Saturday, January 29, 2011


Thank you all for your get well wishes!  I am feeling much better and even sat on the screened porch today.  
Glorious fresh air! 

I am going to use a previous post for two fun parties
First posted January 27th 2010
So this week B is for Birds........

Have you ever found yourself with a collection you didn't know you had???  That's what has happened with me and these little birds.
It all started with this little guy.  I got him from my Bio-Dad's house after he passed away.  It just spoke to me.  

It is made by Goebel and I love the glazes on it

I remembered I had these salt & pepper shakers a good friend had given me for my birthday....they look a little angry don't they

This cute little bell with a bird on top came home with me one day

Soon Joined by more birds 

and MORE's an invasion!
NO, It's a collection!

These two are my current favorites.  I love the color and they are tiny and just too cute!  I got them in a 'junk' bag yesterday for 50 cents along with..

This cute little guy who is marked JAPAN

This one is a candle holder

You've seen these guys before
 An all white bird

So yes I would say I have a collection, and this does not include all the cardinals I have that I use around Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by..Do you have a collection you didn't know you had?  I would love to hear what it is!

Of course you know I have so many more birds now that is a whole year later!  They are so sweet and cute and small and easy to collect!  Thanks for joining me on this fun look back.  Here are two fun parties so go on...join in the fun!

Chari at Happy To Design
Happy Junkin,


Olga said...

Your bird collection is beautiful. I really like those pale blue ones.

Kathleen said...

Glad you are feeling better, Linda. I had that for 4 days after Cmas. Not fun!
Enjoy your good weather. We are bracing for the next storm. It isn't pretty anymore!

lvroftiques said...

Linda you have a flock! They're so adorable! I have that same Goebel bird (love that one) Great little tweeties all!
I am sometimes surprised by how collections just seem to "happen" I have a collection of incense burners that I've purchased over quite a long while...Well it turns out I had three of them before I realized they were all the same. Just in different sizes...And yes I am a blond lol! Vanna

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Linda Sweetie...
I am so happy you are feeling better sweet one. It is that time of year. I have been holding my breath that I don't get it. I just cannot afford any more illnesses. It scares me to pieces.

Oh my gosh, THE BIRDS. Run everyone it is THE BIRDS. Oh it's okay your's are small and friendly. Love that Goebel. Is it not just the happiest little thing you have ever seen? I love it.

Take care of yourself sweet one. Thank you for sharing with me this evening.I have SO enjoyed my visit.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Love of the Sea said...

I love love love birds. So I enjoyed your post!!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...So glad you are feeling better.
Ohhhh, I LOVE birds, too,and have a collection of them. Right now they are lining two windowsills.

What other collections do I have? Hmmmm, not enough room to tell. ha ha ha Let's see, there are 1) wooden Santas 2) dolls 3) books 4) the birds 5) crystal and cut glass 6) cranberry glass 7) photo albums (54 of them) and on and on. Ha ha ha Would you say I'm compulsive? I would! Susan

Susan said...

p.s. Meant to tell you I loved seeing your birds. My faves are the fat little bluebirds. Susan

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Those little blue birds, are too cute! Hope you are recouping Linda! I think this nasty bug is going across the nation!

Susan said...

Linda, your bird collection is so sweet. My favorites are the three little blue birds!! They look so calming and sweet.

Diann said...

Hi linda!
I love all your adorable birds! you have so many really cute and pretty ones!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glad you are feeling better and are able to commune with the birds. ;-) Continue to improve, Linda!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What is it about birds? I'm attracted to them too. Love you collection! The blue are my fav too ;)

So glad to hear you're feeling better. Have a restful and peaceful day

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad you're feeling better Linda! Your birds are cute, lovin' your special first one! No luck at Sal Army yesterday... the way I see it, if you venture out into the cold you should be rewarded by finding SOMETHING:@)

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to hear you're feeling better. I love your bird collection. I think my fav is the one made in Japan, because he looks so old. The grumpy yellow ones are too cute.

sissie said...

Hi Linda!
I love, love, love your little birdie collection. The vingette that you have set up looks so shabby chic and cottagey. I see a really sweet pillow in the background that I am drooling over.
You come up with the sweetest collections.

I have many collections that I didn't know I had until I started blogging.


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your birds, Linda. It's funny that we both did posts concerning birds today. As they say, "Great minds....!" Glad you're feeling better!

Suzanne said...

Hi Linda,
So happy to see your sweet little birds...and so sorry I've been absent...again...and didn't know you were sick. I would have sent you a BIG cyber hug:) Trying to figure out what to do about my blog...and life:)
Anyway, I love the new birdies too...they look like sea glass.

Ann said...

love your birdies...and your comforter! I have the same one!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Birdies!!! This post made me so happy :)

Polly said...

so glad you are feeling better!! such sweet birds! those are sure to brighten your day.....especially the turquoise ones!!

Deb said...

Love your collection. I only have 4 little birds but I treasure them. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

De tout, de rien said...

Love your cutie pie birds. Especially the fluffy light blue ones, they're so pudgy and cute! I have a lot of birds around my house too. I do not consciously collect them, I just gravitate towards them when I'm out shopping!

Leah said...

Sorry to hear you were ill. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I seem to be acquiring a bird collection also. You have inspired me to photo and post them soon. Blessings, Leah :)

Shelia said...

I love your collection of birds! YOu really have some sweet ones.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

You do, indeed, have a bird collection...and a mighty handsome one, at that.
Those little white pitchers are the things I have that I had no idea I was collecting. Then, one morning I looked and I had.....a collection. :)

Chatty Crone said...

That was so cute - at first I thought real birds flew back from the south! You do love your birds and have a nice collection!


Mary said...

Linda, Im so glad you are feeling better. Your bird collection and your photos of them are really wonderful. I'm new here so I've just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really enjoyed all that I found and had a terrific visit. I'll be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I love birds! I love them in real life, and I love them on plates, linens, little figurines, etc. These are SO cute!
I love the patch work quilt in the background. I think I have the same one, if not, a very similar one.
Patricia :o)


I think everyone loves birdies :) Sweet collection that just happened!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, I'm so glad you are feeling better. Your birds look so cheerful, they ought to make you feel much better. I love the way you've arranged them. Those little baby blue s/p shakers stole my heart. I used to have one like the first one you posted. I loved his little plump self. Somewhere along the way, he was broken. Thankyou for linking these sweet birds to Favorite Things. laurie

SavannahGranny said...

Glad you are feeling better. Looking at this sweet post would cheer up anyone. Your birds are so pretty and are a good reminder that spring will be, sometime. Stay well, Hugs, Ginger

Pondside said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I love the birds - in fact I have a small collection too.

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They're darling, Linda. My absolute favorites are the three bluebirds. ADORABLE!!!!!

Queenie said...

Hey Linda!
Your birds are so cute and I do remember this post...precious collection you've got :)
I hope that you continue to feel better.
Big Hugs,

~~Carol~~ said...

Linda, I'm so sorry to hear you were sick, but I'm glad you're feeling better! And that you live in a part of the country that it's warm enough to sit on the porch! You've got a really nice collection of birdies. My Mom has collected birds for years, so I guess that's where I get my love of them too!
Happy Monday!

Sue said...

Hi's too nice outside for you to be under the weather...well maybe not today but the weekend was glorious...
Love the birds...I have the Goebel ones too...
you are as bad as me collecting everything...I am going to do a post soon about when is enough enough....when do you go from collector to hoarder...LOL...I am now collecting globes...sure, like I have room!!
Feel better and we will see you soon....Sue.

she dreams big! said...

You made me think of spring today! And with another winter blizzard coming tonight, I at least need to see pretty birds to remind me we are getting closer to nicer weather. Thank you for reminding me that collections can sometimes get you through the day! Take care!

Erin said...

Love you little birdies Linda! They aren't angry, they're pensive,LOL!

Betsy said...

Your little birds are adorable and I love that angry look;-) I think collections sneak up on us. One day we buy our first treasure and then before we know it, a collection is born. My last post made me think about how long I've had my door knob collection and how long they've just been sitting around. It's on my mile long "to-do" list.
Hope you're having a good week.

the cape on the corner said...

i seem to have lots of birds in my artwork in both my sunroom and my bedroom. there's something peaceful about them, altho i admit to getting angry when they wake me in the mornings!

Jenny said...

Glad you're finally back to your good spirits.

How did I know? A little birdie told me so!

What a sweet post.

And, Linda, if you come across any D-handle fireking jadeite mugs in your travels that aren't too expensive, I'd be interested!