Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remember and Pray for Peace

I was looking for a picture of Arlington all decked out with flags for Memorial Day, but this one shook me to my core. This is the reality of the day. 

God Bless America and our brave young men and women who serve.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Backyard Bambi celebrates three years of Pink Saturdays

Here in Central Texas it’s celebration time…of course, we’re so proud to be part Pink Saturday and we’re so grateful that Miz Beverly devised her weekly party to celebrate all things PINK .

My contribution this week is Pink in attitude and in sweetness rather than actual Pink… it’s a precious fawn who hangs around our lawn…The Fawn in the Lawn we call her…usually she hunkers down in a flower bed, but on this sunny morning, she was out in the open side yard beside the driveway…no cover, no brush, no bushes…

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She thinks if she nestles down into the grass that nobody can see her…I guess the principles of protective coloring have not been fully explained to her…when she is in the thicket,  she just about disappears…

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See what I mean? But then she heads out into the meadow and just plops down right out in the open…she certainly is a city deer…they don’t have the fear factor of fawns who are surrounded by predators.

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Isn’t she darling? We have several fawns that we have seen. We have no idea how many new babies we have out in the brush this spring…when they are still, even in light cover, they disappear... she has a little cousin fawn who is younger and even smaller…but I’ve never had camera at hand when she has been out in the open. I’ll try to chronicle their growth this year even if I have to hang my camera around my neck like some perpetual tourist.  But now, I’m off to join the party that’s gathered around Miz Beverly over at How Sweet The Sound

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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.