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.


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!


It even has a cute couple inside.


Look at that finial, love it!


And then there was this burlap canvas picture.


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


My burlap curtains.


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


Diane Writes said...

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

Nicole 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...!!

Pinky at 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...

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.

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! :)