Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Foodie Weekend

We had a fabulous weekend with our
good friends Tom & Carol
 
They drove down from the DFW area to
spend a few days at our Nest
 
Our new puppy, Lacy Mae, was
so excited to have their two little
fur babies to frolic with around
the house, screened porch, and yard
 
 
Any time we all get together
 
THE MAIN FOCUS IS FOOD!!
 
both hubbies are excellent chefs
and love to cook
 
 
 
We gave them the first night off
and enjoyed a lovely dinner at
the Pumphouse Restaurant in Victoria
 
 
 
Next day the guys were off to HEB
for all their "foodie" supplies
 
Once they had marinated the meat and done
a little prepping we were off to the beach
for a little R & R
 





Carol with her two sweet fur babies


Me & my guy
 

 
Lacy Mae with her new friends
 Isabella, and Giusepee
enjoying beach time
 
Sun drenched, and relaxed we headed home
to clean up and get ready for our
anticipated "Thai" dinner......
Tom & Carol
 
 
First course
 
Egg Rolls with special sause
 
 
Second course
 
Tom Yum Koong Soup
with shrimp and fish
 
 
Main Entrée
 
Crying Tiger Lamb
 
 
 
Served with Jasmine Rice

 
WOW, what an incredible meal
Thank you Chef Tom for sharing your
"Thai" talents with us
and hubby for your excellent
grilling skills
 
but wait there's more........
 
I had requested my favorite Italian dish
 
so the next evening our talented hubbies
 
prepared Osso Buco!!
 
My two favorite Chefs






 
 
 
Lamb shank with Red Sauce over Risotto
w/ Ceaser salad
 
 
 
I can't thank our two wonderful chefs enough
for this beautiful meal, it was to die for!
 

 
 
Such a great weekend sharing food and fellowship
with two long time dear friends
 
 
 
Every Little Birdie says
It was just heavenly


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Reuse Redesign

I went to a fabulous estate sale recently
 
Found lots of "GOOD" junk
 
....one of my finds was
three enamel pans
 
I have a serious love affair with enamel
 
 
thought I'd show you
how I reused them
 
 
 
A little Garden Art!!
 
 
 
filled the pans with succulents, rose moss
and dusty miller
 
 
 
 
Topped it off with a whimsical fairy
 
 
Every Little Birdie says-
Reuse, Redesign!!
 


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ready for Summer

I've been out puttering around my garden
and porches
freshening things for the
arrival of Summer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now I'm just waiting for
those lazy "dog days"
of summer
 
 
Every Little Birdie says
Looking forward to the long hot summer......


Sunday, May 17, 2015

An English Summer.......

One of the many delights I experienced
during my time in England was
"The English Summerhouse"
 
 
A summer house or summerhouse has traditionally referred to a building or shelter used for relaxation in warm weather.[1] This would often take the form of a small, roofed building on the grounds of a larger one, but could also be built in a garden or park, often designed to provide cool shady places of relaxation or retreat from the summer heat.
 
 
As summer approach's this Texas girl
(with a strong English heritage)
is dreaming ......
 

What would my summerhouse
look like????
 

Cool colors would certainly help
in the hot Texas heat
 
I could dream of a pretty English garden
but the Texas white tail deer would gobble
it up before my dream was over!
 
 
But still a girl can dream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and of course, pretty furnishing
would be a must!
 
and here is where my dream
originated.....in my cousin's pretty English
garden, where I spent many an
afternoon relaxing in his sweet
little summerhouse
 
Andy's summerhouse

Every Little Birdie says
Just a Texas girl dreaming of a English Summer
 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Quiet Time

Yesterday was
National Day of prayer
 
but it wasn't until today that
I found time for some
quiet reflection
 
Just me & God
 
 
I went to my favorite place 
to be still, meditate and pray
 
 
Victoria Education Gardens
aka "The Secret Garden"
 
I call it the secret garden because
no one is ever there,
I'm always there alone and I love it
 
 
I began by strolling around
looking at all the beautiful flowers
 



I like to think that when
God made me in His image
He created me with a love
for flowers!
 
 
 
I have a plaque in my garden
that says
"You are closer to God in a garden
than any where else on earth"
 

I certainly feel close to Him
in this beautiful place
 
Finally I found a nice place
to sit and thank God for
His incredible creation
 
 
 
and for the many blessings
in my life
 
It's not often, in our busy lives,
that we take time to
acknowledge God,
How Good and Perfect He is
reflect on His Holiness
Think about the sacrifice
Jesus made for us on the cross
taking our sin and washing us
white as snow so we can have
a relationship with the
One and only God
Creator of the Universe
The Great I AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And Every Little Birdie says..
 
AMEN
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Location location location

As some of you know
vendors tend to move from
one space to another within the shop
 
Always trying to find that
just right location!
 
I've always stayed put
 
until now that is...
 
Previous Booth Space
 


Booth 16
10 X 10
at the back of the shop
 
 This booth had a little
wasted space
 
 
A center booth space
with aisles on either side
became available

 


 
 
So on a whim I moved!!
 
 
New Booth Space
 
15 x 5 center booth space # 15
 
 
 

 



 
 Even though the new space
is a bit smaller I love the
coziness!!


built in cabinet



Look how much stuff I was
able to put in this small space
behind the built in cabinet

 
Even room for my table and chairs
 
 

 
 
folks love it when they have
to rummage around a bit
to see everything
 
 
 
 
The Vintage Nest has
settled into her new spot
at Junktoria
 
and she loves it!!
 
 
Every Little Birdie says-
My motto has always been -
 
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
 
But hey, a girl can change her mind!