Some Favorite Gifts and TFT #371

Welcome to another Thursday Favorite Things!

I’ve been trying to rid myself of this respiratory virus for over a week now, and I’m getting a little cranky about it, to be honest!  But, I’ve been enjoying taking some down-time to look at pictures from our December, and a few of the memorable Christmas gifts.

Hand lettered ornamentAs you may know, my daughter was married in November. My sweet niece suggested that we use the rose petals from my daughter’s wedding to make my daughter and her new husband a special ornament for Christmas.  I dried the petals, filled a clear ornament with them, and lettered it with a gold paint pen.  (It is hard to letter on a round surface!)   The ribbon is from her flower crown. I think they liked it!

My gift to my husband was a portrait, in colored pencil and watercolor, of our Siamese cat, Lucy, who lived to be almost 18 years old.  My husband was Lucy’s favorite person.  The portrait was done  by a very talented artist, Dina Kowal.  She is both a gifted artist and a sweet person, and with her help, I managed to surprise my husband (which is not easy to do!)  It looks like a photo, doesn’t it? (Please ignore the fingerprints on the frame…)

Here are my features from our last TFT party:  (Don’t forget to click back to last week’s party to see what you might have missed.)

These are such beautiful, free peony paintings to download at Picture Box Blue.

Thursday Favorite Things link party

Some great tips about foods your dog shouldn’t eat at 3 Boys and a Dog.

What are some things dogs can't eat

Virtually traveling to London via this post about where to eat there, at The Kittchen. (I was there 29 years ago and want to go back!  I posted about our trip here.) 

Where to eat in London

It’s time to party my sweet  friends. You can add three links until midnight on Saturday. One each day or all at once. Please invite your blog friends and social networks to join us. – Inlinkz has implemented a new policy — When you add your link to the list,  you need to click the little square boxes about their policies on the bottom right.

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Nina-Vintage Mamas Cottage

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Bev-Eclectic Red Barn

Angelina- Petite Haus

Amber-Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Theresa- Shoestring Elegance

Linda- Crafts a la Mode

Pam- An Artful Mom

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups are # 31 and 32!!

  2. Hi Pam! That shot of the warm country restaurant in London…oh my! I'm sharing my home in #67 and #68 as I begin tidying up for the new year. Thanks for the opportunity to spread more peace, beauty, and inspiration.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting, Pam. The ornament is such a lovely and memorable gift to the newlyweds. I know they will lovemhaveing this keepsake. My links for the party are 36, 37, and 38.

    1. Thank you Pam. They both love sentimental things, so they really liked the ornament. Thanks for participating today!

  4. Thank you for hosting. I love sharing with your readers and always find inspiration here. Have a blessed week! #OverTheMoon #ThursdayFavoriteThings

  5. I am numbers 18-20 this week. Sorry about your virus. I started a new sore throat this week…. and not completely over a respiratory virus of some kind from weeks ago. It gives me more sympathy for people with chronic illnesses.

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