It's that Time Again!

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


Anonymous said...

Lynn how did you get such a amazing pic of the hummingbird? Love it!
hoganfe handbags

Anonymous said...

I just love it when the hummers come back .... they are such amazing little birds...
I love ...love the pillow case dresses they are just DARLING... I see a little blue bird one in the back... wish my grands weren't so big...

Sandi McBride said...

I love the brooch...in fact I love it all. Our hummingbirds arrived Easter Sunday, then left, then were back a day or so later and now we have a swarm. I love the hummingbird feeder you are showing, too...so glad your business is swamping you...but glad you took the time to post for us!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your lovely compliments. I love your idea, and wasn't it fun when she plopped that lampshade on her head. Congratulations on your award, I love your blog and your creations are so gorgeous. Blessings, Karen

Linda said...

Hi Lynn, I just hung my feeder too. I love hummers and that is a great picture you captured.
Congratulations on your award...you are most deserving. Have a happy day. Hugs, Linda

CIELO said...

Ahhhh, birds, birds!..... I finally saw my first birdies in my garden yesterday, splashing water in my birdbath.... Just precious...

Have a great day


Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn,
I have often seen your comments on others blogs and so thought I would stop by today. When I am done with this post, I am going to peruse your blog. I love the name so I'm sure I will love your blog. Please come by and visit me sometime.

LeAnn :)

PAT said...

Hi Lynn...I love the Mother pins. I was just thinking of my grandmother's pin. It was a flat oval of mother of pearl. Mother was "written" across the mother of pearl in gold wire. I don't know what happened to the pin. Wish I had it now though.

Love your Breakfast at Tiffany's photo!

Thanks so much for the Hummingbird feeder reminder. We have them here and at the lake. We have more of the little visitors at the lake. Absolutely enjoy watching them, while we sit on the deck!


Tara said...


Those dresses are SWEET! Talented--that is what you are!

Sherry said...

I love, love the pillowcase dresses! They are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lynn, another beautiful post and i am sure you'll have many more awards coming, happy weeeknd:)

Elzie said...

So many lovely things. I love the dresses. They are so sweet.
Hope you get a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

GMG said...

Hi Lynn. Glad to land here again and see that spring has finally settled at Cedar Hill... Also glad to know that the boutique is hopping and we'll see what's written at page 123 of Roth's Exit Ghost, one of the fourteen now on my desk... ;)
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where you may now see the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Hope you enjoy it!
Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Hi Lynne! YES, I cant wait to put my hummingbird feeder out! I just love those little guys, they are so cute and fun to watch!

I LOVE those dresses! I wish I had a little gurl to buy them for:(
Of course, I could just hang them around my house, lol!

LOVE that brooch too! I am obsessed with brooches, I love to put one on all of my boxes!!

Love ya,

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Hi Lynn, I am getting your goodies together to ship out! I adore Audrey Hepburn but you will not belive.. I have never seen Breakfast at Tiffanys. You will see my little shrine to Audry when I post pics of my office. Glad you are so busy, you deserve good things.

Michelle said...

Lynn, that's wonderful that your boutique is busy. I have my feeder outside my office window .. I kept it up all winter as my hummers never left.

Congratulations on your most deserving award.


Back Through Time said...

I am really glad you have been doing so well on your website! Good for you! You deserved your award:-) those photos are great! that hummingbird is adorable, I think they are cute.
Have a nice weekend,

Amber Cargile said...

What a great idea to put the feeder out on tax day! I made our payment earlier this week...ugh! Great way to lift the spirit!

The h'bird photo is really lovely...and I love the little cartoon h'birds over in your boutique ad! Very cool!

Tina Leavy said...

Hi Lynn, the little dresses look adorable! thanks for the reminder about the hummingbird feeder..I have one, just need to get it cleaned out and refilled. hope you have a lovely weekend. always enjoy it when you stop by to say "howdy"

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Lynn!
I have been gone for a while and now I am back and trying to catch up with all of my blog friends! I saw my first hummer today...a male. He preened for a while on a branch above one of my feeders that I put out last week and then flew done for several sips. I am so excited to see them back...
ps come visit me - I am having my 200th post giveaway..now thru Monday.

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love hummingbirds! What a great shot!

The pin is lovely!!

I am so happy that the shop is doing so well! It is amazing!! I always smile when I see it listed in magazines....: )

The award is so pretty, very elegant! And you deserve it! Congratulations!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I was in my yard the other evening and thought it about time to put them out. Thanks for thr reminder....Mary

Bristol said...

Lynn- so glad things are hopping at your shop, I saw your ad in shabby lane very cool. Hope all is well.

Kathy said...

Oh, my goodness, I love the sweet little pillow case dresses! I wish I could do it for my granddaughters. Maybe I'll be brave enough to try - risky business, sewing and me!

Cottage Contessa said...

Congratulations on your award sweetie, you really do have a beautiful blog! I love the things you've posted about today, and the photo of the little bird is lovely! Have a wonderful week Lynn!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Ooh Lynn im so jealous of you guys and the hummingbirds. WOW id be outside all day watching them. That photo by the way is fantastic!
How on earth did you get such a great shot? I really want to see more.
Glad to hear you are so busy. Dont 4get to stop once in a while and relax but.


Terri said...

My, you have been busy. Do what I do when there's no time to read...get books on tape or CD from the library. LOVE THEM!

The brooch is so sweet!
Congratulations on your new award.
God bless

Dana and Daisy said...

I have just found your blog and would like to add you to my link list. Please visit mine anytime.

Thank you, Dana

Rue said...

Hi Lynn,

I have always wanted to have a hummingbird feeder, but always thought that it might attract bees. Do you find that yours do that?

Congratulations on the award!

rue :)

Donna said...

Hi Lynn,
Love the little vintage pillow case dresses! They are so sweet.

I will probably put my hummingbird feeder out this week, although we're having some chilly weather right now.
Have a great day!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Lynn....I love the pillowcase dresses..I have been eyeballing them ...for my little baby niece Autumn....

I have to put out my feeder too..I found one at a thrift last year and put it away....

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn,
Missed you on Show and Tell Monday. I am so glad your boutique is hopping. I always love reading your blogs. You do deserve the Beautiful Blogger Award. My hat's off to you
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Lynn (:)
love your darling little pillow cases ,they are just precious!!
~~~and the hummingbird feeder is a Springy sight(:) hugs Patty

Cathy said...

I absolutely adore your vintage dresses. Too darn cute. What a wonderful idea.

I'm so happy you are busy. That's a good thing.


Janet said...

Hi Lynn,

I am back from my fabulous vacation in California and trying to catch up. Loved your Hummer feeder, I saw 4 while having my coffee one morning in LA. We rarely have them here, but perhaps I just need to entice them to my yard with a feeder!


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