Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cute Bird Dishes for Autumn

Today I am joining Chari for her Sunday Favorites,
where we share a favorite post from the past.

This post was originally shared in
October of 2009, when I lived in Texas.

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I wanted to share these sweet little birdie dishes,
you have to know by now that I LOVE birdies!

But I got distracted,
not an uncommon occurrence for me.
That in fact... is my M.O.

Have you ever noticed something in a photo
that you never noticed before?
Like DUST?!

I do have the Birdie Dishes to show you,
but most of the afternoon was spend
tending to my indoor garden!

Everyone knows that outside, in nature, moss grows on the North side of trees. Well it seems that there is some 'nature' happening inside too...

DUST  grows on the North side of the silk plants.
I consider North to be at the top... and East is on my right, and South is... well you get the picture. 

I only mention this because dust has been "growing" on the North side of my silk Foxglove plant. When I first noticed this I thought... cute, just the realistic touches that were meant to be there... like the cute moss on the pot.

Apparently NOT.  This was brought to my attention after my daughter read (yes, she read my blog) about my "Fall Dish Collection" and made an observation.   

She mentioned there was dust on the leaves.   I said it was just 'fuzzy leaves'.  Foxgloves really do have fuzzy leaves.  

But then a few days later I was taking pictures for
this post when a "little birdie" told me...
"There really is dust on the leaves."

I was in the middle of my "photo shoot" when
I zoomed in on the little bird house...
  and there it was...d.u.s.t.

Yes, I could see the dust.  Fine. 
Well I needed to get it off, without removing the
"fuzzy texture" that is supposed to me on the leaves.

Well... I can't wipe them off with a damp cloth, that would definitely remove the fuzz. The only alternative is to vacuum, carefully, the North side (top) of the leaves.

 I had to go through my WHOLE house
vacuuming all my silk plants.
I have a few... a few too many... I know.

I also know they are not
quite as wonderful as real flowers,
but they are always there when I need them.

The little birds thanked me...
what a couple of "tweeties"!

Now that really is just the fuzzy leaves.


Here are a few of the pictures that
I was able to take before
getting distracted.

Thanks Chari for giving us the chance to
share a favorite post again.

Are you getting in the mood for Autumn?
I am trying too, but it is still 110+ degrees
here in the So. California desert.

I cant wait for 'cool' 85 degree days!



Sonia said...

Beautiful table! Love the bird theme..I am a big nature themed person too! So funny about the dust..If don't wear my glasses when I clean I think I've done a great job.! I get "distracted too"! LOL. Thanks for your sweet visit..this is the first time I've visited your charming blog!
Miss Bloomers

Me and My Dog said...

What a beautiful room, your dining room photo is just gorgeous!

Everything gets dusty, that's how we know it's time to dust. :)

Happy Labor Day to you!

Jann Olson said...

I LOVE your wonderful bird dishes! I have a bird fettish. I have decorated with alot of bird items in my home. You'll find a few hanging around, in almost every room. The oranges in your hutch behind your table are darling. Love the whole thing! I am not nearly as careful as you, I just stick my plants in the sink and turn the faucett on. Luckily, I don't have too many. Thanks for following me. I am now following you.

WhyCuzICan said...

How sweet is that? I love your bird theme and soooo fitting with your Autumn tablescape, Jean!

A Follower,and Bunny Hopper
Suzanne in NW IL

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lovely table, and with the cool temperatures we're having today I am really ready for fall. I was going to ask what kind of pie that was and then had to laugh when I saw it was a candle. How cute, and I'll bet it smelled delicious.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Bunny Jean...

My friend, it's such a pleasure having you join in with the Sunday Favorites party this week...what a great post! I giggled and giggled! Girl, I have sooo many faux flowers and plants in my home...I love them! Of course, I would rather have the "real" thing but the faux variety does better for me! wink! It's funny, just yesterday I was doing a little rearranging and moved one of my faux plants. was growing moss on the north side too! I asked my honey (very sweetly) if he would take it out and clean it with his big ol' air compressor...which he did. That thing works wonders! I really do love my faux plants and flowers but admit that I hate cleaning them. Ohhh yes...there has been many a time, that I didn't notice anything amiss...until I was looking at the photo of it. Strange, huh?

Anyway, besides the coincidence of our mossy faux plants, I was also just going through a tablescaping post that has the same bird dishes as yours! I am thinking about revisiting that post sometime soon for Tablescape Thursday. I only found two of those sweet bird plates with the basket weave border at TJ Maxx and sure wished that I had at least two more. They're sooo pretty and I do love all sweet birds! I'm soooo glad that you shared your beautiful autumn table with really is gorgeous!!! I love your placemats with the embroidered bird...sooo pretty! You set a beautiful table, my friend!!! Thanks again for sharing it with us for Sunday Favorites!!!

I know...I know...I have nearly written a book here, but...I wanted to say just one more thing. I noticed that you took the time to write a note on each of the SF's party participant's posts. That is sooo very sweet of you, dear lady! Thank you!!! You are truly the "perfect" party guest!!!

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day holiday!

Love ya,

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for stopping by to see me. Your tablescape is adorable ... love those plates ... and the flatware color combination is great! I love your dust theory ... I don't get too excited about dust, but my grandbaby notices all the extra little things that end up on the carpet ... and with two big dogs, there is always something that needs to be vac'd up! Love your post ... thanks for sharing

Love Of Quilts said...

Lovely room and I like your plates and place mats. Trish

D said...

I have those same bird dishes and did a tablescape with them a while back. I love them, too.

Sharon said...

Love your bird dishes! Great job on your tablescape!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Bunny Jean, your table is lovely. So soft and pretty! The dishes are just perfect.

Dust.....yikes....we all have it.

Have a blessed week.

Hugs, Barb

xinex said...

You .bird plates are really pretty. I did not even notice the dust. Your daughter must be really observant....Christine

Angie said...

Your tablescape is a nice welcome to fall. Beautiful.

Dreambox Remote said...

Best antiques. I have made my whole house with green antiques. But i haven't best cleaner. i think to to clean my antiques during this weekend.

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