Thursday, August 30, 2012

Magical Places

Magical places are always beautiful
and deserve to be contemplated. . . 
Always stay on the bridge between
the invisible and the visible.

Paulo Coelho

My china closet is full of fun and magical items. There are some things I just couldn't bear parting with when we moved so today's photos are of some of my favorite trinkets. Sorry I am still using my phone. I really do need a camera. The above plate is about 15  years old. It plays "Over the Rainbow".  

The merry-go-round above is made of crystal. It plays "It's a Small World" as it spins. (Sorry the picture is so blurred. I did my best.)

My little ballerina in the snow globe above twirls and dances to the tune of "Fur Elise".

This is my pretty little angel. I bought  her for our first Christmas together...20 years ago. She has become too special to pack away so she has a permanent place in my china closet.

This is hubby's little toy.  He just loves Betty Boop. He has Betty Boop hanging in his car, a Betty Boop coffee cup, and a Betty Book key chain.

And finally, although not from the china closet, I just had to share this.  Hubby made this when he was in the 6th grade.  What an amazing reminder of his childhood.  
Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get.
Because if you keep looking long enough and don't give up,
sooner or later you're going to find Mary Poppins.

Steve Kluger

I do believe.


  1. Oh, look at that...
    I popped in just at the right time to read your latest blog.

    more piccy's too.

    I love your music boxes Mary, I have a couple of Christmas ones that I had purchased for my Mom when she was still with us.

    I cannot get my digital camera to work since I bought the new computer. ripes !

    Maybe I will have to buy a cell phone too.

    that looks like a llama on your hubby's creation.
    Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.
    I loved each and every one of them.

    hugs and love Sharon

  2. Special treasures make us smile; you have some sweet ones. Your hubby is pretty crafty!!

  3. Beautiful little treasures like this are what make a house a home!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing more photos of things in your surroundings. Things you love. Thank you.


  5. Yay..all so very beautiful..all magical and all to be treasured!

  6. Do you sell the melody box with the ballerin