Aren’t these vintage French rooster stamps charming? They were originally used to teach children numbers. $34.

I am completely in love with this Ursa cub with the constellation stitched on her side.  $68.

27 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

This is a great article about collecting French Rebus plates. The pictograms and words spell out a riddle or saying. Sadly, these are way out of my price range.

I have been laughing over this video for weeks now and it never stops being funny.

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs. This is everything that’s wonderful about breakfast food.

These Ideal Bookshelf prints by Jane Mount are as brilliant as they are lovely.

Speaking of books, my friend Amanda is a children’s librarian, and she has started a blog featuring the signatures of the children’s book authors she has been collecting since 1999. I especially like the ones with tiny illustrations!

11 Adorable Pets Growing Up With Their Humans. I love this!

I am currently watching (and loving!) Land Girls, “a popular series from the BBC, follows four members of the Women’s Land Army–women who worked on British farms during World War II for the war effort.”

Next up is Lark Rise to Candleford, “Flora Thompson’s charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this heartwarming, critically acclaimed BBC adaptation… Set in the late 19th century, this rich, funny and emotional series follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, a small hamlet gently holding onto the past, and Candleford, a neighboring market town bustling into the future.”

Can you do me a huge favor? My friend Frank is entered in a photo contest at Backwoods, and his AWESOME picture needs votes. All you have to do is click here and “like” the Backwoods Facebook page, then click the little box in the upper right hand corner of this picture on page 11, second row (or whichever picture you think is best, although I don’t know how any pic could be better than this Father/Daughter rock climbing gem.). THANK YOU!

And be sure to check out the first of the BY HAND Holiday Gift Guides!

These are some of the things that are making me smile this week. What’s filling your heart with joy?