One of my favorite movies is Sound of Music so when I have the opportunity to sing “My Favorite Things” I do it! When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad! I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad! So what are my favorite things you ask? Well, let me start by saying what I love most about Christmas. I love the magic it creates especially since I have my own little family. With that being said one of my family’s favorite spots to shop in downtown Marietta, Ohio is Dad’s Primitive Workbench. It’s even more special during any holiday because there are so many wonderful themed items! Usually I am posting about fashion but for this time of year I want to share some of the special things that Dad’s Primitive Workbench offers that are my favorite things! 🙂
GIVE ME ALL THE BUFFALO PLAID!!
I know I said this wouldn’t be a fashion post, but I HAD to include this cute tote bag ($19.95) and matching pouch ($9.95). And can we talk about how adorable these stockings are?! We got four matching ones to hang by the chimney with care!
FOLLOW THE SIGNS
I love wall décor and the personality it can bring to your home. These two specifically speak to me because I will forever be a dreamer and encourage others to do so. Then when I saw this cute sign, “2+2=Love” I fell, well in love! Perfect timing. With our new addition coming along soon it was the perfect buy. Only $8.00 and you can request custom pieces from this vendor (ask Charlie about it).
Apple butter ($5.95) has always reminded me of childhood because my Mawmaw used to make it homemade. Sadly, I never learned how to myself so when I came across this apple butter at Dad’s Primitive my heart instantly warmed because the joy it gave me when I was a kid. And for those of you that don’t know, my husband is diabetic and when there are options that have “no sugar added” that’s a huge plus!
CARRYING ON THE TRADITION
For as long as I can remember, my mom and I would bake candy cane cookies from scratch and leave them for Santa along with a tall glass of milk. We’d place them on our coffee table by the tree. It was my absolute favorite thing to do and I’m honored to carry on the tradition in my home. There was nothing more magical than waking up to find that some of the cookies had been eaten and the milk was gone! Then to find a letter from Santa thanking me for the cookies. It honestly brings a smile to my face just writing about it. So how perfect are these cuties to implement in this type of tradition?! These ceramic pieces are adorable and so appropriate for something such as this. I also love the spatula with the cookie cutter because it’s themed and could be labeled as “magic” if you wanted to ONLY use it to bake Christmas cookies. On the other side of the spatula it has a table of measurements too!
(Cookie Plate: $9.95 Milk Carton: 9.95 Spatula $7.95)
And look! A cute snowman mug ($9.95) for parents to enjoy while watching their kids open presents on Christmas day. I LOVE hot chocolate so check out Frosty’s pouch that can hold marshmallows or even peppermints if you like those to melt in your drink too! Yum, yum, yum! Great, now I want some hot chocolate.
PERFECTLY PINK-ALWAYS LOVELY
It’s probably no secret that I am a fan of Perfectly Pink products because the smells are absolutely intoxicating. This Moscato scent is perfect for this pregnant mama since I can’t drink wine right now. At least I can enjoy bathing in it (lol)! These products can be found across the MOV and beyond including Dad’s Primitive Workbench.
(Polish $15.00 Hand Soap $8.00)
Now excuse me while I enjoy my view from the couch right now. Oh, so cozy! Thank you, Charlie for always offering an eclectic mix of product. Perfect fit for my eclectic life!
Your Faithful Dreamer,