4/14/2009


Hello my friends! Ohhh my, something very strange is going on in blogland!
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Our birds have "flown the coup"!!!
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You know...our dear, sweet tablescaping birds...the birds that we employed to work their "Spring Magic" in our Spring tablescapes and vignettes! And word has it...our dear, sweet tablescaping birds have gone on holiday! Now I have that information from a very reliable source...it came straight down from the "bird's nest vine" over at Susan's place...right out on her porch!
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Hmmm...I should have known something was going on!
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It all began late one night about a week ago....I heard a shuffling, a twittering of wings, and some unrecognizable chirping going on in the office where our computer is. It was Clara & Morris, my dear sweet tablescaping birds. (By the way, Clara & Morris are cousins to the Target family of birds...they hail from Michaels!)
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"Ohhhh Morris, you know that I've been waiting soooo long for this holiday!" Morris responded in his gruff but chirpy little voice..."Yes, Clara dear...I know and I'm just as excited as you to fly this coup. We've been havin' to work some pretty long hours for that tablescapin' fool of a lady!" Clara shook her head in agreement but in her sweet little voice reminded Morris that it was that "tablescapin' fool of a lady" that had helped in making their dreams come true. "Yes, yes...I suppose you're right, Clara" Morris answered. It was true, Clara & Morris had been working very hard and they were in much need of some R&R! They began to make their plans for "Holiday"! After surfing the internet for a couple of hours, they found the perfect Holiday destination...a beautiful Spa Retreat Getaway!!! "Chirp, chirp..tweeeet! Tweeeet!"...Clara sang!
"You know, Clara darlin', I hate to be the little bird to throw a cat into the works but I've been thinkin'. This little holiday could really set us back and we've both worked so hard to build our little nest egg!"

"Ohhhh, the n-e-s-t egg..." just then Clara felt completely like a land lovin' chicken who had just had all of the flight knocked out of her little wings! Morris took a long breath and began, "You know, Clara darlin', You are the one who always says "Be thrifty...Be wise!" He reminded his little lovebird of their meager and humble beginnings. Remember when we just sat and sat on those shelves at Micheals....no one, not one person wanted to take us home! It wasn't until they marked us down to half price that the old tablescapin' fool of a lady bought us! We knew we could do it...we could bring that Spring Magic to any tablescape or vignette and we just needed the chance to prove ourselves! Why after she brought us home, we just sat on a shelf. Clara chirped up, "Yes, until the day she needed to add a little of that Spring Magic to her tablescape!" "That's right, darlin'...and we were showcased so sweetly...we were a hit from the get-go!!!" Morris said as he puffed up all of his breast feathers. "And ever since, we've been workin' on tablescapes and vignettes...we've worked so hard and we've pinched our pennies just to build that n-e-s-t egg!!!"

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"I've got it, I've got it" Clara fluttered her little wings in excitement! She leaned over and clicked her little beak on the computer mouse, "Look Morris, a Spa Basket for Two! That's all we really need...a spa basket, a little birdie imagination, and each other!" Clara and Morris nestled one another so lovingly! "This could work" said Morris, and he clicked the "add to cart" button!

Uhhh hmmmm...I was wondering where that little Spa gift basket came from! The post man brought the box to my door...I unpacked it and set aside...I would ask my honey if he had ordered this sweet little gift for me! But before I had a chance to ask honey...the basket literally disappeared! Ohhh my...what on earth was going on?**
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"Morrrisss...this is perfect! Just look, we have bubbles, bath scrub, bath gel, hmmm...massage lotion...and ROSES!!!" Clara chirped!



Clara leaned over and gave her little lovebird a big peck on the cheek!

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Birds On Holiday

Spa Retreat Getaway!



I have a funny story! We went out of town for the Easter holiday. When we got home, I noticed that there was water all over my bathroom floor...in fact, there was water everywhere! It wasn't a huge deal...I cleaned it up in no time but the whole ordeal sure left me scratching my head!

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I should have known....
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"Ohhh Morris, I'm just having the best time ever!" Clara chirped, "Isn't this beautiful? I just love the beautiful aqua sea glass...and the water is so warm and bubbly! Oooh, I love bubbles!" Clara giggled. "Well Darlin', I just can't imagine a more perfect getaway! With a little imagination...and you...." Morris' voice grew soft with emotion.



Morris snuggled ever so close to his little lovebird. It was perfect! The dimly lit room...the scent of sweet roses...their little birdie getaway was certainly romantic!!! "I love you, Clara!" whispered Morris. "I love you too, Morris"!



Their love songs filled the air that night.



"I just had a silly thought" tweeted Clara. "I think we should drop our old tablescapin' lady a postcard. After all, she has helped us to make this wonderful Spa Retreat Getaway possible!" Clara took her camera out of the bag and told Morris to strike his most handsome pose! "Say WORM, Morris!" Clara sat the timer on her camera and hopped back to Morris' side...and with their best birdie smiles, they had a photo postcard to send to that old tablescapin' lady!



I just received this little photo postcard in the mail today! Those little birds! Now I know why my bathroom floor had water all over it! Hehe!!! I think that they owe me another tablescape or two...maybe another vignette...for all the trouble they've put me through!!!

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They better get their little birdie hineys home!!! And that's all I have to say about that!!!
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Well my friends, as you can see...we've had a busy week at my place! Or maybe I should say, that some of us have had a busy week...wink!

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So happy that you came by for a visit today...sure hope that you enjoyed "Birds On Holiday"! This fabulously fun event was hosted by our very own Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch....you better fly on over there to see all that's happenin'! Hehe!!! There will be many, many different tales of Birds On Holiday that you won't want to miss!!!

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Love ya'll,
Chari
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PS....I sure am missin' those little darlings!!!


28 comments:

Stacey said...

Those lucky birds got to go to the spa? My birds will be jealous. :)

Happy To Be said...

Oh girl friend that was so sweet and cute...I loved the way they were doing the Hot tub together...This is going to be a fun day in blogland today...I can't wait to see all the birds in action...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh, they just had the loveliest of times at the spa!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what smart little birdies they are! And so romantic too!

Nancy said...

Oh how cute and sweet! And Lucky little birds too! Blessings, Nancy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

...birdie spa....great post...loved the hot tub....

Knitty said...

I'm starting to become jealous of all the birds. They have more exciting lives than many of us!

Jadehollow said...

That Morris is one romantic birdie man! Spa.. bath beads.. flowers Oh My! Great Adventure!
Hugs,
Debbie

Shelia said...

Oh, what fun your little birds have had. Soaking up in the spa and all the birdie kissing going on! :)
How fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

janet said...

oh my chari, my poor birds which are exactly like yours are still at home, poor things they havent left on a holiday yet...lol love your story, what a great chuckle...lol
hugs
janet

xinex said...

Hey you tablescapin' lady, I love your post....LOL! Lucky birds to be able to go to a spa and have a bubble bath. Too funny!..LOL!...Christine

imjacobsmom said...

Oh my my! A spa retreat and all....cute! ~ Robyn

Kammy said...

My you are quite a story teller !
Hugs~ Kammy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this was just soooo sweet, and they looked so cute in their little spa in the sink! So glad they sent a postcard (too cute), and I'm sure they'll be home very soon. Great post you "tablescapin' fool of a lady"! laurie

marty39 said...

Oh, I am so jealous. That wonderful spa looked so good. lol Cute adventure and love the birds. Hugs, Marty

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Love it! Too, too cute! I am beginning to think all of us bloggers are getting the short end here. These birds are living the high life. LOL

Thanks for sharing and for the smiles, Barb

Cynthia said...

Oh Chari,
That is just the cutest and prettiest! I love the spa idea Chari, and I think those Michaels birdies are maybe the prettier side of the Target family! Love it girlfriend, Cindy

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Just the best story for my morning coffee and smiles. Thanks for sharing their trip with us!

bj said...

Uhh Oooooo....I do believe the Michaels birds ARE the prettier side of the Target family!! I gotta have me some of those now..!
The race will be on, I'm sure, to add this "branch" of family to my cottage now!! I mean....one can NEVAH HAVE TOO MANY BIRDIES...
Great little love story here...You DID GOOD!

Melissa Miller said...

HAHAHA! Chari my friend you are soooo witty and creative.

Clara and Morris are so in love and had the sweetest spa vacation right a home.
Tooooo cute!
I laughed so hard seeing them taking their spa bath!

I'm a big ole' fan of your site! You add one from me okay.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

PS I just loved seeing all the clever names everyone came up with! HEHE!

ann said...

what-------------a great idea.noone has done this!in fact they are all so totally different.Susan did good din't she?
and so did you my friend.i love all the little details you did.every detail attended to.great imaination.,but you are NOT and old fool.no way....love ya...ann

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Chandy said...

Love their adventure! What a cute pair! Where was my invitation to the spa? LOL

Joy said...

I have the Michaels birds too..lol
What a sweet story!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

That was too cute. You always tell the best stories. I am soo jealous of your little birdies. I could use a spa right about now!

Painter's Place said...

This story was so cute!! I wish that I was at a spa!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh...I want to be Clara and Morris...that looked like sooo much fun!!! What a cute, cute story...you are amazing Miss Chari!!! I just loved that! :-) Susan

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