If you have been following you know I like to pretty much keep to one subject in each post. Just a "show and tell" of my interests. Usually either inside from one room or all from outside. This time it is a mixture from all around, partly tying up some loose ends. Maybe there will be something for everyone......
This winter bird coming to you from the kitchen is new. He was half off this week in one of my favorite stores - a leftover from Christmas. I think he will fit in at least till the hot weather hits us. He is only about five inches long but is heavy, made of metal.
I haven't shown the hanging cups for a long time. In fact, I had hardly seen them myself hanging on the inside window wall. I decided to move them across the room to here and they show up better. I like them here. The plaid black and white towels on the pantry doors are new. There are two more blending ones elsewhere in the room. That little addition really freshened and gave the kitchen a nice touch.
They hang from three separate and differing ribbons and you can see the middle one has a tiny real bird nest in it. The egg is not real and I think during the move it ended up on it's end That has been adjusted since the picture was made. Funny, the things you can notice in pictures that don't seem to be showing before!
One more picture so you can see the pretty pattern on the side. A set of four with matching luncheon plates were a gift from a friend Missy, several years ago.
I think I showed these turnips when I first noticed they were sprouting. I decided to keep them here and see what happens. It's amazing how firm they have stayed. I don't keep water in the bowl but do run some water over them once in awhile.
Another item that got moved after Christmas from the big shelf to here beside the sink. Even though artificial plants/flowers are not used much any more I hang on to my olive tree.
Sitting here in it's pot I think it has the look of Provence.
"Gather Ye Rosebuds" With "buds" being on the other side out of sight, I think "Gather Ye Olives".
It is taking the olives years to ripen, though.
The white pitchers are still on the windowsill but I added three birds.
Now in the dining room. I showed this picture when I did the post after Christmas and mentioned that the apothecary jar needs something in it.
It now has my collection of tea strainers and a few other tea items.
The things show up and look better when you are looking at them from the room.
This little glass with tiny tea spoons is nearby. My daughter gave me the spoons this week (through the mail) and I think she brought them from London last month. The glass is small - smaller than a wine glass. I spotted it in an antique store and recognized the Iris pattern is like the big pitcher my mother had. I think they are from the depression era. I have only seen this one.
I have some pictures from outside that I had planned to use now but am now going to save those for another post. So, the subjects won't be so terribly mixed up and unrelated after all.