My Alpine Home

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Little Bit of Dirt. . .

HeI have a couple of sweet new bird items to share, simply because I needed a little bit of dirt.

Last week I wanted to pot a sunflower that I had recently bought.

Alas, only to find that I was out of potting soil.

Knowing that my friend, Shellie had some I stopped by to buy a little.  Needless to say, she wouldn’t take any money.

When I got there she said, “Let’s go to Home Goods”.

A store  just recently opened about 20 min. from our home.

Well, the truth of the matter is, It would’ve been GOOD if I had stayed HOME from HOME GOODS!

I spent a bundle.  You know, things you just gotta have!  Here’s a couple of items that fell under that category.

Don’t know how, but they just simply flew into my cart.

Well, after all they are birds.

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You know being the bird lover that I am, I surely wasn’t going to pass this up. $39.99 for a lamp, that’s a great price.

Besides, it’s birds and toile!

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It even has a cute couple inside.

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Look at that finial, love it!

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And then there was this burlap canvas picture.

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Only $14.99, and it looked so cute with this. . .

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My burlap curtains.

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Put it all together, and I got this.

See, so sometimes it is good to get a little bit of dirt.

I’ll be linking this post up with:

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

She is also doing a give-away.  Be sure and check it out.

Don’t forget, my give-away will end Aug. 30th.  You will find a link to enter at the top of my sidebar.

My friends, I found another darling give-away on Elaine’s at ‘Sunny Simple Life’.  Guess what?  part of it is in my new favorite color.http://sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunny-simple-giveaway.html?showComment=1313849494937#c3052878836343100185

13 comments:

Diane Writes said...

I love the bird theme. Great picks and arrangement! :) Have a great weekend!

The Armchair Housewife said...

I may or may not have told you this already, Mrs. Olson, but our little girls' nickname is "bird" and so I am partial to all things bird-related. :) I probably should be decorating with birds myself! :) thanks for sharing your lovely finds!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is the greatest thought...good to stay out of Homegoods. I LOVE that store and I do purposely stay away. I would have fought you for the lamp! That is just adorable. Really, it is perfect isn't it...the color, the shade, the finial...see, I really would have had to fight you...!!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love all your bird items and I also LOVE HG!!!! Can't stay away from that darn store!!!! I also have quite a collection of birds and birdhouses that I use ion the summer. They are on my post about my summer kitchen if you want to check it out. I love that lamp!!! TOO cute! XO, Pinky

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on Poppi Linn. Your blog is so colorful, pretty, and full of life! I see that you have five kids...wow! My mother had 5 kids, and she adored all of them. I was noticing your home decor. Don't ya just love Home Goods? (my favorite place). Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your creative ideas as well. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

mimi_62 said...

Just gotta have them, huh? That's okay and they look so-o-ooo cute.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I love bird decor too. Those are great finds!

Red Rose Alley said...

I now remember the Folgers commercials with Mrs. Olson. I used to love those! Thanks for following Red Rose Alley, and Happy Anniversary to you too. I will have my cup of coffee and visit you often.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Jann,
Love all your bird treasures! I was just at Home Goods yesterday- bought a cute little duck. I spotted him the last time I was there and almost bought him. When I saw him yesterday-I figured I had to take him home.
-Lynn

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Thanks so much for visiting me and for the mention. I love your buys. Birds are a favorite around here too. I also adore your table in the post below. So perfect for the end of summer.

Peg said...

Had so much fun with you that day. Remember when I told you that I would buy the lamp if you couldn't find the right place for it? I knew in my heart; aint gonna happen. You are such a bird freak. I think it was just my way of trying to make you feel better about going to Home Goods again. Let's go again.

Darla said...

Adore the Canvas Picture!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Lovely little picture~ birds are a favorite element of mine to decorate with too! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :) How is your lovely patio furniture btw? Hope you are enjoying it! :)