Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birds On Holiday

Hello Everyone!
It's time for a fun event called Target Birds On Holiday.
It's hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
Pay her a visit to see all the other birdies.
As you will see I was not able to find any Target birds.
Susan was gracious to let me join with my version.
I had a plan to join in Outdoor Wednesday this week
and needless to say the weather did not cooperate.
Can you say rain and more rain.
Please meet our new birdie friends
Barney the bluebird and Whitney the whitetailed dove.
They came to live at a home called the Millers
from a store named Kirklands where they cost 2.99.
Join them as they search for the perfect spot to nest.
They have not gone on a holiday officially.
Here they are Barney and Whitney.
Look at their pretty handpainted flowers.
As they fly down they spy a water hole to drink from.
Do you have room for us Lloyd? We like all of your toys.
Next is a place they call the guest room.
We aren't guests they say... Moving on.
What are these? Sharks? Maybe not.
Who is this big guy?
He looks nice. I think he's scared of us though.
Wait...he likes us after all.
Look a giant birdbath!
A window to look out of.
It's a bit cloudy to see anything. Moving on.
We really match well in here.
We may end up here don't you think?
What is this?
We don't like falling but here goes...
We made it!
This room is called the family room.
I think it's too big for us little birdies though.
Barney and Whitney are still exploring.
Look a dining room table.
We remember this plate from Kirklands.
We came here in the same bag.
Hello again.
Too loud.
Too flowery.
I think Barney and Whitney have decided that
where they came from was the best after all.
Sometimes you have to leave home to realize that.
Have a wonderful week!


Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh Melissa, your birds are so cute...and...shhh...don't tell anyone, but I like them better than the plain white birds.
Happy Wednesday!

Cathy said...

What a cute post!!! Your little birdies are adorable!!! Susan had such a great idea with the little birds...it really inspired everyone's creativity!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

PAT said...

Cute post, Melissa. Your birds are gorgeous!!

kathalog.com said...

Beautiful birds! Fun post!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! What beautiful little birds! I agree with Kathleen, your birdies are the prettiest ones!
Glad they were so good and didn't get into any trouble!
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

susan said...

We pride ourseleves in being all-inclusive :) Maybe Target should be sending out coupons..who know maybe you've started a rush on Kirkland's!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh Melissa...your birdies are adorable...now I need to make a trip to Kirklands! What a fun post and we got a little tour of your beautiful home! :-) I love the pics of them with you sweet orange fuzzy face! :-)

Jadehollow said...

Great adventure Melissa.. I love Kirklands.. It is the best store!

marty39 said...

Melissa, your little birds have sure been wandering all around. Guess they just love all the gorgeous room in your home. They sure are cute. Hugs, Marty

Kammy said...

Very "tweet", I found the last
pair of birds...sorry , I do love
yours with such a flair for color ! Hugs ~ Kammy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, those birds are so pretty! Glad their little adventure taught them that home is the best place (my birds have a similar story!). I enjoyed touring your pretty house with them. laurie

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hey Friend! Barney and Whitney looked like they had a grand day. Its a good thing they stayed inside today, cause all that rain would have surely mussed their pretty feathers. (Rain, rain go away!)

Hope you are well...Hugs, Barb

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ahhh..I just adore your little Barney and Whitney! They certainly are the prettiest little birds that I've seen today! Girl, you are a hoot...just loved following along with your birdies as they searched for a place to nest! I sure didn't envy them in that task though...your entire home is just so fabulous...I would have had a hard time deciding where I wanted to land! hehe! My favorite photos were of your darling kitty and the birdies...that was just too darn cute! I just laughed!!!

This was just so much fun, wasn't it? Susan always has the best ideas to keep us entertained..hehe! Oh, by the way...I just love that pretty green rug and glass table with the beautiful purple flowers...gorgeous!!!

Love ya Sweetie,

Sue said...

Melissa, What adorable little birdies taking a trip inside your lovely home. I, too, think their stylish colored feathers are my favorite birds of the day! Good wishes for a sunny day! Sue

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Melissa,
Your birdies are so cute! Barney is very much like my blue one. I haven't named mine yet. Have a wonderful day.


Chandy said...

That pair is darling! The tour of your home is lovely through their eyes! I love going in Kirkland's but I have yet to find something to bring home... I'm just not paying attention well enough I guess because that plate is gorgeous!

Chandy said...

Oh, Melissa, I'm so a fan of your site now! You have purple petunias and you have a fish tank! Love that!

ann said...

finally,you got to tell me a story.and such a nice one.yes,most times,we're happy where we are and not smart enogh to know it.at least barney and whitney found it out in time.
floyd didn't think too much of Mom getting more birds did he?
about Roo's story,thank you for reminding me of that.i had thought of it in the past.wondering if he would ever-----------get to the point where he could let his hair down.
i really don't expect it again because it's outside the norm,but it was nice...ann

April said...

Enjoyed the tour? Oh, that is an understatement, my friend! I'm ready to pack my bags and move right on in! Your home leaves me green with envy...yeah, I said it! :) Love it all!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Melissa! Your birds are so pretty! I loved seeing them with Chestnut! I didn't know about Lloyd!! Thanks for the tour of your home!! Hope you are having a great week!!...hugs...Debbie

Happy To Be said...

Oh girl that was too funny..I really like your birds better than my plain white ones..Now Melissa that Chestnut have got to be the fattiest cat I have ever seen girl..Hope you have a great day dear friend and thanks for a fun time...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ginger said...

I love your painted birds and think they look nice almost everywhere in your home. Chestnut really looks big next to them.

Joy said...

Hehehe..very cute post. I love those birds.

Knitty said...

That is so true about leaving home to realize what you have. Smart little birdies you have there.

Linda said...

Melissa, I am glad that Kitty didn't decided to eat the birds! So cute! Linda

Cynthia said...

Hi Melissa,
I think you have the prettiest birds in the blog stories. i love all your pretty pics too, cute story. Cindy

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love seeing everyone's creativity. Enjoyed yours!!! Even if they weren't the Target birdies.

The Stylish House said...

A couple cute little birdies told me I had to visit this neat post!

Nicole ~ said...

Oh Melissa, Barney & Whitney are so pretty!! I think Lloyd might have a thing for Whitney. I saw the way he was glancing at her, hee, hee…

Barney & Whitney have landed at a wonderful home! By the way, I did not see that pretty fleur-di-lis plate at Kirklands, I think I might have gotten that too!!

Have a wonderful evening, Nicole

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Melissa,
Your birds are just too cute. Love em! I think they settled on a perfect place to land.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

How funny! Cute birds. Don't tell me you went out and bought those birds just so you could participate in Susan's bird holiday.

Tricia Anne said...

So cute!! What a fun trip they took! They sure covered a lot of ground for one day! :o) Very sweet.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Melissa, I love your sweet little birdies. And the wonderful tour of your home that they took us on. I was wondering , how do you like your front loading washer and dryer. I have them on my wishlist. Have a beautiful day!
Hugs, Terrie

Joyce said...

Your little birds really know how to wear some fashionable Spring color! I enjoyed your post.

Nancy said...

Melissa, Your birds are adorable..I like them in the blue room better...they do look better there.
You ask me about the big tassel..do you mean the big huge one done in brown? If so I can add so sage to it...you can just let me know. Nancy

deardaisycottage said...

Well aren't you just the CUTEST! Love this fun post and thank you so much for visiting my blog... am adding your beautiful blog to my Blog Candy page now.

Ashley ~ said...

Such pretty little birds, and lucky too. I must say, Mr Chestnut was a good boy with them so close*! *whew* LOL*

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the little story with the birds! I have a thing for little fat bird figurines. They're all over my house.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa, Your birds are so pretty! Does this mean you looked at Target in Wilmington and they were out as well? Oh well, if so, that will save me a trip! :) Maybe I will check out the one in MB. Your post was so cute! :)

~hugs, Rhonda

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

This is so cute! I've been enjoying all the birds on holiday posts. So fun! And I like their names. :-)

Dawn said...

Barney and Whitney are really cute!

I'm new to your blog, and it's great!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

fiberdoodles said...

Thank you so much for the warm wishes on my new blog. You were the first and what a special treat.

Your blog is awesome and to my suprise we have a lot in common. I too am married to a wonderful military man from Ohio and we are about to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary.

I added the "followers" button to my blog (I hope I did it correctly) and have joined yours. Oh how I wish you could sprinkle some of your decorating magic on my home. You have a lovely home and I look forward to following along on your blog.

Take care,
Sharon @ fiberdoodles

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Too cute Melissa! You're so clever!

Love the birds. I'm not usually a big fan of birds, but these are adorable & DITTO Kathleen, I like them better too. ☺

Linda said...

Melissa, I sure like the newer design of your blog. Did you do it yourself or have someone do it?
I am trying to learn this stuff so I can redo mine.
Any suggestions or help is appreciated!
Hope you folks have been well!
Linda Q

Liz said...

Those birds are so cute! I might have to zip over to Kirkland's and get a couple... I also need to go over to Susan's and see what she has going on.


Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, Sorry I'm just now getting over here. I have been staying away from the computer lately, I've had so much to do around here. Mainly doing some cleaning out. This house has been such a wreck (closets and drawers). It's been driving me crazy.

Anyways, this was such a cute and creative post! I love your little birdies! Kristen

Sherri said...

Hi Melissa!
Sorry to be the birds tail feather about getting over to visit!! Your post is so adorable, and your home looks great too!
Have a nice weekend!
Sherri~ (Sharing with Sherri)

Christine said...

Oh my gosh I was laughing at you and these little birds...especially like how the cat got along with them! What a cute post!

Mama said...

Adorable birdies and adorable post Melissa, Happy Weekend, Kathy.

Daphine said...

I wasn't able to comment earlier for some reason...

I love your birds! Girl, that cat is the biggest cat I've ever seen. lol! Seriously! WOW!

Love your wood floors. They are beautiful!

Have a great weekend!

Happy To Be said...

GM Melissa..thanks girl for coming by..I'm glad you liked my little old tea cup lamp..Girl I bet I made over 200 of them...I hope you have a great weekend..My grandson graduated on May 8th from boot camp...will be home for 2 weeks and then off to TX base..I think I told you Kyra's Daddy serviced 2 tours in Iraq before getting out in 06...I think about you and your DH all the time girl and have you both in my prayers..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

mishebe said...

great tour. And cute little guys. mishelle

marty39 said...

Melissa, thanks for stopping by. I love to go to the Olive Garden and Lowe's too. The Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to have lunch especially, I love their soup and salad, and of course I always eat way too many bread sticks. Now I could also spend the whole day in Lowe's just walking around and looking at everything. I hope you have a super fun day. Hugs, Marty

Picket said...

Oh that was so sweet!!! I love those birds & that orange furbaby was beautiful! lol Gosh girl your house is gorgeous...I was ohhhhing and ahhhhing over everything...especially those floors!!!! lol Hope you are having a great weekend sweetie!

Susie Q said...

What a fun post! I only just got my Target Birdies...but I di believe that i love your tweet friends best! : )
Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such sweet comments! I love your blog!! We were military too...for 27 years! My husband retired and we settled back in Ohio, our home.

I have bookmarked your lovely spot here so I can return often!


Lisa (aka) French said...

Hey Girl!! Sorry I have been off for a while just trying like mad to catch up! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!! Hugs French ;)

xinex said...

I love your birds, Melissa! They are so cute! They were all over the house, weren't they? LOL! I don't know if I have told you before but your floors are fabulous!...Christine

Jules said...

Melissa, this so cute and too funny! I especially like them hanging out with Lloyd and the kitty. Too cute.

I hope you're having a nice weekend!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I don't think there could be anything finer then a snuggle with some Chestnut lovin! I've so enjoyed the ventures of the Target birds. Susan created a fun avenue for creativity.

Sweet wishes,

Envoy-ette said...

Heeheeehheee! Your birds must be tired flying around your enormous house! I'm glad they found their spot hadn't been taken by that giant orange cat!