Sunday, March 1, 2015

Inspired!

My talented daughter
shared a picture on
FACEBOOK
with me
 
 
I gave her this chalkboard
for her birthday
 
and she used her talents
to write a line from
her favorite hymn
 
 
COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING
 
 
WOW, her creativity blew me away!
 
(as does her love for Jesus)
 
......it so inspired me I got my chalkboard
and tried my hand at a line from
one of my favorite hymns
 
 
 
Thank you my sweet daughter
 
for the inspiration you are to me 
 
in so many areas of your life
 
Every Little Birdie says
Children are a gift from the Lord!
 
 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bling it UP!

I recently found a gold chandelier
at the Salvation Army for $7.00
 
of course I didn't get a before picture,
I never think about it till I'm finished
 
but it was a shiny in your face GOLD!
 
A little paint, a few crystals,
and a strand of pearls.......
 
 
A beautiful transformation
 I hung it in this tree in my yard so I
could better work on it

for just a minute I thought it looked
pretty cool right there
but then I came to my senses

 
 it's off tomorrow to my booth
where I hope someone will
fall in love with it!



Every Little Birdie says
Thank you Lord for another
blessed day!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

From the Junk Corner

A few weeks ago my neighbor
walked across the street
 when she saw me out painting
 
Looking around at all my junk she
 spied something in my
"waiting to be painted"
corner of the garage
 
My Junk Corner
 
She said "Oh I see a piece
that would be perfect for my
 daughter in law!"
 
"Could you paint it white?"
 
Are you kidding me
"paint it white"
is my middle name!!
 
........so out came the chalk paint and
 
Ta Daaaaa....
 
A cute shabby jewelry cabinet
 
(Which was originally blonde wood)
 
 
The top opens with a mirror
 
sides open for places to hang necklaces
 
and plenty of drawers for other jewelry
 
 
Every Little Birdie says
 
What girl wouldn't love this
for a jewelry box!!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Celebrating Life

The other night I stepped
out on my front porch
and took a moment
to thank God
for this beautiful sunset
 
 

I don't know about you,
but I rarely seem to slow down these days
 
Again this past Saturday
I made myself find time to attend a
memorial service for a man
at my church that I barely knew
 
I had smiled at him and said hello
many times over the past year,
but never really took the time to
get to know him
 
During this wonderful celebration of life
I found myself rejoicing
with his family as they boldly
gave testimony through word and song
of a great Godly man
who loved his Lord and served
Him so beautifully
 
How I wish I'd slowed down long enough
to know him before the sunset on his life
 
 
 
Every Little Birdie says -
 
Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind.
Steady my harried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.
Give me, admidst the confusions of my day,
The calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves
With the soothing music of the sighing streams
That live in my memory.
Help me to know
The magical restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations of slowing down to look at a flower;
To chat with an old friend or to make a new one;
To pat a stray dog,
To watch a spider build a web;
To smile at a child;
Or to read a few lines from a good book.
Remind me each day
That the race is not always to the swift;
That there is more to life than increasing its speed.
Let me look upward
Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew slowly and well.
Slow me down, Lord,
And inspire me to send my roots deep
Into the soil of life’s enduring values
That I may grow toward the stars
Of my great destiny.
Wilferd A. Peterson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Multi Purpose

Are any of your rooms multi-purpose?
 
My Guest Room certainly is!!
 
It's for my guests,
it's an office,
and it's my crafting room.
 
 
A comfy bed for my guests
 
 
And a desk unit for work
and crafting
 
of course when I'm crafting it
DOES NOT look this tidy
 
....but I'm not revealing those pictures!
 
It's a scary sight!!
 
The baskets are a new
addition for my files
 
Found them on the cheap
at Ross and I love them!
 
 
Above the desk an old ammo box
from my hubby's grandfather
topped with a picture of my grands
 
 
I'm always changing out the décor
in this room.......
 
My latest décor - Vintage bottles
I bought while on my trip
to Cornwall, England
They were dug up in that area
and date back to the 1800's
 
 
 
This little hammer was a gift
from a special friend at Christmas
 
The plaque says -
"I have a hammer and I know how to use it"
(She knows me well!)
 
 
 
Most of the things in this room
are my re-purposed creations
 
What I didn't make or re-purpose
I found at local thrift shops
 
 
 
 
I love this little corner  
of the room
 
 
....it's filled with treasures and
things I love
 
Every time I have guests they say-
 
"Oh my, I think you've changed things
up a bit in this room"
 
AND I SAY -
 
"Yep, I sure have!"
 
Every little Birdie says
 
There's no moss growing under these feet!
 


Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Year in Review

It seems I've reached the stage of my life where the years seem to go by faster and faster.  This year has been a busy one but there have been so many memories.....
 
February I moved my Vintage Nest
to Good Old Days Antique Mall
I learned a lot about Antiques and collectables
during my time at Good Old Days
 
February was also my Mom's 90th birthday!
A wonderful family celebration of a great lady!
 
Four generations of strong, confident women
 (all because of you mom)
 
In May hubby and I celebrated
40 years of marriage
 
40 years hanging out with your best friend
Now that's worth a toast!!!
 
 
In June I became the new secretary
of Fellowship Bible church
working half days Monday through Thursday
 
I love working at my church and I have the
best boss ever - Pastor Clayton Lopez!!!! 
 
 
 
July brought sadness
We lost our BFF
Our little Pixie pie, we miss her so much
but she lives on in our hearts
 
 
 
August brought us a ranch hand
Our grandson, Trace came to stay with
us for a couple of weeks
and helped out on the Easley Ranch
 
 
 
September was our trip of a life time!!
 
England, France, Belgium
Family photo in Wareham, England

Hubby & I in Cornwall, England
 
Cornwall, England


My flight with cousin Martin
Our views 
 
 
 
Family photo in Bruge, Belgium

Beautiful Bruge, Belgium
 
November the Vintage Nest
took flight and landed at
"JUNKTORIA"
 

I love being at this great new place!!

 
and Thanksgiving brought
my children and grand's home to the nest
My kids -Jenn & Justin
 
Avery, granddaughter
 
Jenn & grandson, Trace
 
and here we are in December!
 
What a busy, wonderful, fun, year!
 
I love that we end each year
celebrating the birth of our
Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
Every Little Birdie says-
 
 
Thank you Jesus for a year full of blessings!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Clay Rose

I recently bought a bucket of
Sculpt It Modeling clay
 
I was trying to find a way
 to fix this
architectural applique 
 
 

which I bought at an Estate sale for one dollar!
Didn't realize 'till I got it home the curl on the
right side was broke off.

 
No problem I thought,
I'll buy some clay and re-create the curl
 
It did work- sort of.....
 
We're not going to examine it
too closely but it looks
better than it did
 
 
Not sure how I'm going to use this applique 
but it just might be a pretty addition
to one of my furniture redos
 
Any old way, after I finished the above project
 
I decided, since I have an entire
bucket of this modeling clay
I'd try my hand at a little project
 
 
I made a rose to go on a
graduation present for my niece
 
I used a little distressing ink
on the edges to give it a little character
 
Thought it turned out OK for a little
decoration on a package
 
Anyone have any ideas on what I can
do with the rest of this clay?????
 
 
Every Little Birdie says-
 
Come on all you crafters out there
let me hear from you!