Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Favourite Things

Good Tuesday, teammates! Katie of BlackStar, BlackStarBeads and the future BlackStarVintage has been kind enough to share a few moments of zen with us. Please read on to find out more about her favorite thing--if you can shake your brain free from the vision of sitting in one of these beach chairs, that is.

a relaxing view of the Gulf Coast from Katie's vacation getaway

I tried to pick one favorite thing for this blog post. Pretty hard to do because I have many. But I did notice that my favorites all had one thing in common.....water. I love being surrounded by water. The sound of a running creek. The crash of ocean waves. Rain falling on a tin roof. Sitting under an umbrella in a downpour. All so peaceful and calming.

a peaceful look at Crystal Lake from Katie's other place

I'm a gardener. My gardens depend on water to grow. If it doesn't rain, I set up the sprinkler system to make sure that our plants get a good drink when needed. A well watered garden is a happy garden. And a happy garden produces a bountiful harvest.

a refreshing downpour at Katie's home

Water. It's something many of us take for granted, but without it, where would we be?

Thank you, Katie, for sharing your favorite thing with all of us. Now, back to the beach chair I go! --Katie :D

Have a Favourite Thing you'd like to share with the team? Leave a comment and I'll get in touch or contact me via Etsy and next Tuesday's Favourite Thing could be yours. (It's either that, or I'll hunt you down and wrangle something out of you myself.)


  1. Water, wonderful water!!! What a refreshing post, illustrated with beautiful photos, about something we should never take for granted! Thank you, Katie and Katie!

  2. ...and she can make wisteria bloom...my hero! sighhhhh :)

  3. I love the last photo of all the rain coming down! We're supposed to be getting some tomorrow so it'll be a good day to stay inside and play with the kids :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. lovely post - thank you Katies!
    water's great.... we all love going for a walk in the spring rain showers with our raincoats and wellies ;-)

  5. Wade in the water, children! Love this post, love the photos, love the words and the thoughts! Thanks!

  6. thank you all for your kind words! this was FUN to put together. if you haven't posted one, you should try it. can't stay. katie and i are heading back out to our chairs.