Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Things that make me smile...



















I just wanted to share a few little things and spots that make me smile. I never tire of wreaths large or small. I love simple ones..not adorned. I did hang a little skeleton key off this one. This hangs in our little entry way. I love bird cages and this was found second hand. Painted it black...are you surprised?
I have collected little bell jars here and there...so fun to change out. Than of course you need a bird plaque with all the nests. Flowers kinda go with the theme as well. This floral is my favorite in my collection. I am sure some consider roosters passe or whatever the fancy term is..but this one I never tire of and yes he makes me smile. I picked up these old paper mache trays up in an antique store in Crescent City, CA while on vacation. So when I look at them I think of the fun times my family and I had camping. I also just love their worn patina. The last one I had to add because of course..my family makes me smile. I like to have the familiarity there. When I may be alone at home....I still have the reminder that they are not far away. So what little places in your home make you smile? xoxo, cherry










37 comments:

Joy said...

How lucky you are to have so many wonderful things that make you smile!

Rachel said...

Oh, loving it all! I think my favorite is your black bird cage. I think no -- make that I need one! :)

Oh and I have a Canon 30D. That combined with Photoshop makes for the pretty pictures. Gotta love that color pop!

Rachel

Tausha said...

I don't think that roosters are Passe! If they are, no one told me and i have way missed that train. That is why i love to decorate my way! I get to use my ideas and do what I want. Like you! I love the old stuff, plaid, roosters, the little domes (i don't know the proper term) I love it all! Thanks the pics! I am itching, I might have to make a quick jaunt to the thrift store tomorrow. What else is a girl supposed to do with a hubby out of town and the new "Braking Dawn" already read!! I realy hear the bird cage and I think that I need to find one. ASAP!

Cherry's Jubilee said...
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Cherry's Jubilee said...

Rooster lovers UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

I think anything looks great under a dome. It automatically indicates the contents are special! And of course the birdcage was painted black. There was really no other choice, was there?
Lisa & Alfie

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by. Yep, I think we are kindred spirits. I just took a fast look at your blog and I love it. I will come back when I can spend time and really go through it. I too love black...and I LOVE black and white! I hope you come by again soon to say HI

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Very nice! Your photos always convey exactly what you want to say. I think that is an amazing talent!

Darlene said...

I LOVE everything you have shown in this post.....that rooster lamp is TDF...I have the perfect place when I find one that I like. I also have been on the hunt for a birdcage...I will eventually find a cute one and it will be painted black also. Love, Love, LOVE all the bell jars with the birds and nests....well, I guess I could have just stopped with LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love your collections they make me smile to. Where did you get the wonderful pencil sketches of the bird nest? The glass bell jars are great. Have a great weekend.
Jackie

Kim said...

Everything is beautiful. I love your wreath & trays especially!

belladella said...

I love it all. Beautiful! Makes me smile too.

Kim's Treasures said...

Your home is filled with wonderful happy things!
Have a great day!
Kim

Inspired Kara said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE those scrabble pieces, what a creative idea!!

Christina said...

Love all of your finds. Especially love the bird cage. What a happy post. It made me smile too.

Blanca said...

They made me smile too. Great pictures love the roosters.

Blanca

The Berry's Patch said...

You just gave me the best idea! I'm going to glue those same scrabble pieces on my white board. I'm a huge scrabble fan.

You have some beautiful favorites! I like them all.

Brandee :-)

Marie said...

Such beautiful photos! I'd totally arm wrestle you for that rooster lamp! LOVE IT! I will never tire of roosters, never, ever, ever. :o) But if you ever do throw that lamp my way, would ya?

Tricia Anne said...

I can certainly see why these items bring a smile to your face! Lovely. I too have been looking for a birdcage, to no avail!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa said...

I love your sense of style.

Truly beautiful!

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Nicole said...

I love the little wreath in the first picture. It's so cute with the little key hanging from it. You have a lot of fun, wonderful things.

Becky said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love your black bird cage. I read your "shutter" blog and love what you have done with them. They look GREAT! Stop by again soon!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I love everything that makes you smile and I'm suddenly feeling the urge to paint something black!! :) The dottie plates came from www.homealamode.com. I hope this comment posts, for some reason I keep getting error messages when I try to post to your blog. Crossing my fingers it goes this time!

Hugs,
Dena

Jenni said...

I love all of your bell jars and definitely the nests and birds! And I have to admit, though I usually paint everything except my walls white, that black bird cage is so SO cute!
Those bird cages are hard to find~ but sometime soon, it will happen...

I am so glad I know about your blog! It never fails to make me smile. :)

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi there! Glad you had a chance to stop by! I too love bird anything! Love the bell jars and wish they were'nt so expensive now! I need to go explore rest of your posts since my first visit and not my last! Sincerely, Jeannette

Magpie Interior Design said...

Oh my gosh! Those are such unique bell jars!!! I LOVE them! Can't wait to read more of your blog!

~Stacy

Reynie said...

Ahh, now you've made me smile, too!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the wreath with the skeleton key. Very simple but I like it. I never thought of it , but I guess we should always surround ourselves with things that make us smile.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Anyone having problems with blogger?

Michelle said...

I see why your things make you smile ~ I love them all.. I have the birdy post card you sent me under my cloche right now..it makes me smile too!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Michelle

Laura said...

I think all those items would make me smile also! I especially love bird plaque! And all your glass cloches I just adore! And I love roosters too! Ok, I just love everything!

Laura :)

Tara said...

Love your style. They would all make me smile too!

Susie Harris said...

Nice... they made me smile too!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought I would come over and say hi and read through yours a bit.

I love your blog. I love black also. I have been trying to get my sister, who I live with, to let me paint her hutch and table black. I think it would look great in our house. The kitchen is black, red and white.

Hugs,
Joanne

Katie said...

I love all your little cloches! I have never seen anything like some of those! Great pictures!!

Joy Zaczyk said...

Ohmigosh - love all the different cloches! Love your blog!
:)

Joy

Rae said...

I love decorating with Scrabble letters so I automatically fell in love with your word: family!