Sunday, January 1, 2012

Favorites on the First : Share your COLLECTION

What do you love to collect?

Maybe you collect white ironstone or transferware?

Perhaps vintage and antique canes?

Do you collect antique mortar and pestle sets?
Whatever it is you love to group, please consider sharing it here!

Welcome to the 
second monthly linky party
Favorites on the First!

This month we will share 

Last month,
we shared some of our 
which included:

Lovely artisan soaps that Ricki Jill loves to give at Art@Home

Adorable and colorful Lillie Pulitzer phone covers that Marcia from
Sugar&spiceinthelandofballsandsticks blog gave out this Christmas.

Flannel footie pajamas that are a holiday tradition from Connie LOU at  AMidwestFarmersDaughter blog.

Scented Lampe Berger oils and burners plus luxury candles from Shenita
at Embellishmentsbyslr blog.

Vintage gifts and chocolates paired with sweet sentiments to tie it all together
by Pam at WhiteIronstoneCottage!

Richard at MyOldHistoricHouse gives the gift of his time to the people of his historic town
by helping to set up antique and vintage holiday scenes in the town hall. Spectacular!

Kitty at Kitty'sKozyKitchen makes these fabulous hot chocolate spoons stirs
to give to loved ones during the holidays.

And finally, Tina at TheEnchantedHome shared many gift ideas with us
to include these sweet little glittered birds!

Thanks so much
to those of you who did link up ---
I truly appreciate it!

So please join me this month
and link up a post on one of
your favorite collections.

This will be so much fun!

(Can't wait to see what you will share.)


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the pics of all of your collections. Such fun. Sorry I have been so out of it, now with the Holidays over and most of my company gone, I will try to join in next time. Hope your Holidays were fabulous and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thanks for hosting this Alison...I think it will be really fun. I always appreciate suggestions for post ideas! Hope you have a lovely 2012.

Amy Chalmers said...

I brought my tole trays over today! Thanks for hosting this fun party.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So pleased to be able to join this fun party!
Thanks for hosting.

The enchanted home said...

Happy New Year Allison, wishing you all the best life has to offer!
Your collections are all so amazing!! Love it all....I do have some transferware in blue and white and silver, anything silver I love!
And there are always new collections on my horizon. I cannot wait to participate one day in one of this linky parties (once I move)!
Wishing you a wonderful day......

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Allison, thank you for featuring my hot chocolate spoons from last month's linky party!! Let me know when your next month's party comes along. I'm not prepared this time. However, I loved seeing your collections. That pretty soup tureen that you have with the brown shamrocks...I have the set of dishes in the blue!! Happy New Year blessings to you.

bj said...

This is the first I've heard about your adorable meme and I WILL be here for the next. I am putting your meme button on my side so I won't forget. I am OLDEN and tend to forget my name sometimes.
Your collections are awesome and that house you live in is a DREAM. So beautiful.
I am glad to be here, following.
xo bj

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh that fabulous Tina....she has my heart in her hands! Those birds, I have ooodles of them in my home, and as you saw, I create blue ones! Alison dearest, how LOVELY to see you! May your new year brim with new ideas!!!! Anita

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for hosting this fun party! Hope it's okay I posted two collections. If I had more time (it wasn't the holidays!) I would have shared things I collect that aren't Christmas.

Loved seeing your neat collections!

Happy New Year!


Cottage and Broome said...

Alison, Thanks for hosting, looking forward to a new of blogging and seeing what you are up to. Happy New Year, Laura

Babs said...

Thanks for hosting a great party, Alison. Love your antique canes and loving cups. Hope it's ok if I linked two posts. They're "small" collections. :)
Have a great New Year's day.

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Alison! What a wonderful way to start the new year! I am so happy to be linking up with you. I collect antique canes (and umbrellas, and rackets) too. Are you sure we were not sisters in another life? Looking forward to the first of next month to join you once again!!

Susan and Bentley

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Alison, you have some great collections. I will be joining tomorrow.

AntiqueChase said...

Hi Alison!
Happy NEw Year!!! Hope you had a fab holiday and time with family!! Thank you so much for hosting this par-tay!!

Marcy :)

Paula@SweetPea said...

Thanks for hosting the party! I'm looking forward to seeing what people collect.


Great pics from your various collections dear Alyson. Thanks for hosting, this sure is a fun one! I will be joining later too with my new cloches to add to my new collection...and of course dishes!
Happy New Year lovely lady.

Olive said...

Alison, you have such charming vintage collections and I must kick myself and remember to join on the first. Happy New Year. Olive

HappyHound said...
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HappyHound said...

Happy New Year Alison! I am finally digging out from the Holiday & spent this morning drinking coffee, eating fudge & catching up on a months worth of your beautiful blog! I feel all Christmassy again seeing the beauty of Polohouse for the holidays.

Thanks for having the Collections gathering today- I added a few of my doggies and my bottle brush trees on the mantle (before I dismantle!)

Looking forward to more of your musings and pretties :)

Edited- I removed my links to my collections- oops- did not understand that they were only for blog links! Sorry!


Eclectically Vintage said...

What took me so long to find you?! You had me at the vintage trophy collection! I too am a huge collector of vintage things. I shared my dining room (with 5 collections) and my decanter collection today. Following along!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Alison, you are the collector's collector! I managed to join, I think... Pretty soon, I'm going to be a party animal!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Alison! Hope
to join in next time,
as my New Year's post
is set to launch later
this evening : ) You
have a lot of gorgeous
collections! Sending you
hugs for a New Year full
of joy!

xx Suzanne

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your collections, Alison! Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

Salmagundi said...

This has been a fun party! I'm checking them all out. Thanks for hosting. Sally

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a great theme for a link party! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's collections. I'll have to come back later to see the rest. Thanks! Happy New Year!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Alison, Love your idea for your new party! I'm sorry to be so late but the holidays have me behind so I'm sharing a previous post. I love all of your photos, you have some amazing collections. I will add your button to my sidebar.
Wishing you and your family the very best in the New Year.
Happy New Year Alison!

The French Hutch

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

So fun to show will have to do this one again for us uh..hoarders...uh, no treasure keepers!!
I had a dickens of a time today trying to download my pics...I hate that...but I finally was able to do it one pic at a time!!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Hi Alison, Happy New Year! I swoon over loving cups but don't own any:( I have a few collections but no photos of them! (Bad blogger, I know.) Maybe next week? Hope you had a great holiday!

Xoxo Kathy

RobinfromCA said...

I just discovered your "Favorites on the First" linky party and it sounds like so much fun! I have collections of collections around here and if it were not so late I would photograph some and post. But for now, I will enjoy everyone else's posts and join up on Feb. 1!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi, I just discovered you from a friends blog. I love all of your collections. I collect too many things, but I had already published a post with some of my whites so I am sharing it. Thanks for such a fun party. Now a new follower.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I enjoyed the post today and also Thank You for hosting this evening. Wishing you and your family a joyous New Year's.....Tallulah

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Alison,
what a great idea to host a collection party. I am happy to be part of it. Your collection photos are so nice. I love the egg collection on transferware. Cute idea.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your site..I am a new fan! Just love looking at everyone's "favorite things" Thank you for hosting this. Loved participating.

Karena said...

Alison Happy New Years to you and yours!

I love seeing the wonderful collections!! I must get some good images taken for your next event!

Please come and enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily.


Art by Karena

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Alison, I missed your party! I forgot! I remember seeing that you were going to have one, and I was going to do a post about my perfume bottle collection. Oh, well. I'll join next time. I've enjoyed seeing everyone else's collections, though!

Ricki Treleaven said...

:D Thanks for featuring my post. I love this party, and I want to join in a little late, probably tomorrow morning. I have been living in the laundry room today!!!


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Alison, I still have my Christmas up so didn't join in BUT now am thinking I coould share my Santa collection, huh? I will try to get a post up tomorrow and join in! Love your collections:) XO, Pinky

Ricki Treleaven said...

I just linked-up. Sorry I am so late to the party! I wanted to share my small Mosaicwares collection today.

Thanks again for hosting! I cannot wait to see what others posted.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for hosting this collection of collections! LOL! I am visiting from Kim's Savvy Style!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm a little late, but did not want to miss out on your party! You have some wonderful collections.

Today I'm concentrating on one of my collections and sharing a few vintage photographs. Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

We are having a contest at The 2 Seasons for a $50 gift card to The Container Store. One of the three ways to win is to mention it on your blog and then leave a comment that you did. Thanks!!

Happy New Year!

Janette and Jordan

laxsupermom said...

Happy New Year, Alison! Thanks for spotlighting my phone cover pick, and for hosting this party. It's been such a crazy few weeks, I'm so glad to be able to have been able to join in on the fun.