Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine Birdies, a Photo Bomb, and a Winner

For me, Valentines Day signals the end of winter and the start of all things Spring in my decorating. Even though the weather sometimes doesn't agree, I put away all my evergreens and snowy winter-y things and concentrate on bringing in a few flowering faux branches, some lighter colors, and start thinking garden and seeds.

I have a little snow on the north side of the house, just about as much that is on the tiny evergreen tree here in my ironstone pitcher on the Kitchen table. I love watching cardinals because they are so sweet to one another. The male feeds the momma and babies, and babysits when momma needs a break. I've missed my birds this last year, but we have a section of wooded area behind us and the trees are filled with all sorts of bird talk and nests.

As soon as I bring out the camera I have a couple of fur girls that inevitably need my undivided attention, and think that it's appropriate to lounge all over whatever and wherever I'm shooting. Hmmm. maybe that pitchfork in the background could be put to some use.

Just so you won't think I'm a slob, I do wipe down the table and "de-hair" it before we sit down to eat. If you have a cat you know that they pretty much do what they want despite protests and efforts to discipline.

So, back to the bits of Valentine decor here in the kitchen...

I'll share the rest of the Kitchen Valentine decorating, next post.
I still have a little tweaking to do.


This wonderful little lacy heart was a gift a few years ago

And a big "Thank You" to all of you who joined in on the Pin Your Pillow Give Away with Elliott Heath Designs. I appreciate your support of Heather and her wonderful Etsy Shop.

is Kirby from Kirb Appeal!!

Have a great weekend,
it's supposed to be 70 here, YAY!



  1. Yes, my Seraphena generously allows me to feed, groom and cuddle her (when she is in the mood). She finds my bed most appealing when I am in it, my pillow the most alluring and my quilt just suits her needs. She feels my needlework requires her supervision and never is a meal cooked without her input. What did I ever do before she joined my life? Love the little heart pillow and the photos of the girls.

  2. I love that you are bringing green in. I can not wait for spring. Fed up with the cold weather. Love your birds so cute.

  3. That pillow is just beautiful!

  4. Thank you so much!! And I feel that whole cat thing right along with you--we have two grand kittens who live with us while their "mom" is living it up in Manhattan.

  5. Love your Valentine touches, Debra! Especially your cardinals. They are my favorite bird to see in the winter months. The pop of red always brightens my mood even on the grayest winter day.

  6. Love all of your Valentine decorating Debra, especially the little photo bombers!... that lacey heart is so pretty too!... congrats to Kirby!... love love love that pillow... and I am so happy you have some woods behind you so you can watch and listen to the birdies... xoxo... Julie Marie

  7. Congrat to Kirby - what a nice way to perk up winter decor with one of EHD's pillows. Love the peeks of red & white I'm seeing there, Debra. 70° - wow! We're only going as high as 60°, but that's good enough for me. Let's enjoy it!

  8. I'm so glad you have birds at your new place. I love bird watching. We are in the 70s here this weekend, so it does feel like spring. I have a few bulbs peeking up out of the ground. I love that lace heart. So cute.

  9. Debra,
    Too stinkin' cute, dear friend!!!
    Your fur babies are the bomb, indeed!!!


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