Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fiddlin' and Pinnin'


Hello, Dear Ones!
I hope you all had a marvelous 4th of July!
God bless the USA!

Okay, I haven't told you but ever since Christmas my builtins in the den have been kind of a mess.
After our cruise and trip to Venice last fall, Mr. Precious commenced to be my decorator in here placing the Murano glass couple we bought in the dog house. That's the builtin on the left side of the fireplace.
He then added other crystal pieces in there too and I just didn't like it.
 I tried to place my dogs around in the other builtin and I showed it to you HERE.

So before Jeanne and Bill popped in for a visit I got busy, took everything out of both sides,
dusted away all the cobwebs and redid it to my liking.
Today I want to show you the right side.

I love to keep my decorating books on this side but I had so many it just looked messy to me.
So I thinned them out and reduced my stuff.
This still may look like lots of stuff to some of you, but heck! I love my stuff.

I decided to go a little 'birdy' on the left side.
I'm so flighty like that you know. :)

A little birdy on the right side

And...a little birdy in the middle with a nice sprinkling of grandbaby! :)

As you can see I added my birdy plates, birdy figurines and tiny little birdy vases. 
I found two of these white ones at a thrift shop and had to have them. 
They looked rather olden and I love them.

Now I wanted you to peep in a little closer.
Of course I have little snaps of Carter,
although I need to update these...she has hair now! ;)
I took my little birdcage and filled it with hydrangeas
and poked a little ceramic birdy inside. 
I left the cage door open just in case it wants to get out.

Now I'm happy! Now I'm satisfied! 
Well, not entirely. 
I think I want to paint the backs of my builtins a pretty green. What do you think?
As you can see, I snapped these photos before the 4th of July.
Now I'm going to sit in my little chair and look at paint samples!


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I'm joining Debbie at Debbiedoos and Shannon at Fox Hill Cottage
for


Be a bunch of sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Xanadu

A place where nobody dared to go,
the love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu

And now, open your eyes and see,
what we have made is real
We are in Xanadu

A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally

Xanadu, Xanadu, (now we are here) in Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu, (now we are here) in Xanadu

Xanadu, your neon lights will shine for you, Xanadu

The love, the echoes of long ago,
you needed the world to know
They are in Xanadu

The dream that came through a million years
That lived on through all the tears, it came to Xanadu

A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally

Now that I'm here, now that you're near in Xanadu
Now that I'm here, now that you're near in Xanadu, Xanadu
~ sung by Olivia Newton-John