Saturday, August 27, 2011
Vintage Ironstone Tureen
Things That Can Be Used As A Vase
Each one a thrifty treasure!
For Themed Link Up
Things That Can Be Used As A Vase
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Bear Island Lighthouse, Built in 1839
Lighthouses & Steep Rocky Shores
Nesting Osprey & Deep Cold Waters
Acadia National Park
Simple Summer Cottages
Doors of Welcome
Cool Summer Gardens
Queen Anne's Lace
Quiet, Sleepy Harbors
Lobster Traps & Buoys
Loads of Fresh Lobster
Evening Bonfires on the Beach
Ahhhh yes, summertime in Maine.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Shelia @ Note Songs
Heart of Home Party
Roosters and Chickens ~ Honored Guests
Summer in Texas
I think the sign says it all . . .
And let me tell you about a great book
for those of you who favor feathered friends.
THE ART OF THE CHICKEN
by Linda Arnaud
More than just a cookbook, in addition to 85 of the author's favorite chicken recipes, the pages of this book are filled with gorgeous photos of hundreds of chicken collectibles. As the publisher says, "A barnyard of delights for collectors of folk art, kitchenware, and cookbooks." Need I say more?
You'll find a copy of this book available here on Amazon.
Another unusual recipe book is one written in French, but also full of delightful photos of chicken collectibles, including many pieces of French faience.
It's no secret that here at HFTS one finds
a collection of French faience in many forms.
And tucked among pieces of faience
are other small treasures that often
fall into the category of feathered friends.
Egg Cups and Covered Dishes
Chicken Inspired Vignettes
At Various Times During The Year
Pottery Barn Chicken Wire Tray
You can read the story of these
delightfully hand painted eggs here.
They were a gift from the very talented and generous
Vintage "Take Courage" Card Stand From England
Note Cards to Write a Party Thank You
to Our Hostess, Shelia of Note Songs
Does your mother know you're out partying?
Grab a partner and dance on over to join
all the other roos, hens and chicks at the party.
Friday, August 5, 2011
~ A Bus ~ A Boat ~
A Big Pink Duck
In search of cooler temps, we flew off to the eastern shore . . .
And spent a few days in Boston before heading north to Maine.
Come along as the pedicab winds
its way through the streets of Boston . . .
To our destination at the
corner of Beacon and St. Charles . . .
and a favorite spot,
The Boston Public Garden.
The first public botanical garden in America, The Boston Public Garden was designed for meandering with paths through grassy lawns, beautiful blooming beds, and a charming lagoon where one can still ride the Swan Boats.
Created over 100 years ago specifically for The Lagoon, the Swan Boats are still operated by their originators, the Paget family.
The grassy banks along The Lagoon are
the perfect spot to linger on a warm summer day.
The Lagoon is home to many live ducks . . .
And the Public Garden is home to
the famous Mallard family of
MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS.
The bronze sculpture by Nancy Schon was created for the Garden in 1987 as a tribute to Robert Mc Closkey and the book that introduced Boston Public Garden to children around the globe.
Robert Mc Closkey published his now famous children's classic in 1941. It was awarded the 1942 Caldecott Medal for Mc Closkey's exceptional charcoal drawings.
Mrs. Mallard proudly leads her
caravan of eight ducklings along the Boston cobblestone.
One of my favorites, MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, is a classic that I think belongs in every child's library. It offers children a "duck's eye" view of Boston and child-like behaviors to which children easily relate. Click here to read about another famous city park with a wonderful statue in tribute to ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
You can find MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, here on Amazon.
Robert Mc Closkey published eight books for children.
His work often reflected his island life in Maine.
Three More Favorites:
BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL
ONE MORNING IN MAINE
TIME OF WONDER
Come back soon for a peek at our trip to coastal Maine.
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