Thursday, 9 October 2008

Anne's Absolutely Favourite Things

Anne Harwell is a name known throughout Blogland. Anne is a talented artist and her gorgeous work has been featured on blogs worldwide. I absolutely adore Anne's chair series. I purchased a set of her chair note cards from her Etsy shop a while ago and every time I write a note on one of her cards I think I must order some more before I use them all up. I think her work is so fresh and vibrant and inspiring. She is also very gracious and never leaves it too long with out leaving a comment on my blog to stay in touch. Today I'm thrilled to be able to share with you some of Anne's favourite things...

"The arrangement includes a tole container that I re-painted with a lavender color I mixed myself (to get it the shade I wanted). In it is my dwarf braided ficus. In front of that is a cross I bought in Florence, Italy. Then there's a porcelain votive from Anthropologie, a fuschia glass bowl from Spain, a carved box I gold-leafed myself and a Tiffany box from a special gift. Atop that is a sea urchin my sister brought me from the Florida Keys. To the left is some coral and a shell, my pink reading glasses and one of my quote posters that I made to remind me to be thankful for what I have. I love these things for their color and beauty, but also because they remind me of special travel memories, people who are dear to me and what's important in life!"

Anne your favourite things are so pretty...love all the pink and aqua!! Thank you for sharing your special things with us!!

This ends Series 1 of Absolutely Favourite Things. Series 2 will start on Thursday 30th October. Thank you to all of the amazing bloggers who have contributed to series 1. It has been so wonderful to see your favourite things and to hear about why they are so special to you. Thank you also for the wonderful feedback I have received about this series. I can't wait to share the next series with you all!!

12 comments:

Blondie said...

I'd love to know what that quote says :) I can only read the first couple of lines...

la la Lovely said...

Love Anne..love her things and love this series!!!!
xx

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I just saw a link to you from Anne's blog. What a wonderful idea you have! - I'll definitely check back to read your series 2 on this topic. Lecia

*Spring Blossom* said...

oh what will I do for the next few Thursdays :(
I always look foward to seeing the interesting things that diffrent people hold dear to them.

pve design said...

Anna,

Anne of course does have a sincere thankful quality in her collection. That is what I love about this series.
The Sincerity.

PvE

Cote de Texas said...

Anne is such a doll! She's a great asset to the design blogosphere - all her art work has been a unifying force. As pretty on the inside as the outside - she's just wonderful!

Joni

ness lockyer said...

Anne's work is becoming a bit of a style icon. Her chair prints are fantastic.
Ness xx

My Notting Hill said...

So pretty! It looks so bright and lovely - just the way Anne comes across on her blog.

Style Court said...

Anne -- I love how all of your things have special meaning and that you worked on several items yourself too. Such a pretty grouping.

Ana Balbinot said...

Anna, I really love this series and I cant wait to see the next!
I also love your blog wich is one of the bests that I know. Thank you for share with us this absolutely beautiful series.
Love
Ana

Porchlight Interiors said...

Love the collection of Annes favourite things - so personal and beautifully put together! Tracey x

annechovie said...

Aw, thanks so much, everyone! I just saw these and you made me blush (and smile!)Thanks to Anna and all of you for making my day and for ongoing support - I am so blessed to be part of such a great community in this blogging world!
P.S. For Blondie - sorry the quote's so blurry, I am a pathetic photographer! It reads,"Happiness is not having all you want, it is wanting all you've got!"