It’s the little things…

Last month Paulette tagged her readers (those who were willing to play) to list:

“Six unimportant things that I love”

I’m always up for a good game, and even though I’ve already shown you some of my favorite things in previous posts, I think I can rustle up a few more. 😉

So here we go in no particular order . . .

My Glass Slipper
Ever since I first saw Cinderella at the movies as a little girl, I have wanted a glass slipper of my very own! I found this one a couple of years ago – on sale no less! I don’t usually put anything in it. It looks pretty just glittering in the sunlight, but the necklace adds a little color for this photo.

Turtle Magnifying Glass
Because [I am getting older] they keep reducing the size of the print on everything, I keep this little guy right near my chair! He’s a real lifesaver sometimes.

Swiffer Duster
Honestly, I think this is the best invention ever! I have always thought of dusting as the worst chore. It seems that hours after you do it; more dust appears. I’ve spent years pushing the dust around, or so it seems. But, no more! This “swiffer” really attracts the dust and although I wouldn’t say that I now enjoy dusting – at least I don’t detest it quite so much. You may say they are expensive. I agree – they are for a piece of disposable paper/cloth, but I make them earn their keep!!! First, I use them for light dusting such as glass and china, and then for heavier dust – like on shelves, and finally when they are looking pretty dirty, I use them on the floor for spaces behind furniture or appliances. Whew, with all this talk you’d think I was dusting constantly. Believe me – I’m NOT! 😉

Amethyst Crystal Rock
My oldest daughter, who shares my love of purple, gave this gorgeous piece to me for a gift. I love looking at all of the layers and the deep violet color is breathtaking as it sparkles and catches the light. I keep it on a bookshelf in our living room and it’s one of the few things in my home that I don’t mind dusting!


Trivet Tile
Over the years, whenever we went on vacation, I would often select a pretty tile as a souvenir. I’d look for something that would remind us of the place we were visiting. It was a relatively inexpensive item in most gift shops so it was perfect for a young family’s budget. Eventually I had collected a nice assortment of tiles that I could grab whenever I needed to place hot casserole dishes on the table or the counter. This particular tile is my favorite and I’d like to tell you why . . .

When my youngest daughter was in elementary school, her class went on a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island – a beautiful city by the sea with lots to see and do! She was so excited to have the chance to go and as we were getting her backpack ready the night before, I handed her some money to use for drinks and snacks, and I told her there would be enough money for her to buy a little something for herself from any gift shop they might visit. When she returned home after her big day she was full of details about her adventure. Then, with a twinkle in her eye, she handed me a paper bag that contained her purchase. Imagine my surprise as I pulled out this tile. I had wanted her to spend the money on herself, but she said that when she saw it, she thought of me.


Pottery Bird
Not sure when or where I bought him, but I’ve had him for a very long time. I love pottery and this plump little fella is beautifully made. He has a bisque finish with some rough texturing on the brown areas. Simple, but lovely.

So, that’s my list!

Are there any unimportant things that you love?



It’s the little things… — 4 Comments

  1. This is something you have to think about. Just the phrase “unimportant things that I love” is retoric because if I love it, its not unimportant. Six unimportant things that I could do without, now there is a phrase. But then I think if I could do without it, why don’t I get rid of it?

    Corey says I think too deep. I think he’s right.

  2. I’m so happy you did this post, and I soooo enjoyed reading about your little lovelies.

    I have an amethyst crystal just like yours…I’ve always had a thing for pretty rocks! And that glass slipper, gosh I LOVE that! You know, I wanted to be Cinderella when I grew up…maybe there’s still time, although I don’t think a middle aged Cinderella has very much appeal…Mr turtle is very cute and so is that darling little plump pottery bird, but my favorite of your favorites is the tile. That little story really made me misty eyed! How terribly sweet your little girl was to think of you, and we all know those little shops are just packed with goodies kids simply must have, yet she chose something for you. I JUST LOVE THAT!!!

    Hugs, Paulette :o)

  3. Wow Kathy!
    Thank you so much for sending this info!
    I took a look at the website and saw the little fella. 🙂
    It’s great to know the history of the studio. They sure do have some wonderful things.

    As I mentioned in my post, I don’t remember exactly when I bought the bird – probably at a gift shop while on a vacation.

    But – thanks to you! – mystery solved about the studio of origin!

    Sending warmest wishes,

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