Friday, April 25, 2008

So Much show....
She kept flying out of my hand. Look closely and you will see her tiny little feet between my fingers. Now, look at your hand and you will have a vision of how tiny she it. Or he. Before they flew the other day, I had to try to get another picture where my thumbs weren't flying.
Can you guess where this beautiful little nest is? If I tell you it is a beautiful little house wren, would you know it is about three feet from my back door and under the bbq grill in the charcoal catcher thing. Needless to say, we haven't had steak for a while.
Seems like it has been a while since we had a visit. Maybe not. But it wasn't that I had nothing to show...and tell. I seemed to have a problem because I had so much. I didn't know where to begin.

Remember the treasure hunt last Friday? This is just a few of my 25 mile antique alley finds. Look at my 1908 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue. I wish I could fan the pages for you to see all the wonderful images. Just pure inspiration jumps out at me.

And this one is for you. Go ahead copy/save/print it with my permission. That is if you like and and feel inspired by it. I sure would like to see what you create, if you do.
And did I tell you about my desk? No? I didn't think so. It's just and old oak desk that I have had in the garage at least 12 years. I wanted you to see the faux finish I did to it with spray paint. It's now in my studio and I am so happy to at last have a place to sit comfortably and paint. I first spray painted the desk with a red. Then I used an old broken candle and rubbed all the edges before spraying again but with black. As soon as it was dry, I used an old sock and rubbed the edges to reveal the red. Love it. And oh my if I had realized how much drawer storage I was getting, I would have finished this project long ago.

My friend Rella swapped with me. She made a beautiful paper fairy that I lusted for. So she made me one too and I sent her one of my paperdolls. Love that stamp that she used. Notice she sent me a sheet of cardstock that she has stamped the image three times. InSpiRatioN!!! hit me the moment I saw it.
Faerieluna is so clever. Can you see the faerie is held in a slit in the card. Love that. You can click on the pictures to check that out. She is one smart Faerieluna! Thank you my friend.

Look at this sweet little birdie from Paris. My new blogging friend LouLoupi sent this to me. I'm going to send her a little something too. Don't you know I will show you when I get it done.

I love love it. Thank you. Oh yes and when you visit LouLoupi, browse her gardens....beautiful.

OK, here is one last treasure. Can you tell what it is? My friend Susan and I bought the whole lot. Cheap. This is my share. Now, what can we do with them. They are glass (a few plastic) domed clock faces. Just one of those treasures a person can't pass up.

OK, it is 9:30 and I haven't made a decision about tomorrow. We had a storm pass through here this evening and I'm ..... thinking .... ????? Well, OK, if my Etsy shop is empty, you will know that I have deleted the items to take with me. It not, it means I didn't go and will be adding more to the shop Saturday evening.

I can't believe you read the whole thing.


  1. What a sweet little bird and such a tiny nest.
    Have a great weekend whatever you decide

  2. What a beautifull bird story ;-) so cute this bird in your hands !!!! you are lucky.....

    Thank you for your present this beautiful fashion page i love it and i'm sure to create with ;-)

    Have a good day

    Louloupi ;-)

  3. i always feel so inspired here! i now have the urge to walk outside, spray paint furniture, go thrifting, and make art! :)

    hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Boy did you have a busy time, thrifts, gifts, fairy stories and a little paint. You must be in heaven (grin).

    Hope the weather is such you can go to the show.


  5. Glad I dropped by your blog today. What a lovely post. That bird is amazing to sit in your hand and not try to escape. Thanks for sharing some great photos.

  6. I thought maybe Norah was holding you hostage. Thanks for the great tip about the candle! I will try that next time. I always use sandpaper and take too much off.
    Great treasures! I would love to go to that sale.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Beautiful little birdie, lucky you to get to hold it...Thanks for the images from your sears cool, and can't wait to see what yo will do with the clock faces...

  8. I always read the whole thing...I just don't always comment.
    That Wren is so lovely, most of the wee birds here are sparrows - which are really just aerial mice.
    I think what you did with the desk is great, the candle wax 'n sock thing is a great tip. Thanks!

  9. love the chickadee- perhaps my favorite bird. They kicked the bluebirds out of the house, and I can't wait to tee babies! The glass clock faces are cool- can't wait to see what you do with them.

  10. This is too much. I'm officially jealous. That bird is the cutest thing ever, and to be able to hold her tenderly in your hands... Look at her face! I'll be dreaming about it.

  11. It has been such a long time since I have had time to read blogs and comment. I have been busy taking care of my Parents needs.
    I always learn so much here...the candle idea is grand.
    I loooooove the little chickadee and the painting you did with it in you hands...beautiful.
    I am always inspired when I come here.

  12. How precious to hold such a wee, sweet creature in your hands, Wing Keeper! Lovely picture.

    It is sweet of you to note the paperdoll sent......I'm so happy she is with you. AND kudos for listing more items on Etsy...I am happy to see this. Yippeee.

    xo Rella

  13. Holding a Black Capped Chickadee in your hand is amazing. We have many of them here, but I have never been able to get one to come to me. Thank you for the picture.


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