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!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Our new fur baby

As some of you know we lost our sweet little Pixie dog
to cancer last year
 
RIP


This spring we knew it was time
to start looking for a new
"Fur Baby"
 
 
Decisions, decisions
 
What breed, what size,
shedding or no shedding
 
I had already decided on a name
Lacy Mae
(a good southern name) 
 
We lived on the internet researching dog breeders.
.....then one day hubby called me and said
"I think I've found Lacy Mae"
 
That's her in the middle between her two brothers
 
As soon as I got home we called Susan at
"DREAM MAKER PUPPIES"

 
I can't speak highly enough about
John & Susan
at Dream Maker Puppies
They are wonderful folks
and first class breeders
 

The next weekend we were headed to
Willis, Texas to meet our new fur baby
 
Introducing
Miss Lacy Mae
Toy Schnauzer
 
We are in love with this sweet baby and she is doing a great job of training us to
be her parents!  She has taken over
our lives and hearts!!
 
 
 
 helping out in the kitchen

relaxing on the screened porch

 
 
Playing with her many toys




or just showing off!

 








Lots to love about Lacy Mae!
 
 

 

Every Little Birdie says
When we lost Pixie it left and huge hole in our hearts
Lacy Mae is doing her best to fill it right up!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bird Cage Lamp

Last Saturday my girlfriend, Judy
and I went to the city wide garage sale
in Cuero, Texas
 
We found some good bargains
 
One was a $3.00 bird cage
 
I brought it home, took off the
plastic red bottom
 
and turned the top into a lamp!!
 
Have you ever seen a bird cage turned into a lamp?
 
It's definitely different!




Kind of eclectic don't you think
 
Every Little Birdie says
 
 
Now the question?????
Will I keep it or sell it.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Junkin' @ the Antique Spring Show

My sister and I spent two days
at the Round Top Antique Fair
 
 
We shopped till we dropped!
 
Let's wander around and see all the
wonderful treasures to be had......
 
 
 




It was a little chilly and windy the first day
but miles and miles of shopping
will warm you up!
 



We're walking, we're shopping

 
we're touching, we're feeling


we're looking and oh yes
WE ARE BUYING!


 
 
 
The second day my niece and
her new puppy "Lord Nelson" joined us
 
 
He was a hit at the show!
Everyone loves a puppy!!
 




 
 
Nelson finally had to give up his
chariot to make space for 
 all our treasures and junk,
but he was a real sport
and loved his day with the girls shopping 
 










Wouldn't this be a good time to
crawl up in this pretty bed and take
a short nap????






 
 
If you want it.... they got it!!!!
 
there is one of everything at this
awesome show
 
WANT TO SEE THE JUNKIN'
TREASURES WE BOUGHT?
 
 
 Here's our loot shoot-
 
 


Mine - lots of silver pieces, an enamel coffee pot,
linens, gloves, pearls, jewelry and more!
 
 
 
 
 My sister's - blue bottle, aluminum tray and pitcher, yellow bowl, silver ware, linens, big
jar, pretty pin for our Mom, and more!!
 
 
 and last my niece's -
a lemon press (so cool), antlers and pearls,
globe and cute pillow!
 
Every Little Birdie says-
 
We can't wait to go back to the Antique Fair in the fall!