I got to thinking the other day about things/items that make my life a little brighter.
I am talking material things today.
There are several items in my home that truly make me smile or fulfills my everyday needs.
I thought I would share those with you this morning.
This is the crucifix that hung over my great grandmother's bed most of her life. When she died, I was given her crucifix. I hang a little plastic rosary over the cross. This rosary was blessed by Pope Jon Paul II. If my apartment suddenly caught on fire - this is the absolute first thing I would grab.
It hangs over my bed.
The next picture you see below is one of a painting that originated from a photo my friend Steven & Kathy took on their trip to Paris. I asked for one thing, I wanted a picture of the Eiffel Tower at Sunset - and voila! I had my mother (who is an artist) paint the pic for me.
It is one of my favorite paintings and hangs in bedroom. I like the size of it also. Whenever I move, it is such an interesting piece to put on a small space.
The next piece I have is of one of my favorite magnets on my refrigerator. I bought this little guy at the Birmingham Museum of Art my first week that I lived here. I thought it was a great reminder of how I needed to live my life. My favorite sentence is - Live with Intention.
This is a magnet that hangs on my frig also - it is a voodoo doll that I purchased on my trip to New Orleans (one of the many trips to New Orleans.. beauty of living in the south, all of the cool cities are within a few hours drive.)
This little guy just makes me laugh. There are instructions on the little paper behind his head. Apparently you can take a piece of someone's hair and use the different color pin and attach the hair and different things will happen. *snicker*
This is one of the gifts I received in Egypt. Gohary's family gave me the little Egyptian cat. Even before Egypt and all that entails entered my life, I always thought the cat was pretty darn cool. Well, this little guy is posed proudly in my living room.
I love my little elephant box. Right now it has turned into our version of a candy dish. When you visit my home - this is the piece that holds all of the dark chocolate delights. ;-)
Here you see my favorite stool. I bought this little guy from the Georgia Children's Museum. I just love it. It makes me smile. That's all.
Another favorite - my Eiffel Tower clock. (it now sits on my mantel - this is an older picture.) I got this for Christmas one year. I just like it!
Ahh - I can add here - the pic above is of a clay figure that hangs in my kitchen. She is from Turin, Italy - an item one of my Italian exchange students gave me.
That concludes my feeble attempt to share the items surrounding me that brings a little smile to my face!
What are some items that make you happy??? Are special.. mean something to you?