Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Trip 2 Remember

Me and my sister promised my Mom a trip to the beach for her 90th Birthday. We gave her an IOU at her birthday party in February good for "A Beach Vacation" as soon as the weather warmed up. 

We've just returned from fulfilling that promise

Our destination - Rockport Texas

It's a delightful little Artsy Beach town with a very laid back feel-- the perfect place for our vacation with Mom

We had a lovely bay side Captain's Suite
at the Lighthouse Inn 

On our agenda-

A stop at the Rockport Arts Center

The harbor

A little shopping at the cute shops
in Downtown Rockport

And of course a trip to the beach!

Mom & sister relaxing

At Rockport Beach

My View

And Port Aransas Beach another day

 Me & Mom
My sister shelling

My mom loves the beach
 It reminds her of where she grew up on the South Coast of England

We watched Shrimp boats
coming in one evening

 and amazing sunsets

Happy Belated Birthday Mom

90 years young!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thank you Lady Bird Johnson!

Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson
and her efforts to beautify the 
highways and byways of Texas
I had the most spectacular drive
on my trip to Dallas and back

 Bluebonnets & Indian Paint Brushes

Wild Coreopsis

Entire fields of Indian Paint Brushes

I saw lots of fields covered
in Blue Bonnets

but one can only take a few pics
while driving at 70 miles per hour!

As Phil Robinson would say-

It made me 

Every Little Birdie hopes you're happy today!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Country Drive and more!!

While on my visit to the Dallas area

(the last two weeks) 

my brother-in-law took
me and my sister on a 
country drive 

This beautiful drive took us
to the little town of Quinlan, Texas

Where we found this wonderful shop

What a delightful surprise!!

Every Little Birdie says
Never know where a country road
will take you! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


  1. Definition of thingamajig (n)

    Bing Dictionary
    • thing·a·ma·jig
    • [ thíngəmə jìg ]
    1. thing unnamed: a word used when the proper word for something is not known or does not come to mind
    synonyms: thing · thingy · thingamabob · gizmo · doodad · doohickey · widget
    I found a thingamajig
    at the Warrenton Antique Show
     Don't know what it is
    or what it's called
    or what it's for

    but I knew I liked it 
    and had to have it!!!!
    Every Little Birdie says
     What do you think it is?????

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Simple and Sweet

Look what I found at one
of my local thrift stores

It was in a pile of old linens

A little tattered and torn
but nothing a needle and thread
couldn't fix

Isn't it the sweetest little
baby dress!

I added an old locket of mine that has
pictures of my mom & dad 
(taken on their honeymoon)

It now holds a place of honor on the wall in my bedroom

"I once was lost
but now I'm found"

It has found a good home with me!!!!

Every Little Birdie says
 I love sweet little surprises!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Birthday Surprise

My birthday was back in February

Last time I was up to visit my Mom
she said I have your birthday
present back here in my bedroom

She took me back and to my 
utter surprise

There was the old family
music box

  It's been in my English family for over
100 years, maybe 150 years

She brought it back from England
on a trip to visit my grandparents
in England when I was five

I have always been madly in love
with this old box

So I was so very honored 
that she would pass it down to me!

It now takes a cozy spot on top the wine rack in my dining room
 It has three bells, is hand cranked,
and has a channel changer switch
to change songs

It makes the most beautiful music
this side of heaven


Thank you mom for trusting me
with this beautiful old treasure

 I will love and care for it
until it's time for me to pass it down

(note to sweet daughter - it won't be anytime soon!)

Every Little Birdie says
   Love the sweet music of times past

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Miss Matched

My sister and I were strolling
around the fields
at the Warrenton Antique Show
last week when I came
upon some junk laying in
the grass in front of
one of the tents

.......and look what I found

 These great old pot lids
Each one unique in it's own way

I thought to myself
"I can do something with these"

I've had a few ideas but nothing
has moved me to action yet

OK, fellow bloggers
I know how talented you all are
What do you think I should do with them???

Every Little Birdie says-
 I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Frame It!

As mentioned
in an earlier post 
part of my loot shoot 
from my trip to Warrenton/Round Top
included some doilies, old linens
scrabble letters, and an old picture
I promised to show you
what I did with my new treasures
Take a look-

I painted an old frame
backed it with foam board
covered that with an old linen runner
 placed my doilies
and started gluing vintage items

I think it turned out pretty stinkin' cute!!

and it found a home above the
bed in the guest room

Every Little Birdie says-
 Hope my guest enjoy it
as much as I do!!