Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Favorite Things

My friend Marie from at A Year From Oak Cottage tagged me to list 5 of my favorite things. Marie has a great blog full of inspiring words and fabulous recipes. I have lots of favorites things in my home , so it was hard to choose only 5, but here is what I chose:

My collection of plates. I just counted 38 hanging on the wall. I purchased the first one in 1978.

These beautiful prints of a boy and girl. They belonged to my mother and I always loved them even as a child. I have very few family things so they are very special to me.
The crosstitch sampler I made, because of all the work I put into it and because of what it says.

My dainty blue tea set. This is the favorite of all the things I have. It brings back so many happy memories of tea with friends, my sister, and my Aunt Lottie who started me on the first piece and who made the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

My chaise lounge. I have spent so many special mornings here with my bible and my journal.
So those are my favorite things. I am going to tag 5 new blogging friends that I met through the summer porch party.

Eleanor Thatchwick Cottage
Mary Jane Beehive Cottage
Michele I'm a Little Tea Pot
Celestina La Rea Rose
Diane A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

I know you'll enjoy getting to know these gals.

Rhondi xo


  1. Hi Rhondi, Thank you for the fun tag. It was wonderful to see your favorites, which are some of mine too. I have been very busy, but I promise I will get to this tag and the others I am behind on.
    Have a great evening!
    Hugs, Celestina.
    la rea rose

  2. Hi Rhondi,
    Thanks for tagging me~this one looks like fun! I love your favorite things~you really have such pretty things. I will do mine first part of next week!

    Michelle :)

  3. I love that chaise you have. Where did you find such a beauty?

    I also adore that little blue tea set. So pretty.

    I really like your new look to your blog. I've been so busy lately that I have not had much time to read so I'm playing catch up today.


  4. Hi Rhondi,
    It was so nice of you to tag me! You have been so nice, and made me feel welcome in the blogging community.
    I have to catch a plane at 6:30 am, but will get on this when I get back Monday night!

  5. Oh Rhondi, You do post the most beautiful pictures!!! Such a treat for us all!....I love them all, but the blue transferware & the photo of your cozy corner are my favorites! Love your drapery panels as well!
    And I too am a huge fan of "rainy days" in California we get so few that when we do it is so special!!!
    Thank you for all the beauty you provide us all!....Heidi :)

  6. Hi Rhondi, I don't have a blog, but have been looking at yours for a little while. I just wanted to tell you, I have cross stitched the same sampler as you - The Proverbs 31 Woman! I cherish mine, as I'm sure you do - lots of work there! Keep it all up and I'll be back.

    Shelia ;)

  7. Oh, I love all of this blue and favorite too. I love the people that you tagged also. Those plates are sooooo gorgeous. Karen

  8. I love your blog !
    So many beautiful pictures, and those blue dishes are just like the ones I love to collect.
    What is the name of your teaset dishes, most unusual, and very pretty.

  9. What a lovely peaceful place your blog site is, Rhondi. I like the new look - but then I've liked all of them!! Dainty Blue has real meaning for me too - many lovely memories.

  10. I enjoyed seeing some of your favorite things Rhondi. I think you quiet corner is just a picture of peaceFILLEDness. I would want to sit and linger there all day long never getting any housework done. :)

    Happy weekend to you my dear friend!

    Hugs ~

  11. I love, love, LOVE your favourite things Rhondi! Its very easy to see why they are your favourites! Thanks so much for rising to the challenge and doing this! ((hugs)) also for your kind words. Off now to check out your tags!

  12. Lovely lovely pictures. I love the blue tea set, it looks English, is it?

  13. All of these are so very pretty and made even more so by the memories they bring back to you!! I love all of the blues.. so soothing.
    Your crosstitch piece is so detailed.. I love it. I never learned how to do that.. not enough patience!!! So I really enjoy seeing ones like yours!!
    Have a Blessed Weekend in your little slice of Heaven!!

  14. Hi Rhondi,
    What beautiful things you have shared. It's easy to see why they are your favorites.
    Your blue & white teaset is SOOO pretty.


  15. Rhondi,

    I am such a red & green girl...but your blue & white just "calls" to me! Maybe I'm ready for a change?

    And, I absolutely covet that tea set!


    P.S. Love the new color scheme!

  16. Rhondi,
    Oh my goodness I love your tea set, and adore your cross stitch, I wish I was patient enough to do that, too ADD I think! But, my favorite of your favorites is your wicker chase! Oh how I wish I could find one with that much character for my sunroom and I would use it for the same thing, my quiet time.
    Sweet Blessings,

  17. Rhondi, all of your favorite things are just beautiful. I adore your Virtuous Woman cross stitch, and your tea set.

    You have a way to make us feel so welcomed here. You see the beauty in things. I will visit the blogs you tagged.

    Are you still planning to participate in Pink Saturday?

  18. I love what you picked for your favorite things, especially the chaise, and the dainty blue tea set, just beautiful!
    Have a great day!

  19. Your plate collection is lovely, and of course, your dainty blue tea set is just too beautiful for words…

    …and by the way, the house in the roses is having a garden party and would love to see you participate…. Come and see, and show us your lovely garden…

    blessings to you and a nice weekend…


  20. Blue Willow is an addiction of mine, I think I've already told you that! I love your beautiful lounge chair but, aha, what is that lovely table beside it? It almost looks like, no it couldn't be, something similar to Blue Willow? Blessings! marlene

  21. Oh, blue and white! I could stare at those blue and white plates and the tea set all day! Be still my heart!

  22. What lovely blue and white things. It was fun looking at them all.

  23. All your blue and white is so lovely. I adore that tea set!

    And also the quilt in your sidebar - it is so beautiful.

  24. Hi Rhondi, all of your favorites are just gorgeous. You have single handedly converted me to a fan of blue and white! Do you know the pattern name for your tea set?

  25. I love porcelain plates, and I especially like your blue and white plates! Just lovely! I think my favorite is your pretty tea set though. Or is it that comfy wicker chaise? All of your favorite things are beautiful! No wonder they're your favorites.


  26. Hi Rhondi,
    What a beautiful list of favorite things. The little boy and girl prints are lovely! I am going to check out your new blog friends..I know a couple of them..

  27. Hi Rhondi!
    Beautiful favorites! I especially love your tea set, how sweet!
    Hugs, Sherry

  28. Hi Rhondi
    Love your collection of blue plates and dainty blue tea set. Very beautiful! And Oh, does that chaise lounge chair look is blue your favorite color? LOL Just Beautiful!
    Love, Ann

  29. Beautiful tea set. All your favorite things are truly lovely.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  30. Rhondi,
    I love those blue plates and I enjoy visiting your blog! So I decided to tag you today! Have fun!

  31. ohhhh I love those plaid plates... I love hanging plates on the wall also..... we I had more to hang..

  32. I love absolutely every one of your five favourite things. x

  33. I can see why they are your favorite things! I especially love your chaise lounge. I would have a hard time leaving that spot. It's just so perfect!

    ((hugs)) Rosie

  34. I love blue and you have a wonderful collection. I would love to spend time on that lounge chair, it is great.
    The pictures are precious.

  35. I particularly love the china cups. The color and the shape are extra special.

  36. Rhondi could I use your "Bloom where you are planted" quilt for my blog? I just adore it and would love to show it off!
    I wish I could have come to your front porch party. :0)
    Love reading your fun blog,
    Mary Lou

  37. Rhondi, I love lovelove all your blue & white. I have a blue & white kitchen. Love all the plates!

  38. Rhondi! hi! are so nice and so so so so so cuteeeeeeeeee!!!I love blue and you have a wonderful collection.By the way, I would love to spend time on that chaiselong, it is cute.

  39. I love, love, love the sampler! Beautiful work!!!!


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