Friday, October 28, 2011


This flock of birds I found on our waterfront.
For a few weeks now all we hear when we go outside (night and day) are the birds flying south.
This large group here decided to take a break, much needed I am sure.
They were really making a lot of noise.
I could watch the birds for hours.
I often wonder if they think every year "oh gosh, that trip again!!"
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Just a quick blog post for today.
This is my road.
The summer residents have gone for the season.
This is what peaceful really looks like...
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Monday, October 24, 2011


I wanted to share my latest project.
This egg I purchased at the Christmas Tree Shop a few weeks ago.
The egg didn't have the linen napkin on the top, I glued the napkin to the egg before I decided I wanted to take a picture of it so I could post the making of this project here.
I added some feathers to the egg, some burlap trim, and a garland of buttons.
I had this vine star packed away in our Halloween box of goodies, thought I would make use of it.
The star has pip berries, I love pip berries.
I also dug out a cow tag from my collection and tucked it in behind the star.
I have found a perfect place in my kitchen for my new item.
Do you like eggs??
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Saturday, October 22, 2011


Take a look at this burlap bag I found at a second hand clothing shop.
I just love to rummage around second hand shops for items such as this. Usually these places in my area have household items for sale as well as clothes.
I love burlap of course!!
I plan to use some of my finer antique and vintage doily's to cover this bag. I will use some fine trims and such as well.
I plan on keeping this bag for myself.
I will post when I have finished.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011


Here are some pics from our baby shower.
If you have been following along I have been posting for several weeks now the items I intended to creative for my Figgy's baby shower.
These are the pink and magenta acorns I painted.
These were a big hit with all the ladies...

You can double click on the pictures to get a closer look. Do you notice the pink frog in the center? These paper mache frogs I purchased at Michael's and painted them pink and magenta. I used boxes underneath the platters and flower arrangements to give them height. I used moss and a roll of burlap for the feel of woodland. I spread around tiny pine cones, the acorns and mini pinwheels, glittered mushrooms and of course the whimsical woodland felted baby animals.
The flower arrangements have cattails.

Baby woodland animals, Figgy made these.
The wheat grass plants and a woodland baby were gifts for our guests.
We also gave each guest a beautiful bird gift tag, you can see that post here.

Our glittered mushrooms.

Lovely balloons.

More babies.
The little baby girls that you see is the image from the invitation copied and cutout and glued onto a pink Popsicle stick.

The shower was a great success. I thought everything was just so beautiful (if I do say so).
I so enjoyed myself, creating all of these fun and whimsical items for my Figgy's special day.
Figgy gets to keep a lot of the items to help with the decorations for her baby girl's nursery, fitting don't you think?
63 more days to go ;)
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I love milkweed pods.
I enjoy these items from nature every fall. I love them when they are opened up like this. The seeds with the white silk is sooo beautiful. I do not think you can find a white whiter than this....
I enjoy them when they are not open, I enjoy them when they are partly open.
I really enjoy the pods when they are empty as well.
These wonders of nature are a great decorating item.
Put them in a container with water all by themselves. Put them in a floral arrangement.
I have been known to put these dried pods in my holiday tree as well.
What are some ideas you may have?
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Sunday, October 16, 2011


Family (Aunt Cindy and Uncle Carl) were here a few weeks ago for a little family time.
We traveled to an apple orchard just south of Plattsburgh on our way out for a birthday dinner, mine!!
We purchased the best apples any of us have ever eaten along with some cookies as well.
Too bad gas is not this price!!!!
This is Cindy and Carl.
We traveled to the Thousand Islands in Alexandria New York.
Here we are waiting for our boat tour to start.
We visited Boldt Castle, as must see place.
The four of us went fishing for an afternoon. Cindy and Carl love to perch fish (I do, too).
We are on Lake Champlain in Vermont.
After our big catch (we ate perch for two days) we took a little ride around.
This is part of the sunset.
It really doesn't get any better than this.
A few days later we took a road trip to look at foliage. The colors were so fantastic on the mountains. We stopped for lunch during our trip, you know one of those great out of the way places.
We loved our family time together. We will be looking forward to going to visit family out in Nevada in the spring of next year. We are planning to visit the Grand Canyon.


While out on our yearly ride with our friends this is what we came upon.
Pretty amazing don't you think.
We always manage to find something really fun and different on our trips, this was it for this year.
Sorry for posting twice in one day, didn't mean to.
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Friday, October 14, 2011


Awhile back I joined in on a matchbox swap with Heather at Speckled Egg
Rules were to create and fill two large matchboxes and mail to two different partners.
These are the boxes I created.
Box #2
I wrapped each box with a large linen dinner napkin and included a grudged piece of doily with an antique cloths pin with a button adhered.
Swap partners are the best.
This is my box I received from Tammie at My Art Soul Wings.
Filled with all sorts of goodies; glass buttons, tiny bird cage, colored mini clothes pins, paper ephemera, flowers, and other curiosities.
Thanks again Tammie, love it all.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Gifts from a friend.
I asked my friend, Stacey awhile back to save me bird nests that she runs across.
Stacey came for the baby shower last weekend and this is what she brought to me.
Have I ever told you I love birds and bird nests??
This one even came with the egg, get the heck out!!
Look at this tiny nest. I love this...
I am thrilled with my gift of nests, thanks Stac.
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Monday, October 10, 2011


Welcome to my Fall porch.
I have had this scarecrow for several years now. I love to take him out of the closet and create a vignette with him.He sits atop of a wooden antique box refrigerator on the screened porch. He is holding the old metal mailbox full of fall flowers. He wishes you all a happy fall harvest season. Do you have a scarecrow? Thanks for stopping by. Michele

Saturday, October 8, 2011


My dining room table centerpiece.
A wooden pitcher holds the silk fall flowers.
The orange berries are from a tree (do not know the name) I have had these now for 2 weeks.The black bird is a wooden loon.
A small pumpkin gourd and a rusty tin filled with moss and acorns.
I really enjoy bringing the outdoor nature items inside.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011


During our family time last week Cindy asked to make baby whoopie pies for Figgy's baby shower.
Oh heck yeah!!!
Cindy purchased the Babycakes whoopie pie maker at Kohls.
I get to keep the whoopie pie maker, thanks Cin.We decided on pink whoopie pies with pink and white frosting.
The frosting is a special family frosting recipe, only a selected few get to have the recipe don't you know.... This is the finished baby whoopie pie. Is this not darling or what?? We finished it off with a little bit of powdered sugar.
Anyone for a little snack??
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