Some of my Favorite Things ~ Where Bloggers Live

Wow, this is a hard one. I don’t think there’s enough room on my blog, so I’m having to be VERY selective.

Welcome to the latest edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives? Over the next few months, a group of seven bloggers will be sharing their workspaces, their homes, towns and more!  As you can see, this edition is “A Few of my Favorite things”.

This painting is definitely one of my favorite things. It’s the original house on the property where I live. I wrote a post about the house last year. The painting itself is so special because when we moved back here my mother (who had a fall version) tracked down the artist and bought the painting for my birthday.

Then there’s jewelry 😍  My mother managed a jewelry store when I was a kid so I basically grew up there.  Learned to appreciate good jewelry, china, crystal, etc.  Back then, that’s where you bought all of that.  And, I have quite a few pieces of vintage jewelry that came from my family.

And of course I couldn’t leave out elephants.  I have a gazillion, so it was tricky to pick just a few.

And last but not least – my mink coat.  Yes I know, those aren’t popular these days – and it rarely gets cold enough in Alabama… but I LOVE IT.  It was a huge surprise Christmas gift one year from Chuck.

I’m personally looking forward to seeing what everyone else’s favorite things, so join me as we tour of their areas.

Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Iris at Iris Originals Ramblings
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Em at Dust and Doghair
Julia at When the Girls Rule
Leslie Roberts Clingan

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What lovely treasures, Iris! I enjoyed seeing them as well as the stories that went along with them. So glad you shared the link to the story of your spectacular family home. I had not seen it before and it was both fascinating and tragic. In all of life’s mysteries, isn’t it a great and happy one that your mom went to such effort to have that painting made for you? Lights in the dark… My grandmother collected elephants as well. It was one of the things I loved most about going to her home. She was very formal (in… Read more »

Bettye L Rainwater

Great faves, Iris – ESPECIALLY that painting of the house! That’s so cool.

I still see some old school jewelry stores like that – that are jewelry, china, etc., but mostly they’ve been phased out here. How great that you still have some pieces from that time.

Elephant Art 🙂



I loved seeing the things you like, Iris. All of it is wonderful. I’m always drawn to jewelry and you have some lovely pieces. Oh that dinner ring,,,,gorgeous!

Leslie Susan Clingan

Such precious keepsakes. I like elephants, too, and have an elephant-themed guest room. How fun to have paintings created by an elephant!! Stopped writing this comment to look into buying one but they are more expensive than my budget allows. Wish I could get a print!! Had to stop to look up chocolate pot, too. Thought it was probably a hot cocoa pot but thought it might also be for chocolate sauce, hot fudge sauce. Your pot is really lovely. I can see why it is a favorite thing. And the jewelry. I should probably put my most favorite pieces… Read more »


It’s nice to see so many lovely pieces of art – the jewellery and the paintings! It would be so cool to have paintings by elephants! An elephant sneezed on me once and my friends still talk about it – probably the closest I’ll ever get, haha!

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo

Oh, Iris!! I loved seeing this, especially that mink coat. Granted you might not need to wear it much, but it’s so amazing!!
And the jewelry…talk about sentimental. Do you wear it??
I laughed at the elephant butt one especially. I hope you wear that a LOT!!