Friday, November 6, 2009

Pink Saturday for the Birds

It’s Wimberley Market Day again and my hubby made the cutest new bird feeders for me to peddle . One is this Mary Engelbreit cup paired with a thrift store plate…

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Isn’t that just the most clever feeder ever?  I find the dishes (Gatherer) and He goes through his drill bits, his nuts and bolts, and he figures  out how to make it work (Hunter)…

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Now isn’t that a happy way to greet the birdies on Pink Saturday?  And speaking of pink, as we always do on Saturday, look at this creation…

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It’s a dinner plate with a happy turtle holding the birdseed…You can’t see them, but there are holes drilled in the bottom of the planter which allow the seeds to spill out onto the plate.

And my personal favorite is this blue willow set…

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Yes, I know it’s a little out of season, but the pretty pink just had to be included. Hubby and I have such fun finding odd bowls and plates to pair up. And they are so popular with  shoppers…Well, I guess!!! They are so dang cute, if I do say so myself and WHERE can you find such an unusual gift for only $15.00? That’s right! And I throw in a bag of birdseed!  If you’re around Wimberley this Saturday, stop in at Booth 375…say “Hi”. We always have a  glass of iced tea for company.  While you are making the rounds, check out Sue, a fellow Texas gal,  http://www.collectintexasgal.blogspot.com/ She has great posts and wonderful music, too.

And don’t forget to thank our hostess, Beverly at   http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

And say a little Grandmother-to-Be prayer for Lady Jane who won the Little Golden Book last week.

And pray for our troops…all of them…and their loving families.

5 comments:

Mariela said...

They are so beautiful...!!!
Very lovely pink saturday post!

I invite you to visit my blog and participate in my christmas giveaway ... :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Now, those are the Cutest Bird Feeders in all of Texas. I bet the Mockingbirds don't know whether to cluck, croak or chirp! Thanks for giving a 'ShoutOut' to CollectInTexas Gal. Come on over some TurkeyStuff....Sue

Mollye said...

Hi LaVerne, Happy Pink Saturday and your feeders are the sweetest and most original I've ever seen. Glad hubby helps with your creations. Makes it more fun huh. Hugs, Mollye

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My Crafty Little Page said...

Cute birdfeeders! Bet you sold a ton. Are you exhausted and full of sausage after the vienerfest??? Talk to you soon. xoxo Nancy

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.