrosia Blue Apron (Adult size only)

Zen Zen Chef Bali Green Printed Apron

Barefoot Roses Adult & Toddler Apron Set

Now on to art from one of my favorite artists.
I have several Robert Duncan prints in my home-but would love more!
Wholesome and, in my opinion, displaying the very things that this world needs more of;

I have a great respect for this artist. 

Here are a few of them:

The Egg Basket Chicken Coop Robert Duncan Framed Print

Piggy Back Boy Pig Goose Robert Duncan Framed Print Art

Maggie & Her Mother Garden Robert Duncan Framed Print

Our Friend Murphy Boy Goat Robert Duncan Framed Print

Morning Walk Robert Duncan Cow Framed Art Print Picture

Flowers in the Evening Art Print by Robert Duncan, 20" x 26"

Harvest Time by Robert Duncan. Size 29.01 inches width by 22.44 inches height. High Quality Art Poster Print

Anniken & The Cows Robert Child Duncan Framed Picture

Framed Rooftop Warriors Robert Duncan Snow Children

Girls Club Girl Riding Cow Robert Duncan Framed Print

Down The Garden Path Girl Robert Duncan Framed Print

For the man in your life, not to mention relatives, children and yourself;
consider Old Friend slippers.

These are just delightful Delightful, I tell you!
The Man of the House finally wore his out.  After 4 years.
And I'm thinking he's gonna get a new pair for Christmas...

Old Friend Men's Loafer Moccasin,Chestnut,12 2E

Old Friend Women's 441165 Loafer Moccasin

Something else I really like: 

TripleLayer Jacquard Pashmina Shawl-DK.Red#DM

For little girls, consider the following:  Only Hearts Club dolls and accessories.
These are wholesome, adorable and my girls love them.  
(Although they're about to outgrow them completely, I fear.)  I need more little girls.   

Here are just a few of what they offer:

Only Hearts Club Hannah Faith Kitten

Lily Rose w/ Her Dog Cupcake

Karina Grace in Pink Western Riding Outfit

Cinnamon / Palomino Quarter Horse (Golden Brown)

Only Hearts Club Stable and Tack Room

Star Sleeper Sofa

For kids in general, how about this 3-D Hologram toy?
Drop in the toy frog that comes with it, a coin or other item and watch people try to grab what looks like the real thing!  

3-D MIRASCOPE by Toysmith

Now these we've owned.  And enjoyed.  Until my boys outgrew them.
I need more little boys.

My kids enjoyed this kit.  It comes with the real chicle gum base from the rain forests of Guatemala, all the other ingredients needed and even a little pan to cook it in.  Fun to make the real stuff!
Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit

Now this is something we'd love to own.  A zip line.  My kids have wanted one for a while.
They sure look fun!

Spring Swings Deluxe Fun Ride (Colors May Vary)

And for those busy girls in  your life, how about a friendship bracelet kit? 

Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit

Sending happy, peaceful Christmas thoughts to advance!


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