Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Introducing 'Absolutely Favourite Things'





Hello there. I am so excited to announce a new series I will be featuring here at ABT which I have been working on for a couple of months now. It is called 'Absolutely Favourite Things' and it will be a once a week series which will showcase the favourite things of some of my favourite bloggers out there. I have asked each blogger to select a few of their most favourite things and work them into a tablescape/vignette which they will then photograph for us to see. I have also asked them to give us a brief blurb as to why these things are their favourite. There will be one blogger featured each week. I hope you will enjoy this new series. I will be featuring the first blogger tomorrow...how exciting. Until then I thought I'd put together a little tablescape of my own which includes some of my favourite things I recently purchased on my trip away and a few other old favourites. See you tomorrow!!


All Images - Anna Spiro 2008

51 comments:

porter hovey said...

I Married Adventure is so amazing! Not only a great book but man . . . WHAT A COVER!! It's one of my favorites.

Nicole said...

What is that beautiful book with the zebra print?

TonicHome said...

Love your tablescape - what is that book on top that is brown/cream - looks like my rug. Love books that have a great design cover!

Kimberlee said...

Oh Anna - how exciting! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. And I love your first tablescape - can you explain why these are your favourite things? x

Cali Homemaker said...

What a GREAT idea!!! It sounds so interesting! :o)

Mustang Prep said...

I am thrilled that I found your blog! A fellow Laduree fanatic! The boxes are all over my room as well! Glad you can relate to getting in trouble for taking pictures at the Champs location haha!
-MustangPrep

Tamara said...

Sounds fantastic Anna. I just love all of your tablescapes, and your whole blog in fact.

I recently put up some of my blue and white china on my wall and was thinking of you whilst I was doing it. I love all your posts about blue and white china.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Great idea Anna! I can't wait to see them!

Your vignettes are lovely! You know I love the I Married Adventure book and the Laduree boxes, what more can I say?

Kelli RH said...

In my opinion, you have impeccable taste and because of this I LOVE reading your blog! I'm excited for your absolutely favorite things series.

Potter & Co. said...

Gorgous Anna. I love your personalised paper weight!
MrsP
xx

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

Fabulous idea!
look forward to checking the posts out!

Patricia Gray said...

What a great idea. Your purchases from Paris are lovely.

vicki archer said...

I am glad you loved Laduree Anna - how divine are their boxes but even more divine are the macaroons, I hope you tried the caramel! I really look forward to seeing all the absolutely favourite things.

Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

What an Absolutely Fabulous Idea Anna.
Your new Laduree boxes look so pretty. I love your vignettes, they are so beautiful.
x

pve design said...

What a nice tribute and memory of your trip!

Sarah said...

Ooh! How lovely! I love your tablescape and am looking forward to the new series.

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Nicole - it is I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson! It is fantastic! I purchased my vintage copy from Lyn over at Paris Hotel Boutique!
x
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Kimberlee!!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Oh yes Mustang Prep - I LOVE Laduree and the boxes are just so pretty I could look at them for hours!! THanks for stopping by!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Tamara - thank you so much! I've just had a quick look at your plates! They look so beautiful!! What a great job you did in hanging them!!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Kelli rh - thank you so much for your very kind comment! So lovely of you!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Mrs P!!xxx

Style Court said...

I love your tablescape Anna and I've been enjoying your travel posts oh so much!

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Patricia - so lovely to hear from you! Hope your trip was fantastic too!xxAnna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Vicki - yes Laduree was divine!! xx Anna

MichelleandWinstontheWestie said...

Love the idea! Seriously, those paper weights are killer- reminds me that I need more...

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Courtney, thanks so much!! So lovely to hear from you! I've been meaning to email you to say hi!!xxAnna

Kelly said...

what a great idea! can't wait to see what's in store.

xo
Kelly

la la Lovely said...

What a fun idea.. can't wait and as always your vignettes are so inspiring.

Jennifer said...

lovely, looking forward to your series. tablescapes were just on my mind...

girl meets glamour said...

I love this idea Anna!!! Can't wait to see what everyone features!

~Kate

annechovie said...

Anna~
Your blog is such a visual treat! I am thoroughly enjoying all of your posts and love these vignettes of your great Paris finds. You have such a touch for beautiful displays.

Dana said...

That is such a good idea.. I love, LOVE your absolutely favourite things, specially the books!

Katy said...

Hey this is a great idea? Do you mind if I use this as a future blog entry? Will link back to your blog of course. =)

Katy said...

Oh, I was also wondering what camera you use?

layersofmeaning said...

what a wonderful idea!

LĂș! said...

What a nice idea!
I am here every day, I love your blog!!! only has wonderful things!
Hugs from Brazil!
:O)

Villa Anna said...

Wow, this is so exciting! I can't wait for the inspirational vignette ideas.

Anna :)

POPI by Paula said...

what a good idea!!!
I love it a lot!!!
kisses,
Paula
From Brasil

The City Sage said...

Hi Anna, I loved reading about your visit to LaDuree, and now it's so wonderful to see you using the box you told us about. Can't wait for the next installment in the series!

Pigtown-Design said...

Anna... i am going to try this and post about it. i have the "adventure" book, too! but i have fauchon boxes, not laduree.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

How fun!Sounds great!

I read i married adventure in Highschool...It was on my shelf, then I donated it to goodwill or something. I really loved the book back then. Wish i still had it!

Beverly said...

I popped in for a visit this morning via Felicity. I love Felicity and her blog - always showing us beautiful things and introducing us to creative and interesting people.

Your new series sounds wonderful. I'll be back to see everyone's favorite things.

platinum blonde said...

love that last photo... :)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

What a super idea. I will look forward to seeing everyone's favorite things!

Warm wishes from Marrakech.

drey said...

wow this sounds fantastic. they say the things in the home reflect parts/part of you. so this is a great peek into what interests some of us out there... and reflections of their personhood. great idea anna!

que sera sera said...

Anna,
It's been a pleasure reading about your travels to France. I believe I found a new destination spot for my 50th birthday celebration in 2010. Thanks for sharing the pretties you find. Terrific!

Erin said...

Haven't been on here in a while {been trying to find my groove as a new mommie} but I am adoring all the photos of your beautiful tablescapes! Absolutely lovely.

ALL THE BEST said...

Beautiful as always, can't wait!!

Marcia V. of Precious Style Blog said...

What a great idea. Looking forward to more Absolutely Favourite Things!!

Alkemie said...

Anna, I'm very excited to see the series. Especially when all of the items you chose are so beautiful! Gorgeous books and Laduree...as always, perfect taste :)

Karen