Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Monday, February 24, 2014

~A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME......~


No matter how long the winter,
spring is sure to follow. ~ Proverb

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A small ledge in my son's house is the perfect little spot for a bit of spring decorating!  A little wagon adds a pop of my favorite color!!  Can you guess what it is??


A small worn brown and white transferware platter just seems so perfect for welcoming spring with its border of lovely brown flowers!!  Mr. Redbird proudly displays his prize strawberry!!


A favorite brown crock and another bird perched on an old bobbin!!  Yes, spring IS COMING!!!


Another touch of soft white in this tiny primitive birdhouse atop another old bobbin!!  


Brown and white salt glazed crock and another bird on an old bobbin,  just WAITING.....


My sweet little indoor Bird Garden on a ledge!!!  Hope it brings a smile and some HOPE!!! 
 

No winter lasts forever;
no spring skips its turn. ~ Hal Borland

And don't forget.....


A little bird told you so!!!

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Wishing you a day filled with the sweet thoughts of spring~~

Julie

Winter is on my head,
but eternal spring
 is in my heart.
 ~ Victor Hugo

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

~EVERYTHING'S COMING UP RED!~

 Happy Day to you, sweet friends~


Red happens to be my favorite color and there is no better time to share it than February, 
the month when we celebrate LOVE!! 


Since I also love HEARTS, I have put together a small corner filled with sweet tokens of love, some from special people in my life!!

  
The first item I want to share is a wonderful stitchery made by my dear friend Lori Rippey of Homespunprims!   She does such perfect stitching and her color sense is wonderful!  It looks right at home with my handmade pincushion, don't you think? Not only is Lori super talented, but she is a very special friend!  I love all of her work so much!!  Don't you just love the primitive black frame!


I painted the little heart box, topped it with an old sawdust pincushion and added a sweet pair of scissors, a gift from my dear friend Mona Holland of My Old Crow Primitives!  I thought they looked perfect with the sampler....actually a card!!   I just love their heart shaped handles!!


Sweet little Brown Transferware sugar bowl, a gift from my hubby!! It had a broken handle that I was able to glue which makes it even more special!!  I love the little girl with her kitty!!


Two red velvet birds I made, with a Nantucket basket filled with old bobbins and shuttles, and of course a red velvet heart I also made!


A gathering of old heart cookie cutters with a little pop of red!


A punched tin lantern in red!



A cast iron heart mold with a wonderful linen pincushion made by another dear friend, Judy of Beehive Needleworks!  The design is so lovely, and perfectly stitched with all the little hearts joined together!!  On the back is a sweet little MOP heart threadcatcher!!!   A most special treasure indeed!!   I will cherish this dear treasure from Judy!!!  I especially love how it looks with the mold!!! 



Heart cutout on a red gameboard with another wonderful stitched sampler made by Lori!!  See the little heart and all those perfect stitches?  LOVE!!!


I have always wanted an old sampler and Jeff surprised me with one!!  Lovely shades of RED!


Notice the date and the month....March, my Birthday month!!!  So very special!!!  Worn, but loved!!


So this is my little corner filled with lots of  RED, lots of Hearts and lots of LOVE!

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I want to thank you for making my recent update a blessing, for your many visits, kind words and purchases!!  I am honored and humbled by your kindness and truly feel loved!   Thank you too, to my new followers!!  You are most kindly WELCOME!!

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Wishing you a most Happy Early Valentine's Day, filled with LOTS of RED!!

~~Heart Hugs to You~~

Julie


Sunday, February 9, 2014

~FEBRUARY UPDATE NOW OPEN~


Happy Sunday, dear friends!
My February Update is now open!  I hope you can stop by for a visit to see my offerings, if you have some extra time! 
 Just click HERE to go directly to my new album!
Thank you so much for your time and your interest in my work!!
Warmest Hugs and Blessings to you~
Julie

Saturday, February 8, 2014

~FEBRUARY UPDATE~

Hello, dear friends!
 
I have been busy creating some new things for my February Update and wanted to share a few little "peeks" with you!
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please join me at 3:00 PM EST, Sunday, Feb. 9th!  The album will be closed till then! 
 
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Sending you warm, sunshiny hugs~~
 
Julie