Friday, April 16, 2010

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

There's a new party going on in town and I am going to it today to show off some of my prized possessions at the lakehouse. Laurie from Bargain Hunting And Chatting With Laurie is the sweet hostess of A Few Of My Favorite Things Saturday's and this is my first time playing along.

Above is a sweet little chippy urn that I usually plant with flowers in the summer for the patio, but I brought it in this winter and plopped a sheaf of wheat in it. I love the texture of it on the stone floor in my kitchen. Soon it will hold some pretty geraniums. Very soon. :-)

If I had a favorite piece of furniture in my life, it would be my Hoosier cabinet that I searched high and low for. I posted a picture of her before before I added some of my favorite things ( and I'm still adding). I keep Monster Plant on the top along with a vintage tea set and a little crackled chicken left over from the Rooster Party. Inside I have some little French plates and some herb containers. The original flour mill is still inside. And then I have jazzed up the rest with an ironstone tea set, some beachy shell dishes from a sale at Pottery Barn and some Barefoot wine on a silver tray. Pretty simple for a clutterbug like me.
This is a terrible picture but I wanted to show you these little herb jars that I bought online at Anthropologie. I only shop their sales and they are one of the best sites for really bringing down prices on nice things. A blogger tipped me off on these. At $1.95 a jar, I scooped up four. I think they still have them if you are interested.


So these are some of my favorite things at the lake. I could go on forever, but there are more Saturday parties to come! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting! :-)

68 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Love it all, but the Hoosier is my favorite!! I'm gonna check out those herb jars! CUTE!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Sue said...

Hi Janie, I love your Hoosier! And the monster plant is truly that- I would probably have killed something like that already. LOL I'm gonna check out the jars like Lou Cinda. Have a great weekend. It is gonna rain here. hugs, Sue

Pondside said...

Your favorite things all have in common that they are homey and look as though they have history. I love the Hoosier Cabinet - what a find!

April said...

I can definitely see why they're some of your favorite things! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, Janie!

Janie's World said...

Your lake house has to be a wonderful getaway. I love all your little touches and the Hoosier cabinet is beautful.

Deb said...

Wonderful favourite things Jane - love the Hoosier cupboard ♥ Have a wonderful weekend.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Jane! I think that is one of the prettiest Hoosier cabinets I have ever seen!! Beautiful patina! Those herb jars are darling. Anthropologie has some great pieces and I love shopping their sale items too. Have a great weekend dear friend!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kathleen said...

Hi Jane,
That is a beautiful piece of furniture! Glad you are joining Laurie's party, she is such a sweetheart!
Have a good weekend! Supposed to rain here..but as long as it isn't snow it's ok! :)

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love the urn, can't wait to see it filled with geraniums! The cabinet is wonderful, and I like it simple too.
Have a nice weekend,
Monicax.

June said...

Jane I love your hoosier. it is gorgeous. I love that rich finish on it too.
I also have to tell you how much I love the new colors in your house. I just knew that the cedar would be beautiful painted in your bath. Great job! You have been such a busy girl. Don't you laugh when you hear people say "it's only paint"! Yeah, and a lot of 'damn hard work'! lol
hugs

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

MrsKBJ said...

What a fun post! Anthropologie has such cute things online. I need to go check one out in person sometime. I think the closet one is about an hr away. Have a great weekend!! :O)
Kelly

Betsy said...

Being a Hoosier by birth, I think I need to get a Hoosier cabinet! Yours is beautiful!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Great hoosier! I am on my way to check out Anthro. Thanks for letting us know:)Have a great weekend!
~Debra
BloG: Capers of the vintage vixens

Pat said...

Very nice! Love the little jars from Anthro. 'Course I love most everything they have! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend ~

xoxo
Pat

Pamela said...

Hi Jane
I love those herb jars! I have never seen anything like them!
I really like your hoosier as well I have never seen a hoosier in that dark wood before.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Pamela :)

Cozy Little House said...

I absolutely ADORE that Hoosier cabinet! I drool every time you show it.
Brenda

Beth at Aunties said...

Whoa! The jars are darling and for a sweet price.
Your gorgeous Hoosier cabinet is a gem. I can see why she is favorite. Thank you always for your kind comments.:)

Cathy said...

It's very easy to see whay these are some of your favorites! Love the cabinet!

I haven't joined in the fun with Laurie yet! Maybe next time...sounds like fun!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Jane,
Love the hoosier, it's a beauty girl! You are too funny with your gall bladder comment! Love Ya,
Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Jane, that urn is spectacular. Your Hoosier is so pretty. It looks like it is in mint condition, and those herb jars are so neat. I've never seen herb jars before. If I had an inch of spare space in my kitchen, I'd be heading over to see if I could order some now. With the influece of your blog, they may already be gone. I'm so glad you linked this post to Favorite Things. laurie

Tennis Girl said...

Hi Jane,
I love your Hoosier cabinet. It is such a special piece. I posted a picture of my Granny's hoosier cabinet in one of my early posts. It sits in my living room at our cottage at the Inn, where I can see it all the time. Thanks for sharing yours :)
Robin

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

UhhhhI agree with your first blogger that Hoosier is wonderful....love it. the whole look is lovely....
Blessings,
Debbie

Sherry said...

Oh, I love your Hoosier cabinet too. I also love your urn and the spice jars. Very pretty favorite things.

Lori said...

I love your hoosier cabinet. I actually love all of this.

vignette design said...

Love all your favorite things at the lake. Love that Hoosier! Have a wonderful weekend.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Jane, adore that Hoosier cabinet!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! I love seeing your favorite things and that's the prettiest Hoosier I've ever seen! I would love to have one.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Oh those sweet little jars...I hope they have some at my store!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I see why you luv your hoosier so much...it's a beauty...thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you have a FUN weekend:)

Blessings,
Linda

Sandra said...

Love the Hoosier...I have always wanted one! Hope you have time to mix up a batch of Peanut Butter Holes!

Diane said...

What a wonderful place your Lake house must be, I sure would escape there more then staying home. My hubby would miss me! Hugs Diane

xinex said...

Of course, you are welcome anytime, Janie. I'll email you. Love your Hoosier cabinet and I like how it has a glass door on one side too. Pretty herb jars and I love the tea set. It got sunny the moment we got on the pier. We really had a good sunshine day in Belize...Christine

susan said...

Jane-Be careful! That plant may eat your beautiful cabinet! It is just gorgeous! I don't think those (The Hoosier, not the plant:) are very common around here. I don't recall ever seeing one. Your lake house looks like it is every bit as beautiful as your home!

mbkatc230 said...

I love all your pretties, that urn is gorgeous. But the Hoosier Cabinet, be still my heart. It's a beauty! I'm going to check out those jars, they are wonderful. Have a great weekend! Kathy

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, love your home so much. Everything looks wonderful too. I just adore Laurie, and her new party looks so lovely.

Karen

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Janie, what a great, great cabinet! Pretty much everything you have is one of my favorites, you have such beautiful taste. xo Lidy

Melanie said...

Those jars are too cute!

Sarah said...

Jane, I love seeing photos of your lake house. The urn should be fun year round in lots of different spots. Great find! I smiled when I read about your Hoosier cabinet. Many years ago I bought an older version of a dough cabinet at a yard sale. The base had two drawers with two curved drawer flour bins below. The top piece had compartments in various configurations some long and some tall and narrow. One had a rolltop door for bread storage. It is still one of my favorite finds. When we moved into this home in 95 there wasn't a spot for it, so I gave it to my niece who is now attached to it. So I get to visit it on occasion. :-) Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Have a good weekend.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jane, How ya' doing up there in Illinois? My son says Spring is finally showing up there and you have had some gorgeous days. I love, love, love your hoosier cabinet! xo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The Hoosier would be a favorite of mine also. Anthropologie just opened a store here and I am trying to stay away from there. :-D

Mimi said...

Beautiful cabinet, Jane. I have a Hoosier but it has the enamel pull out shelf...it is one of my favorite pieces, too.

Natasha said...

I love that beautiful cabinet! I am going to have google Hoosier now as I am not familiar with this product. Looks like something I should know about!

I wish we had anthropologie here...I wonder if they deliver to Oz?? Probably not :(

Best wishes and hope you have a gorgeous weekend,
Natasha.

myletterstoemily said...

what a darling place. love your
hoosier china cabinet.

will be back for future visits.

Sonia said...

I just love your Hooiser cabinet ! That chippy planter is wonderful too..I could put it to good use. I can see why these are favorites!!

Miss Bloomers

podso said...

OK I love the hoosier. You accessorized it well. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Kathy said...

They would be my favorite things too Jane....If they were mine!
Herb Jars = love them.

Hoosier...a beauty!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Happy Weekend!

Mary Ellen said...

Jane love your urn and love the table setting in the previous post with the gorgeous table runner!

Our Back Porch said...

I have sooooo wanted a Hoosier for a long time! LOVE yours! Hope you have a most lovely week.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Adore those little jars! How cute!! And your cabinet is lovely.

Lori said...

I love this cabinet Jane and all your little things you have in it. Don't you just love finding something spectacular!!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I love the Hoosier cabinet! I passed on an award to you on my blog if you'd like come on by!
~Nancy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I always wanted a Hoosier. I really have no room for one now, but yours is beautiful! How lucky you are!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wowzers, thats a great Hoosier and I love your herb cannisters too.
If you have a day to do nothing would you minf coming and decorating my kitchen. Thinking about it gives me a migraine and since I love your style I know it'll be wuuuuuuuunderful.. thankies :)

hugs
Sonny

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Jane.....what pretty pics you have posted of things at your lakehouse. Isn't it fun two have two separate places to make little displays and decorate? Love what you have done.

Jo

Lori E said...

I just bought a similar urn yesterday, a bit bigger and taller, filled with flowers.
It was top heavy and tipped over in my friends car. What a mess. I had to replant it.
I would love to find a hoosier cabinet like that. Wow.

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

That Hoosier cabinet is a showstopper. No wonder it's your favorite! Lovin' it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Mansion is gorgeous! Lucky you. Maybe hubby will take me there next time. He sure enjoys eating there.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Look at all the comments on your post! We can't wait to see what you will show us next because everytime you do it is always something wonderful.
I love your cabinet and the way you have adorned it. Love your big planter too. Reminds me that I need to go get some geraniums, pink of course.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Janie,
Have a great week my friend. I am feeling almost normal again! Keep checking that calendar and we will come up with a plan.
Hugs, Cindy

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Blondie~ ~ ~I love your fleur de lis salad plates, just beautiful!
You did a great job choosing paint colors for the walls. Yellow is one of my favorites but I find it very hard to pick a comfortable shade. Too gray or green or wharever but I love your shades. The darker one is just perfect in my eyes.

Lovely Scribbles said...

Wow, Jane, I LOVE that Hoosier cabinet and all of your favorite things, for that matter! I cannot believe you got such a steal on the herb jars at Anthro. Lucky lady, you!!

Have a wonderful day!!

xinex said...

Hi Janie! Any progress on the travel plans? Come see my secret garden when you have a chance. If you come after tonight, you will have to scroll down cause my tabletop and teatime post will publish....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey girlfriend,
Thanks for the lovely get well card! Your such a sweetie Hugs, Cindy!

Beverly said...

I can certainly see why these are among your favorite things. Each is wonderful.

My husband has always stopped to look any time he see a Hoosier cabinet. One of his grandmother's had one for many years.

I am glad all is well with you. Thank you for stopping by my blog to visit. I miss you on Pink Saturdays.

Tommie Jo said...

Those are some wonderful "favorite things"! I wonder if our pothos plants are related? lol~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Love your cabinet...and the herb jars are wonderful. What a deal you got on those.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love that Hoosier cabinet! I too saw those jars`cute!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, the cabinet is fabulous!!!! Oh, I love it. I also adore the urn....I have a thing for urns.

Hugs, Barb ♥