Top Ten Favorite Things in my House

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I love to look at everyone else's homes and what they do with their stuff. So when Laurie over at Tip Junkie asked the question I wanted to be a part of it and see everyone else's stuff. Here is the post if you would like to join in. I think it closes on Saturday at midnight. So, here goes. Sarah Kate's top 10 in no particular order:

My husband loves penguins and I have to admit they are adorable the way they waddle around, but I never thought there would be any that I would actually decorate with. My mother in law gave these to us from Target and we both love them.


I get made fun of all of the time for this stick. It is the only one left. I gave in to peer pressure and mother(who is my real estate agent) pressure. I took them all down except for this one. Who knows maybe after the next storm I will have another one to match it.

I am a bath tub girl. When life gets hard I hit the bubbles. When I have school paper work to do, I pull up a chair and my lappy and get to it. The only thing this one is missing is jets!


I have a very formal looking home with all of the trim. I love the outdoors and wanted to bring it in in order to tone down how formal it looks.
I made the framed art from a very ugly bird picture. I spray painted the mat and then added this fabric swatch that I got at a rummage sale. It is one of those things that I just bought and had no idea what I would do with it, I just knew that I liked it. I may put a big letter on it...yeah that sounds great.
This is one of several mini chairs in my house, but it is not the thing I wanted to highlight. I love all of my plants. I have had this ficus tree since college and it is finally growing! I am definitely a P.O.O.P.I.E. but I try to bring in real plants wherever I can.

I found this Ironing board at a huge garage sale. They were closing up for the day and the man that sold it to me had no Idea what it was. It is real wood and I didn't even have to paint it for my sewing room. I like all of the boards comming across.
This cookie jar was the thing in my grandmothers house that I knew I wanted when I was older and had my own house. My whole kitchen is designed around this piece.

This little dude is one of my favorite things. If you can't tell he is a hedge hog and is made up of all of these nesting little cups. I am not sure what it was made for initially, but right now he just sits there looking cute and making me smile. I think he is bronze under there, but I kinda like the worn look he is sporting right now.



Corney I know, but this is part of my closet. My dad built our house and made my closet just for me. I love jewelry and boxes. I used to get too busy and forget to accessorize, but now I have an earring hanger, an bracelet tree. All of my necklaces hung up and pins and miscellaneous stuff in the largest box. In the frame there is a letter from my husband when we were dating and some of the flowers he gave me. It is one of my favorite places with all of the shiny things and a little reminder of how much I am loved.



15 comments:

Meg said...

First to comment! Yay! I don't get how a ficus tree can grow and be fake at the same time. The hedge hog needs a name. He can't go around sporting such clad and not have a name!!! How did you get your signature on the bottom like that? I LOVE it!

SmilynStef said...

Very pretty goodies.

Victoria said...

I remember when you found "Hedgie". I enjoyed your top 10 things! Your sewing room is coming along nicely!

Sarah Kate said...

I think Vic just named him "Hedgie". Did I say that it was fake? If I did I didn't mean to. Let me go back and check

teresa said...

All teachers need a big bathtub to retreat to! I really like your picture you altered with the fabric.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I just found your blog. Very nice. I like a big tub to soak in also. :)

Rambling Girl said...

Hey I am also from Georgia, Dublin area. I love your blog and see your new also. So am I. I love this site and look forward to making some great friendships. Love your the decor of your home. Hey I actually like your bareless tree...Plan on coming back to visit more often.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

It is so fun to peek into other people's houses! Thanks for showing it to us! I especially love that ironing board...too cute!
Carrie

Jen said...

Great house. I love the collection you put together over the ironing board. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Love the black mini chair- so cute!

Curvaliscious said...

Oh, I love the little corner of your closet. Awesome!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the duck by the door..so cute! It is so fun to have a "peek" in your home!
Happy Friday!
-Sandy toes

Jessica said...

I love you hedgehog, very cute!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I use to collect penguins when I was a little girl...I found some out in the garage today. I love them. I love your stick! Please keep it. cherry

Christina said...

Love your top ten favorite things. Love sticks here too.

I see you added some more embroidery hoops to your sewing room. Very nice.

Good to see you guys the other day.