Do ya'll remember the beautiful birdcage that Bubba bought me for Valentine's Day this year? It was green:
He painted it white for me and now it looks like this:
It still needs 1 more mini rose garland. I bought this one at Hobby Lobby so I just have to wait until I go there again and then I'll pick up another one. I added a string of white lights (thank you for the idea Pat Winter) and I found 2 bunches of beautiful roses, with the tags still on them, at a garage sale for 25 cents each! I just cut the stems off, put a few on the bottom of the inside of the birdcage and then added a couple here and there on the outside. I found the bird at Michael's. It was on sale for $2.50! Talk about decorating on a budget! Decorating this birdcage cost less than $10.00!
I have it sitting on the top of my antique school desk on an antique doily. I'll get a photo of the school desk soon.
I never have been one for things to all match. I much prefer a collection of mis-matched do-dads that hold meaning for me. I love old things. Always have. My sister always says, "oh you and that moldy/oldy stuff!" She teases me about it but I truly do love my flea market and garage sale treasures. Some of my very most special things are do-dads that I didn't pay much for at all. I think I'll start going through my house and photographing some of my treasures to share here with you.
In other news, I have decided to invite a "Guest Blogger" to blog here twice a month. I've met so many gifted and interesting bloggers over the years and lately as well. I think it will be fun to introduce my readers to them. There's just so much talent out there! So many pretty things to see and so many new ideas! I hope you'll enjoy this new addition to my blog.
I'm finishing up on Part 2 of my Art Quilting 101 Tutorial. I've been so busy with my Etsy shop, I got a little behind on things but it's almost ready and will have it posted here for you soon. Part 3 will be on how to finish an Art Quilt.
Finally for today, I'll leave you with our newest pretties:
More photos can be found here.
Oh, I almost forgot! I changed my Avatar again! I know I just it the other day but it needed to be more pink! So here is my new one:
If you would like to add my Blog Button to your blog, you can find it in my sidebar.