While out poking around today at the Goodwill and Marshalls, I had the virtual tea party hosted by : http://www.artsymama.blogspot.com/ on my mind. I stumbled across a vintage birdie planter (one of my many collections, softly colored, old, pottery birds) and thought it would be the perfect holder for my stir sticks. The Goodwill in our town isn't my favorite. Funny, how some thrift stores are full of great finds and others just stink. This one is so-so. Today it was good, I feel lucky to have found this cute bird!
My sister gave me the pottery vase with the rose on it, I keep ivy in it on my counter top and it reminds me of her every day when I pour my coffee. I like to have all the necessities for a quick cup of coffee at hand, gathered up on an attractive tray. Feels homey, looks nice and is so convenient.
Along the same line, I found this wonderful birdie themed cup at Marshalls. Marshalls, TJMaxx, and Homegoods are sure a wonderland of pretties, aren't they? And things I can actually afford and not feel guilty buying. this cute cup was only $2.99. Both of my new pretties remind me of my new blogger friend, Becca, at http://bluebirdroses.blogspot.com/ Being new to the blogging world myself, it is exciting to be linked with some really cool sites. Please look at her dreamily lit pictures, you'll enjoy it.
I photographed this cup at an angle that reminds me of one of my other favorite blogs, Pam Garrison. http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/pamgarrison/ She has a way with the camera and has absolutely beautiful things on her blog, you have to see it!!!