Yesterday morning, after we picked up my official china pattern, we also had other errands to do and one of them was mailing something for my niece in Utah via FedEx. Well, said FedEx is near a Marshall's so I asked dh if I can peek in.
Before I begin my story, I found the same robin-egg blue dinner plates and teacups and saucers and a few bowls that many of you already have, but since I like sets, I didn't buy any. But knowing me, there's no way I wouldn't roam around and "inspect the goods" on every aisle, right? Do you remember Shelia's luck in Marshall's with her cute Spode dishes? Well I scored a great one, too, but that's not my story. I'm digressing...
As I turned into each aisle, I quickly realized that there were obviously no real item of interest to me. The crystals were not winking at me, the dishes weren't happy to see me (except for the light blue ones, I thought I saw them blow me some kisses...) Anyway... I kept walking and walking. I did celebrate a little bit on the spot when I realized that this gem I carefully lifted was a Spode and it was on clearance! (Sorry, you'll have to see it another time. I'm trying to tell you a story here!) ;-)
When I was at the end of the housewares aisles back to the registers, I heard chirping! Of course, I stopped and listened for where it was coming from. Up above my head, yes I'm that short, were two small beautiful birds perched on a hollowed out tree trunk. But before I can grab them, I heard another set of somewhat muffled, but definite chirping! This time I had to look down and really listened for them. There, in the middle shelf, in the very back, were two other, and rather pudgy birds perched on some stalk of flowers!
I grabbed them first and while the two birds above me were laughing from the capture of their two hiding friends, I snagged them too! I silenced them with my Spode bowl and after paying for them, they quietly surrendered all the way home with me. After getting home, I put them on the table and had them talk to each other and maybe apologize for leading each other to their capture. I grabbed the camera, but here's what I get as a thank you...
The two pudgy ones turned their back on me and chirped away at each other! Let's listen in... Do you speak bird?
So then, I turned the camera to the other two who either looked curious or stunned by the presence of this black clicking menace and the flashes that temporarily spooked their friends. They chirped away rather quietly without looking away, so I wasn't sure what to do next myself... but of course that didn't stop me! (click!)
They too, decided to run away from the camera but I saw how cute those feathers are and I just couldn't help myself. I had to take more pictures! Mwah-ha-ha-ha!!!
Let's see what other "multiples" are available to visit today... But first, I'd like to thank Tam for hosting another Three or More Tuesday. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!!! (Oh, sorry...)
TABLESCAPING IDEAS: ("Brain" is just unbelievably quick in coming up with these ideas!) Have a lot of vases that coordinate? No problem? Use them all as centerpieces. Put them on different levels and only choose three to fill with flowers. In between a votive or two. Set the table with your chosen dishes and crystals, turn down the lights and take a picture or two before you eat. What for? To blog about of course! Even I know that!
I almost forgot that today is Kari and Kjisa's Door Party Tuesday!
I chose this site, SPDoors dot com because I love Spanish doors. Maybe someday...
Here's my current front door:
I love how we have our own natural canopy... The breeze freshens up my home and the inside air refilled with life sustaining oxygen! And here are my petunias that greet everyone who wishes to enter within. Welcome to all of you!