Cue Julie Andrews and raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
When Melissa from 320 Sycamore invited me to join with a group of bloggers sharing their favorite things….
….I was so excited.
You see….you don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to write this post. I’ll find something amazing or useful or one-of-a-kind that I can’t live without and I want to tell you all about it.
But then I plunge into the next project…..
….and I forget.
And today on this cold chilly Wednesday….I’ve finally put the list together.
So without further fanfare (or warm woolen mittens) here is a list of some of my favorite things for the house.
One of the best things about Christmas is the smell of a real Christmas tree.
I found these last year and they transformed my artificial trees.
These are tiny little scented sticks that you hang on your artificial tree and it smells just like you went to the forest and cut down your tree.
I used about two packages on each tree. The scent was really strong at first and faded after a while so you may want to purchase a few extras for right before a party or later in December.
This is the best way to create atmosphere in your home.
I use this with my table lamps. I simply screw it into a standard light and then the light bulb screws into it.
Then I can dim the light on any table lamp.
I can dim certain lamps or make other ones brighter to adjust the mood in a room.
This sign was given to me my Between You and Me almost two years ago.
The song has special meaning for me and the lyrics are so beautiful.
It makes me truly believe that anything is possible.
And it is the number 2 thing (behind the blue and white curtains in the guest bedroom) that people e-mail me about on the blog so I had to include it on the list.
4. Wax seal stamp
This one is totally old school….but I just re-discovered it.
Wax seals are so Downton Abbey and so easy to use.
You can find them at any craft store. I melt the wax and just press the seal into the wax.
You can thank me later when you totally impress all your relatives with sealed Christmas cards this year.
This magazine is from the UK. I found it when the edicor asked to feature a few of my projects.
It has such a British feel to it and the projects are so unique and I think you can get it here in the states at a local bookstore.
So many great upcycling ideas and simple DIY’s.
Almost as much inspiration as Pinterest. 🙂
I’ve used this paper for everything. It looks so much like wood it’s hard to tell the difference.
I’ve lined the back of bookcases with it and this year….I’m wrapping all my presents.
And the best part?
It’s from the hobby section of the store so it’s inexpensive and really wide for great coverage.
O candle how I love you….let me count the ways.
It sounds like a fire when it burns.
It smells like winter.
It comes in this jar with an adorable leather tag.
And the color matches my kitchen perfectly.
I just ordered this one from h&m and put it under the Christmas tree last night.
If you haven’t seen the Christmas decor over there….run.
Well….finish reading this post and then run over there to check it out.
The collection is clever and vintage and so affordable.
I’m collecting these.
And I just ordered a set from my friend Laura’s new shop.
It’s the best of both worlds. Decorations you can actually use.
I think they would make the cutest gift, too, if you attached your favorite recipe.
And now….help a favorite thing blogger out.
I feel like the list isn’t complete until I hear from you. 🙂
What’s your favorite thing?
PS Be sure and stop by the My Sweet Savannah to see her list of favorite things.
PPS My friend Jessica from Four Generations One Roof just opened her Joss and Main sale.
So many fun things. You can stop by here to check it out.