Friday, July 25, 2008

My Favorite Things...

Cindy from My Romantic Home has initiated a fun little blogpost idea... She's asking anyone who would like to join in to post about "their favorite thing."


Now I have lots of sentimental favorites, like my girls' artwork or my Nana's china (that I just posted about), so I thought I'd put sentimentality aside and just pick a 'fun' favorite... my mini-collection (I only have two!) of vintage tin wastebaskets!! Here's the old green one, which gets moved around quite a bit. Right now it sits next to the TV armoire, but as you can see from my blog banner, it also sometimes sits in front of the fireplace!!


And this sweet little pink one now sits in my office and is actually being used as (of all things!) ... a trashcan! But as you can see from the photo, for a while it held my vintage chenille scatter rugs until that collection outgrew the trash can!!



So if you'd like to share your favorite "thing" or favorite "collection," click on the photo above and join in the fun!!! Cindy will be listing any participating blogs from now through Sunday, the 27th. Thanks, Cindy!! Fun idea!!!

And if you'd like to see a bit more of my blog, you can click here!

Donna

27 comments:

Tricia Anne said...

Your collection brings back memories for me. My grandma had a pretty waste can in her bathroom, much like yours. What a treasure!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I love those!!!

M ^..^

Kim's Treasures said...

Your "mini" collection is a very pretty one! I love them!
Have a great day!
Kim

Cheryl said...

lol...what a fun "collection" I like to house wallpaper in the one I've got. Mine isn't as cute as yours though-- but now I'm going to be on the hunt for a green one, I love it!!~Cheryl

lisa said...

Tole painting is one of my favorite art forms. I love your waste cans, they are beautiful.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are great! What a fun thing to collect!

Thanks for joining in!

Party Wishes SCV said...

I can see that we have much in common! My name is Donna as well, love Julie Andrews, I'm a snapdragon flower and I am Marianne Dashwood! Love your home and your favorite thing. I'm so glad I dropped by!

Joy said...

Nifty collection! Your blog banner is gorgeous too. :o)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh those are so cute... I can see why they are special to you
HUgs
Linda

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

Your post is fantastic! Julie Andrews singing "Favorite Things" is priceless! I love your creativity and your collection is very pretty too!!

Liz said...

CUTE waste cans! What a great thing to collect!
Cute blog too!
~~Liz~~

Her Shabbiness said...

I love the vintage tin wastebasket. The flowers are a nice touch. You have me hooked with the Sound of Music "Favorite Things" playing on your blog. That's one of my favorite movies.
Your blog has been fun to visit.

KarenB said...

Oh, I don't have one of those! I'm not sure I've seen one either. Very nice indeed. Thanks for coming over for a visit. By the way, I lived in MA for 5 years and vacationed there for 3 more. Love it! Where do you live? I lived in Northborough.
Karen B.

ceekay said...

Your wastecans are so pretty. I remember those from my Grandma's house. Nothing like the plastic things we have today!

Debbie said...

What pretty little waste cans. And I like how you move them around for all the different spaces to enjoy from time to time.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

These are beautiful!!!! What a lovely way to throw things away....I would be tossing things all day just to look at these!!!!

Rachel* said...

Your items are just so pretty. I love the chabby chic look it sets off. Very pretty and pink!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Donna,

We are kindred spirits indeed as I love vintage wastebaskets as well.

The birds are under the heading of Bell'occio. Here is the link. they are under maison

http://www.bellocchio.com/

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love the wastebaskets! I had buyers remorse once because I saw a similar wastecan in an antique store but it was a tad on the pricey side, so I went home to think about it. When I went back, someone else had already snatched it up. Oh well. It was sure fun seeing yours though!

Kady

Angie said...

very pretty! they're getting harder to find..but well worth the hunt! we went to the humane society today and walked the dogs..then played with the kitties...i think it helped the kids alot! i know i sure enjoyed it. hope you had a nice saturday!

~Angie

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I love the trash cans! I've been on the hunt for them for quite a while!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

These are so cute!
I have a black one but have been keeping my eye out for a pastel!
Nikki

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, those cans remind me of my grandma's house!! I think she had a few in black scattered all around her home!

Blessings,

Sher

Legacies For You said...

They definitely do not make wastebaskets as pretty and quaint anymore. Love your collection and will check back with your blog in days to come!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You've unearthed a memory for me. I can remember my grandmother having a wastebasket similar to yours. I must have been very young when I noticed it, as I was just four years old when she passed.
They truly are lovely.

CONNIE said...

Hello, Donna. Thanks for stopping by @ my new place. It's nice meeting you.

Your treasures are adorable. Sooo shabby.

I'm sorry about your cat. My Floppy is getting older... all he does is sleep but he still plays with the little one...
Ciao!

Carla said...

I like the vintage trash cans, too. I think your florals are decoupage, right? I have one that's a wonderful vintage green with tole painted roses.