Friday, May 6, 2011

WATCH THE BIRDIE

Today I thought I would share some of my recent bird finds!  I love my birdies and always find myself buying them in the thrifts.  They are great decorations and just so sweet~

I found this cute cardinal votive at a yard sale for $1
 It is so pretty with the sun shining through it

A tealight holder this bird called to me
 Only 75 cents so take me home
I did!
Another Cardinal.  I really liked this but it was marked $3 and that was a bit much for cheap-o me.  They said $2
 So it joins my other cardinals
Can't you see it with a pretty red candle
This was bought at Cracker Barrel on clearance....I just love their little store they have the cutest stuff...under $2

Now this is where I hope you can help me.  I love my Flamingo collection and recently I found this planter in a thrift store
You can tell it is vintage 
Some staining inside the planter
I tried to find out more about it but wasn't able to...here are the marks
 MADE IN CALIFORNIA
This 'V' is on the bottom...is it a makers mark? or just a scratch? 
**UPDATE**
More research has found that this piece appears to be a Maddux of California pottery piece.  They made a line of Flamingos and I did find a photo of a planter like mine.  
Such a lovely Flamingo!

So this is where you can leave if you aren't interested in my new Grandson...
I can't imagine you not wanting to see these pictures since he truly is the cutest baby on earth!  
I saw him yesterday and he has grown.  So adorable.  When I picked him up and spoke to him, he looked me in the face and he smiled!  My heart took wings...then I said 'yes Grandma loves you' and he smiled again.  I don't think it gets much better then that! 

 The new family is doing well.  A little sleep deprived but
Tiger is a good baby!
My son in law is the greatest guy.  Funny, bright and creative.  He took the following photos of Tiger to surprise Sara

Enjoy!
Reading already Tiger?

 Whoops caught!

I promise not to do dangerous things Mama!
Not bad for only 4 weeks old~!

I'm linking this post to several parties:
With Diann

 With Laurie

&
With the Tablescaper

Hope you have a great weekend and a lovely Mother's day.  Sending love to my Mom and A special 1st Mother's Day wish to my Daughter!  
I love you!
Always,
Linda

33 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Too stinkin' cute! Your SIL is really funny Linda! Love your new flamingo, that V sure looks like a mark instead of a scratch, but I can't help with any info. Enjoy this very special Mother's Day Weekend:@)

Joyce said...

Oh Linda I had to SMILE when I looked at Tiger and his big book...he is adorable!
Joyce

A Vintage Green said...

So very sweet. Little Tiger. Nice bird finds.
- Joy

Betsy said...

I think your birdie treasures are so sweet, you sure do find the greatest bargains.
Tiger is adorable...look at all that hair. He's going to grow up to be a big reader:)

Viki said...

What a handsome little guy your grandson is.

C'est moi Claudette said...

TOO TWEET Linda.
LOVE the BIG book with the little man. Great daddy indeed.
Oh and the little birdies are tweet too.
Happy Mother's Day
xoxoxoxo

Keetha Broyles said...

The cardinal with the sun shining through him is my favorite with the blue bird a very close second.

Your grandson reading that book - - - way too cute!

keshling said...

Awwww....what a sweet little boy!!!

K xx

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, what cute and funny pictures of your little Tiger! Your son-in-law must be a hoot! I never tire of seeing all of the grands as I show my share! :)
Love your birdies and glad you found out about your flamingo.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Linda, Tiger is so cute!! You are right I cannot imagine anyone not wanting to look at the photos of your sweet little grandson!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

too cute! Happy Mothers Day

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Happy First "Grandma" Mother's Day to you!
Great photos of Tiger!!!
Birdies are so sweet and great find on the flamingo!
Warmly,
deb

lulumusing said...

Isn't it amazing how all of us who have grandchildren think ours are the cutest ever....as we should! Yours is a cutie, and I'm betting he is very lucky to have you in his life.

Jane said...

What a cutie you have!! Tiger is adorable and he looks so gosh darn cute in those little overalls!! He won't be spoiled by his grandma :)
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Jane

DearHelenHartman said...

First I thought: That cardinal, that's is the cutest.... no, wait, the Flamingo! Oh, the flamingo is the... the grandbaby reading! Just a bushel of smile in one post today.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the red glass one (first). The picture of your grandson peeking over the top of the book is so cute !
Happy Mother's Day !!

bj said...

OMYGOSH....this is sooo cute. That Tiger..adorable.
Love your flamingo..
I hope your Mother's Day is filled with fun and love.
xo bj

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

First, I have to say that little Tiger is absolutely adorable! And he reminds me of my daughter at that age. All that dark hair and big brown eyes. She turned out to be gorgeous. Tiger's bound to be a heart breaker.

I love the flamingo planter. It brought back vague memories. I believe somebody, my mother or one of my grandmothers, had one. Goodness, I wish I had it now.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Awwww, Tiger is so sweet and the shots with the book are priceless!
Doesn't he just make your heart sing?

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Happy first Mother's Day as a Grandma!!! What a cutie he is!!! Thanks for sharing! LOVE the photos with the book!

Marigene said...

Linda, what a beautiful, beautiful child...those photos are adorable.
The flamingo planter is really neat, too.
Have a very Happy Mothers Day!

Diann said...

Oh Tiger is getting so big! And Happy Mother's Day to Sara! How fun to be celebratng her first Mother's Day! And Blake took some super cute pictures! Oh, and I love all your birds. they are all awesome! thank you for putting up my "Thrify Tablecape" party button. I hope people will join! LOL And thanks for joining TTF! I hope you have a great Mother's Day too Linda! Hugs, Diann :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

LOL...Linda that book is bigger than Tiger..how cute. Love your birds. You are like my Mom, she loves her bird collections. Happy Mothers day my dear friend! XO

Chatty Crone said...

I love all your birds - my favorite is the flamingo - nice piece Linda. Of course the little guy is my total favorite. Gosh he hasn't even lost any hair! He looks so mature. What a darling. And that joke with the book - too cute. sandie

Ames said...

Oh Linda how sweet is that baby Tiger! I will forgive you the slip up, I too have the sweetest grandaughter in the world and since this world is really big, I guess we can share that title. Don't you? :D Love the pic with the book. So creative! His expressions are so adorable!

Say I love birds too. Only not in cages. The red glass bird would look lovely mixed in with my collection of Fire King Royal Ruby.
I was going to say California Pottery on the Flamingo until you updated your post. I love those too! You know Flamingo's are pink from eating shrimp. Just though I'd share that with ya. :) Love all the birds. Hugs!~ Ames

d e l i g h t said...

Love all the birds. There is nothing quite as sweet as birds. Found you at the Tablescaper. A new follower and invite you to visit my blog.
Linda

Snap said...

I love all your birdies, but the best thing on this post is your adorable grandson. What a cutie and how lucky to have a son-in-law with a sense of humor and who can take great photos! Fun post!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How did he get that giant book to stay up there? That is just the cutest thing & Tiger is adorable. Great bird candle holders, and you know I'm all over that Flamingo. Sounds like that piece may have been a real bargain! Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Just me again ~ I was so busy smiling at that cute little boy, I forgot to thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Love that shot of your grandson reading. He is too cute. Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy said...

Love birds, such a sweet post and what a PRECIOUS little fella! What a blessing! Hope your week is wonderful.

Scarlett Fontaine said...

ooh i'd have pulled that flamingo planter out of you hands! lol - adore it!!! Oooh and dont even get me started on baby Tiger, the pictures of him just get more and more beautiful, love the cheeky one with the book - ooh I could just eat him he's scrumptious! Scarlett x

Erin said...

I can't believe how much Tiger is growing!!! He is such a little cutie! And I do love birds, you do have a great collection of them!