Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pip Berry Swags and Redbirds...

In the middle of the night, the fairies came, bedecking the windows with little red and white pip berry swags.  The iridescent cardinals loved it soooo much they decided to swoop in and stay a while, perched in happy chatter. Last week my son helped me (did all the work) hang these new creamy white valances and embroidered curtains in the dining room, my new digs.  I love them.  The drapes they replaced were very pretty, but Mom calculated they were about 57 years old. !!! Time for a change? I'd say Mom got her money's worth with the old ones. ( See botttom photos. )

Unseasonable springlike in the latter days of January, the world looks positively green...  Not a good thing for wheat farmers because Old Mother Winter is most likely not finished with us yet, and we don't need little green wheat shoots to appear---- only to be nipped with cruel frost. 

My week has gone fairly slowly.  My son couldn't come for his Tuesday night dinner party date because he is totally swamped at work.  That was a bummer to Mom and me because his presence is definitely our highlight of the week!  I fixed us a neat supper though, and tried to be unusually congenial and cheerful since I and my companionship had to "do."  However, a quick phone call he made at bedtime really cheered her, and I loved that he took time to do that.

These mercury glass redbirds, cardinals if you will, haverecently arrived as a flock of eight.  You can count two of the little chirpers here ----- one on each cheerful window.  Stay tuned for the other half dozen!

It's hard to find a picture of the old curtains because I'm on a different computer, but here's the rough idea... I still liked that look, but with the addition of the little white day bed, it seemed a new, fresh cottage/country ambiance seemed to beckon.

Have a great Mid-week!

Whimsy and Hugs!


Tessa~ Here there be musing said...


Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

oh dear!!!!

I don't mind the "click to prove you are not a robot".

but now!

I have to type in a WORD toooooo!

do you know that is happening???

oh I hope you can change something. because having to type WORDS too, is going to cut down on commenting.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

So very pretty, Gayla. So sweet of your son to call. A small box is headed your way! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Gayla said...

Sorry about the Captcha thing. I am having trouble getting rid of it!