My Favorite Things- A New Blogger series

September 06, 2012

Today we inaugurate a new series here on Mimosa Lane called My Favorite Things.  Yay! (cue in the confetti!) We will be inviting different blogger friends to share with us a few of their favorite things, all within one photo that includes themselves.  We are so, so excited!  We thought it would be great way to get to know other fellow bloggers.  This way we can get a glimpse into their homes, their personal style, and any little treasures with sentimental value they may want to share with us.  My goal is that through this little experiment we can get a peek into the real make-up of other bloggers and get a sense for what truly excites them and what inspires them.


In the picture above are five of my favorite things.  And I'm going to tell you a little about each one.

1| My Favorite Person.  This is Little Miss A.  She is my beautiful daughter who has had my heart since before she was born, for whom I have the highest hopes and dreams, and whom I want to protect and guide as best as I can.  She is an only child, so yes, she does get plenty pampered but she is so good and sweet. (P.S. my husband is also a favorite person, but he would never agree to this and he isn't as cute as this little button).

2| My Favorite Dress.  This was easy!  This dress was custom made in Cuba for my mom when she was fourteen years old.  It is spectacular in person.  It is made of red linen with embroidered raffia flowers and pearls.  The fact that this work of art made it out of communist Cuba in one of two suitcases my mom left the country with is amazing to me.  And of course little Miss A. will get to wear it someday as well.

3| My favorite Perfume. Diva by Ungaro.  I have had this bottle ever since I was thirteen.  I inherited it from my mom when I went to my first formal dance and I only use it for very special formal occasions.  I swear, I think it reproduces itself in there because I have had that bottle for years!  It is not in vogue, nobody has heard of it, but to me it is a very special and feminine aroma that I cannot resist and just brings back the happiest of memories.  (But the fact that now they sell it in amazon worries me....has it become a grandma perfume?  No worries, I will always be loyal)

4| My favorite Books.  Here are just a few of my favorites- Jane Austen's novels, Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (this particular book is autographed and dedicated to me by the author which makes it so exciting) and Pablo Neruda's Love Poems (it is intoxicatingly romantic!).  They each found me in different times of my life when I needed them and they have all left an important impression on me.

5| Favorite Corner. I love this little corner of my living room.  It makes me so happy to have such a beautiful light blue wall color with this amazing portrait by a beloved Spanish painter, with my absolute favorite candleholders that were only $40!, and finished of with some beautiful accesories that were presents from special friends.

There you have it- A few of my favorite things! Ok, your turn!  I have a list of blogger friends I'm hoping want to participate.  Who's first?!  If you are in Dallas I volunteer to take your photo.

Now that you know some of my favorite things, let us know what yours are.  Inquiring minds want to know :)

(images by the very talented Molly B. Miller from A Piece of Toast whom I thank profusely for helping me out and always supporting me and Mimosa Lane.  Thank you sweet friend!)

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26 comments

  1. What a wonderful new series! I can't wait to see more. Your daughter is beautiful and your dress, fabulous! Love the detailing:)

    xo
    Alison

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  2. Awwwww! I love this series! Your daughter is adorable! Er, first of all, I can't believe you can fit in your mom's dress custom made for a 13 year-old! The little diet trick you mentioned to me clearly works so I'm now all over that. I love the fact that you've somehow managed to reproduce a perfume no one's ever heard of! I'm pretty sure their sales will escalate after this. Glad to see we are kindred Literature spirits. Love me some Jane Austen as well. Can't wait to see the little nuggets we discover about each other.

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  3. I love this series idea!
    Your daughter is adorable & you look stunning in that dress. I too am a big fan of Jane Austin novels.

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  4. What a wonderful photograph! Love all the details you pointed out for us. Your mom's dress is amazing, and you look stunning in it! Absolutely love this idea for a series, I've learned so much about you today!

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  5. Excellent suggestions whenever I visit your blog.

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  6. This is such fun!! You and your daughter are gorgeous. And what an incredible story about the dress! I read the comment from LiveLaughDecorate and want to know the little diet secret!

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  7. Q foto taaaan preciosa!!! Absolutely beautiful pic and this is a superb idea for a series! Love it

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  8. You cannot possibly know how much I LOVE THIS POST. So beautiful, with such personality! I am in awe of how special this is =)

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  9. Oh a list of favorites ...how to narrow it down? I say wear whatever scent you love! Things smell so different on everyone that it should be personal. I swear I hate the smell of Chanel {ducking lightning now} but I just met a fellow blogger and she smelled so great and guess what it was??? Yup. Chanel! Its all about you!

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  10. So cute! Love everything about this! And 100 years of solitude is one of my favorite books too!

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  11. You two look absolutely stunning! This is going to be so much fun! Congratulations!!

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  12. This picture is so beautiful....congratulations, this site sounds like a whole lot of fun! Will be checking back!

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  13. great idea ! the picture is so cool :)

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  14. Wonderful dress and the story behind it. You are so beautiful! and so is your daughter. They are lifetime treasures, for sure. I love this series, it is great and just enough information to keep us coming back!
    Looking forward to hearing about others!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  15. You look so pretty... It's so exciting when you get a blog series going!

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  16. Love this! What a fun idea! I want to do it once I'm in my house!

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  17. This is absolutely incredible, I love love love the new series! You and little A are drop dead gorgeous- hard to tell which one of you that beautiful portrait is of. This is inspired... Can't wait to see more of it.

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  18. I LOVE THIS SERIES!! And I also love the dress!! Such a piece of art. You are quite creative and love to read them all.

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  19. Love this new series!! If you are looking for more people to be a part of it, I'd be honored! :)

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  20. Like mother like daughter!!! Both absolutely gorgeous! I loved the story behind your mom's dress; beautiful and nostalgic at the same time. It is timeless and the raffia details are spectacular. Before you know little Miss A will be wearing it!
    Can't wait for more series to come!

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  21. Wow!!! The most adorable picture ever!! You are gorg!!!

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  22. LOVE this series!! You two are so beautiful. I love the dress and the story behind it.
    The Fountainhead is one of my favorite books too!

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  23. Great new series, and how cute are you two? ;)

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  24. Lovely photo!!! Congratulations!!!

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