Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some Of My Favourite Things This Week Before Spring

The scent of white lilies in vases all over the house
Planting Candytuft and Rosemary bushes

The Songwriter’s new
CD......so proud!

The taste of Organic Strawberries, perfectly, sweetly, in season
Shepherd’s Pie on a rainy Saturday night
The pink and white striped cotton shirt I stole from the Songwriter
Mario Badescu
products, just the best stuff ever
Fleet Foxes singing White Winter Hymnal
Reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
Watching Driving Lessons - wonderful, quirky film with Julie Walters and Rupert Grint

This cake stand by
William Yeoward...

The colour of Edward’s fur and the hat I knitted to match it
The scent of my hands after planting rosemary bushes
Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea by Stash

This gorgeous new silk from
Designers Guild....


This verse:

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise my love, my fair one,
and come away."

The Song of Solomon, 2:11-13

...And I have a late addition to my list of early Spring favourites....
just today I received some lovely notecards from Karen, the charming artist at
Moonlight and Hares! Do pop over and see her beautiful work!! Thank you, Karen!


  1. this has to be one of my favorite posts! and congratulations to the songwriter!

  2. Congrats to the songwriter(and his muse)Loved the outfit...there was spring in the air yesterday..we where sitting on the terras ..:)
    What instrument do I see on the picture..?

  3. With that outfit you could have that song of Solomon ringing in your ears from all sides.
    Wonderful thoughts and feelings and a happy Songwriter. I hope his CD is a smash hit!

  4. the scent of lillies...you have good tast my dear friend :) Am I missing something? Who is the song writer?

  5. AH...beautiful things my friend; you have great taste! What a lovely poem. God's word is poetry. Have an inspired day! Anita Give Edward a big hug!

  6. Hurray for the new CD and the new hat that matches your handsome Edward :-)

    That is the perfect verse for today. Thank you!

  7. Holy moly, there is some great stuff here. I agree with everything you posted, and I didn't know some of it.

    Love that Fleet Foxes song!

    That's a terrific portrait of the Songwriter - congratulations to him!

  8. Ooh. I love that verse too. I need to go back and read the Song of Solomon all over again.

    Congrats to your songwriter!

  9. I really enjoyed this post! Thank you for sharing a bit more about you. All my best to you and Edward. xoxo

  10. love your precious things & i love edward in that hat!!

  11. SOOOOOOOO beautiful.
    all of it !!

    the clothes ( you would look great in that ),
    the first picture ( i love, love love ),
    the cake stand..........

    XXX s

  12. so many lovely things in this post! that cake stand is just stunning

  13. Ahhhhh Spring! It's knocking at the door! I love your favorite things, especially the scent of rosemary! and congratulations to the songwriter :)
    xo Isa

  14. Love the cakestand - and that wonderful verse from Song of Solomon - you can't beat the Bible for sheer poetry.
    Quite fancy the shepherd's pie too - and thanks for giving me the idea of stealing a shirt - he has a favourite one I would really like - shall go and filch it from his drawer immediately.

  15. I love favourite things ... a perfect way to get to know someone a little bit better. Winnie D would like you to pass on a message to Edward please ... she wishes very much that he lived closer (& Apple too of course)

    xo from Les Gang

  16. What an elegant and wonderful list!! Congrats to the Songwriter for the new CD - hope it does well!!
    Beautiful blog hon, eye candy!! Thank you for sharing! Sarah

  17. What a nice post Pamela. We love Rosemary here too. I have one big plant that I keep inside all winter and put out in the spring- we use so much of it. I'm heading right over to check out the songwriter's new CD- I need a little pre-spring treat!

  18. Those are some of my favorite things too. You sound so happy and ready for spring. It is infectious. Congratulations to the songwriter!

  19. Your enthusiasm is infectious! Congratulations to the songwriter, I like his hat.

  20. I have just blogged about (among other things) spring and now I'm reading other blogs and almost all of them are about spring! Its official..the British like to talk about the weather.But who can blame us? You too?
    many years ago I made a cross stitch sampler for my mother on Mothers day with that exact verse on it.

  21. A beautiful verse - just wonderful.I'd like to add my congratulations to the songwriter and wish him success with his CD...and that cake stand is superb!

  22. Please pass along my best wishes on the success of The Songwriters new CD... this must be so exciting!!!!

    Love that outfit!!!

  23. What lovely favorite things, I couldn't agree more with them! I do love that outfit and the Designer's Guild fabric too! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't wait to read more!

  24. Hello P&E,

    Can I share the scent of the lillies and the rosemary? The former is so intoxicating, I know many people who can not cope with it! So many favourite things to herald spring!

  25. Lovely post :) I'm trying to think of something to add, but you've covered most of it :)

    Kim x

  26. Congratulations to the songwriter on his new CD..That's wonderful!

    I love your lists...I'm daily checking the progress of my herbs as they spout from their peat pellets in the upstairs landing..Rosemary is one of my favorites and this year is my first attempt at growing it from seed. I've always just purchased the plant. I'm happy to report that they have germinated, and that's half the battle:-)

  27. Your blog is absolutely stunning. What a pleasure to come here.

    Renee xoxo

  28. Hi Pamela,
    A sylish list! I adore William Yeoward crystal and that piece in particular. So spring-like. Aren't you glad it's finally here?

  29. What a beautiful list Pamela and I love your choices. Isn't the arrival of spring the best feeling, xv.

  30. Thank you for sharing your beautiful list with us.
    I agree, the strawberries are a gift from nature this time of year.
    I can see you in that wonderful white outfit.
    Have a peaceful weekend, Pamela.


  31. Loved this post!! Where can we hear a sample of the Song Writer's CD?

  32. What a beautiful post, full to the brim of delights, Thank you.

    Congratulations to the composer, is he famous?

  33. Oh what lovely delicious planting you've been doing. I wouldn't wash my hands for a while with those smells.

    Thanks for sharing your fav things.

  34. You've been kind to me in the past with your comments so I thought I'd pay your blog a long overdue visit. As I'm newish here, I'm trying to fill in the blanks as I read and read other's comments. Everything is just so lovely and I see a Congratualtions is in order. What a repertoire!!!

    I'll be back soon to do some more reading up :)

  35. We have the same sensibilities to be sure! Strawberrirs that a ripe! Lilies, our pooches are top of my list. :)

  36. Eloquent words and gorgeous cake stand!

  37. Wonderful photo of the songwriter and congratulations on his new album. I enjoyed reading his blog. I'm not familiar with his older music but I think I'd like his new music. I hope he'll put some excerpts on his web site as a preview?

  38. Love that white outfit! Congrats to your songwriter.

    Song of Solomon moves my heart.


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