Sunday, October 25, 2009

Changes to Suit My Mood

Before I get to my post today, I would love to ask you to vote for me at Paula Grace Designs. I have entered her giveaway and would love it if you would pop over and vote for me. I'm the second one! Thank you, Dear Ones!

Hello Dear Ones and welcome to Monday Memes! I'm joining Mosaic Monday hosted by our Dear Mary at Little Red House, Blue Monday hosted by our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally and Met Monday hosted by our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. So after you visit me, please pop on over and check out all of the fascinating things that are happening all across the Land of Blog on this Monday. I've also been invited to join our most beautiful Cielo at The House in the Roses with her 'Show Off Your Cottage Monday'. So go pop in to see her lovely blog and the other participants showing their homes. Isn't this so much fun?

Now I must tell you, Dear Ones, I've been very busy here at Note Songs. Instead of Spring Fever I think I have Fallen Fever - I've been wanting to change stuff! So let me show you what I've been up to.

See this mess? Now you know I have a disease and just can't help myself - I'm a dishaholic! I have dishes all over the place and have just packed this little bookcase in my breakfast room plumb full of dishes and more dishes! More than full, Dear Ones, packed and cluttered! Yes! and you thought I was as neat as a pin, didn't you? You don't have to answer that! :)

Well, I watch Mission Organization on HGTV and before they can get a space organized - they take everything out! That's just what I did! See? Empty and nekked (Texan for naked). This is an olden Barrister Bookshelf/Lawyer Bookcase Mr. Precious brought home to me many moons ago. It was probably built around the 1940s. If anyone knows for sure, you can correct me.

So I began to shuffle, pull out and pull down, arrange and prettify (to me, anyway) my olden bookcase. Ta Dah!!!

I decided I'd have no more dishes in this piece and put in my cookbooks with some chickens and roosters! I think I like this now! What do you think?

It's rather hard to take a clear photo through those glass doors so I'll just open them up for you to see.

Much better, don't you think? I can see clearly now the rain is gone! Oh, I'm just singing to you! Ignore me! Well, don't actually ignore me, just bare with me! :)

This is the top shelf and I must tell you my little chicks are just having the best of times in here!

Second shelf ~ more content chicks along with my cookbooks. I'm loving this!

Bottom shelf. The first photo in this mosaic shows a stack of those little cookbooks from churches and schools (which are the best tried and true recipes, I think) and I use these the most but they're not really pretty! You know you have some of these too. Then more cluck clucks! I'll bet you're thinking, 'Shelia must really be a great cook with all of these cookbooks!' Naw, I just cook pretty simple around here, but I do love my cook books and read them like novels! :)

I kept going and arranged the top of my olden shelf - filled with Fallness! I just love being Fallen!

I found these cute little Fallen blocks and added my tiny little Pie Bird and some Fallen leaves.

Then borrowed my Fallen cloche from the kitchen.

Last but certainly not least is my King of the Kitchen, Mr. Wonderful Glorious Rooster!

Also redid my wall shelf. Do you like my changes? I sure hope so. I must tell you, I've already made a change here. I didn't even notice until I looked at my picture above - but you don't stack your chickens on top of each other! I did that! Notice the first and second shelves - stacked chickens! Oh, for shame. Well, don't shoot me because I've already flipped the second shelf and it looks so much better. Aww. I'll show you how it looks another time.

Do you notice anything else that is different? No no Nannette ~ not the messy background, I told you I've been busy! You have to make a mess to make pretty! :) Do you notice anything like maybe my wall color? Like maybe it's not red anymore? Like maybe I've been really busy? Like maybe I've been...

Painting! Yes, Dear Ones, I've been painting my tiny socks off. Well, not that I wear socks, I'm usually bare foot! Yes, I'm painting my red walls yellow and I'm painting all the yucky creaminess of trim to bright white! I'll have to show it all to you down the road ~ I'm far from being finished. Let's see, I'm thinking of that old song by Crystal Gayle 'Don't It Make My Red Walls Yellow?' Wasn't that a song? Yep, I'm sure it was or was it...oh, never mind. ;)

Thanks for joining me today for Mosaic Monday, Blue Monday and Met Monday!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

I don't know when I've been so blue
Don't know what's come over you
You've found someone new
And don't it make my brown eyes blue

I'll be fine when you're gone
I'll just cry all night long
Say it isn't true
And don't it make my brown eyes blue

Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies
Give me no reasons, give me alibis
Tell me you love me and don't let me cry
Say anything but don't say goodbye

I didn't mean to treat you bad
Didn't know just what I had
But honey now I do
And don't it make my brown eyes
Don't it make my brown eyes
Don't it make my brown eyes blue
~sung by Crystal Gayle