A Favorite Thing #18


Welcome to A Favorite Thing #18. This is the place where we all come together once a week to share one of our favorite things with fellow bloggers. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let’s look at some highlights from our last get-together.


Fairhope Supply Company shared a wonderful post with us – 24 Southern Christmas Sayings. I loved this peek into Southern life.


Hardin County Keepsakes share a list of her favorite Christmas things, including bubble lights. Love bubble lights!


Sue, of Wicked Faerie Queen, shared her beautifully decorated home with us, and this bowl of her grandmother’s ornaments.


This week, I’m sharing my Miss Keyboard’s School sign with you. It’s one of my favorite things. One of my favorite shops, Vignettes, posted a picture of a vignette on their blog and this was in the background. I immediately emailed Lori, the owner, and soon it was in the mail to me. Miss Keyboard’s School was a method of teaching music devised by a lady who lived in Detroit around the turn of the century. She was an amazing woman who was quite a trailblazer for her time. Those are hooks on the keys. I imagine they were used as a teaching device. I occasionally hang things from the hooks. It’s perfect in our little cottage.

Now it’s your turn.

You can link up anytime from this evening through Sunday. Make sure you enter the URL of your post. If you’re unsure how to do that, just click on your post title after you’ve published it and copy the information in your browser address window. Come back here, paste the URL into your link entry and there you go! If you have any problems, drop me an email and I’ll help you out. Please link back to this blog on your post. That way, those that read your post and are interested in reading more can do so.

One of my concerns about link parties is that the very reason for them has somewhat gone by the wayside. They’ve become so big and there are so many of them that many bloggers don’t take the time to visit any of the other participants. Link parties are a way to meet new bloggers and share with each other and the only way to do that is to visit each other. So, please, take some time to visit everyone over the next few days. No rush. Stop by, introduce yourself, and leave a comment. It’s the neighborly thing to do. It’s also nice if you leave a comment here, as well.



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  1. says

    I guess I’m right on your schedule for posting a photo on Favorite Things! San Diego is one of my Favorite Places! We lived here for 11 years and loved it. It is truly our home away from home. When we moved away our kids decided to make it their permanent home.
    Thanks so much for hosting, Claudia!
    Carolynn xxx
    No grandbaby yet….Still waiting…

  2. says

    Thanks bunches for hosting again this week. Since making jewelry is one of my favorite things to do – thought I would join in.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. says

    I have noticed that keyboard in your cottage before and always admired it but never knew the story behind it. It is wonderfull! Takes me back to my own piano lesson days. So happy to be back with you in this new year and thanks for being our hostess.
    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  4. says

    I love bubble lights too!! I have had some for years, but didn’t use them this year , found out that my SIL was disappointed (never knew he loved them). Hope you are having a great new year.


  5. says

    Thanks for hostessing the party. I saw a link about gardening near my link and it made me glad, I’ve already begun thinking about my flower garden for 2013! Mary

  6. says

    I have noticed this sign over the piano in some of your previous posts. Such a wonderful piece of art. Thanks for hosting, Claudia. I’m joining in this week.

  7. says

    Hi Claudia, thank you for leading me to these beautiful blogs. I loved what they shared but also other posts on their blogs. Wasn’t the Wicked Fairie Queen’s post on books beautifully done? I won’t forget that post for a long time.

    I loved those sweet pictures of Scout from yesterday too. She has the prettiest fur ever!

  8. says

    That’s a neat sign, Claudia. It’s funny, I just picked up a book/CD to teach me how to play the keyboard. We have one sitting in the basement gathering dust. It belongs to our daughter but she doesn’t have room for it where she lives. Hope you had good holidays! Thanks for hosting this fun party.

  9. says

    Hi Claudia,

    I’ve never seen bubble lights before! They’re so bright and beautiful! The perfect glow for the tree.
    Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up a poem I wrote about my (and half the female population’s) favourite place right now – Paris. Gotta get there, never been! Wishing…one day…

    Have a cozy weekend,

    Poppy xo

  10. says

    Love that keyboard sign, Claudia. It is fabulous and I love hearing the story behind it.. Our bubble lights weren’t working this year and I missed them. Thanks for hosting.

  11. says

    Claudia, That sign is wonderful! How interesting, I have never seen one like that. I hope you stop by and visit me, my talented neice’s are starting a new business and have a beautiful handmade necklace to giveaway. You can kind of say they are one of my favorite things!

  12. says

    Thank you for hosting. I’m a little late getting my post in this week and like you said I want visit some of the other links so I’ll be back.
    Have a great week.

  13. says

    Oh, Maaan! I forgot about “Favorite Thing Saturday.” I’ll remember next week, I promise! I love your piano keys wall hanging. Covet it, actually. Lynn :)

  14. says

    Hello Claudia, I wanted to say hello and thank you for this very lovely blog link-up. My friend Susan from
    ashtreecottage blog invited me. I really look forward to visiting and leaving comments and getting to know the ladies. Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

  15. says

    Hi Claudia,
    Thanks for hosting another Favorite Thing Saturday! I’m enjoying visiting the links and meeting some of the other bloggers. So glad that the party doesn’t get huge like some of them. I like a smaller more intimate group. I’ve always admired your keyboard sign and can definitely see why it’s one of your favorite things.

  16. says

    I love that sign, too, Claudia. It’s so charming. I’m hoping to be able to participate again this week. Sorry to have been missing in action for so long. Take care.

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