Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Birds of a Feather

I've been shopping! Right here in my jammies. They say, "Birds of a Feather, Flock Together", so I decided to visit some of my blog friends for my purchases.

If you have not yet visited Kathy at Kathy's Cottage, you need to go visit her! She is a wonderful friend and so talented. She sews sweet hearts, adorable birds and so much more. Well, I fell in love with "Maggie" the magpie.

The package came wrapped in tissue and the sweetest butterfly seal.

Inside was Maggie - sitting in her nest upon some pretty green vines. Maggie, being a magpie has been gathering shiny items to feather her nest, like the vintage pin and black checked ribbon. Kathy showed her sitting in a vintage cup and saucer and I loved that idea, so I found one of my favorite transferware cups and saucers in the cupboard and I love the way it looks! It is going to be perfect as part of my redecorating, painting and fluffing!

It seems I spend more time buying things for my house or my studio and nothing special for me. Well I decided to buy myself a Mother's Day present. So, I went to visit Joy, at Cupids Charm. What's a mosaic artist, who loves china buy for herself as an indulgence?

My present to myself came wrapped in pretty tissue paper, with a darling cupid seal.

Inside was this beautiful china pin, made from vintage 1930's china. Is this not the cutest thing? I am thinking how great this will look on a jean jacket. Joy makes great necklaces, charms, bracelets and more from vintage china. Take some time to visit her, I know you will fall in love with her creations!

I am off to go visit all of you. I have fallen behind on my blog hopping. See you soon!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Maggie looks so sweet atop your tea cup. I love how Kathy adorns her birds and hearts,,,, making each so unique.

I have also been drooling over Joy's creations. Another super talented gal like you!

((hugs)) Rosie

Adrienne said...

Hi Penny -
You have such wonderful treats from blog friends. I LOVE Kathy's creations and I always want every one of them! The china pin is wonderful. I'll have to check her website and see what I find for me!

I just got a chance to read my Romantic Country magazine and so enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations and read about you. My favorite thing was seeing your picture and being reminded of your blog friendship. So glad we met!

Michelle said...

Hey Penny~ Oh, everything you got is so beautiful ~ I especially love Maggie ~ how adorable! The other day I was browsing through the magazine section @ Wal-mart and saw YOU in the Romantic Country magazine and I was like 'hey, I know her!' Congrats again on being featured...your work is just amazing! Have a wonderful day!

daisy cottage said...

ooooh - BEAUTIFUL treasures from such talented ladies - I love their work!!! Happy Wednesday Penny!


Betty Jo said...

Hi Penny,

How sweet of you to drop by my blog. Your blog is gorgeous. I'm going to have a blast looking around in here. Your Mother's Day pin is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the two gifted friend's links. Hope you don't mind, I'm going to link you to my blog so I won't forget how to get back to you!! xoxo

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Shopping in pjs is great fun, isn't it? ;> Fun merchandise and I always love how the gals wrap their packages...unique and pretty.

Diana Lyn said...

Sweet Penny, Good for you , buying yourself a gift! How fun, Thank you for posting it , it made me want one too! :o) Dont you just love blogging! Have a wonderful day! Diana Lyn

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

You are treating yourself right, Penny! Lovely gifts!

Happy Wednesday!


Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my, the bird with beautiful. Then your birdie in the cup....soooo darling. Isn't that dandelion chalkboard a hoot, I just love Coleen's blog about dandelion Laurie

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh there is nothing like shopping in your pj's! Well except when the mailman comes to deliver all the fun little presents we buy for ourself.

I love the little charm and agree it will be darling on a jean jacket.


Linda said...

What sweet treasures. I have a precious heart from Kathy but Joy is a new artist to me, I'm heading over to Cupids Charm...thank you for the link.
Enjoy your pretties and I love to shop in my jammies too. Hugs, Linda

Mary said...

Oh Penny, they are both so beautiful! I have one of Kathy's hearts, and I love it.

Sandi McBride said...

Everything is wrapped so beautifully it's a shame to spoil the package! I love the's so attractive, I can see it on a canary yellow scarf! I've been browsing in your place a bit...such beautiful things you have!

Kathleen Grace said...

Penny, I am so glad you like Maggie, I love the teacup you nested her in, now when do we get to see the rest of this fabulous redo? I must go look at the Cupid's charm site, because that pin is to die for! The sweet little bird and forget me nots and roses! Sooo pretty!

Pat said...

Hi Penny!
Those were excellant treats to buy for yourself, and you deserve them! Both artists are so talented --I love all of Kathy's creations and Cupid's Charm is new to me so I'll be going over to her blog next to look around --the pin is gorgeous!
The baby mentioned on my blog is my first grandchild expected in early December -- just wanted to make that!
I'll be checking in when I return from vacation!
Hugs, Pat

see you there! said...

What lovely things your blogging shopping turned up. I'm going to have to check those sites.


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I just adore little birds!
I am going to visit that web-site. It looks as if that will match your decor perfectly.
The pin is so TWEET too.

Naturegirl said...

Truly charming both items!

Beverly said...

Penny, I would say these are beautiful treats for a very deserving lady.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny, these are lovely. I bought a bluebird from Kathy for my mom for Mother's Day. I love her things, sewed with love, that's what my mother said. This pin is wonderful too. Shopping on Etsy, my favorite thing to do. Blessings, Karen

Donna said...

I love your goodies, Penny! The little bird looks darling on top of your china cup, and the pin is beautiful!
It's so much fun to go shopping right from home.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Penny, Enjoyed seeing your shopping "right here in blogland" goodies. Love Magpie. One of my favorite antique places to go is called Magpies. The owner made this huge nest to decorate the front of her shop with and filled the nest with old jewelry and anything silver and of course a black magpie. It's so cute and she always has the neatest stuff. One day (on the tennis courts no less) I saw a magpie sitting on top of a light with a tin pie pan in it's beak ~ Lynn

LW said...

Hi Penny,
What wonderful treasures..
It's so much fun to get things in the mail..Makes me feel like a kid again...
I adore etsy...


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love your sweet purchases. I visited both sites and plan to visit again when I have more time. The bird is just so cute in the cup. There sure are a lot of talented people out there with such great ideas. I am going to have to make a blog purchase. The way they were packaged is above and beyond.

Linda said...

Hi Penny,
Your not the only one who has fallen behind in their blogging, I have just been catching up with your last few posts. I loved the tour of your town it looks so charming and full of character. Loved the goats what a great idea. Oh and the outdoor fireplace I want one of them. Love "Maggie" and everything else. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
Cheers Linda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi, I saw you over at Donna Lynn's blog and decided to pop in for a visit! So glad I did...everything is just beautiful! Your flowers and home...and your town! I'm in NC too, but on the coast...flat land! "smiles" And for the shopping in PJ's, that is the best kind! I did a majority of my Christmas shopping that way! And then the UPS or USPS man just leaves the packages on my doorstep, without a signature, so I still don't have to get dressed! LOL!

Take Care! ~Rhonda

The Rose Room said...

So funny, I had come straight from Kathys' blog to yours:) Love Maggie and adore your pin. Just perfect:) Rachael

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Penny,
Love all your new goodies, it is so fun to get packages in the mail. Thanks for the birthday song, that was so sweet. Have a great evening Penny.


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What lovely treasures! I will have to visit Kathy's site. Isn't it fun when the packaging is almost as precious as the product you ordered? I love something that is thoughtfully wrapped!

Carey said...

Beautiful purchases. I love the pin. You sure find and have such beautiful stuff. Hope your having a wonderful day.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Penny! You are sooooo sweet to post a picture of the pin. Thank you very much. That pattern is sooo very rare and hard to come by. I am tickled that it is now living with you. Someone who treasures old china as much as I do! I think it will look darling on your jean jacket. I also pin my brooches to my tote bags, so I can take them "out on the town" when it gets too hot to wear a jacket. Thanks so much for sharing. You are such a special and dear one! xoxo ~ Joy

Utah Grammie said...

That is the sweetest china bird-charm I have ever seen! Good for you ! And the little magpie? Darling!!

Meggie said...

Maggie magpie is so cute! And the china pin is beautiful, Penny. I think buying ourselves gifts is the best idea ever...I do it all the time.