Sunday, June 22, 2008

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things...

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with string,
These are a few of my favorite things."
~From the the Sound of Music



I've been tagged...
by the sweet and talented, Nancy at Southern Lady!
Go check out her beautifully decorated home, if you haven't already!


I am to list FIVE of my favorite things. Most of you all already know that two of them would certainly be my family and flowers, that I have posted several times before.
Throw in Diet Sundrop, and the top of my list is complete!



But I wanted to surprise you and come up with something different, so here we go....
1, 2, & 3) The first picture covers three of my favorite things....

My collection of Roosters in my Kitchen,
Large Platters, China or Crystal,
& My collection of Paula Deen Cookbooks




4) Monogrammed Items! I've gone completely mad over anything monogrammed! My children are looking for their underwear to be monogrammed! Ashley pointed out this morning during church, that her Dad's shirt was monogrammed! LOL! ...compliments of moi! Below are pictures of monogrammed items throughout the house...

Window Treatments in the Foyer




Monogrammed Initial Garden Flags. Why stop with one?


When two would be better!



Monogrammed Shower Curtain in David's Bathroom...




Monogrammed Shoes...
I also have a pair of monogrammed clogs, which Josh declares I wear, so that I can remember my name! :)



5) Animal Prints! I absolutely adore animal prints! Not a strong statement of them, but little touches and glimpses of them here and there!

Candles....


Chairs....


Entertaining....



Oh, and SHOES...this could count as NUMBER 6, of my favorites, and would be near the top of my list! But shoes in animal prints, even sweeter!





And a touch of animal print in unexpected places, a (faux) cowhide rug in the girly yellow toile room....






"When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad!"


If you would like to join in on the fun and list your FIVE favorite things, I encourage you to do so! Let me know, so I can be sure to check them out!
I'm off to watch Design Star....Hope all of you had a great weekend!
~Rhonda ;)

105 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love your post. Very creative...especially the shoes. A girl can never have too many shoes! Right!

All the monogramed stuff is awesome too!

Deb said...

Rhonda! I missed Design Star! Now I'm going to have to stay up late to catch the encore. I loved your post and I will try one day this week to show my favorites.Deb

Heather said...

How fun! Oh those shoes......ahhh!! Love them!
I, too, LOVE Paula Deen....she is awesome... but I don't have any of her cookbooks! How sad is that??
But hey- I have the Food Network.com!!!
I love all of your favorite things. So fun to get to know you more!!
Tell your hubby that when he is ready to part with that butcher block that I will come and take it off his hands- and he wont even have to twist my arm. Tell him I will do it as a favor just because you are the sweetest thing!! LOL!!! Think he would buy it!?! LOL!!!
Have a great day sweetie!
-Heather :)

Nancy said...

Girl, You deserve an award for this post, it is fabulous! I love all your favorites, and those shoes are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along, I really enjoyed it. I love animal prints too and LOVE Miss Paula. We are so much alike. Well, hope you have a great week...talk to you later, Nancy

Susie Harris said...

Are we sister's? I love your stuff... does that sound crazy? You have the best taste and I could so use your help when shopping for shoes. My shoes are so boring.. I like your spunky little animal print ones. You go girl! Susie H~

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Such lovely favorite things and lovely pics! It's always fun to stop by!

I just posted my 6 unimportant things - hope you get a chuckle. :)

onlymehere said...

You really have such a nice home! I don't remember ever seeing that chair either and I love it! I also love the tea cup in one of the picutures of your monograms. I've never seen this diet pop either, it must be something distributed in the south that we don't get. Have a great day!

Penless Thoughts said...

I like monogrammed things. I think they look so classy. I do not however own anything monogrammed.

The pink flower cup and saucer in the picture with the hand towel......I have one JUST like it. It is very old and has been in the family since I was a child. I was wondering where you got yours? It truly made me smile to see you had one just like it!!!
Susan

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Rhonda, Just a little note to let you know I chose you to receive the Arte y Pico Award, for having such a lovely blog site! You deserve it!...Heidi XO

Kimba said...

What a fun post! I loved seeing all of those pictures.

The monograms are wonderful! The window treatments in your foyer are to die for!

And the little touches of animal print. Perfect! Especially the shoes. :-) In my working (outside the home) days I had a pair of zebra striped slides that I used to wear with my favorite black pants suit. They were so much fun. The suit was conservative and understated but the shoes made me smile.

David Dust said...
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Rue said...

Hi Rhonda :)

I love all your favorite things too! I love your home, always have :)

Oh and the little pictures are actually tiny watercolor paintings.

And thank you for your sweet support regarding my house issues. I'm so glad you understand :)

hugs,
rue

justabeachkat said...

Hmmmmmm....most of your favorite things are also my favorite things. Fun post.

Hugs!
Kat

Beverly said...

This was fun, Rhonda. I love monograms, too.

I'm still pooped out from Pink Saturday. Can you believe forty participants - and that doesn't even include me?!!!

Kathy's said...

i love your monogram flags !! i have the ivory & black one myself ...but totally am in love with the black ploka dots...can u tell me what brand it is ??? your site is so cute !!!

Catherine Holman said...

I love, love, love the monogrammed garden flags!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'll be back to read more of yours.
Catherine

Pearl said...

Hey Rhonda... I loved reading more, more, more about you! What fun!! And, I love your fancy shoes... no matter what Josh says! ~chuckles~ He's just a guy... LOL

Hope things are going well and I'll get a reply off tomorrow to the email... I am actually sleepy and am going to attempt to go to bed... God bless...

~hugs 'n love~
Pearl

PAT said...

Hello Rhonda. Love this post!

Sundrop soda was not available where my daughter was attending college at SEMO, southeast Missouri, back in the 1980's. It was available here at home. I can remember T returning to college, at the end of weekends, with a couple cases of Sundrop, for her friends, at Cape.

I only have a couple monogrammed things. Would love to have more!

Have a wonderful week.
Pat

onlymehere said...

Rhonda, a fat quarter is 1/4 yard of fabric and then they cut it in half so you get a square approximately 22x9 inches. They sell for about $1.50-2.00. That way you don't have way too much of one fabric sitting around if you only need a little piece for a quilt. I didn't know what they were either until I started quilting about 1-1/2 years ago. I've always tied quilts but now I piece the tops and pay a lady to machine quilt them. Thanks so much for stopping by, now you know how nuts I am. Believe me I wish I had messy closets bz I live with clutter out all the time and it can be embarrassing if someone comes over unexpectedly! My house isn't a pig sty but it is a little too much stuff out. No one ever looks in your closets so I just live life backwards! I'm working on it, have been for years!!!

onlymehere said...

Correction 1/2 yard of fabric to equal about 22x18. It's been a long morning!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Lovely post! I just love seeing everyones favorite things :) So much fun!

Hugs,
Amy

Rhondamum said...

We have more in common then our name dear! Your home is just so beutiful. Any magazine would be so fortunate to have a feature article about you!

Don't hate me, I just did a post about how right when I finish one tag, I get tagged again. Guess what???

Hope you are doing well and to chat soon!

Rhonda...

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Rhonda,

I love your monogrammed stuff - very pretty, and so very upscale and classy-looking!

Have a wonderful day!

hautemommy said...

woooooo I love animal prints too!!!! :) Can't wait to see where you are going on "vacation"!!! xoxox

Shanda said...

Hello there, I found your blog through Deb's Country Kisses. I love all your favorite things. I am a shoe kinda girl too. I love love your cow hide rug. We have been wanting a brindle hide for our library, but can't seem to find one. Nice meeting you and your lovely family.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Rhonda! I'm sorry I havent' been around much lately!

I think all of your favorites could be mine too! Except for the soda, because I've never had that before. Animal prints, monograms, roosters, love 'em all! But I only have two pair of animal print shoes! I guess I'm gonna have to go shopping!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Like you really need another tag - but anyway I just tagged you for a meme on my blog. Only play if you have the time! :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

We have a LOT of the same favorites...monograms, animal prints (I adore all your shoes..I have a few myself!). What fun they all are.

Love that monogram valance in your foyer, just beautiful!

Rhoda

Judy said...

Two words: WOW and WOW!!

Let me first say, my ex-husband's father came to Mass. from Scotland at age 16. My ex's grandparents were the cutest things....that Scottish brogue was so facinating. My son has always had a great interest in Scotland and he would love to visit there someday. There are still relatives in Edinburg. Where in the world did you get those pics? I want my son to see this!

Next Wow! I love monograms too but find them to be rather expensive. I would love to know where you got the monogramed shade. Are you doing monograms yourself? Lots of questions, only you can answer!!! (ha ha).

XOXO
Judy

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