Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Few Of My Favorite Things

There is a website that I keep in my favorites folder.  It is mainly a place I go to, when I get a chance to dream. They have wonderful artwork like this….image . This place is called Cottage Chic and you will see things like this….image and this…..imageGot your attention yet? If it has, check out their website here…..Cottage Chic  You will adore it if you love French Country and The cottage look like I do. I just wish I could afford their items……oh well….someday maybe. Fingers crossed

Years ago, I ended up at a lady’s home here in my town. She was showing me around her cottage style home. As we got to the bathroom, I was pulled in by this wonderful aroma massaging my nostrils. Oh my Lord, what is that amazing smell? She had a beautiful old claw foot tub like this…. image and there were candles and bath salts all around….but that wasn’t it. It was coming from the area behind the toilet. On the back of the toilet tank, imageshe has an antique dish filled with these unusual soaps. That’s where it was coming from!! “WHAT is that?” ….I asked her??? “Oh those are Zumbars”….she said. Zum what? Long story short, I had just found the soap and the perfume that I would use and wear for the rest of my life. It’s an odd looking soap. It looks like this….image well here’s a closer look….imageIt’s called Frankincense & Myrrh and it is made by a company called Indigo Wild. They make all natural products. Their soaps are made with goats milk. This is their all time bestseller and I can’t live without it. It has been a part of my life for over 10 years. I don’t always have the soap but I DO always have the perfume…..either this….imagebody spray or this….imageroll on perfume called Eau de Zum. I get compliments all the time. People want to know what it is. I hear things like “who is it that smells so nice?” I usually don’t say anything and they end up narrowing it down to me. That’s kind of nice because I forget I have it on….I wear it every day. They have many other natural scents and products….check them out….Indigo Wild .  Egads! I am starting to sound like Oprah…..doing My Favorite Things!! Oh well….I do like sharing! Let’s see…what else do I like….Ok….here’s a link I have saved for years. It is Chapman’s Cottage….Love looking at this one….here….take a lookie……Chapman Cottage Now wasn’t that cool? Another place I like to go and dream is a place where they sell lovely material for sewing. It is Hancocks Of Paducah  I am sure you have all seen this site? Oh my goodness the material they have is beautiful!

And last but not least is a blog that I go and visit for inspiration from time to time. I keep thinking that someday I will be able to go there and download some of her wonderfully gifted and generous tutorials. Feathered Nest is a beautiful blog. A couple others I frequent occasionally are The Kitschy home of Deanne Zweig and this photo that I can’t seem to delete. I found it somewhere in  my travels online>>>and have kept in my files forever….imageThere’s something about this room that draws me in. It’s grandma meets cottage design with a twist….isn’t it cute?

Another site I have in my favorites, is a video library of embroidery stitches. image  What a wonderful website this one is. It has been hugely helpful to me in the past. I sometimes forget I have it in my favorites. Check it out….Needle N Thread . There is also a great place to go for crochet called My Picot. image I think it is wonderful when people offer free patterns for things….don’t you?

Here’s one I have gazed at for some time called Victorian Sewing Accessories . Free patterns for things like this….image and ………..

this….image. Search around the site to find many other helpful hints. And last but not least….A friend of mine makes these night light shades…image with safety pins and beads. Each one is different…imageand they come in many colors…… image   She asked me to find a place where she could get beads and supplies like this to make them. I found a great place online and it was less expensive than many others. It’s called Craft King . Here you can get just about any craft item you can think of! So….there you have it….you have taken a walk through my favorites folder with me! I hope you found something you have to have like I did!! Enjoy…….debbie11



Kathleen said...

Looks like I just found something to do on this rainy afternoon.....window shopping on line! I plan to check each of these amazing websites for ideas, inspiration, and for fun. ZUM...yes I have heard of this company, in fact just got a catalog from them. Guess I will have to check it out a little closer. Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Luv and hugs,


Lori said...

How cool is sharing some of your favorite things just like Oprah but better in my opinion. :) When I have some time I will go visit these places...I am espeicially interested in the soaps and sprays. Hope your Wednesday is going wonderful. XX

Michelle said...

Ooooh, I have added these to my favorites as well!! I love the Hancocks of Paducah! I want to make a quilt so bad but I'm not sure I have the patience and some of that material would be awesome! Oh and I love those plates from Cottage Chic and you know my dream is to have a claw foot tub. :)) Great favorites Debbie! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

wendyytb said...

Thank you for these wonderful links! I went to the fabric store in Paducha years ago. i could have spent hours there but when someone is waiting for you in the car, you feel pressured to move quickly through those delicious fabrics! :( Hope to get back there one day!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Some very nice finds! So when is the Favorite Things Giveaway??!! Count me in!! :)

Debbie said...

Kathleen...I know you will adore the Zum products!! It's pure heaven my friend.
Lori...I can see you wearing these all natural sprays and washing with the soaps! Their Lavender-Mint and Lemongrass and Sandalwood-Citrus are amazing too!
Michelle...We are in sync my friend!! Those plates are gorgeous and I have always wanted a claw foot tub too! Awe...some day maybe!
Wendy...You very lucky lady!! Wow...what eye candy that must have been!
Mary...Oh God Mary wouldn't that be fun!! I wish I could do that! I will be having a different kind of give away I think in January though. Celebrating my time at blogging and NOT being under construction! Thanks for coming by!

Anonymous said...

... Awesome Blog today, Debbie!
Made me feel good just reading it!
Thanks for the uplift!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Stopping back by to say Happy Thanksgiving!!

Elenka said...

Happy, happy Thanksgiving, Debbie, my blogging friend!

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