We are having so much fun volunteering at our favorite thrift store; we're going to have to start filling up boxes and bags to make up for all the fun things we've been bringing home!
Would you like to see some of the pretties that we've found?
We found this beautiful coffee pot that matches a plate we already had~
This sweet figurine that plays "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"~
And her older sister, who plays "Cabaret", ooh la la! :)~
We also found four of these bas relief plaster pictures,
So now we feel like we're in "Roman Holiday" while we dream (of course, Mr. Graham had to move the bed from this spot to uncover the air conditioning vent, so now we have to dream that it's still over the bed!).
The swag holder is a doll's chair that we screwed into the wall; the swag is a holey tablecloth.
We have found little tinkling bells and lots of doilies to drape over our pink roses~
. . .And a brass rabbit for family blessings.
This little lady is walking her twin poodles, and begs to have a story written about her (Any suggestions for names?)~
And this ingenious pin cushion is actually made from plastic rings, velvet, and canning jar lids!
There is something hard in the middle that we think is a canning lid.
And this beautiful painting is signed "R. Tolan". Have any of you heard of this artist before?
And lastly, this sweet little bird was found at a different thrift store by my dear mother-in-law, who knows my tastes pretty well!
We hope that you are enjoying all the little blessings that each day brings. We wish all of you a blessed Sabbath, and thank you for visiting Birdsong Cottage today.
"Take life too seriously, and what is it worth? If the morning wake us to no new joys, if the evening bring us not the hope of new pleasures, is it worth while to dress and undress? Does the sun shine on me today that I may reflect on yesterday? That I may endeavor to foresee and to control what can neither by foreseen or controlled~ the destiny of tomorrow?"