Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bird house love

My friend RJ sent me a wonderful package of gifts for my retirement. The beautiful birdhouse she found in Texas and put her own touches on it just for me. Out came her skill saw and she created The Retired Nester sign on it and the music is Amazing Grace, one of my all time favorites! Love the fleurs and the little little beaded entry to the house. It's a gift I'll always cherish.

The other two birdhouses and hat were this weekends purchases at a local crafts fair. The roof of the little birdhouse was made from a wine crate.

Pictures came be enlarged for a better look see!

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend. Please take time to honor and remember all our servicemen in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Terra cotta flower pots

My friend Dee at is giving away these adorable flower pots. She has already gifted me with two of them and I know whoever wins these will love them. She also made me the beautiful candle, I love fleurs. So please enter her giveaway, you won't be disappointed.

The pots in the 2nd picture I took at Pottery Barn, I think these would be so cute for a summer bar-b-que decoration at each place setting. Little flower candles in a small terra cotta pot. I'm going to try to replicate these.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bear and Bird Watching in Beautiful New Jersey!

How lucky am I that I live right on the NJ border where there are beautiful parks, scenery and lots of animals to view. I have seen fisher cats, bobcats, fox, bear and all sorts of smaller critters, all in New Jersey! So many people have the wrong idea that because we live close to Metropolitian NYC that we lack wildlife. Not the case!! I think I have the best of both worlds where I live, country and city.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Porch chairs refinished

I'm determined to update my little porch by the end of this month so I can enjoy it all summer. This was project one and of course took longer than expected due to all the rain we have been having this Spring.

These chairs are about 10 years old and needed refurbishing. They are oak so I wanted to keep a natural look. They were sanded, stained and sealed. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Next project, sanding and painting the loveseat.
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