4.06.2009

Just Rambling Today ~

It's Monday and as I sit here at the computer working on the website, a new blog post and doing research, I am keeping an eye on the weather. The cold air is hitting the hot air somewhere way up in the atmosphere (at least that's what the weather man said this morning) and is causing lots of weird weather conditions today. There is a tornado warning and calls for thunderstorms, hail and a sudden drop in the fabulous 70 degree weather we had down to the 50's (boohiss). Since I don't have a radio or television down here in my studio I am keeping an eye to the sky. In doing so I have noticed some fun things going on in nature. Yesterday I brought out my hanging baskets in anticipation of planting in them soon. I sat them on the old picnic table. Well all day long this sweet bird has been working her little tail feathers off flying back and forth grabbing bits and pieces of the old worn coco liner.





It took me a while but I found the nesting spot.....right up under the screened porch in the rafters. It's an awfully noisy spot as it's right on top of Bobby G.'s lawn tractor.



I also noticed a Momma blue bird grabbing pine straw for her nest too. She loves the cottage style as she chose for her home this Spring, the pink blue bird house I made. Don't forget to save the hair from your hairbrush, the fur from brushing your doggies and bits and pieces of yarn. Throw them out in your yard. The birds will love you for it.



The dogwood trees are just starting to break out. The trees are just loaded with flower buds. Some years that's not always true. I can't wait for the pink dogwood to get in full bloom. It stands right beside the west window in our family room and when in full bloom bathes the room in a pink glow. The red buds are almost in full bloom too. The pink thruout the woods looks so pretty. That snow/ ice storm we had a couple of weeks ago brought down one of the biggest red buds we had. I was in tears over that tree.



And I thought I would show you some sweet cottage finds from my treasure hunting this past Saturday. They will go in the boutique shortly. Tramp! Tramp art that is. Look at this adorable pin cushion rocking chair made from a tin can lid. Can you imagine the time that went into that? Love the worn faded pink velvet seat. And the adorable little pottery Carolina wren for another great find.




And the old child's cast metal cash register bank is so charming. It's an Uncle Sam's 3 Coin Register Bank. It still works. How do I know? Because I put some money in it and the register rang it up. You can't get into the bank until it registers $10.00. Great teaching tool for a youngster and it's just so darn cute to have sitting around.



Another adorable find is this Christmas girl. Don't you just love her with that cute bonnet? She has wings and is holding a Santa in her hands. She is cold painted and has lots of wear but still oh so charming.



And lastly, look at this sweet pansy face. I found that growing in the rock pile near the wood pile. It's a volunteer. Now, don't you know, if I had planted it there, never in this world would it have lived.



It's almost time to go fix supper. What are we having you ask? I am just positive you are dying to know. ;) We are having Spring time for dinner tonight. Fresh pencil thin asparagus with lemon pepper, big plump juicy strawberries and fresh caught tuna. Yum! Yum!




Thanks for listening to my ramblings today. I know lots of you are on Spring break this week and I hope you are having a great time. See ya' on Pink Saturday.


26 comments :

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

Your blog looks different. What did you do? It looks great.

I love ramblings. I'm going to start doing it more often. After all, that is why I call my website a journal!

Our weather is very weird lately (see my post today for details).

I'm glad the little bird didn't make a nest right in your pot!! I had a duck lay her eggs in a big pot at the end of my dock at the lake right after I planted it. I wasn't going to lose my flowers so I'd creep up really quietly and water it. She'd eye my watering can but wouldn't abandon those eggs!!

Love your antiquing finds lucky girl! :-)

Have a great week!!

xoxo
Jane

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Don't you just love watching the bird work on their little nest.... they work so hard .... just like we do...
Love that little glass bird....
HUgs
Linda

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I enjoyed your ramblings today ...espicially about the bird gathering for her nest. That was great to get a picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Beth

Dawnie said...

I cannot tell you how envious I am of that weather. I dont want the storms but I do want the blooms, the baskets getting ready to plant. We just cant get past this cold weather. We are still dealing with temps in the 20's at night and in the morning..unreal.

I love asparagus, have you ever grilled it with just olive oil and pepper and salt? I do that know all the time.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I remember having one of those little rockers made from a tin can! Wish I still had it, they were so precious and made a lovely chair in my Barbie house!
I didn't know that birds used hair and fur in their nests, I can supply them with plenty of both. I guess I thought it would have our scent on it and the birds would shy away.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I had a chickadee scold me today, as I walked by, what has always been a "decorative" birdhouse in our courtyard. She decided to make her nest there. I love your "cottage" blue bird house! I never thought to paint mine. Maybe that is why the bluebirds don't come visit me!
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. we are having snow flurries today!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sweet post, Lynn!

Your supper sounds delish!

Broken China Treasures said...

Thanks for your "ramblings". You are so fortunate to have a great vantage point for your writings. Spring has mostly sprung here in North Florida, but, like you, I'm enjoying watching the birds busily taking care of their business. What I love the most is watching the two hummingbirds on our patio fight for the one feeder. I'm thinking I should get another feeder but it's amusing watching them chase each other.

Also, you find such great treasures! I love just checking out your shop to see them.

Margaret Cloud said...

You always have such nice things on your post, love that little rocking chair and the christmas girl. Hope you have a very nice Easter.

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Oh, I am going to have to post about my new bird nest. Younger son called today to tell me he'd discovered it when I'd asked him to run over and let our little toy terrier out (was too cold to leave 'Bubba' outside this morning). I love when spring starts its energetic arrival, so full of surprises!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Thanks for sharing those great pictures! I am a little sad because it's snowing here! Yes, snow! In April! Well to be honest we have had snow in May too. But, I would LOVE that 50 degree weather!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

trash talk said...

You can ramble on any time you want to. I'll always be here to "listen". Bird watching is so peaceful and relaxing even when they are hard at work! Love your cute finds.
Debbie

Back Through Time said...

Hopefully the weather wasn't too bad there for you. I love your bits of Spring and that dinner sounds yummy!!!
Hope you are having a great week
xo,
Michelle

Back Through Time said...

Hey what did you add in your asparagus??

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Lynn
I'm a new visitor and I loved seeing your antiques and reading your "ramblings." Very pretty blog you have!

Hugs, Pat

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lynn!! IW as so happy to see you on my blog!! I hope you and your family have a beautiful Easter!!!
Love ya,
Amy

GMG said...

Hi Lynn! Love to come here. You always pay attention to the small things that make one's life fulll...

Blogtrotter is showing you Brasilia. Enjoy and have a great and long Easter weekend!

M.Kate said...

Hello Lynn, love that old cash register...I've never seen one for such a long time..and food, did you leave some for me ;p hugs........M

The French Bear said...

Ramble all you want, it makes for good reading!!! It's the little details that make life so interesting!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Dana and Daisy said...

hi Lynn. my red bud survived our heavy wet snow a few weeks ago, but it snapped a few branches off my pine tree. oh this weather! What shall we do about it?

Marie Antionette said...

Don't you just love the little bidies? I love all your finds.The chair with the bird is adorable.The Christmas is a vintage piece for sure.You lucked out.I want to wish you a Happy Easter. XXOO Marie Antionette

Brittany said...

Sweet finds for your shop!!

I don't blame that bird, that cottage bird house is adorable!

CatHerder said...

I have an old hanging basket from last year..and keep spying cardinals in it...i cant figure out if theyre stealing straw or just hanging out in it....have a HAPPY EASTER.....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynn, I enjoyed your ramblings so much. I always love seeing birds build their nests. And I adore all of your finds. I tried to study that pin cushion chair, because it is hard to believe it was made from a tin can! So cute, and your pretty little bird sitting on it is perfect. Love, love, your little Christmas girl! You have such a great eye for finding wonderful treasures. laurie

Louise said...

I can hardly wait until your dogwood graces a Pink Saturday post! I miss them, and I never return to the and of my birth at the right time of year to see them.

The Muse said...

you called this post "rambling"...I call it a wonderful visit with a blogland friend! :)

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