"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some of my new favorite things...

Oprah may have her 'favorite things' list, but here at The Christmas Corgi, we have a few spiffy new things of our own that we love this year. The best part? They are all hand made with love by some very talented ladies.
I am so excited about these whimsical charm bracelets from Melissa
over at Charm School Jewels. When I was a young girl, my mom bought me a really cool charm necklace that was similar to this. She remembers buying it at Saks Fifth Avenue. I remember it had tons of 'bubble gum machine' type charms and baubles on it. I wish I had it now. When I saw these, my heart felt like 10 lords a-leaping! The top green one is my daughter's. The pink one is mine.
All mine.

I can't ever resist the tea and cozies made by Susan over at T-Party.
Susan's Blend is my favorite, and her Jingle Blend is so nice for Christmastime.
Many of the cozies she makes have vintage fabrics and antique
buttons. They fit so perfectly over the little personal sized Bee
House tea pots she sells. I have quite a little collection of these. Actually,
I think the tea pot that goes with this new cozy is pink....

These are Corgi cards hand made by Ivy over at Paper Elixir.
They have really cute sayings in Welsh. The blue Corgi with the golden
crest card translates as, "I love reading." The one with the little crown
translates as, "Hello, my subjects!" So true for a Corgi, eh?

Aren't they all just fantastic? I think so! Have a lovely evening sweetie pies! xo -CS ^..^


coopercreek said...

The charms are sooo cute!!!!

betty said...

all very nice! I thought the corgi cards were cute :)


Susan from The T-Cozy said...

I am so honored to be on your "favorite things" list. Thank you!!!
May you have a warm and cozy holiday.

Bumpkin Hill said...

those charms are just so .....charming :) I love your tea cosie too and the tea pot is beautiful. As for those corgi cards, well they are too cute. Beary Hugs, Catherine x

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Ohhh, you lucky ducky!
I checked out all the websites, and they're all fantastic. All the bracelets are sold though, boo hoo. But lucky you got two. What cool stuff, thanks for sharing!

Anna M said...

My first thought when I saw the charm bracelet was Stitch Markers!!! I'd love a set like that.

Kelly said...

Aw love the charms! I had some as a kid too, and wish I kept them!! Love Ivy's cards too!!

Linda said...

I love tea cozies...they always make a cup of tea feel so special and calm.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy!

You are such a doll! I hope you and your daughter enjoy your little charm bracelets for years to come. Merry Christmas!


Ivy@PaperElixir said...

It's too sweet of you! Glad you enjoyed the corgi cards :D I had a blast concocting the Welsh message, sometimes I crack myself up imagining Bryson saying those things (in Welsh of course)!

The charm bracelets are too adorable, and I want some tea now just looking at the photo of the tea cozy/ tea pot... :D

Liz Harrell said...

Adorable! You have fabulous taste as usual. And thank you so so much for your sweet email today. It was so touching. I'm so amazed at how many wonderful, comforting women I know in blogland... and you're one of them! Thank you again so much.