Monday, November 29, 2010

Whenever I'm in a dry spell....

and by "dry spell" I mean I haven't bought anything new lately :) - I can always count on finding something great for my garden shed on etsy and ebay!

I bought the stack of antique books, complete with vintage doily, photo tag and a handmade fabric flower clip from Destash Pearl.

Aren't these sola roses beautiful (they're handmade flowers that are made from tapioca wood peel)! I bought them from from Your Angil

I bought these tags wrapped in fawn and ivory vintage fiber, seam binding and a millinery flower from Wildheart515

(can't for the life of me recall where I got these - went through my on-line purchases to no avail.... hmmmm..... )

This darling string of eyelet blossoms on vintage paper was also purchased at Wildheart515

The gloves, basket and post card I had.... it's the wire light bulb guard that I found on ebay that helped to pull it all together.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Birds of a Feather.....

Flock Together!!

How adorable hanging from my newly purchased tinsel tree!!

But alas, it appears I'm not the only blogger that came across these music note song birds at Tar-jay......

Fly on over to a few of my faves who also included these little cuties in a recent post:

Donna at D. Reynes
Kathy at Kate's Place
Sandi at Wayside Treasures

I'm thoroughly enjoying this little guy perched atop a barn-like birdhouse that is the backdrop for my manger this year.

And this little guy nesting in a wreath that's hanging from a mirror in my family room.

They were only a $1 each so I bought ten and THAT was by going to four different stores - YES, they made that much of an impression on me!

Unfortunately, Tar-jay doesn't sell them on-line otherwise I would have ordered more. I did, however, check out ebay and the only seller I found wanted $6 for ONE.... Looks like ten is IT for ME!

Monday, November 22, 2010

This is just TOO GOOD not to pass on....

To those of you who haven't already seen this great giveaway

from Sandy at My Shabby Streamside Studio

you need to get over there FAST!!!

How pleased I was....

To find out that I was the winner of this lovely Winter Wishes Angel from Angie at Viva La Cottage.

Some of you may remember her from her formerly named blog "Viva La Cabin and Via LaCottage". If not, pop on over.... you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just call me Angel in the Morning....

I was awake very early this morning - partly because I went to bed so early last night but mostly because the sun was shining brightly into our bedroom window. LOVE mornings like that...especially on the weekend!

Anyway.... before going to bed last night I read Jennifer's latest post at The Old Painted Cottage and thought I, too, should get to know my camera better. So this morning I snapped a few pictures using a "new to me" feature on my camera. Out of Manual Mode I ventured to Macro Mode (looks like a little tulip *). A subtle but improved difference that I'm thinking is going to be my new standard for close ups. Yeah...... BIG morning for me! :)

* The tulip icon on a camera represents macro or close-up mode which generally allows clear focusing of objects within 2" to 1.5' of the camera lense.