September 25, 2012

Five Likes Tuesday

My lovely readers. In fact, I love my blogging friends, followers, readers. And I am grateful for my relationships with you all. Thank you to all of you out there for your continued support and feedback that make Cut and Dry possible.
Snuggling up under a soft and cozy wool blanket on a cold winter day. How comforting!

I'm pretty darn smitten with Gardenias right now.
A cute coffee mug that I've bought from Danish Tiger shop lately. Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart:)
Creating a thematic tableau by grouping a set of objects by colour, material, era. Any kitchen can be a tricky spot to decorate. I really liked this one from Ikea. (Photo above)

What are your five favourite things this week? I'd love to hear! xx


rainfield61 said...

1. Hiking
2. Photography
3. Writing stories
4. Blogging
5. Reading

And all these repeat every week. Nothing new, no surprise.

And surprises are found within all these five.

Cloudy said...

Schöner Beitrag mit tollen Fotos eingerahmt...

Lieben Gruß

Bossy Betty said...

Hi Betty! Thanks for reminding us to look for and appreciate the small things. My five favorite things this week? My clean car. My striped cat. My blogging buddies. My computer and my new groovy running shoes!

TexWisGirl said...

this post made me smile. loved it all. :)

Trac~ said...

Hey there doll! I love your 5 favorite things. Here are mine this week in no particular order:

1. Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks
2. Cooler temps (fall is my favorite)
3. Blogging buddies like you :)
4. My new Kindle Fire HD
5. My friends and family

Have a great day my bbff!!

....Petty Witter said...

Those gardenias are so pretty and I love those blankets which along with my hot water bottle are on my favourite things list this week.

Sylvia K said...

I'm with Tex, I love all of your favorites -- they're some of mine, too! It's definitely a great thing to look around and remind ourselves of how many wonderful things we have in our life from tiny things to huge ones!! Thanks for sharing, Betty!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Lynn said...

Five wonderful things there!

Here are mine:

1. Vegetarian pizza from Fellini's.
2. The scent of the tea olive shrub at the front door of an office building I just visited.
3. The fruit plates in my kitchen that belonged to my grandmother and then my mother.
4. Dancing with the Stars
5. Having just enough vegetables and spring greens to make a dinner salad last night.

Emm in London said...

Don't we just meet the most amazing people in the blogosphere? I love your photos Betty, espcially the one with the blankets. I have a rack similar to the one in your last photo in my kitchen. It is a super space saver.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images. It really is the little things which make life a wonderful ride.

Bitch said...

A very decorative spot in your kitchen from IKEA!!

My five favourite things this week?

1.Still going to the sea with old friends
3.going for a salad with Bianca (in an hour)
4.having my cat around
5.chatting with Betty (dearest)!!!!

Filia, Betty

Liz said...

Great post!! That first shot is lovely!

Lasse said...

Lovely !

sky-blu-pink said...

I love Tiger, too, I buy lots of gifts there, for myself as well as others! The gardenia pic is amazing -don't they smell so wonderful as well!! Five favourites this week for me:
1.A fun Mandarin Chinese class yesterday eve, my second, I am so enjoying it, and we have a crazy teacher!
2.Some wonderful black bow tied shoes I saw today, very 1920 s in style. I shall treat myself as they are in the sale!
3.A nice cosy supper with my husband yesterday when it was raining outside!
4.A Thankyou card from my friend Sam for the new-parents-and-baby basket I made up for her.
5.Spending some quality time with my friend Susan after school today, away from the hustle and bustle of the classroom.
All simple pleasures, but they were all lovely!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That mug makes me smile!

Bonnie said...

I love that "@" mug! How adorable and totally appropriate.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

It's me said...

Beautiful darling...what i like ???...MY NEW I -PAD !!!.....yust packked out.....oh so exciting !!!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! :)

Craver Vii said...

1) I like it when a kind intention is warmly received and appreciated. That's the stuff that fills my sails! It's like recharging the batteries. And may I say that you're great that way!

2) Me time. You know, that moment when you get to take a break from the rat race and just sit still for a bit.

3) Finding pastries in your department when you arrive for work on a morning that you skipped breakfast.

4) That pleasant feeling when a group decides (however rarely) that your idea is best.

5) Great big, enthusiastic hugs!

Ms. A said...

I don't know what my five are, but I'm loving yours, especially that first one!

Ellie said...

Lovely post - I really like your sentiments and your pictures are wonderful, especially your first shot :))

Linda said...

My 5 favorites for this week:
1. bluegrass music and new friends from the festival
2. grandchildren who think a visit with grandparents is a reward for good behavior at school
3. friends who bring you special goodies from their trips
4. good recipes and good food
5. my comfortable bed!

Loved yours too...have a great week!

Rizalenio said...

I agree with your thoughts on smallest things. I have a lot at home that I can't let go. :)

My favorite things this week;
1. Photography (always at the top of my head).
2. Tv Series (I downloaded the 4 seasons of FRINGE. I just finished the WALKING DEAD and I'm excited for the season 3. Haha).
3. Music - my team started a recording search in our office last week. This week is our second elimination.
4. Iced tea at night. Refreshing.
5. Guilty pleasure - keeping up with the Kardashians in E Channel. Haha.

Randy said...

I love that first photo and your new mug.

My 5 favorites for this week:
1. Completing my homework a few days ahead of class.
2. Coconut Fruit bars.
3. Fall
4. Compliments from co-workers.
5. Warm Oatmeal in the morning.

Cloudia said...

I like this post

Aloha from Honolulu,

Comfort Spiral

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Leovi said...

Really lovely beautiful flower that first. Nice pictures.

Susan Deborah said...

One of my favourite things this week has to be this delightful picture post.

Your pictures light up our day, B.

Joy always,

Cristian Lisandru said...

There are several pleasant things each week. But over all is love. Permanently. All the best!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betty, the warm blankets on a cold day sounds lovely. And the new cup would be great with some coffee in it. I agree that some of the smallest things can bring great pleasure. For me it is watching my backyard birds out my windows. Have a lovely day!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the first one, the flower. As far as it goes, my favourite things are, the kindness that each one sends.

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Nice idea for the decoration of the kitchen.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wonderful favorites! My favorite thing this week is continuing to get to know our two sweet new cats.

diane b said...

I like the fact that my daughter is visiting from Sydney for a few days.

Betty Manousos said...

loved reading through your wonderful comments. it's always good to learn more about you, folks.
you're really awesome!

Sandra said...

1. my new kindle reader,
2. free books for my kindle
3. my coffee and the cup that is sitting at my right elbow
4. the fact i am retired
5. thankful i don't have that beautiful kitchen decoration in your last shot, because did you know that everything on there has to be dusted and washed on a regular basis, or it will get not dust but greasy dirt on it? i was so happy when we bought this house with cabinets that don't go to the ceiling. wooo hoo i can put things up there. YIKES who knew about the greasy dirt. now it is empty and all the greasy dirt is on top of the cabinets. but i am now 2 inches shorter than i used to be so i can't see it... LOL

dianne said...

Beautiful images and words dear Betty, yes it is amazing how the smallest things can bring warmth to our hearts. I bought myself a new coffee mug this week and I always love a visit to IKEA.
1. Spending time with my grandchildren
2. e-mails from friends
3. Visiting the plant nursery
4. The violas, marigolds and pansies I bought
5. The fragrance of my Tree Gardenia on the morning air.
Hugs dear friend
xoxoxo ♡

Trevor said...

Details are so important.....I really love the flower in the first image. There is almost a dreamlike feel to it...Lovely!


Sandy said...

I just love the smell of gardenias. My five favorite things are: my dogs, my home, my friends, my family and believe it or job.

Betty Manousos said...

oh, sky-blue-pink, i adore black bow tied shoes! so elegant and cozy!:)

Betty Manousos said...

sandra, that's too funny! haha! your great sense of humour never fails to amaze me!:)

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Fabulous photos and blog post Betty. My top 5 favourite things this week: books, tea, Tai Chi, my camera, stitching.

Floortje said...

I really like your blog dear!
Keep up with the good work! :)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful post as always! Our bush beneath our kitchen window is full of gardenia blooms right now. They smell so wonderful!

Thanks for your kind comments about our little dog. She belonged to my late mother and is very special to us. She is 11 years old!

Have a good day.

Pat said...

1) The beautiful Fall weather.
2) My new book club.
3) Chicken rice soup in the crock pot.
4) A walk in the nature preserve near our home.
5) The new Fall TV line-up!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a lovely inspiring post!
happy Wednesday!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful post, lovely images!

5 favorite things:

Being able to spend time with my family.

Visiting with friends tomorrow.

Enjoying the cooler weather after all the humidity.

Listening to the birds outside with all the windows open.

Enjoying a chat on the phone with a good friend in England.

Carletta said...

Your flower shot is lovely!
I LOVE the coffee mug!!!

My five favorites things this week in no particular order:
1. the changing leaves
2. the way my art journal is coming along
3. the cooler temps so I can pull out my favorite sweatshirts
4. the current book I'm reading
5. the photo album of my Granddaughters I just received from Shutterfly

Anonymous said...

Love that purple flower, especially.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the editing you did on the purple flower.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I am loving that mug! You have beautiful pictures and I enjoyed my visit here.. :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That is what friends are for !

Mary Pellerito said...

Gosh, here is my list
1. Homemade soup
2. Sweaters
3. Morning light
4. Apples
5. Warm socks

Jesús said...

Precioso detalle floral en la primera foto.


Red Nomad OZ said...

Whoa! How late am I?? 5 faves ... a wood fire on a cold spring night; rain on the roof when I'm snuggled in bed; the endless blue of the Great Southern Ocean; a honey & cream donut from my favourite bakery; my camera so I can record the pleasures of life!

Have a good weekend, my friend!

Leovi said...

I love those pictures of plants in the kitchen. A hug.

Anonymous said...

That first shot is pure beauty!

Christa Mavropoulou said...

γειά σου Μπέττυ-))
Ελληνίδα είσαι?
σε ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ για την όμορφη επίσκεψή σου,και τα γλυκά σχόλια-0
σε βάζω στα αγαπημένα μου,και ελπίζω να τα λέμε-))
οι φωτογραφίες σου είναι πάρα πολύ όμορφες,και ειδικά η γατούλα επάνω που είναι ένα από τα αγαπημένα μου ζωάκια
πολλά φιλιά και καλό ΣΒΚ-))

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the first photo --

Me -- just enjoying the beautiful fall weather here on the Plains.

Have a lovely weekend Betty. xo

SquirrelQueen said...

I love all of your favorite things especially the coffee mug. You are right Betty, it is the small things that make us smile.

Flowers, kittens and warm woolen mittens!


Happy Weekend!

Virginia said...

Beautiful photos! My fave is the lovely.

Gin =)

hi-d said...

Gardenias are my favorite!!! They smell like no other flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. You take amazing photos!


Cloudia said...

love the kitten!

Catherine said...

So many lovely things to look at here. And I really like kitty above. Cute!
xo Catherine

Catherine said...
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ashok said...

lovely post!

BlueShell said...

Hi dear!
"Comments off". so I comment here!...LOL

Hope you are fine!
Like that little , cut Kitten!

Mil beijinhos

flying eagle woman said...

that purple flower was STUNNING. thank you so much for sharing!!!!

michael said...

Beautiful photographs. My favorite is that purple flower. Very delicious!

ritsa said...

Nice editing on the purple flower.
As always wonderful post!

Erin said...

Love the gardenias-my fav!!


Heidi said...

Tiger shop looks like a neat shop.

I love that coffee mug a lot!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for photography blogs to follow, how lovely that you came to my page!! you are very talented Betty! I am following now :)

Abi K :)

Laura said...

I love your photography very much!;o)