Saturday, January 30, 2010

Like two birds

Yesterday, we decided to fly away, just the Mister and I.

First, I cut a boquet, the first of this year.
I pulled a scarf from the rack by the front door.........

We boarded our donkey. (Wait, that part I made up.)

And like two birds we flew away.

I needed to stop at the ranch to see if the white pelicans were back. They were not, but I did have a stare down with a squirrel. He won.

I stalked the wine section at Cost Plus, and evesdropped while the clerk raved to a customer about a certain red, the best they had at the moment. It just so happened thats exactly what I needed for Saturday night supper.

Stopped at the beach too. The big waves tossed up more rocks than I'd ever seen there.

More seaweed than ever before too. Enormous tentrils, wrapped around the rocks like vines

Home again, home again. My prized bottle of wine, to go with
steak, brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes. Shortbread for dessert
And for our winged friends, that's fresh wild birdseed in the jar.

Happy Saturday friends!


daffodilhillantiques said...

I love it when you talk about where you're going or what you're doing! I makes me feel like a little mouse in your pocket, along for the ride! A nice escape! Love, love, love the 2 bird cups! So sweet!

cabin fever said...


The 5 things I loved most about this post -
the curl of the handle of that gorgeous mug, the blue staffordshire pitcher (with flowers!), the BIRD cups, the green grass, the ocean.

Thanks for sharing your day, and making my Saturday!

Xoxo Liz

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Enjoy your delicious dinner Julie, so nice to see and read about your day! Bye for now, Lesley

lilylovekin said...

I'm glad to see that the birds got dinner also-what a lovely day.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i laughed out loud when i saw you board the donkey.....loved your bouquet...and loved the trip to the grocery store...

this is weird...but on my blog today i posted our dessert for tomorrow night....SHORTBREAD !

Wish on a Whisker said...

Such a lovely post. Love your pictures! I love days like that! ~Mandy

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Dear Julie!
Lovely day with your Mister! Sometimes you have to pay a little extra attention to them, too;)

My favourite part is "the stare down with a squirrel",
that was a battle indeed!
I have a Vintage Fairy Tale about a squirrel and some kids in the woods....will post that one soon, I think.
My saturday was a great day too, with lots of photography and other fun things!
Have a great Sunday
Love / Becky

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Yes, Becky, he loved picking his steak out from the butcher.
Liz, I'm glad its up from one degree on Saturday! You know what the best part of the dinner was?
shortbread with tea afterwards.
donkey in the pines

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

thanks for taking the time to stop by Farmhouse..and that's just what i need....a great big bouquet of ROSEMARY.....

more later, my friend

farmlady said...

What a lovely day you decided to share with us. The photos are lovely and I felt like I was traveling along with you.
Do you want a donkey like I want one? Oh yes. That would be the perfect ending.., and I'm sure we would start seeing donkeys on all of your pottery.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...


I think, for my pottery anyway, its going to be a donkey spring!
So yes, more donkeys on the way

Pat said...

Julie, This sounds like a very lovely day! It's so neat that you can go the water and SEE things. Thanks for sharing...pat

dogfaeriex5 said...

oh my i love the sweet burros and the burro cup you made...he has the kindest face...looking forward to your new designs...xo~kim

pammalu said...

that was a fine adventure!
More please.

Roslyn said...

Love your beautiful pottery, especially the wash day platter with the clothes pegs!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun day! I love the scarves hanging by the back lovely. And the birdseed jar? I have one JUST LIKE IT!

Lesley said...

Fun to come along on your day with you. And I love your birds so much! Beautiful!!

oldflowers4me said...

can i come over to your house....i so love your world...and is there any of that bottle of red left.......

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh my favorite meal well the steak part I love Brussels sprouts I just do not have the patience to cook them .

caramela said...

It sounds and looks like a perfect day- especially the ride on the donkey- and definitely the shortbred, one of my favorite ways to end a meal too!(but with coffee...)
Annamaria xx

Jacky said...

I can see where you get your lovely illustrations on your pottery (so beautiful) what fun imagination.

susan jenkins said...

love,love,love the (Mr and Mrs ) bird cups,beautiful! Love the boquet, family pitcher looks beautiful! All wonderful!


Barbara said...

Fun way you illustrated your trip.

Maggie Ann said...

Ahhh, you make me feel lighthearted, as if I'd just gone away on vacation with you. =)

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