I am glad you chose to visit! My blog is a compilation of the many hats I find myself wearing. On any given day I may be an encourager, an instructor, or just a lady who is venting. You, dear reader, will probably identify with my triumphs and my tribulations! These snapshots fit into my Life Scrapbook I have named A. McInnis Artworks. I hope you will find something worth your while.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Copper Kettles

When my son was a toddler, he would not go to bed without being rocked. As we rocked away the hours (literally), he always had two special song requests. One he called, Copper Kettles (aka: My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews) and It's Not Easy Being Green by Kermit the Frog. To this day, whenever I hear either of those artists belting out those songs, I smile. I must have rocked a million miles.

Today was rainy and I was alone sitting in the den when I caught myself looking at various things in the room and smiling. (What a life! I suppose you are thinking.) But for the past few weeks I've been in a blue funk and stopping to "smell the roses" has always helped me return to a sunnier disposition. Certain "things" in my home are my favorites. I thought I'd share some of them with you.

My eye was caught by the light coming through the front window and cascading through my collection of paperweights.
My first paperweight was given to me by Mother...I keep it separate from the others.
Then there is my grandfather's marble collection...
My Mother's Day present (above) was a huge surprise. We had a glass piece like this in the shop and it sold before I remembered to buy it for myself...I was so disappointed, but my son and his wife remembered and when they spotted another one, they bought it for me.
My silver baby utensil collection and my salt spoons.
My mother in law's hand carved wooden crochet hooks in my pine needle pitcher.
Part of my pine needle basket collection...so pretty.
All things blue and bird-ie.
My two new mugs made by my lovely friend, Michelle Leach (Michelle Leach Art) who BTW is moving to Alabama this summer AND SHE IS ABOUT TO HAVE A SWEET BABY BOY!! Notice she carved Mississippi with a heart and GuGu (what my grandchildren call me) and Ryan's name (grandson). We have coffee every morning together in our new cups...also BTW she and her husband, Buster are moving to help plant a church...I feel like I am losing the daughter I never had.
A tiny tea pot...I love all things TINY!
Sweet old books....
Tiny china doll of my grandmother's in a cradle carved by my daddy when he was a boy.
Grandchildren, Ryan and Gracie....
Beautiful old embroidery...one of a pair.
My mother's secretary...
Grandson's award...
Then moving outdoors...my rainchain...a retirement gift from my friend Libby.
Maybe I will even have time to sit on the porch and enjoy it shortly.

Nothing fancy, or costly...just some of my favorite things from some of my favorite people.
 Things that tie me to the ones I love.
It's not easy being green you know,


Michelle said...

Thanks for posting my mugs on your blog! So glad you like them:-) I will MISS having lunch with you every day in the library! Love you...

Angela said...

You have some very precious treasures.