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Friday, December 19, 2014

This And That












  1. A little bird that HAD to come home with me from the auction.  
  2. A golden Christmas on my kitchen desk
  3. Samantha
  4. Anniversary roses.
  5. A little box that comes out this time of year just to make me smile.
  6. The Christmas tree.
  7. Mr. Penguin guarding packages waiting for the mail lady.

47 comments:

  1. beautiful, just simply beautiful, thats all I can say,

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    1. Well, thank you dear! There's always lots of beautiful this time of year. :)

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  2. Love your photos. They make life appear quiet and simple, although I imagine it's not.

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    1. haha...nope..quite the opposite! lol...I think since my life is so chaotic, my coping mechanism is to notice little glimpses of the simple and beautiful.

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    2. Yes, I am somewhat familiar with that strategy, though I sometimes forget to use it.
      It's a 1000 Gifts kind of thing.
      * falling snowflakes
      * toasted marshmallows
      * upside down nuthatch
      * sticky fingers

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    3. Exactly! I like your list except the fingers...depends on whose they are. Lol...

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    4. Sticky kid fingers, frosting their own cookies to take home.
      :0)

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  3. Little bird looks much at home in your beautiful home.
    Beautiful assortment of This and Thats ~ all full of style and class ~ love all the arrangements . . . it seems so natural for you to do it . . . :)

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    1. Isn't he sweet? Aw. He was in a group of glass figurines...cats, elephants, etc. Some other lady was bidding against me and I went WAY higher than I had intended and finally dropped out since she was determined to get them. Later in the day she was sitting by herself and I went over and asked her what piece she was wanting so badly in that group to bid so high and she said she had wanted the elephants! So, I asked if she would be interested in selling me the bird and she said yes! She didn't ask very much for it, either. A win/win for both of us! :)

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    2. So pleased she sold it to you . . . . it looks right with you somehow . . . :)

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    3. Yes, I think so, too! And I sure didn't want the elephants! Ha.

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  4. Betsy, you make me feel like Christmas all over. Love your photos, your home, your decorations and Samantha....All good!!

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    1. It's looking very festive, isn't it? Friday is my last busy day and then I am going into hermit mode and enjoying it all! :)

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  5. Your flowers are beautiful! Do the cats eat on them? (Mine do--their favorite is roses!)

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    1. Never the cut bouquets, but Shadow has been known to nibble on potted miniature rose bushes!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! It's such a fun hobby!

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  7. I believe I have the original of your little bird. Mine is Royal Copenhagen, only 1 and 1/2 inches tall, and the colors are more muted. It belonged to one of my aunts. Right now I'm using it with 2 white felt Christmas trees. Samantha looks like the holiday season has worn her out. Lynne in NC

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    1. I think you may be right! My little bird says Denmark on it and it's numbered. It's the same size as yours! I think you're right about Samantha. Right after I took that picture, she hopped down and got into her felt cave, as if to say I was bothering her. ha.

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  8. Beautiful bouquet!! Happy Anniversary to you and your man!!

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  9. You are making me think I need a penguin.

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  10. They all made me smile! I really like the new bird. Your roses are gorgeous! :)
    The little box is perfect. Where did you get those stamps?
    I need a penguin too.

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    1. The little box came just like that with the stamps and tie on it. It's Department 56. Probably around 1990.

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  11. Mr. Penguin has his serious face on
    Not about to fall for an con
    All christmasy and a comfy chair too
    That at your zoo

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    1. He does security at the door
      while the cats, the roof surveillance they adore.
      Safe I feel here
      with my army of volunteers.
      ha.

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  12. Always enjoy your this and thats, all such pretty photos beautifully composed.

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    1. I think everything is pretty this time of year. :)

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  13. hey i like the splash of bright color in that chair at the table...
    and the penguin is def cool....

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  14. Everything looks beautiful there. Happy anniversary to you and the Mister! Taria

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    1. Thank you. :) Hey, the chair covers are still looking good!

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    2. I found my missing pattern! Your chair looks especially great with the kitty on it. Taria

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  15. That wee bird looks like a Wren to me.....I love it ,
    Lucky you to make that deal ,
    Love the macro of the. Christmas ball.....
    Cheers ,
    Linda. :o)

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    1. I know...I'm so glad I asked her.....she didn't even want it really!

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  16. Beautiful! And Happy Anniversary too!

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    1. Thank you! I'm washing up your little print...decades of grime on that frame and glass! ha.

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  17. Such an array of beautiful photos! I love that dear little bird. He is adorable - I am glad you approached her about him. And your anniversary bouquet is stellar - I just love the elegance and beauty of white and green.

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  18. Hi Betsy - beautiful anniversary roses - congratulations ... cheers Hilary

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