Monday, May 6, 2013

Still nesting here

This sweet nest was sent to me from Cati Ann who was my swap partner in Viv's nest swap.  She really was creative.I know it is hard to see the bird.  No matter how I tried I couldn't get it show better.  I love the egg......it is a broken Christmas ornament.  Looks pretty real.
She also sent me a charm and a something I need to ask her about.  Also this yummy honey.   I thought it was a candle.  But when I opened it there were no wicks.  It is gooood.  She is from the state of Washington.
Okay, I know, sideways.  Some of you said you were wondering what I would do with my Ball jars.  Well, I gave one to my friend Sue when we met at the Rural Society Sale over the week-end.  (More on that in another post)  Then yesterday we were invited to a birthday cook-out.  I wanted to take something to the host that wasn't having the birthday.  So five minutes before I left I grabbed a Ball jar,  some of that pink scarf I knitted that was for practive, added a couple real quail eggs, sealed the lid with the bird wire inside and voila.  I told my friend to take the stuff out and replace it with something else.  For all of you that are buying the Ball jars or having the blue Mason jars, save one for a swap I am thinking of having later this summer.  Or is you don't have one find one.  (I heard they are selling single ones in Walmart in the craft section for peanuts.)  I may just have to get more to have on hand for quick gifts for all ages.
This is where my new nest ended up.  I just painted this table Duck Egg Blue (ASCP).  I haven't waxed it yet. 
I just happened to look over and saw Piper asleep on the sofa and snapped this picture.  I should have fluffed the cushions.  See the dent in the cushion above him.  That's where little Izzy usually lays.  She can't get up there by herself right now or she would be there.  Right now I really dislike this sofa.  I have another one downstairs that I could replace it with.  It's small and not too comfortable.  I also have a well loved denim sofa in the room.  So I am asking for advice.  Do I ditch the couch and bring the other one upstairs?  Do I live with it til I can get new furniture?  (I have looked but haven't found anything cottagey.......and we are saving for a trip and Izzy's surgery that we may or may not do)  I am afraid when we do find something new that everything will need to be replaced or everything will clash.  I not a matchy, matchy person but you understand, right.  I did find a cute and comfy sofa on my friends' furniture website that is on my wish list.  Okay, girly girls......love your advice....so be free to tell me.  You will not hurt my feelings if you tell me to pitch the couch.  Have a good week.  We are having beautiful weather.  Rain is on the way but I have been loving the sunshine.

7 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Actually, I like the colors in this sofa and they go so well with your newly painted table. My couch isn't old at all but it has faded a lot and looks "well loved"...that makes me happy! Piper is so cute and looks awfully comfy there!

Your nest gift is so cute...what a neat idea making an egg from a broken ornament!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

XO,
Jane

Loretta said...

Hello, you've been busy again I see! Love love the ball jars...not to mention the table...the colors are lovely together. Have a Happy Monday!

Loretta XX

Musings from Kim K. said...

Cozy creature comforts totally win over new furniture. Such a beautiful picture of pink blossoms in your bell jar. Hugs to Piper.

Ellie VanCaster said...

My opinion is to keep that sofa for now rather than bring up the uncomfortable one. That way you can still save for your trip (memories for a lifetime hopefully) and Izzy's surgery (if you choose to do it). That's just me so I hope you do whatever your comfortable with.
Have a good week.

Dewena Callis said...

I agree with Ellie; I always do! And I well remember the sag in our old sofa where our little dachshund used to snooze. I miss them both, my dachshund much more than the sofa. I just hope Izzy will be better soon.

Kimberly said...

How is little Izzy these days?

Edna B said...

If it were up to me, I would save my money for Izzy's surgery. To me that's the most important. Especially if it would give her a better quality of life. After that, it would depend on which I wanted more, the vacation or the new furniture. Me, I'm happiest staying in my own little place. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.