Thursday, October 15, 2009

North is Always up... Right???

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 for visiting today.



Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

well, take heart, we all have the same problem, dust growing daily, chasing the dust and cleaning the glass, wowowo what a job, your birdies are soo cute....

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh... you need to adopt my philosophy... Dust is a protective covering on cherished possessions!
Works for me.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Also meant to say -- LOVE that flatware! And the basketweave-edged plates. Lovely!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I almost missed this one. I think your table (room) looks great. I love the bird theme. Lovely.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty - Love those dishes!

Jennie said...

I am fond of bird so I love your tablescape.

sherri@lavender fields said...

What a beautiful and cozy place to have your dinners. I just love it! Your table looks just amazing. Be proud of the great job you did: )

The Bloom Girls said...

LOL - Some people have "dust bunnies' in their houses... I have dust monsters! I can totally relate! Your table looks very inviting and cozy! Have a great weekend!


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