Monday, February 20, 2017

Four Birds: A Recent Gift

"Everyone likes birds.  What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"

David Attenborough

Recently, I was given this bell pull as a gift.  My friend, Kathy, a flea market owner, found it and presented it to me.  I love it goes the saying - "I'm over the moon about it."  It came from an old house in a south Arkansas town....the house has a woman named 'birdie' in it's history.  I also picked up some old photos, papers and such from that old house.  How wonderful is it that I,  "Bird Nest on the Ground" person....have received such a gift!!!   THANK YOU, Kathy, for thinking of me!

 What is so wonderful to me about these birds is that they are done in petit point.  Look closely at them...such tiny stitches!  And, I love the colors!

 Just adorable!!!

In that first photo you will also see a very old mirror....I thought you might want to see what's in the top part of know I just love sentimental says: 
"From Your Son in the Service."
Just dear!   

Hope you enjoyed the birds!  BTW, if you live in this area, you can visit Kathy and her husband, Morgan, at

115 West Idaho St.
Beebe, Arkansas 72012

You just never know what you might find there!

until next time


littlemancat said...

Love the sweet birds! It's wonderful that they have such a nice home with you, someone who appreciates both the birds and the work that went into the stitching.

Gisela Suski said...

I love the mirror and the needle work on the birds are special. Always good to hear from you.

Brenda Wall said...

The bird piece is wonderful. I am getting a beautiful bird shower curtain and rug from Belk. It is so pretty and of course I will think of you and your birds. By the way since it is Petit Point you might search a certain someone when they leave your house next visit. LOL

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I just LOVE your little birds. Who in the world could see to stitch those tiny stitches! I love how just the birds are small stitched. I wonder if someone gifted the birds to Birdie. Lets think they did, ok? The heart gift was such a nice gift for a son to send his mom. Terry sent his mom a Santa that he drew himself and colored and cut out. She still puts it out every year.

Have a great day!!
xx, Carol

Christy said...

The Birdie bell pull is just beautiful! I'll say it again .... I wish I had such a great flea market near me. You find the greatest "stuff". :) Enjoy that bell pull and have a great week. Hugs.

Laurie said...

Pat your bell pull is so beautiful! What a special gift to a special person.

Jenny said...

Good Morning Pat....

I am catching up on some blog reading and just fell in love with your bell pull! It is just so beautiful and the colors and tiny stitches just add to its charm! I cannot think of a more perfect home for it then yours where it will be treasured and loved! I have a real soft spot in my heart for bell pulls! They always tug at my heart strings and make me smile! Enjoy your new gift!

I also love sentimental things and the message on the mirror is so special! I thought of my dad right away...he served over in Korea and sent home gifts to his mom and dad...I have the handkerchief that he sent to his mom...and of course treasure it....grins!

I hope you have a beautiful day filled with things that bring you joy!

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