Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Birdies

I know it certainly has been a little while since I posted. We are having a bit of an "internet" problem. My son downloaded a movie from i-tunes and it used up all of our available bandwith at a certain download speed.

I called Wild Blue and told them my internet just won't run, it times out on pages and I can't get anything to download. The lady on the phone kindly explained the problem to me, we are at slower than dial speed right now, they cranked us down after we used up all our "speedy download-ability" in just one day. We won't be back up to "speed" until the following month, April 6th. Would I like to buy the upgraded package with more speed? No thank you, I will just be content with the hours it takes to try to visit just one person's blog for the next 3 weeks.

So...that explains why I have only posted a little bit lately, it also explains, why in the world I never seem to come to your blog and visit! Most of the time, I am unable to even get a page to load. On the weekends....forget about it!

On the BRIGHT side!
I did do a little bit of thrift store shopping and wanted to share my new finds with you!
Aren't these little spring birdies too cute.
I love birds and this pair caught my eye. They were only a $1.
Really old frames, I thought they were a sweet couple!

While shopping at another favorite thrift store I discovered this blooming pot of bulbs!
Now, this was a bit pricey at $4 but I knew it would just look beautiful sitting in many different spots around the house.
For now it is sitting on my black hutch.


I am wanting to add more color to my living room. There is too much brown going on to suit me. I found a little bedraggled arrangment at the antique mall/flea market for $6. Most of the flowers were just laying in the pot sideways. I worked it over and really like how it adds so much needed color!

Love those Dollar Tree pears...they have been all over the house!
And finally...
who could resist a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook?
Certainly, Not ME! I grabbed her up quick, for only $1.50!

I also couldn't resist this adorable cookbook from Inns in New England for $1.
If they serve in at an Inn, I bet it is delicious.
By the way, have I ever mentioned I LOVE cookbooks.

Someday soon, I will be able to cruise the internet with lightning speed again,
and I will LOVE coming and visiting all my friends!
Until then, I have gathered all my supplies and have started scrapbooking again.
I am working on Tyler's baby album.
We have planted two rows of asparagus and 4 rows of potatoes.
The fruit trees & berry bushes have all made it through the winter
and Doug is getting ready to dig up my cutting/herb garden.
No chickens yet, we still have to do more work on their house!
Till we meet up again...


Stacey said...

Hi Jill. It's good to hear from you. It would be good for me to have some reason out of my control that keeps me from the computer! I'm sure it's frustrating though.

You always make me want to go to the thrift store. Maybe I should do that regularly instead of Target. :)

Your home is absolutely beautiful!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Hi Jill! You sure did well at the thrifting! I love all your gorgeous finds, especially the cookbook!

I had the same trouble with WILD BLUE and I had the top package...I hated every minute with that company. We went to SPEEDNET and if it's available in your area, you'll like it a lot more and it's half the price, with NO LIMITS on your uploadable bandwith or downloadable...no limits for $30 a month! Just google SPEEDNET for your area. I spent so much time on the phone with WILDBLUE and our computer ran terrible with them. (I don't work for speednet, I just know how frustrated you must be and how puzzled I was to find out I had limits on my bandwidth!!)

southerninspiration said...

I've been missing you, but figured you were still busy working on your house.....looking forward to seeing more of it when you are able to get back!!


Smilingsal said...

I sure am missing your visits and comments.

Dawnie said...

I've been wondering where you've been! Glad all is well.

I love those birds. lucky you that you can start planting already--we have about 5-6 weeks to go yet. I've got alot of my mind though of what I'm doing and its going to be themes everywhere!

Lisa said...

You certainly got some great deals! Love the pretty birds and their sweet chirping!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Jill; Glad you are back, I love all the cute thrift store goodies. I love the flower pot, it looks wonderful where you have... Oh and the pears look really nice in the glass jar... just love it all.


Liz said...

SHUT UP! I can't believe those sweet little burdies were a buck a piece!!
Awesome stuff.


Bummer about the internet! We get so spoiled!

Barb said...

love the bird prints....Barb

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Jill,
I just love your thrift shop finds! Wish I could go shopping with you, but maybe we'd fight over the same things! I really enjoyed your blog and will visit again soon.


Martha said...

What great birds -- There are lots of birds at Linderhof -- both inside and out! Who cannot love a sweet bird?

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jill, it is so nice to have you back.

Love all your goodies.


Joy said...

I love those cookbooks too! you got a good deal. Love your pears in the jar and the cross stitches.

salmagundi said...

The pears look great in your jar! I wish I hadn't missed buying some when they were available at the $1 store. Have a great week. Sally

Acorn Cottage said...

Sorry to hear about your internet problems....Look at what you are able to accomplish because of it though! Something good always comes about. I love EVERYTHING you bought...the birds are precious, the bulbs are lovely and I love Gooseberry Patch too! What great finds. Don't you just love when that happens?!


I need to go to your thrift stores!! What great finds, love the flowers on your black hutch.

Lavender Dreamer said...

What great finds! Love the pretty cross stitches...and the cookbooks! I am SO jealous! I LOVE THEM! I'm so happy for you! Makes me want to shop! lol

Sharon D. said...


I missed your posts :) Those birds are too sweet! You sure scored at the Thrift Shop. Everything looks great, you have such an eye for decorating. Now I have to go to the Dollar Store ;)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

So pretty Jill, you found great things! I love that floral arrangement too! and of course, the cookbooks! I can never have too many!! I so know about computer problems too! I just got rid of a nasty virus on mine, but I hate being kept away too long! But no worries , we are here when your speedy again sweetie! Hugs, Cynthia

Nan said...

WildBlue drives me nuts! When we buy anything long, like LOST, Tom does it on his school computer and either puts it on his iPod or burns it to a disc so we can watch at home.

solomi558 said...

Hi Jill I,m cottonreel, I also love good quality silk flowers, and I have lots, I wash and change my arrangments regularly. your Hydrangeas are very pretty, I do have just3 dried ones, a lovely dark red. I shall dry more this year. Bye

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