Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Birds Approve of the Junk!

We've had baby birds this week! It has been exciting to watch as mama bird made her nest in my junky, rusty flower bucket on the gazebo. Its made for easy and convenient bird watching. We discovered yesterday that we had babies and tonight as I watered outside, I notice mama wren was out hunting for food. I grabbed my camera and stood on the front porch and watched them.
 These birds are lovers of all things rustic and junky! Makes me like them that much more!
This was mama bird sitting her nest a few days ago.

As I watched the wren, I suddenly realized there was two wrens working on feeding the babies. This is a family affair! They both landed on this set of old bed springs before moving up to the gazebo rail, then into the bucket.

I shot this picture with my phone, so forgive the blurriness. Here's a glimpse of the babies! Sadly mama bird has taken two pieces of plastic into her nest.
I love being able to watch mother nature and photograph the life of these babies!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A few of my favorite pics

A few of my favorite pics from this week! 
I love a brilliant evening sunset! 

We created a wetland area on part of our property. We didn't plant anything in there, but are excited to have broom corn, cat tails, willows, and lots of other pretty foliages. Sure makes me think about fall seeing the broom corn and cat tails. 
Sunset brings upon the moon vines opening! 
Hope you're having a great week! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

After the Rain and a Cute Bird Nest

After a summer rain, everything looks better. No matter the reading in the rain gauge,
a nice evening shower helps wash away the dirt and lift the spirits. We received a light rain this afternoon and I found myself out with my camera. Not too  much is blooming in the yard right now...its just been too hot and dry. I did find this rose bud that enjoyed a drink.
 These two junk buckets are holding on with the heat. Last week, we watched a sweet little birdie build a nest in the bucket with the mixed flowers. She has a tunnel style nest built under the purple petunias. I guess she is a fan of rusty junk and approves of the bottomless bucket for a home!
 We think it is some type of wren that has built the next. I watched each day as one new egg appeared. I've yet to capture a pic of the mama bird. (Follow along on Instagram for bird updates.)
As I wondered around with my camera, I noticed these onions that were plopped on the rail of the gazebo.

 Just thought they kinda looked neat sitting there!

We definitely need more rain. If I hear one more person day "if it rains, its gonna ruin our plans..." yada, yada, yada...I'm going to scream. It was two years ago that the drought and fires were so bad and we don't need a repeat of that.

Hope y'all are all having a great summer and staying cool!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Ready to Ship Burlap and Lace Items

Last weekend I got caught up with my custom etsy wedding orders. That hasn't happened since the first of the year and only lasted about 12 hours! I am so thankful for all of the wonderful brides I have worked with this year that have kept me busy, busy. I truly appreciate everyone who has allowed me to be a part of their wedding. 

Instead of cleaning house, going to the movies, taking the day off, or anything like that, I added new inventory to my store. Most of these items will be available only one time. 
 Here are a few of the 

Here comes the bride sign, perfect for ring bearer or flower girls to carry announcing the bride's entrance. 
An all white/cream sunflower and burlap rose bouquet. 

I also added a couple of shabby chic, rustic wreaths to the store. 

I think this rustic, nature themed bouquet would be perfect for a fall wedding on the farm. Sunflowers, tan burlap roses with pearl accents, pheasant feathers, feather grass, pussy willow branches, and hanging amaranthus comprise this bridal bouquet. 

This cream colored burlap and white lace head band would be great for any young attendants to wear at a wedding. It would be just as adorable on a sweet baby girl too! The headband is a super soft and stretchy white lace. 

Also new is this shabby hat with a big burlap and lace flower on the side. 
I had a few request for flower girl balls, so I made up this one as a sample. Mini burlap roses with lace accents cover the flower ball. 
To find these and more items, please visit my etsy shop at