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My Favorite Things – A Bugged Life

You might be surprised to learn that I live in a bugged apartment.

From my watering can…

ladybug watering can

And refrigerator magnets…

ladybug magnets

ladybug pen magnet

To candles…

ladybug candle

And miniature toys…

lady bug miniature toy

ladybug spring toy

There’s not a room in our apartment that doesn’t have a ladybug lurking somewhere!

I’ve got not one…

ladybug cloisonne teapot

But two doll house ladybug teapots…

dolls ladybug tea set

And a multitude of ladybug timers.

ladybug doubles

A ladybug mug is the perfect storage container for my art pens…

Ladybug Cleveland Museum of Art mug

And I’m entertained by my very own ladybug band!

Lady bug band

When the day draws to a close, a cuddly version awaits to bid me goodnight.

ladybug stuffed animal

Why the fascination with ladybugs, you may ask?

In addition to being a symbol of good luck and love, in my native Portugal “Joaninha” is both the name for a ladybug and a pet name (diminutive) for Joana.

Signing off for now…

joaninha

6 Comments

    • Hi Ma,

      No, I realized I left out the jewelry, but then again there are only so many hours in the day (and I’d rather be on the phone with you!)

      Love, J

  1. Julita says

    Pois, e eu que te ia enviar uma joaninha cronometro!
    Tens um verdadeiro exercito…
    beijinhos

    • Julita! Nao sabia que vias o meu blog. Sim, eu tenho um exercito de Joaninhas. Nao tirei fotos das pecas de joalheria com Joaninhas, e os T-shirts com Joaninhas, etc. Ate uma amiga minha deu-me uma luggage tag que era uma Joaninha. Penso que na verdade era para criancas, mas eu usei na caixa de viola (my viola case) durante muitos anos. A finale os olhos cairam e a minha Joaninha luggage tag parecia muito triste e por isso tinha de deitar fora.

      Espero que estas bem e a gozar linda tempo em Santa Cruz.

      Um abraco e muitas beijinhos da tua prima,
      Joana

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