Friday, May 22, 2009

Birds of a feather, flock together

In some ways, people who shop the flea markets really are like birds of the same feather. We might all be looking for something different, but once you've been bitten by the flea market bug, there is no turning back! There is this unwritten treasure hunt bond that connects us all together. Everyone at the flea markets seems to have the same look in their eye --"what goody will I find at this show!"

So I hope to see you this Sunday at the Old Town Tustin show. It's a small show but you won't be disappointed. And speaking of birds....

My bird's nest collection...I never planned to collect real bird's nest, but over the years, it seems like I just kinda came across old ones. We found one of them when we were clearing out a "jungle" of an area at our old house that the previous owners had let go wild with brush. My dad found one on some land that my parents own in Liberty, Texas and the tiny one on the stick is one I found on the ground when I was walking my daughter home from school years ago. I was told it was a hummingbird's nest. The bird stick nest is one is one from my sister's home in Texas. They live in a farm area and she said they have them every year in all their trees on their land. PS....I would never take a bird's nest if I thought it was still being used.

Thanks to all of you who have been buying my burlap pillows. I know you have lots of choices to buy your pillows and I really appreciate your business. I also especially appreciate when I hear back from you after you rec'd your order telling me how much you love them. It means a great deal for me to hear this! Here is a link to many of the pillows I currently have in stock!

You do not have to have a shutterfly account to see them. Just click on View Album and then click on Detail View at the top of the page. Feel free to contact me at any time at

Look for my two new French statement and bird pillows to be out in the next two weeks!
la joie de la view and famille heureuse

MEMORIAL DAY.... Please Remember...

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. Today, Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave.

Lets REALLY take a moment this Memorial Day to say a prayer for all of the men and women who have fallen while serving our country. Let's also extend those prayers to their FAMILIES who must miss them so much. We owe those men and women so much!

Trying to Get Some Work Done...

Every time I sit down at my computer this is what I get to look at. It never fails that when I try to start some work, my cat, Brinkley, decides it is the perfect time for us to do some bonding. She sits right in front of the monitor, not only making sure it's difficult for me to actually do any work, but more importantly, making sure I see her! I got Brinkely last October from the animal shelter, after I had to put down my 17 year old cat. I was devasted by the loss of my cat. Now, Brinkley follows me around the house all day and definitely acts like she rules the house. I always say to her, "Brinkley, you always act like you did ME the favor by letting me select you as the cat we brought home from the shelter!" (As oppose to maybe showing a little gratitude for me saving her life.) But you know what, she really did do me the favor. She makes me smile every day.

A Day Without Laughter Is A Day Wasted.....Have A Great Week and Enjoy your Memorial Day.


  1. Ooooooooooh I love the look on Brinkley's face! It's like she's saying "ok, I know you have work to do, but I would like a little attention as well!" *smiles*

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

  2. Hi, Rose! I'm Roxanne. I live in Abilene Texas and I found your blog while visiting Heather's! I met Heather at Warrenton last year. She is so sweet. I love your pillows! What a great look. A must have! I'll wait until you reveal the bird pillows before deciding. I also must say the obvious...your children are gorgeous. We also have two girls and a boy, but ours are in their 20's. I'll visit often. I hope you won't mind if I place you on my blog list.

  3. Loving the nests! What a great collection.



  4. I love reading your blog. It is great!


  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new blog layout. It is beautiful.