Today I am thinking about more of my special and sentimental objects, like dolls, books, and even my special dishware that I left behind.  Yes, boo-hoo, but thankfully I have plenty of photos.

The doll in the middle of the header, and below,  is one that I found in Barnes & Noble several years ago.

The books I gathered from bookstores and online outlets over the years.  The Disney characters were collected from favorite neighborhood stores.

After I moved from my foothill house in 2007, I began collecting Franciscan Apple dinnerware, and by the time I moved again last May, I had a complete set.  My daughter sold them to a dear friend for a minimal price.  In my photos, I often spotlight a few pieces, like the cup and saucer below.

Plates I used for a casual lunch at the coffee table, surrounded by books…

A mug to showcase my Madeline Hatter doll, also lost in the move…

A favorite image of coffee in the mug, alongside a miniature “days of the week doll” that often sat on my desk and next to my laptop…this image has shown up in various blog headers over the years.

My sentimental journey keeps me smiling. 


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More blog header changes!  In this newest one, I kept the lofty photo on the left…one of my favorite places to live, over the years.  My bedroom was in that loft, and I loved the look of my “resting place.” The brass header, the wicker pieces, and the framed 1920s image over the bed.

Downstairs, I loved the coziness of the fireplace and the wing chairs, like this one my eldest son chose for his photo op. My daughter loved curling up next to him, since his visits were rare back then…in the 80s and early 90s.

Here she is in my loft space. Up there, I had chairs, a TV, a stationary bicycle…and a view of downstairs.  Plus…I could see when the teenagers came home at night.  LOL.

And downstairs, by the sofa and desk, she is contemplating what will happen next.  The photos in the background:  compliments of eldest son.  The heart-shaped clock:  my daughter’s creation.



A couple of years ago, my eldest son, who lives in Prague, visited Amsterdam…and the photo on the right side of my header was captured there.  A coffee shop with an interesting sign.


The middle image in the header came from my Bitmoji Collection…Unicorns are “unexpected treasures,” the tagline of this blog.


I have probably displayed some of these photos in the past, but I loved bringing them together today to tell a different story.

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