Friday, October 23, 2009

Favorite Things

One of my favorite movies of all times is The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The first time I ever saw it was at the show shortly after it was released in 1965 - which means I would have been about 7 years old. For anyone who's not familiar with the story - based loosely on the true story of the Von Trapp family - it is about a young woman trying to find her true life's path. The heroine of the story, Maria (played by Julie Andrews) has joined an Abbey but the Mother Superior is not quite sure she is suited to the lifestyle. Sent to be a governess (nanny) to the family of a widowed captain in the Austrian navy, she falls in love with the Captain (played by Christopher Plummer) and as the story unfolds over many twists and turns, they eventually marry and then escape Austria (which has been taken over by Hitler's Nazi regime).

Since this movie is a Rodgers and Hamerstein musical, of course the songs are wonderful - and one of the ones that everyone can relate to is "My Favorite Things," a song that Maria sings to the children early on in the movie when they are frightened by a storm. It is the beginning of her special relationship with her stepchildren-to-be. I thought it would be fun to see how many of Maria's favorite things I could find on Etsy... So here, they are!

Raindrops on roses
Black and White Rain Drop Rose art photograph available at Stone-Buckner Freelance (paulastonebuckner)

and whiskers on kittens
Turquoise Eyes ACEO by KarenHull

Bright copper kettles
Elegant Copper Teapot Note Cards - Favorite Things from KensCards

and warm woolen mittens
Wool Felted Mittens - Fleece Lined from myobsessories

Brown paper packages tied up with strings - These are a few of my favorite things

brown paper package tied up in string barretteby goldilocksbarrettes

Cream colored ponies
Rain Pony - 5x7 Signed Photo from brownrose

and crisp apple strudels
Apple Raisin Walnut Strudel by blueygirl1

Door bells
Bronze G-Clef Doorbell by modelmaker2

and sleigh bells
Jingle Bells - Sleigh Bells - Solid Brass - Decorator
from Jewishcowboy

and schnitzel
Vegan Southern Fried Cutlets (schnitzel) from Medusafoods

with noodles
Variety Collection, Italian, French and Garlic Herb Pasta Blends from KitchenStories

Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

T-shirt with Geese, Goose , In flight by MonkeyMeMe

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
White Flower Girl Dress by beaneandco

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
I'm looking at you kid by wirefox

Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

Snow Crocuses by SimplySaren

These ARE a few of MY favorite things - hope you've enjoyed! Happy Friday and hope your weeked is a fun one!

1 comment:

modelmaker2 said...

One of my favorite movies as well! Thanks for including me in your imaginitave blog!!

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