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!
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Hope you each have a lovely week!
Blessings to you!