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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


THE SHABBY CHIC COTTAGE is having a fun party..
Go by and see all the feathers flying in Blogland...
Many thanks for stopping by my place today..

I don't have but about 3 birds around SWEET NOTHINGS cottage...
The upper left is a tiny, metal dove that sometimes I put a tiny bouquet of flowers in...
Then there's none other than BONNIE and CLYDE TARGET BIRDS...:o)
and the white love birds that I bought on a clearance table in one of our town's cutest boutiques..
they also carry a lot of MACKENZIE-CHILDS *heavy sigh...
THANKS so much for coming by to see my megar offering of our little bird friends.
THE POWER to paint such beautiful paintings and
Some of you may remember my photo above of our
THIS is the painting of that very photo done by
and I just received it in the mail this last week.
FIFI can paint anything you might like so be sure to go over, visit her and her blog and she has a most delightful ETSY shop to browse in...
She is having a fabulous SALE over there right now...great time to buy some Christmas gifts..
Please tell her bj said HEY...
Thanks, SUSAN

Are you as impressed as I am ??


Marie said...

Hello Bj - it's nice to meet ya! I flew over from Gina's. Love your sweet blog! Thank you for sharing your birdies. My fave is Bonnie & Clyde. Fifi did a fabulous job on your painting! Oh my...just beautiful.


Dawn said...

Enjoyed your mosaic. I remember your post about that picnic, what a lovely painting for you to remember it by!

Maryrose said...

That FiFi is so talened. Love your picture and love the original. What a fun table in the vineyard.
Have a great day
PS - the birds are pretty cute too.

Theresa said...

Your "Feathered Friends" are so sweet! I am headed over to check out this talented FiFi who painted that perfectly gorgeous painting of your picture! Have a blessed day!

Kathleen Grace said...

We all love our little birds don't we? I think my favorites are the love birds:>) The painting by Fifi is wonderful! How special to have a lovely piece of art to remember that day!

Claudia said...

The birdies are so pretty! And I love your Fifi painting. I was lucky to win one a while back. She is so talented! Thanks for sharing your lovelies.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Aaawww the lovebirds on top of the glove looks sweet.

And Fifi really is amazing. I've been seeing her work and she really does capture the things that served as her inspiration for her paintings.


Unknown said...

I'm soooo jealous Bj! Your Fifi original is gorgeous! You lucky ducky! I remember your TT, gorgeous! Love that you made it hour header photo!

I adore your pretty white birdie collection. Would fit in great with mine *wink wink*



Sue said...

BJ, Your love birds are just precious.
*grin* Since you only have but a few, you COULD start acquiring more birdie things, ya know ~ I'm sure they would love to make a nest with you..
Your photo made a lovely Fifi painting! I always like coming over for a visit...
:-) Sue

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I AM as impressed as you are BJ...& more than a little jealous. ;o)

I have that same "bird on a ball: but had forgetten all about it until I saw your's. Wonder where I've put the darn thing?

Stacey said...

Oh your Fifi artwork is to die for! You lucky girl.

Barb said...

Hi BJ, I love your white birds but the love birds have me drooling. They are stunning.

Beautiful pic by Fifi!!!!!!

Have a blessed day, sweet girl!
Barb :-)

Brenda Eason said...

I love the birds. It can be an addiction if your not careful. I have many and wow nest also.
I love your photo she did a great job. I know your so proud.

Carole Burant said...

Omigosh, she really painted that picture perfectly!! It's no wonder you were so thrilled to receive it, it's gorgeous:-) Love your birdies as well...I have quite a few throughout my house, didn't realize that until I started counting them! lol xoxo

Kathie Truitt said...

I have a friend who is a flaming, liberal Democrat. Two weeks ago she applied for a job and was turned down because she couldn't speak Spanish. This is in Virginia.

How ironic. (In case you've gotten lost, I'm commenting on your thoughts re: immigrants adapting). Ha! I thought I'd better explain since everyone else is commenting on your beautiful pics.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful job she did with that painting. I'm sure you're thrilled. I hope you are having a great day.

Justine said...

Ooh BJ, I love the birds on the finial thingy. So cute! And wow, the painting Fifi did for you is wonderful!

Justine :o )

Kathleen said...

Lovely birdies!
And the picture is wonderful..Lucky you!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Your header is so pretty! The painting is perfect, I love it.
Have a great day,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty collection of birds - thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

I love, love, love your painting. I know just how excited you must be.

I didn't know about the Feathered Friends Party, but it certainly was a great idea. Your tweets are especially sweet - just like you.

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, I so enjoyed your post yesterday, your love for your cottage shines through! I can't imagine ever moving from my little home either, we've been here so long I don't think I could bear to leave it. It HAS been HOT, but call it wishful thinking, I believe I feel a little something different in the air. The trees and flowers don't have the same look, COULD IT BE FALL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER??? I hope so. Your painting is so pretty, what a wonderful thing to have!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh! You're like me, not very good in math! Ha! I counted FIVE little birds in your pictures. The love birds are my favorite! If you needed more bird pictures you could have come to the house. I have eagles, hummingbirds and blueibrds of happiness you could have photographed. However, I think your blog is great like it is.

The picture you took of your picnic table is just beautiful and Fifi did a good job of copying it.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your birds are sweet. I LOVE Fifi's painting. She is so great!!

Barbara Jean said...

Good job getting your birds on here!!

Love the painting.
blessings and thanks for coming by.
Barbara jean

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi BJ,
Love your little birdies! Love the painting too. I'm not participating in the Party today because I'm on vacation and not at my computer much. Just wanted to stop by and say 'Hello.' Have a lovely evening.


Mindy said...

BJ, thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet words. I am doing well. You're right. That painting is so, very impressive! ~Mindy

Elaine said...

Bj....Fifi did such a lovely job. One of these days I am going to have to get one done myself!

I don't have many little birdies around my house either, but so many others seem to....I know I'm just going to start seeing them everywhere when I go out now and will have to get some! :)

Tamara Jansen said...

How exciting is THAT! A Fifi flowers original. You are one lucky lady :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh my...this is my second time back...I was here earlier and I guess Blogger was having issues because I was unable to leave a comment!

My friend, I love all of your pretty birds...I'm not sure if I've ever seen the pretty pair sitting on the sphere? They're so sweet...just beautiful! Our little Target/Michael's birds sure have worked some tablescaping magic for us, haven't they! Hehe! Gotta love those sweethearts!!!

Ohhhh BJ, I have really been enjoying your fabulous luncheon at the vineyard makes for the perfect header photo...but then, to have Fifi do a painting of this lovely scene is just magnificent!!! She is such a talented lady! tell...where are you going to put this lovely painting? You'll have to do another post on that, my friend!!! Love, love, LOVE IT!!!

Well Darlin'...thank you for sharing your fine feathered friends with us today and your new Fifi original!!! Such a sweet post!!!

Love ya,

SmilingSally said...

I'm so glad that Fifi painted for you. I know you love it.

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, Fifi has struck again. She is so talented. Her painting is lovely.
Sorry I missed this yesterday.

Love ya, Jeanne

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh sooo HAPPY you liked the painting... LOVE how you have the photo and painting side by side!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love your birdies! Congratulations on getting your TT "stolen" from Fifi, it's great!


Kat said...

BJ, that painting is just beautiful! Of course, your original setting was such great inspiration. I love the way you posted the two side by side. Have a great weekend. Kathy