Thursday, March 22, 2012

Button, button, who's got the button?

I do, actually!

Lots and lots of creamy white buttons...

... and they're all being watched over by this beautiful little bird, perched on the rim of this petite bowl. Isn't he handsome?

I thought the bowl might look good holding some earrings from my vintage clip-on collection since they pick up a lot of the colors in my little friend...

But a little birdie told me (yes, it was him) that he prefers to be the main pop of color, and I quite agree. This beautiful bird bowl was sent to me last year by a very good friend who wanted to cheer me up. She knew I was having a hard time dealing with my dad's passing and, being the generous, caring person that she is, she sent this little beauty my way to bring a smile to my lips.

I'm sure that any of you who know Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage won't be a bit surprised to learn that it was she who so generously sent this little fellow my way :) (Thank you, Claudia, I love him!)

You might remember that Claudia also posted about PicMonkey last week. Let's just say I'm officially addicted to PicMonkey now. See the photo above?

Look at it after playing with PicMonkey!! OMG, I am absolutely in love with this site! You must go check it out!

It's like eating potato chips. One just doesn't satisfy you. So I "tweaked" another!

Isn't this just too cool?? I hope you all have as much fun as I do visiting PicMonkey! And Claudia, once again, thank you for my beautiful bird bowl! I absolutely love it!

I'm linking up to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Be sure to pop over and visit everyone!



Donna said...

That little birdie is so pretty! And thanks for the PicMonkey link!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love collecting bouttons, too! They are useful in crafts and gorgeous in displays like yours!
I'm going to have to try Picmonkey, it's fabulous!
We'd love to have you link at WIW,

Michele said...

OMG- My dear Aunt Phyllis taught us many years ago how to play Button, Button - I had completely forgotten all about that till I read your sweet blog post.

LOVE the bird bowl. I kinda have a big thing for birds. Ask my DH who is always the one filling the 7 bird feeders we have! That's why our home is named Finch Rest!!!

I loved those changes to your pictures - I have always been afraid to try, may have to play with that program soon.

Thank you. Well done!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Love your little bird. I think of you every day when I look at my bird cage with the little bird in it that you sent me :)

I too have tons of white buttons. If you ever need more, let me know. I have more then enough to last me a life time :)

Unknown said...

Love your vignette. The little bird is so cute perched on the bowl! Love all your buttons and earrings too!

Great post!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I enjoyed your post very much! Your gifted bird dish is beautiful..and so special since the gift came from a dear friend who was thinking of you and wanting to cheer you up..a very dear friend indeed!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Claudia said...

I love your PicMonkey edits! They look dreamy. I'm so glad you like the birdie bowl. It just shouted out your name to me. I can't imagine a more perfect home for it. Enjoy, my friend.