Sunday, June 15, 2014

More Blue and News

Just wanted to post a little something today along with my news.  First the little something...more blue.  The cup and the platter are badly worn...but not too shabby for me.  I love that they were well loved.  More beads, another pendent, a big vintage pin, and a crocheted doily of sorts.   Notice the big glass heart paperweight.  It's not blue, but appears blue depending on the light.  The Heartfelt Sympathy box I kept just because of the tiny blue flowers...reminds me of the Bluetts I seem to not get enough of this year.


A sweet bird....and of all things....a button card made by my friend, Jim, with his own photo, of course.  There is a very tiny blue glass button on it.  Unique, as he is.


Here is that well loved sweet and a better shot of the glass heart.  Lovely.

A close-up of the cup, actually, it might be a bowl, as it has no handle.  VERY loved.  I think I paid a quarter for it.  Thought it would look great with blue buttons in it.  But, since I seem to choose white buttons, or mother of pearl has failed to be filled.  Well, there is always tomorrow!


The pendant.  Quite lovely.


Another photo of the platter, cup and heart, along with a sweet beaded necklace.

And, now for the "news."  As you know, this year has been kind of difficult.  Finding my way these days has been tough, but I keep trying to figure out the right things to do.  So, here is the news, followed by my story about it all.....I'm moving!

Here's the story: About four years ago, the old navy man and I went to look at a patio home.  He was already pretty ill and taking care of two acres in the city limits is a lot of work.  He had COPD, so breathing was tough and getting worse...grass, dust and so forth aggravated everything.  So...we went to look at this patio home.  I absolutely thought it was perfect...he hated it.  Of course, even though he was ill, he really didn't want to give up his little piece of land.  So, we didn't.   And, that was fine.  Several days after we had looked at the place, he said..."you know...someday that would be a perfect place for you."  

Well, there aren't a lot of these kinds of places in my town.  In fact, hardly any, so they sell very fast when one becomes available.  I figured I'd never be able to get gave up thinking about it.
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter...who just happens to be a realtor, called to tell me that a three bedroom was up for sale...was I interested?  We went to see it.  And, as before, I loved it.  So, I guess 'someday' is here because I bought it!  We close on July 9th.  

I know, I know.  I said I would wait a year to decide what to do....but guess what....I really don't like dealing with this two I plan on enjoying that kind of thing to be done for me.  There is, of course, a fenced in patio that runs the length of the house...with a nice flower bed that I can play around with....I do like a few flowers.  But, the yard, well, that job will go to guys who do that for a living.  

Yes, I know what you are thinking....what about Bird Nest on The Ground and my porch?  Well, my little backyard studio will belong to someone else and that is ok with me.  I used it all I could while I was here and I can pass it along now.  (I guess you could also call it "previously loved, the same for the porch!)  The street I'm moving to looks like a park and there is a small front porch.  Big enough for a couple of for me, one for a friend.  It will be ok. Without the old navy man here, it isn't the same anyway.  Needless to say, however, I am going to have to be creative about where to work.  There will be many posts, I am quite sure, about me solving that little issue...probably coming up in the Fall.  

And, another yes....I will have to let some things go.  But, not anything that is important to me.  So, not to worry.  I am feeling good about it.   By the way....wherever I find to be my studio, no matter where it will always be called the Bird Nest on The Ground, as that name was given 'my space' by the old navy man!

I'm not sure I will be posting much...maybe a word or two here and there,  until I get moved.  I said I hate packing....but once everything gets in the new place...I DO love unpacking and putting away, that always reminds me of Christmas!
Please be patient and hang in there with me.  Enjoy the summer!!!

Until next time, pat ♥


Dolores said...

Sounds like a new beginning. Good luck on your move. I guess it's a good time to take stock of what you have and what you really want to keep. I sometimes think I should pretend I'm moving just to get rid of some things.

Vicki Boster said...

Pat-- I love that pretty little blue flowered bowl-- that crack tells me that it has already had a well loved life- don't you wish that little bowl could tell stories about where it's been?

I am so thrilled and excited about your news. This move is perfect for you- and the time is right I think for these changes in your life. I truly believe that you will be so happy in your new home-- this is going to be so exciting for you. I know you'll create a new and wonderful work space--

I can't wait to see pictures of your new home!! And---- I'm thinking it's going to be one heck of a yard sale as you begin your packing!!

Sending you much love--

Suztats said...

Wishing you all the best as you transition to a new home.

Olga Siedlecka said...

What a feast for my eyes!

Cindy P said...

Oh, yes, leave that yard work for someone else! I resent the time it takes to mow. I'd much rather be creating.

You do what's best for you and we'll be here right beside you. I wish I lived close, I'd help you.

Sorting and packing is no fun, but decorating new space is.

Just let us know how you get on, yeah?

Huge hugs to you, Pat!


Christy said...

Hi, Pat ... I kinda suspected when you said 'news' that you were going to move. I'm going to miss the Nest building - I love it. I'm glad you're so happy about a new chapter in your life. A new everything! It's like a blank slate. It sounds like it's in a prime area, too. You have fun setting up a new house. Let us know everything when you're ready. Good luck and be at peace. Take care.

Jane S. said...

I'm so happy for you, Pat! It is a huge step but it sounds like it is the right time for it.


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I get the sense you are okay with the move which is good. A new journey; getting older has it's tough times. I have lots of treasures that are so dear to me but I know one day it will end up somewhere else. I don't want to mention where.

Jaybird said...

Wow....that sounds like a good move for you!! I can't wait to see pretty pictures from your new "birdnest", sweet birdie!!
Hugs to you, and blessings!

Vivian said...

Can't wait to watch you make this new place your home. Good luck on your move and be sure to share it with us.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Pat ITs wonderful news, especially since your husband said it would be just right for you someday. And your daughter found it for sale, a real family doings.
All those wonderful memories in your heart, you don't even need to pack those ~ they are always with you.
I wish you much happiness and love in your new home,
you really are somethingxxx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Dear Pat
I've been sick and just catching up. I think this will be a good move for you. A cozier place and less work keeping it all up. I think about that myself sometimes. Especially now. Terry just got over pneumonia. His COPD is getting worse. Thankfully Corey is here to help with what Terry can no longer do..I've realized that there are a lot of things he can no longer do.
Much Love

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Pat, I am so sorry. I did not know about your husband. I've been away from blogging much and visiting as well. It sounds like you have given plenty of thought to your plans and I am sure that your sweet man would approve.

Sending you big hugs and lots of love...Becky

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