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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tea Cup Bird Feeder, and Puppy Goes Camping

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week!
Today I wanted to show you the cutest little bird feeder, that I received a few weeks ago as a birthday gift from my sister.

 Isn't it charming?  She purchased it at a farmer's market, and it's fashioned from a tea cup and saucer that's been glued to a milk glass vase that's been turned upside down.  What a great idea, huh?! A heavy plastic stake came with it to support it.
 My sister knows that blue and white is my very favorite color combo, so I was thrilled  to put it in my garden!  I've placed it among some of my hostas, and sweet William that have just started blooming.
Aren't they gorgeous?
 Here's a closer look at the tea cup feeder.  I think it's such a fun idea, I would love to try my hand making a few!

 I think the birdies will enjoy it (if I can keep the squirrels out of it, that is!).
 My peonies finally bloomed, but most of them were in their glory last week, when we were away on a camping trip.  Phooey!  At least I was able to pick several blossoms today for a nice bouquet.
 Since I was in a pink mood this morning while snapping these shots, I thought I'd show you a close up of one of my spirea bushes that is in full bloom, and looking oh so pretty!
 Hot pink impatiences.  For some strange reason, they have hardly grown a bit since I planted them (two entire flats!) in early May.  At least the flowers are pretty!
 We spent last week camping in our motor home in Northern Michigan, along the shores of Lake Huron.  We were especially excited to take our Katie on her very first trip, and she had a blast!
Here she is at the beach that was just literally steps away from our campsite.
                                            Working on her tan with Daddy:)  
                (who was feeling rather camera shy, and insisted that his head not appear in these photos!)
 Where are my sunglasses when I need them?
 And here is a view of our campsite from our "back yard"!
 Taking a little break from the sun in the motor home!
 Camping can be exhausting for a little puppy!
 Nap time with lambie.  Night night!


Bente said...

Hi Donna. the teacup feeder are just beautiful. What a great gift.
Miss Katie are soooo very cute. Seems like she love to camp.
Wish you a wonderful week.

Hugs from me

Joyce Mayer said...

The feeder is adorable but it cannot hold a candle to that adorable little girl, Katie.

She has the sweetest little face, and she seems to always be smiling.

Ah, Dad's camera shy?


Okio B Designs said...

What a fancy bird feeder! Those are some lucky birds! And such a cute pup!


Tammy Chrzan said...

I love that bird feeder!!!
It is so original, and so beautiful!
The flowers are gorgeous as well and I must say your little baby... I could just eat her up, I love dogs and she's precious!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your teacup bird feeder is darling but Katie is just precious. The girls are going to need to see these pics. Katie needs more camping adventures.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the bird feeder, but that Katie is so darn cute. What a pretty little face. She is adorable. Does she like camping?
Enjoy your trip.

Tete said...

I have two of the teacups on stakes- mine are copper stakes- works great on them. I will take better photos of mine and post them this week so you can see how my friend made mine.
Love the vase on the bottom of yours! Never seen that done before. Looks like a great place to camp and puppy is looking so relaxed. She is growing up so fast. So glad that Katie found you when you needed her most. ;)

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh that last photo is just darling Donna! Precious Katie with lambie. Awwww....

Your sister knows you very well!! I can just imagine you making these tea cup feeders and putting your own spin on them (glitter??). Hee hee...

Debbie said...

Love the bird feeder!!
Looks like your little Katie had fun camping. She's a little cutie pie.

Gail said...

Hi Donna ! oh that last photo is just soooo cute ! love the tea cup feeder ..what a great idea...!
Happy midsummer weekend...Gail x

Connie said...

Hello Donna, I don't know what is cuter your fabulous tea cup bird-feeder, or Katie . . .
Oh, I think Katie is the winner, she steals the show. Your camp site looked wonderfully relaxing.
Have a lovely week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, I just love your teacup birdfeeder. What a darling idea with the milkglass vase turned upside down. Just so pretty among your gorgeous flowers. Looks like your garden is doing beautiful.

Katie looks like she took to camping nicely and was enjoying the beach. Love her sleeping pic with her paw on her little lambie.
Too cute.
Have a great week my friend.
XO, Celestina Marie