Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday Favorites

My favorite things I got for Christmas are a large apothecary jar filled with apples and 3 Nell Hill books by Mary Carol Garrity. I have been wanting these books for awhile and always look at them when I go in the bookstore. She has great ideas about accessorizing and setting up vignettes. I am going to try to incorporate her ideas in my home and rearrange some things to look better. I am in the process of taking down my Christmas stuff so it's pretty messy around my house. It's hard to remember how I had things before. I have been dreading taking it down, but it's fun to get things cleaned off and back in order. Hope y'all have a great weekend!


24 comments:

Vashti said...

The Jar is stunning! and those books look awesome, Im getting on Amazon right now!

Erin said...

I love that jar! So cute! I hope you and your family had a happy new year! I am going to have to check out those books...they look great! Have a great day!

Sandy Toes said...

I like what you did with the mirror! So cute!
-sandy toes

Betsy said...

Love the jar with the mirror. Great choice. Can't wait to see what you are going to do.

Heather said...

Love the idea of using a mirror. Hope you have a wonderful New Year's!

coco said...

You will love those books...I have two of them and I go back to them over and over just to gaze at the pictures! Love the jar over the mirror. Happy New Year!

Amber said...

I love those books, too. I have 2 of them, but I don't have Feather Your Nest. She has such a knack for accessories and display!!

Shannon said...

Those are great gifts! I love the jar and I love to decorate with decorating books! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I can just imagine all of the wonderful things you are going to put in that lovely jar. It's hard to get anything done when we have new, beautiful books to puruse! Have fun with them. laurie

bec4 said...

I too am dreading the taking down--but look forward to rearranging as things come back out and paring down both what i put away, and what comes back out. Happy New Year!

Stacey said...

I have those books also and just love them! After looking at the books you realize that every girl needs an apothecary jar or three and cloches...right?

The Entertaining book is supposed to be coming soon. Can't wait!

Wendy said...

Yea! I'm so glad your posting again...that Feather Your Nest book is my absolute favorite! I refer ot it all the time!

AndreaLeigh said...

love your christmas gifts. i can't wait to see how your rearrange things.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Angie, you got some great gifts! Those books look wonderful. I'm in the middle of taking my
Christmas down too, ugggg.... but it is fun getting things back in order. Glad I have pics on my blog to see how things were, although I might change things up a bit. Hope your new year is off to a great start! Kristen

Marie said...

Niiiice! I have been dying to look at one of those books for months. Enjoy them!

Mimi Sue said...

I've been wondering what to put in my jar. The apples look great. Love Nell Hill. I have the Feather Your Nest one. I'm up to my elbows in putting stuff away too. Mimi

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, how wonderful. That jar looks great and those books look yummy. Don't you love books like that? I need to get some!
Blessings,
Debbie

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

I adore the Jar! and I love the her books too! I have the Feather your Nest book! pure eye candy!! ;)

Hope you had a wonderful New Years and many wishes for 2009!!

Hugs, Cynthia

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

The jar is really cute, and those books look so fun! I may just have to look into them. :) I hope your weekend was a good one! Have a great day! :)

Melissa said...

The jar is beautiful.....I dream of the day when my little ones are old enough to handle such a breakable piece on my table!

Ms. Tee said...

Your jar with apples is very cute. I've also seen those books before - she has some really neat ideas.
Happy New Year! :)

Inspired Kara said...

I love the mirror addition to the table!!

Deborah said...

I really like the star! Can you put some fabric (like a red/white toile or paisley) behind it on the backside of the glass to make it show up better and highlight the pattern? I love the addition of the animal print.

momof3girls said...

I know this is an older post, but I got so excited. After viewing your post & loving your project I checked my local library & they have 2 of the three books - I ordered them in to look at. Thanks for the suggestions!