Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Fine Feathered Friends

While living in Wisconsin I had a bird garden that I absolutely loved.  I planted flowers that would attract birds and butterflies in my front yard and had many bird feeders and homes.  It was a labor of love and something that I found so completely relaxing and my way of creating some peace.

Unfortunately life has a way of throwing curve balls and I had to move away from my beautiful gardens.  While my traveling has made having any kind of garden, let alone a bird garden, has been next to impossible I had always wanted to start setting up bird feeders again so I could watch my birds.  It is such good stress relief for me and finally after several years of waiting my hubby has set up a few for me.

The fun part is that here in the Palm Springs area there are tons of hummingbirds all year round.  They flit past you as often as bugs do so having hummingbird feeders really pays off.  Here are a few of my most recent shots from my fine feathered friends.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

From the 7 Dwarves of Menopause to a Slower Cooker; Laughter Is The Best Medicine

From the 7 Dwarves of Menopause to a Slower Cooker; Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Good and blessed Sunday morning.  

 Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones
Teaching Grandma Google chrome
From FB page:  Purple Clover
Setting off the smoke detector
From FB page:  Simple As That
Turtle cooking
From FB page: smoothfm 91.5
Seven Dwarves of Menopause
From FB page:  WPLR 99.1 New Haven
Love these girls xoxo

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pictures Say A Thousand Words on Networking Saturday

Pictures Say A Thousand Words, What do Yours Say? One of my shops is filled with postcards, another Digitals so I have it easy and my images are simple.  But when it comes to my vintage books, handmade gift tags etc.  I struggle; pictures with a background or pictures on plain white or black?  I have seen many pictures with a beautifully staged background to match the item but I also see very striking and professional images where the item is on a white background.
So my question of the day is, How do you take your pictures? with a background? without? on black? on white? etc.

Remember if you are looking for the link up there is still 4 days left for this month's, you can find it here: http://www.butterflyintheattic.com/2015/06/just-networking-saturday.html

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Twitter Tree

The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:


Only 2 Items per person
Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #CCFRNDS 
(NOTE:  Important only use #CCFRNDS for Twitter Tree Tweets!)
Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
Include your Twitter Id, mine is @ButterflysAttic
Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).

No Mature Items
Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not.)

Help us get more visitors to this post and tweet this post (I made it easy with the button below) 

Cute Cave Children from Davidson Bros Real Photograph Postcard #London http://etsy.me/1CPV40n via @Etsy @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS

How dare you make love? What Do you know about a Chinese Puzzle? #vintage Postcard http://www.postcardsintheattic.com/2015/06/how-dare-you-make-love-what-do-you-know.html?spref=tw @butterflysattic #CCFRNDS

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Forest Fires on Throwback Thursday

Growing up in the 70's/80's, Smokey the Bear was a popular icon.  I love his message and had made it my mission to prevent forest fires. Unfortunately it wasn't until I moved west did I find out what true Forest Fire risk was.  I can only remember one serious fire in Wisconsin the entire time I lived there but here in California every summer you can be guaranteed at least a few.  And since there is so much more open dry land it spreads faster and further.

Fire is on my mind because when I was driving toward Lancaster to work I say the San Bernardino National park for the first time.  We didn't have a chance to stop because I had to be at my destination at a specific time but I told my husband that I wanted to make sure we come back later this year to take pictures.  But the next day it was broadcasted that the park was on fire and still is today.  Very sad.
From PostcardsInTheAttic.com
With that in mind I selected my vintage Forest Fire collection:

Forest Fire on Throwback Thursday

Vintage Colliers Magazine July 22 1955 Air Force Forest Fire
Vintage School Poster Forest Fire Animals Color Print Illustrated 1960s Tiny Tots
Pro Football Smokey Bear Card 1984 Raiders Strike Oakland Invaders Vintage Forest Fire Fighter Retro Paramedic Gift
RARE Vintage Antique Estate 1960 Ranger Rick and the Great Forest Fire Board Game National Wildlife Federation Washington DC
Vintage Original Print from 50's "Help Prevent Forest Fires" Framed, Perfect for Camper's Man Cave, Approx 24 x 20
Vintage Book Print - 1941 Bambi Watching the Forest Fire and Faline with New Babies
Early 1900s Leopard Up Tree Forest Fire Big Cat Antique Textile Label
DAKIN SMOKEY BEAR figure-vintage-complete with tag-prevent forest fires
Print of B-17 Batmobile by Jay Mullins fighting a forest fire
Vintage Forest Fire Landscape Painting with Dragon
Antique 1907 Painting Peshtigo Forest Fire by M. Toye 21 x 28 after Uralsky's The Untamed Element
Vintage Smokey the Bear Poster: Don't Light up the Night 30 in x 20 in
Vintage 1987 Klamath National Forest Fires t shirt L
1940s Cessna 140 2 Place Aircraft Forest Fire Plane WoW
Forest Fire Fighters USA National Park Service 1912 Photo Illustration To Frame
National Geographic Magazine February 1989 - The Great Yellowstone Fires

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Forest Fire on Throwback Thursday

Vintage Smokey the Bear Plush, Smokey Stuffed Bear, Teddy Bear, Vintage Stuffed Animal, Vintage Nursery Decor
Matted Vintage Black Bear Print C. 1950 Sports Afield Magazine 11x14" Vintage Decor
Vintage 1960's Smokey The Bear tin foldover tab button (v-002)
Fire by George R. Stewart Bantam #802 1950 Vintage Paperback Book
Grampa and Smokey The Bear New Hampshire White Mountains National Forest Digital Art Photgraphy
Smokey the Bear
The True Story of Smokey Bear comic book, 1969 printing US Forest Service includes metal badge
Smokey the Bear Wildfire Prevention Advertising Pewter Watch Fob with Ribbed Hook Clasp
Vintage Little Golden Book "Smokey The Bear" by Jane Werner, Pictures by Richard Scarry, 1970.
10 Unused 1984 Smokey the Bear - Vintage Postage Stamps Number 2096
Vintage Smokey The Bear Salt & Pepper Shakers - Made In Japan - Bear Salt Shaker - Bear Pepper Shaker - Smokey The Bear - Forest Fire
Smokey Bear pop-up card popup Smokey the Bear greeting card with prevent wildfires message
Smokey the Bear Stud Earrings,  gift idea, cool jewelry, unique, funky, funny, celebrity jewelry, nature, forrest
Smokey Bear Saves the Forest Tell-A-Tale Book
Vintage Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear together coloring sheet
Vintage 50s Smokey The Bear Bank w/ box Product Miniature Company Only You!

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