Monday, April 23, 2012

Favorite Things


When I found this old wooden carrier at the antique store, it was dark brown. So, I bought it, painted it, distressed it and loaded it with a few of my favorite things...



...transferware...


...a mossy bird's nest...


...a silver baby spoon and a lemon fork...


...a Staffordshire ware Spaniel...


...and old books, tied up with string.

What are a few of your favorite things?


Let go party with:
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday,
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday,
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

30 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Babs! Oh your redone toolbox looks gorgeous and you've really decorated it perfectly!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jo's This and That said...

It is beautiful! You could sell it ! Such a sweet dog,love what you did with the box! Joann

Sarah said...

Babs, this is delightful. Your new vignette is inspiring. I need to gather a few of my favorite things to share.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty, Babs! Love that box! You did a great job of distressing it! And I love your favorites...most of them are my favs, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Rita May said...

I love the vignette you've arranged in your tote.
Favorite things for sure.

Blue Creek Home said...

What a lovely boxful of pretty!
I love the Staffordshire spaniel.
Rhonda

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a wonderful display you made! I am sure your glad you brought it home and did a redo on it.

Debbie said...

My favorite thing is pinning stuff I love from other people with more talent than I and then trying to do something even remotely as lovely.

So that's exactly what I just did.

I really love the way this looks.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Ohhhhhh ... I love Staffordshire! Your arrangement is just beautiful.

Diann said...

Babs, your vignette is just perfect! And I think I would have to choose a lot of these things as my favorite things too!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh how I love me a decked out tool caddy! Love the transferware and all the wonderful goodies!!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the silver ware in it. I have an old dirty looking plumbers tool box and Joe will sling a fit if I paint it. So I am not cause Joe is a prize. Yours is terrific white.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your box is gorgeous. I love the white color and the vignette is stunning. Fabulous. Your transferware plate and the dog are beautiful. Some of my favorite things too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Curtains in My Tree said...

the vignette is so comfortable looking like everthing fits perfect. I am loving your staffordshire dog, I want a set of white dogs like that

Cheri said...

what a wonderful vignette you did, Babs. I love everything that you put together. Where did you find the speckled eggs, I have been looking for some?

vignette design said...

Love your vignette Babs! It has some of my favorite things: transfer ware, bird's nests, silver, and of course, the container itself! ~Delores

Kasia said...

Love the piece you created! These are just the sweetest things indeed! :)

Hugs,

PAT said...

Very pretty Babs. Love the vignette you created.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love how you always put lil things all together and turns out so beautiful I am trying this one have a few similar things to display thank u

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Babs-
I love what you created! Gives me inspiration for a couple of totes I have! I adore your staffordshire ware Spaniel...so cute and unique!

Alycia Nichols said...

When I see that cocker spaniel, it reminds me of the movie "War of the Roses"!!!!! I can't show you my favorite things because my husband is too big to fit in a box! :-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It's amazing what pretty vignettes we can make out of things we have around the house. Love it!

Kelly said...

Love that combination of things! I'm such a fan of brown and white transferware combined with greenery. I think it looks so pretty. All of your items are perfect together.

Linda said...

Love the transferware...You have grouped your items so beautifully together. Are vignettes fun?

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I'm really loving the tote tray trend. I absolutely love your white tray and the decor is very lovely.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Sharing Shadymont said...

Babs,

Your favorite things are so pretty. I love the tote! The greenery looks so pretty against the white.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a lovely boxful of pretty! It is so fresh!
The greenery and the white look amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty! Love all of these lovely items, especially the dog.

Helen's Decor said...

Babs, beautiful makeover! Don't ya wonder if the former owner would have appreciated it more after the makeover. You did a lovely job and your selections are great. If you aren't on Linky, please sign up so those of us not on Google can find you. Thanks, Helen

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
I adore the look of white paint and destressing on your wooden box! These are fasinating 'favorite things'. What a cute vignette!
Fondly,
pat