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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday #135 Blue and White Trims and Laces

Do y'all have birds in your trees?  Do y'all have birds that sing all day?
Do y'all have a bird that sings all NIGHT????
We do.  It's a mockingbird.
And it's just after midnight, and it's SINGING!!
All night...every night.  But it sings different songs at night than it does during the day.
Do you have one?  Want mine???

OK...enough about that silly bird.
How about some blue today?  Mockingbirds are blueish, aren't they?
Oh drat. There I go again!!  And so does the bird!
OK...I'm trying to talk about lace and trim!!!

When I first started to get together the blues and creams for this post, I had in mind another collage that I want to make.  I have a dear dear friend (who made that fabulous heart cushion) that will be having a birthday later this year, but I want the collage to be ready in time.  SO, I pulled out all my fun blue stuff and started to take pictures.

I love the textures and the look of the trims, and the laces are just so pretty.  But the satin boxes are some of my very favorite things!  They are so easy to find, usually online, but sometimes at estate sales or yard sales.
These blues are so pretty!

I don't have a whole lot of vintage blue buttons that have shanks...those are my faves in my blue stash.  Others I have in my jar are newer, or plastic that I don't much like.  But, I'm always looking for more.
The ribbon I found online, and it's such a pretty color!  I found where I had placed it tucked under a stash of lace (ok...I know I have enough lace already, but who can resist??), and so it was hidden, but I found it now, and it's so pretty!  I hope I uncover some more goodies soon!

The music card in this last picture as well as the music cards in the other shots are a recent gift from a dear sweet French lady from Etsy!! I went to the mailbox yesterday and what was there?  A package from FRANCE!!!  Now I knew that I had not ordered or bought a thing from there (lately), so I was not sure what to expect.  If you'd like to have a peek at a beautiful Etsy shop with a sweet lady, please check it out HERE.
Thank you so much Sharyn!! You really did make my day!

And if you made it this far, yes, the bird is still tweeting his little heart out.  I try to imagine I'm sleeping in my garden, enjoying the sun, and it's just the most natural thing in the world to have a bird singing all night long.  Hasn't worked yet, but I'm gonna give it another chance tonight!
His name now...BIG MOUTH!!!
Monday afternoon I stepped outside because Big Mouth was hollering his loudest, and I found him. 
He was trying to get away from me, but I started whistling and tweeting myself.  He couldn't stand it and got closer and closer to see what OTHER bird was in his territory.  I got a few shots of him (with the camera...).

Looks like he likes to sit here a lot

I was totally overwhelmed with the large number of you who joined my party last week!!  It took me almost the rest of the weekend to get to every one of your posts!!  Y'all did a lovely job and I'm so excited that you shared so many wonderful projects and ideas and lovelies!
And to all of you who are my newest followers I'd like to say welcome!!
Your comments had me smiling too all week.  I think I have the best friends of anyone in blogland!!

My month of May calendar is so filled up all of a sudden that I told my husband I was overwhelmed.  I don't know how many days are left free!!  But of the ones left, don't be too surprised if I have to skip a week hosting this party.  We'll see how it goes.  I might surprise myself and be able to keep up!
So, with all that said, let's start the party!
Just copy and paste the url code from your post and link it to the linky below.
Hope you each have a lovely week!
Blessings to you!



Connie said...

Dear sweet Doni, build him a lovely cage with lace pillows and pretty blue beads, so he feels loved, comfortable, cozy and pampered. Put it in a box and mail him to us. He would be a treasured addition to our backyard, LOL. You are probably thinking "Be careful what you wish for".
All fun aside, I just want to thank you for following me back. Your blog is amazing and I can tell that you are a very interesting woman. Not only are you crafty, but you certainly have a talent for writing as well. I am delighted that I found your blog and I am delighted that you do not hide your light under a basket :)
Have a glorious day . . . and enjoy the sweet music of your dearly loved mockingbird :)
Your blogging sister, Connie

Vicky said...

Your photos are so pretty, Doni! I love the blue and cream, together. We don't have mockingbirds, over here, but we did once have a very noisy rooster. He used to come up to our bedroom window to wake us up, in the early hours of the morning!

My contribution, this week, isn't so pretty but I'm learning from you. I'm hoping to have something prettier, next time:-)

God bless:-)

Trisha said...

Oh dear...try earplugs! I can't live without them now! I always love to see your beautiful laces and such, they are so swoon worthy! Thanks for hosting and letting me join in!


maggie said...

Hi Doni,
I just found your lovely blog and love all of your laces and lines.
I am now a follower.
maggie in coastal Maine

Lynda said...

Love the beautiful photos and seeing all of the vintage goodies. I love Mockingbirds but definitely not one that sang all night. I'm off to read more of your blog. Thanks for hosting the Linky Party.

Mystica said...

I love the photos. I never thought shades of blue with cream would look so beautiful. Thanks.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Your photos with the blue are gorgeous!! I don't know how you do it...but I so enjoy them each week.

May your know HIS peace through your busyness...and may He order your steps.


Jeanne Selep said...

My gosh you have a BEAUTIFUL stash of lace. Lovely photos!
I hope you continue to host the party, even if you can't comment on each entry. Your party is a little more focused then some other parties. There is even an auto post feature you might want to look in to...

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What beautiful color combinations you've got this week, Doni---love it! Your birdie is so sweet! We're right downtown so we don't hear many birds except in the wee hours before people are bustling about.

Hope you have a lovely week! I've linked up a million posts again... :)


Vintage Jane said...

I love all your blue and white pretties - you must have had fun choosing them all.
I have never seen a Mockingbird ... we just have a very noisy robin and lots of blackbirds!
M x

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Hello Doni, now please do not worry about getting around to me this week. I just wanted to say Hi and I love love love your post today. You would never know this to see my home but BLUE is my favorite color. YAY you got goodies as well this week! Your post always make me smile and DREAM, oh and drool.... Hugs

Mom E. said...

The blue is beautiful! I don't have much blue in my stash, funny, I have a limited rainbow at my house! piunk is growing on me, and I did purchase a few pieces of blue fabric for a baby basinet set, but haven't made that yet!
Such beauties you hyave and make and share!
Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Doni, I completely empathize with your mockingbird situation. Every spring a mockingbird begins its 'singing' about 10pm-midnight, and can continue all night long. It's kept me up many nights in the past. So last year I decided to stop resisting, and this year it's been much better. It doesn't sound like normal daytime singing, but more like it's singing in its sleep and thinking of every mocked song in its repertoire. Pray proverbs 3:24 tonight..."Yes you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet."

Oooo...such lovely blues! So bright, beautiful, exciting, and the laces are so adoringly delightful!

Blessings for more restful sleep,

Marianne xo

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I love your treats of glamour. Lace, beads, ect. Wow and more wow. I have blur ribbon I will try to do something in a page .

For the first time in my blog. I made a lace Mini Book for a friend I posted. I socked myself.. I had to all hand sew. I gave my machine away years ago. I never thought at 71 I would be still having fun making ribbons, lace and bling, blings.

Oh what beauty you have collected. Love it all.

Mine is odds and ends around the house but I know where to gather more . A birdie told me.

Oh a Mocking bird. Wow!

Thanks for sharing. I think I am a follower of you.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Just came by cause I was missing you... Did you make a button bracelet yet? I can't wait to see what you do. I was looking at your BLUE post and I saw tons of great stuff for a bracelet... Anyway, thanking bout you. Hugs, Beverly


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