Monday, May 23, 2011


I've been glued to CNN all morning just greiving the huge loss and
 devastation  in our neighboring city of Joplin, Missouri.
We are less than an hour from them to the east.
Last evening at about 5:45, a massive EF4 tornado
 went through the main part of town,
literally leveling everything in it's path.

To those of you who know we live in this area, Thankyou, for your love, concern, and prayers for our safety. Please join me in praying for the people here, who are still searching for loved ones. And that God will strengthen and sustain them through this trying time.
much love,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #38: Paper Birds

I've always loved birds. When I was growing up in the country, my dad who never threw any thing away, always had seeds and scraps that he would put out for the critters. Opossums, raccoons, birds of all kinds, and even the occasional skunk joined the "dinner table" at the side of the farmhouse.

Bird feeders, houses, and baths have been a fixture in my yard since I've been married. Now that I have more free time, I really enjoy it so much more, and you could say I have a small obsession with all things "bird".

I grab every Bird book that I can find and really love all the old illustrations.
I've been putting together vintage windows with "bird" elements for awhile,
 and since not everyone can use a large window,
I found myself creating these paper bird collages with old illustrations,
 dictionary pages, and album pages.

Recently my husband found a stash of these old albums at a flea market,
so we bought them all. Some had more elaborate design than the others,
but I love them all.

I used old type stamps to add a little extra to these plain ones.

I have a row of bird houses along the back fence that I put up this year,
and this sweet wren is busy building her nest.

Sunday, I took out a garden seat, did some weeding,
and had my camera close by.

She had a hard time with some of the longer sticks,
they just wouldn't fit thru that tiny door.

But she worked and worked till she got them inside.

One of the best ways to spend an afternoon!

Here are some great posts from last weeks VIF:

from Theresa at 612 Riverside
(I'm soooo in love!)

For some splashy color fun see Vintage Tablecloth Love
over at Cottage Beach House

Lovin' Stacey's Daisy Candle Sconce
over at A Sort of Fairytale

And Renee puts together a great idea for an endtable

(you know I LOVE white suitcases!)

I'll be joining these gals for great parties this weekend:

Hope you can join in for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Please link up with Common Ground
 somewhere in your post or sidebar.
I'd love you to display the button
(on the sidebar)
it let's everyone know where to party!
(and there's a "featured on" button too)

anything vintage or vintage inspired!

and if you haven't entered my May Give Away

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Puttering in the Sun Room for the 100th White Wednesday

I guess you could say that's my know playing with little things, moving them around...adding...and then moving things around some more. I've been puttering in the sunroom again.

(my bluebird china cups will be linked to A Rosy Note)

It's one of my favorite places to be in the warmer months.
The kitties and I hang out there alot.

I like a white backdrop for all my quilts,
(that change for the season)
pillows, and vintage garden goodies.

(rooting some ivy in an old tea pot)

And here's the newest member of the lamb family.
Given to me by one of the sweetest, most talented, cutest
little redheads around....
The duct tape diva herself...

I like to keep things fun out here...
things that make me giggle

Even a chalkware chicken sitting on a nest.

Love these pillows that I found at my friend Laura's space.
(thanks girlfriend!!!)

One of my fave color combos is pink and green;
fresh and Springy.
I found this quilt a few weeks ago for just a few dollars.

I just can't pass up a darling pillow,
with graphics from the 30's.
Enlarge it to see that it was a Birthday Gift long ago.

I thought I'd better share my late Spring fun
before it was time to change out for Summer.

Be Sure you head on over to Faded Charm to see what's going on.
Kathleen has some celebratin' this week!

I'm linking to all these great parties this week:

Hope to see you Thursday afternoon for
 Vintage Inspiration Friday

Oh Gosh, I almost forgot...
if you haven't entered my May Give Away

lots of love,

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