Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Fresh Look

Hello, Dear Ones! I want to thank you all who visited and wished me well as I recover from getting all of the hardware out of my knee. I'm laying pretty low for the couple of weeks until they take out the staples. Yes, staples! There are 15 - I counted and the incision is about an inch shorter than the original. I am afraid to bend my knee very much until these boogers have been taken out but I'm sure I'll pop back pretty quick. That said, if you don't hear from me, I'm here resting and trying to become normal again.
I knew I wouldn't be able to do a lot after I got chopped up so I tried really hard to get some decorating done that would last for some time. All of my pretties are in the basement and I had just gotten brave enough to go up and down the stairs. So I'll live with this a while.    
 I love cloches and brought up these two and my trio of white birds.
 Books can be used so much in decorating and I used these as a 'lift' for this cloche. I poked the birdie upon a cupcake stand and then added a little bit of greens just because.
 I grabbed a handful of Fostoria dinner plates and a little Fostoria compote (I guess) for this little bird. Had to add a touch of the greens again.
 Then I used my modge podged platter that I made a zillion years ago, I love it, as a backdrop for this little birdie. The platter has fabric on the back and I really think it turned out so pretty and of course it looks like spring!
 What's spring without a bird's nest with a couple of eggs? I also added lots of crocheted pieces. I love crocheted doilies and runners, do you?
That's my little vignette on Little Richard. He gets a little neglected since he doesn't sit in the dining room any more. One day I'll paint him and he'll fell special.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The White Cliffs of Dover

 The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see

I'll never forget the people I met
Braving those angry skies
I remember well as the shadows fell
The light of hope in their eyes

And though I'm far away
I still can hear them say
Bombs up...
But when the dawn comes up

There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see

There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after
Tomorrow
When the world is free

The shepherd will tend his sheep
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again

There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see

There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see.
~ sung by Vera Lynn


40 comments:

  1. So glad you are on the mend! I love your pretties and it's nice to have a new look while you're recuperating from surgery.
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. You are definitely good to go for spring. It looks terrific. And I am shocked at the modpodge platter! When I saw it first I was convinced it was part of an elegant chintz collection you must have had for eons! VERY nice work! It looks so springy and cheerful with the birds! Keep getting well!

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  3. I love the platter, the flowers are so pretty. And the song, fitting for the white birds.
    Please do recoup from your precedure, beautiful weather to soak up the bones.
    Kathleen in Az

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  4. I am so glad that you are okay. Just take it easy and you will be fine. Love your vignette of birds and the beautiful platter. So Spring!

    Rest and heal up that knee so you can have a great summer.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  5. Every thing looks beautiful! I'm glad you are on the mend and I hope you are up and running up and down the stairs real soon. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Nelda! Have a lovely week.

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  6. I love all your vignanette and
    Flower plate
    Have blessing day
    Isora

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  7. Shelia, I absolutely love this song. :) I do love your birds and how you have displayed them. You showed me a new one....using a doily over the books, how very clever. I really like that. Hope you will be dancing a jig after getting those staples out. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. After I read the words to the song I had to go to youtube and actually hear Vera Lynn sing it. Such a lovely song. So glad you are getting along. Now do what the doctor says so you are up and around quickly for this lovely weather we are having. I love your little birds and I truly thought your platter was hand painted china. I would never have guessed it was modge podge. Take care of yourself.

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  9. The White Cliffs of Dover was my Granddaddy's favorite song. He would burst out singing it whenever he felt nostalgic, all the way until he was 102 years old! Such sweet memories!

    Glad you are starting to mend and recover. Those Fostoria plates are so classic and timeless. Nice to know you have lots of pretties to look at while you heal. Cheers to you!

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  10. I'm glad that you're doing well, Shelia, but please be careful with your sweet self! Your Spring vignette looks so pretty...love the birdies and especially your mod podge plate!

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  11. Glad you are home again and resting up. Enjoy looking at your pretty things!! xx

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  12. Hi Shelia! I am so happy to know you are okay. I am sure your knee will mend and you will be able to do lots of amazing things again. For now, rest well and let time time and your body work wonders.
    Take good care of yourself and thanks for the lovely photos!
    Arlette

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes, Arlette. I can't find your blog!

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  13. sheila, it's good to hear you are doing well. Your vignettes are lovely. Birds are such a pretty accessory for Spring. Rest up sweet Sheila. I hope you join us for our link party today.

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  14. Beautiful vignette, Shelia. Glad everything went well in surgery. Now you get some rest!....Christine

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  15. glad you are doing well. eveything looks lovely

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  16. Hi Shelia- I'm glad your doing well. I hope you'll be able to get around better from now on. Your new arrangement is very pretty. Love the green platter- nice pop of color!

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  17. Your springy decor is so pretty, Shelia. I love the modge podge platter as a backdrop for the clear glass things. :)

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  18. Everything is so beautiful! Take care of yourself, sweetie, let that handsome man wait on you... xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna. I'm doing my best to milk it! :)

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  19. I love that platter, Shelia-so springy.The who;e vignette just says spring. Glad you are over this surgery. I know you'll be "springing" around soon!

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  20. Be still my heart! I thought that platter was a piece of fine china...oh my word! You amaze me, Sheila. You could make an old shoe and a rat's nest look good! Best wishes on your "new" recovery...so sorry you had to go through another surgery :(

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  21. Shelia, happy you are doing well. I called staples 'barbed wire' because that's what it felt like to me when I had surgery. Your pretty white birds and all the greenery are perfect for this time of year. Take care my friend.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  22. Bless your heart! I cannot imagine staples. I have only broken a couple of bones in my feet and for those I had a rigid boot. Never surgery. I love your positive outlook...and wish you the best. By the way I love your vignette and especially the green fostoria plate. Gorgeous. Sheila

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  23. It's all so beautiful! Love birds and nests, and the platter is gorgeous. Get well soon!!

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  24. I am happy to hear that surgery is behind you and you my dear are on the mend. With your can do attitude you'll be in top-notch shape very soon! Isn't that so wonderful.
    Well, I love all of this and the tender freshness and soft romantic touches to your home.
    Jemma

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  25. God bless on your recuperation of your knee. Everything you've done is so pretty and I especially love the old song.

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    1. Thank you, Connie, for popping in to see me.

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  26. I am so glad you are on the other side of this surgery. You hang on and soon you will be up and dancing all over that parking lot that took you down. I love your vignette with your birds and that beautiful plate just brings it all together!

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  27. Thank you for linking up your sweet table on Dishing It & Digging It. Hopefully you'll continue to feel more like yourself soon. As someone who had back surgery last year, my only advice is to listen to your body.

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  28. That sweet vignette will surely bring a smile on your face while you recuperate. Good job on the platter!
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  29. Hi Sheila,
    sorry to hear you are laid up recovering...........will say some prayers for a very
    quick recovery. Love your pretty white birds, they are beautiful and this is a lovely
    vignette. Hope you are feeling great again real soon hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  30. Well wishes, get feeling better soon, and a full recovery back to your "sweet-self". Your "spring" vignette is lovely.

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  31. Sheila, I do pray my friend that you heal quickly and that you are back in full swing again soon. Loving your spring there! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  32. I'm so thankful to hear you felt good enough to create this beautiful vignette! I'm crazy about your modge podged platter, it's awesome. Please take care and get well soon. Take it easy, sweet lady!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  33. Omygoodness, Shelia...I missed all this...things have been busy around here and I've not been on my computer too much...so so sorry you are going thru all this. One thing I am so afraid of is falling...being 78, I am afraid I wouldn't bounce back like you are doing. I know it seems like a long time...my sis in love had a knee replacement several yrs ago and then got an infection in it and they had to take the replacement back out and give her knee time to "get well"...she spent 6 months in a nursing home...
    I am glad you are doing as well as you are...and I pray for a full recovery...xoxo

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  34. Just stopped in to check on you

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  35. So glad you are getting better! Love your sweet bird vignette.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)