You know that time of the year we all just dread, the 15th of April and is spelled with just three little letters. Yes folks it's that time of the year AGAIN! Seems like we just did it, doesn't it? It's time to put out your hummingbird feeders....gotcha! At least here in Virginia that's when we do it. I always put mine out on tax day, the 15th...it's an easy way to remember. And within a few shorts days I see the scouts out looking for a place to call home for the summer. Then I don't see them for a while and then they're back and pretty soon there's lots of them. The feeder in the photo is at my kitchen window and I shot this picture last summer.
I want to apologize for not getting around to your beautiful blogs as much as I would like to lately. The boutique has been hopping (that's a good thing) and I have been busy, busy, hunting for treasures and sewing up a storm. Here's a bevy ( I like that word :) of my sweet little vintage pillowcase dresses I have been making this week.
And here is a charming old Mother brooch I found on my treasure hunts this past weekend. I think this would be wonderful on a jean jacket, on a pillow as a Mother's day gift or on a beautiful hand made hand bag tote. Don't you?
The flowers are enameled and the smaller ones have a rhinestone in the center. And it's big too, 2" by 2".
Karen over at A Scrapbook of Inspiration tagged me for an interesting book challenge. You are supposed to take a book you are reading and turn to page 123. You read the first five sentences and then write on your blog the next three sentences. I am ashamed to say I haven't read a book in months. * (See above paragraph) Perhaps it's because I have enjoyed reading all of your blogs instead....but Karen what I am going to do is exploit your Audrey Hepburn book that your Mom gave you. Karen talks about how her favorite movie was Breakfast at Tiffanys. Wellllll......on my crafting table sits an old mannequin head I found yardsaling. And on her head sits the very same lampshade that Holly Golightly plopped on her head when she and Paul were shopping at the Five and Dime. Remember that? You must go visit her blog. (Karen's....not Audrey Hepburn's). Karen is truly an inspiration to her readers. She has so much heart and soul and her blog is always a pleasure to read.
Today I would like to thank sweet Michelle for this award. It's always a joy to receive an award and it never fails to humble me. Michelle's blog, Back Through Time, is a treasure trove all things lovely and old. She has her own antique store and holds a Flea Market every Friday on her blog. Check it out.
Well.....it's back to the sewing machine for me. Have a great day and join me next time for Historic Garden Week in Virginia. xo Lynn