Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Birds Are Back!

Hosted by "Between Naps on the Porch"

Hosted by "A Southern Daydreamer"

Newsflash! Newsflash!

The Target birds are back from their holiday and all over Blogland, tablescapers are finding them at their doorsteps waiting for Thursday to come for another fun on the table. My feather pair, Josh and Lily. Lily tends to be shy so you'll find her head normally down while Josh is very curious and gets Lily to go along with his ideas. They are a fun pair!

Last week, I found them on one of the chairs scheming to escape. I saw them get lost in the white of the tablecloth. When dh said they were gone, I knew that they didn't get far. I did not worry at all.

Well, imagine my surprise when I opened the door, and I actually found both of them outside with their food/bath basin on top of our bushes!

They flitted on to my LR window ledge and they said they came back from testing out all of the trees nearby and talking to their kin. I never would have thought that considering I've been admiring our feathered neighbors almost each day. They are better at camouflaging than I gave them credit for! :-)
Can you blame them for not going any further?
This is the first thing they saw when they got out!

Of course, they weren't about to just fly on in. They checked out my petunia pot, making sure the soil is good or maybe harboring a fat snack?

They also played hide-and-seek in the marigolds! I don't know what's up with Josh and Lily, but they certainly were making me work in getting them back inside!

So... I played a game myself. I went inside and closed the door! It didn't take long before I heard- "knock, knock, knock!" As expected, Josh looked like he was just enjoying himself while Lily looked "caught red-handed". ;-)

Once they were inside, Josh found himself on the fireplace ledge, at the Easter Lily pot and went for another round of "hide-and-seek" with the shy Lily. She did manage to sneak up on him since he was singing his heart out along with the Disney video playing on the TV.

After their adventure, I set out their basins and they took a much needed "chow-down". They are quick and thorough eaters!

Then they found the other birds in the house and chatted them up a bit about their "holiday". They didn't want to strain their necks much but their wings are tired so they just turned over their basins and used it as platforms to hear the lovebirds better up in their branch.
The love birds couldn't believe their ears! They were in awe of Josh and Lily's courage to venture out of their cozy home! In turn, they told the adventurous pair that another beautiful tablescape occured in their absence. Josh was not happy with the news, but Lily knew tablescapes will continue with or without them....

Josh just had to find out if this is true, so eyeing the other pair of birds in the house, he proceeded to take Lily and their basins, turned them upside down and asked if indeed, another tablescape was done during their vacation. The answer was a resounding yes!

Lily tried to let Josh know that it is ok, the more important thing is that they are home now and can be part of more tablescapes, like their kin all over Blogland. So after introducing themselves to one of the mini-bunnies, they asked if they can rest a bit, energize and be ready for another Tablescape Thursday, tomorrow... The bunny obliged and after a quick thank you exchange, the next sounds heard were "zzzzzzzz..."

Thank you Susan and Susan for hosting these fun memes. It was a great adventure to share what my birds did on their holiday and knowing that they loved me enough to come back... ;-)

TABLESCAPING IDEAS: ("Brain" says this is a reminder...) Since the birds are white, they can serve as a nice surprise to any table. And they really do love tablescaping so use them and create a "story" about them like our meme today to draw in your guests about your love of table decorating. A good item to find in miniature is an actual bird bath to accomodate both to show them off better.


  1. I love your cute Josh and Lily!

    What a sweet couple and a wonderful adventure they had.

    Your lawn and flowers are gorgeous! No wonder they wanted out! :)

  2. Ahh, so sweet. What a well mannered pair, gently knocking on the door like that.I knew you would give them a nice little snack on their return because you are so thoughtful. I think Lily and Josh will be sticking around your house for many years to come!

  3. Awww so tweet and graceful ! You are such a
    good story teller ! Hugs ~ Kammy

  4. I'm back Chandy! Yeah!

    I just love to make new friends in Blogland.

    Thank you very much for following along on my blog.
    I always appreciate that.

    I'm definitly a fan of yours as well!
    ~Melissa :)

  5. Morning, Carolyn! Oh, those birdies! I can see why they were having such a great time! Your flowers and yard are just stunning!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. The birds look like they are having a great time!


  7. Chandy,
    I love your bird story...too cute!!! Susan should get an award for creativity for coming up with this one!!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

  8. Chandy, Great post! I am enjoying the birds on holiday! They flew by my house too. Thanks for dropping by to see mine! I am enjoying visiting all the bloggers. And you knw I adore you!

  9. Melissa, thanks for following! You rock!

    Shelia, thank you! They did have a great time!

    Cathy, I so agree!

    Leigh, I adore you right back babe! I'm glad they came and saw you!

  10. Looks like those birds had a great time visiting you.

  11. Very cute! I've enjoyed these posts and I feel I need to buy a pair now :)

  12. Chandy,
    Josh and Lily look like a happy fun loving pair! I was at Tuesday Morning today, and saw the white dishes you wrote me about, they are lovely! More expensive then the others, but nicer quality. Cathy

  13. Hey Girlfriend...

    Absolutely darling!!! What a lovely little vacation that your birdie's Josh and Lily had! And you're right...they did blend in with all of the white pretty good! hehe!!! But when they got into the color...ahhhh...they were easily spotted and so beautiful!!! I sure enjoyed seeing all of their vacation photos!!!

    So glad that you came by today! Thanks for your "tweet" little note! Hehe!!! the way...I didn't even get an invite to my little birdies Spa Retreat! Sheeeshh...that's gratitude for ya!

    My friend, just wanted to tell you that I love all of your little notes that you leave at the end of your posts...the "brain" notes! I just love reading them, you always have great ideas! Thank you for sharing them!!!

    Have a great day, my friend!

  14. I'm glad that they're back and ready to "work."

  15. oh chandy this was your creativeness does go far beyond TT,huh?i loved it.yes,it is an awfully long way to go from your house. and not being used to flying,they would never make it to another town.since they don't know how to fed theirselves they were pretty smart to just stay home.
    where did you get the little bowls?i love all the birdies of blogville will have to have know that...ann

  16. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Chandy...Sorry I haven't been around as much lately..... I haven't felt good. Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  17. Hi Chandy,
    Your Josh and Lily are sweet and your pics are so lovely, Cindy

  18. Chandy, I just love the story of Josh and Lily. What cute adventerous little birdies they are. They sure did find some gorgeous plants and what a beautiful lawn. I would have loved to just walk in the pretty grass. Great post. Thanks for signing up as a follower, I have followed you for a while and I love all your posts. Your tablescapes are just fabulous also. I look forward to your tablescape tomorrow. Hugs, Marty

  19. Ann, I'll let you know tomorrow!

    Cynthia, thank you! I think they are sweet, too!

    Marty, you're welcome and thank you! It's my pleasure to follow...

  20. I enjoyed reading your post. Your story was so sweet ♥ Very charming and creative.

  21. I love seeing everyone's creativity. Enjoyed yours!!!

  22. This was such a fun post to read. I can't wait to see what you bought at PB! I'm following you too....

  23. Kim and Gina, thank you! I'll see you all again tomorrow!

  24. They must be tired tonight after all this excitement. I hope they have a well deserved rest, and you as well. :)

  25. Oh, what a fun are so clever and lovely places that the birds visited...come visit me...I blogged about all my dinnerware today...inspired by you LOL

  26. Knitty, they definitely were! ;-)

    Lynn; I'm running over to see them! LOL

  27. Josh and Lilly found such pretty flowers to enjoy in your garden. Fun post. laurie

  28. Thanks, Laurie! I thought so too!


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