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