Friday, June 25, 2010

These are a few of my FAVORITE THINGS!

I've been in a fantastic mood all day. Nothing bad has happened, and I'm really optimistic. So I thought it would be fun to do a "favorite things" blog. I went around my house taking pictures of everything that I like about it... here we go

This is definitely one of my favorite things about my house. OUR KITCHEN BOOTH(no not the horrific picture of the chicken in the background). Our house was built in 1947, and it is all original as far as the kitchen goes, which is something I've always loved, every since I could remember. We just recently had the cushions re-upholstered because they were yellow originally, and they were really dirty looking. Also, that light that's hanging from the ceiling, still works, and is adjustable. I used to sit there every night and do my homework.. now I sit there every morning, and drink my coffee :)

This mirror is what I have in my bathroom. I got it from a thrift store and immediately fell in love with it. It's so... so.. "mirror mirror on the wall" looking. I could see it being the mirror that a Disney princess would have in her house. Anyway, I got it for $9.99, and it really "makes" my bathroom, if you know what I mean. ... just another one of my favorite things :-)

This is one of my ULTIMATE favorite things. My hot pink, vintage, catalina swimsuit. Oh how I love it! I recently did a photoshoot with it for a local calendar for the month of August. It was gorgeous and makes you look so tan! and OH SO flattering. I bought it two years ago while on vacation visiting family in Oklahoma, and I insisted we visit Tulsa, because I knew there would be some good little vintage shops. I SCORED! I bought the swimsuit for 20 bucks. It has no tears, no wholes, no threads loose, the tag is still there and it has no stains or yellowing.

I think I'm the only 18 year old girl that would beg her mom to buy her a cupcake shaped canister. Sometimes I think something is wrong with me. Anywho, this isn't vintage, but I love how much it resembles a vintage treasure. It's one of those things that sits in the kitchen, and every time I walk by it, I smile. Can't wait til I have a kitchen of my own and I can display it proudly on my counter :) Other than that, anything cupcake is cute in my book!

I love love love my record collection. It includes my favorite bands, old and new. Anywhere from The Cramps to Johnny cash to The Smiths. But what good are records if you don't have a 1950's record player to go with them?

This sweater clip is really special to me, because it belonged to my great grandma. (my dad's mom's mom ;]) Christmas morning in 2009, I opened up a jewelry box and it had this, and my great grandma's cat eye glasses. Best Christmas present I ever received.! Thank you so much Grandma Brenda! I'm sure my great grandma Nona would be SO proud to see me wear her sweater clips out and about.

well there you have it. Those were a few of MY favorite things. Hopefully I've inspired some of you, and you'll make a blog about YOUR favorite things. I'd love to see them!

1 comment:

  1. awwww i love your bubble gum pink suit! Very flattering! And that sweater clip <3 I really wish my grandmother wouldn't have had a living estate sale before she moved...I really don't have anything left of her collections. It must be so special to have things from your grandmothers. :)