Monday, June 10, 2019

Finger Desserts

I spent last week baking for an order for finger desserts for someone's 
anniversary party.  Fun, fun!  And yes, I tasted and sampled way too many!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Carolina Wren

Speaking of wrens (see previous post),  I've been watching a lovely
wren couple making a nest in my sweet antique box I put on this
 ledge on in the top corner of my front porch.
Only one nest has ever stayed up there because the wind circles
up in that spot and knocks it down.  Well, I attached this box there
last evening and the wrens have already turned it into a little home.
I guess they like antiques as much as me!
Mrs Wren must have liked this spot because she is helping build the
nest.  They don't seem to notice me watching with the front door
open a few inches...just enough for my camera to capture them at work!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Northern Wren

I believe this is a Northern Wren.  Tiny little thing and oh so loud!

I took this picture this morning through my kitchen window.  He's been nest
building all over the yard and this little house is one of his picks!
For those of you who may not know, the male wren
will build 3-4 nests all on his own even before meeting 
his lady!  Then he will call and call for as long as it takes!

Once she shows up, he changes his calling to a romantic,
soft song and takes her around to all the nests he has made.
She gets to choose which ever nest she likes!
After she chooses, she starts tearing it apart
and then the two of them rebuild it together!

What a man, huh, to put up with all of that!?
Just after reading all of these facts a few years ago,
I got to witness it right in my own yard.
That obnoxious call that had been going on for days
suddenly turned into the sweetest little cooing!
I couldn't believe it was the same bird!

I'm so happy that we get to watch another romance.
Hope the lady picks this spot so we get to see babies right
outside the window!  I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bird Hunter

I spy
With my little eye...
A ginger boy
Trying to be coy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Stenciled Windows

One of the biggest selling items in my antique booth are these vintage
windows that I stencil.  They are so much fun to do and no two are
exactly alike!  I love the look of the old wood windows and the wavy
glass.  The most popular stencil theme seems to be coffee and that's not 
really surprising with all the coffee bars going into kitchens these days.
This window was a custom order and shipped to New Jersey.
I had never shipped one before and was so glad to hear it arrived safely!