Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WHAT I BOUGHT

I did a lot of business shopping last week in Pennsylvania but you must know by now I always save a little money for something fun!

We purchased a birdhouse from Primitives By Kathys about 3 years ago and silly us we didn't weather proof it and this past winter took a toll on it so in the trash it went so I decided I'd replace it with the same one. We fell in love with it and couldn't imagine the garden without it so home came another one with us....isn't it pretty? No matter where we are we can see this from the house or the screen room



This red roofed birdhouse was its replacement this Spring - but it just didn't do anything
to us so we put it in the back yard garden area and really like it there - luckly we didn't have to put in a post for it - it just wedged on the fence post and with one screw up the bottom it now has a new home.


I also have been wanting a beeskeep - but a straw one...couldn't find one but did find the vine kind so we bought the large one for the garden and a smaller one for the porch bench which you can see in the flag picture - it's on the left side of the bench near the front corner.


When I arrived home I had a package in the mail and it was my long flag I ordered from Dawn of Holly Hills Primitives....doesn't it look wonderful there - I can see it from the screen room and the courtyard and driveway. It's really long too - drapes on the porch boards but it's the only place I could find to put it.
And a great surprise when we arrived home were my CHIVES...they finally flowered - last year they were dormant for some reason...I'm so happy!
I bought way more than these birdhouses but they are packed in the basement but will try and get to them soon.
Enjoy - Karen

40 comments:

  1. Welcome Home! I have miss your posts! Hope you had a great time. I love seeing all of your goodies.

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  2. The birdhouse looks very charming and I love how you've displayed the long flag! Janet

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  3. I love your goodies!!...Can't wait to see more!!..You have such a beautiful yard and arrangements!!..hugs,Jen

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  4. Hi Karen, Oh, I like the birdhouse that you like, too. But the other one looks nice on the fence also.

    The flag is awesome. It is beautiful the way you have it displayed. You are so clever.

    Friends, Susannah

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  5. I just knew you brought home some great goodies and you did! I love love love that birdhouse! And the flag is great too! I like where you have it....as a matter of fact I really love that whole display!

    Tammy

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  6. Just LOVE that birdhouse! And all your other goodies! Can't wait to see what you've got hidden in the basement! ~~Annie

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  7. Awesome bird house.
    Great display with the flag

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  8. Hi Karen,
    Love the long flag that you got from Dawn...and love the birdhouses and beehives!! Everything looks wonderful where you put them!
    hugs, Cindy

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  9. Great purchases! Love the long birdhouse! My chives flowered last week also.

    Cathy

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  10. I love your garden....fencing does so much for a garden...it is like the perfect frame around a picture!
    All your new goodies are perfect! Beth

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  11. The flag is so neat, I've seen those before but I don't know where I'd put it:) Love the birdhouses too they look great in your garden.
    Rondell♥

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  12. Those birdhouses are so great! I can see why you HAD to get another one to replace the weatherd one. I was struck by that same flag when I saw it in her post. I believe she said that it is 8ft. long!!!
    I wanted one, but couldn't figure out a place to display it. Yours looks great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Don't you just love birdhouses? I do and so do the squirrels! But still.....something very charming and "cottagey" about them.

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  14. Hi, Karen!
    I love your birdhouse & everything is displayed beautifully. Love the flag from Dawn & the beeskeps. I got a straw beeskep & love it too. Have a wonderful day, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  15. Hey Karen, Love the pictures of your yard. I love your new birdhouse. I would love to get one for my yard too! Dan

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  16. Hi Karen. Wow, everything looks just great. Don't you love those birdhouses from PBK? I have a couple that I've had for a long time that I want to put in the garden as soon as things settle down with my dad. Love how you did the flag - it looks great! Can't wait to see what else you got. Have a great day, Dawn

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  17. I love your birdhouse. Does she have a blog or a site? I have been looking for a cute little birdhouse and that one you purchased is too cute! I also love the long flag. My chives sprouted not too long ago, I cut them back and they are starting to sprout again. I just love them!!

    Have a great day Karen!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  18. Everything looks beautiful Karen. I hate birds but I am partial to birdhouses and yours look wonderful where you have them. Your flag and display are perfect as well. I love how you have arranged everything.
    Can't wait for more pictures.
    Hugs,
    AMY

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  19. I don't blame you for replacing the birdhouse with an exact copy. I keep finding myself drawn to them too. I love how you have the flag and birdhouses displayed. I want to do something like that on my porch.

    Debbie

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  20. Karen,

    Love your bird houses they look great. I know you had a great time on your trip Lancaster is the place to shop.

    Donna

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  21. What a great trip you had...all your treasures are just wonderful. Enjoy. Dianntha

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  22. I love all of your goodies, Karen! You have them displayed so nice! I'm definitely loving the long flag. I'm going to have to check one out for myself!

    Take care,
    ~Kris~

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  23. Your garden looks absolutely fabulous! I especially liked the display with the flag. Can't wait to see more.

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  24. Oh I just LOVE that PBK birdhouse! It looks great! Your decorating (inside and out) is fantastic and inspires me so much!!! ~Kat~

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  25. Love your new bird house Karen - your garden looks so inviting!!

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  26. Love all pic's. Awesome birdhouse.What a beautiful yard!

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  27. You have the most amazing pictures!
    We are hoping to get our gardens going this year. It takes so much time and money to do them and of course I have big plans lol~ but my hopes are to some day have the wonderful beds you do!
    thanks for sharing!
    hugs~
    angie

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  28. Hey Karen! Love your birdhouse! I love shopping in Pennsylvania..can't wait to see what you bought! Sounds like you had a fun trip! Hugs~Kathy

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  29. Your birdhouse looks great. I too did not weather proof one of mine and it was destroyed. I thought it was protected since it was a real birdhouse :(
    I love the post you havt it sitting on and the flag looks great too!

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  30. Hi Karen.....Welcome home....I love all of your goodies...birdhouses are my weekness....I would have them all over the yard but DH don't want them everywhere....Your pics on Picturetrail are gorgeous....love your home...beautiful..

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  31. Your next visit, take the time to browse through Esbenshade's...You will love it..!!

    I wanted to tell you, my good friend Laurie will be having a stand at the craft show in August, she will be located directly in front of the park entrance, at the steps. Look for her and tell mention who you are and we are blog friends...her blog is http://myhomefortheholidays.blogspot.com/

    She hasn't updated recently due to a move, but she has been busy preparing for the show...

    Hope to meet up with you and others during that visit...and give me a shout out when ever your in the area, I am only a 10min drive to Brickerville:))

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  32. Hi Karen. Your check came yesterday, so not to worry. Thanks. So glad you like your flag, they are just a little different. Old George was fun to see, but he really is getting to the point that he should give it up! Back to the shop for the afternoon - sure wish I had the day off! Have a great Sunday, Dawn

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  33. Hi Karen,

    I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE your gardens. Everything looks so wonderful and summer like :)

    Yes I did purchase your sheep penny rug runner actually not long ago. You shipped it to me in Canada. At the moment it is hanging on the back of a chair but eventually hubby will build me a shelf with a rod so I can hang it on there. But that will be much later down the road since right now we have much more important things. But I LOVE my runner and just may have to make more purchases in the near future...LOL

    Hope Monday starts off great for you :)

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  34. Love the birdhouse! I'd love to have one like that.
    The flag is very cool too!
    Glad you had a great trip, and can't wait to see the rest of the goodies.

    Terry

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  35. Hi Karen, glad you enjoyed the little tour. Can you tell I was a little bored on Sunday? I do love our little town though and I am SO glad I don't live in a big city! Have a great day! Dawn

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  36. Hey Karen! Just wanted to pop in and say "hello"...I just LOVE your dining room curtains..your banner picture is wonderful! Oh, and thanks for dropping in on me! hugs~Kathy

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  37. Oh Karen, your gardens are beautiful!
    I love your birdhouses too...
    It's so pretty at your house, inside and out!


    have a happy weekend!
    Hugs-Kath

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  38. Hi Karen, thank you for the warm compliments about our family. Our Gannon is such a special little boy, I'll tell you about it in an e-mail someday. I was so glad to spend the night and day with him. Did you see the post from Linda (Behind My Red Door)? We have had a running joke about who was going to yell "Woo Hoo" first with these little granddaughters coming. I got an e-mail from her last night with those words blown way up. Can't wait to hear about her first grandbaby. Have a great day, Dawn

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen