Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Chipping Away


Hi everyone,

Just like this cute chippy outside my kitchen today, I'm busy chipping away getting ready for fall and the re-launch of my blog. Remember, October 31st is the day!


Such chubby cheeks!


The dog is not amused, especially when he is on the outside looking in!


Thanks for stopping by,
Jane


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time for Change

Hi everyone!


Do you remember when Bobby Brady's voice began to change and the Brady Bunch sang, "When It's Time to Change?" Well, that's how it seems here at Bluebird 1959 these days.  My blog voice is changing. 😁😁


I've been retooling my blog  behind the scenes all year and will be rolling out all of the exciting changes on October 31st! There will be lots of  color, vintage and well loved decor all served up in a welcoming, 'old school decor blog'  style. I think many of us miss the days when blogs were authentic, humble, kind and house shaming & snobbery was rare to non existent. Sigh...


My plan is to bring that back (at least in my blog) and who knows? Maybe it will spark a revival of bloggers who aren't pros, but love to decorate their homes and want to share that passion with others.

I hope you will stop by on October 31st to check it out and to enter for a chance to win a giveaway. I also hope you will continue to stop by afterward, sharing your comments and ideas with me and other readers. I am hoping to post three days a week:  Sundays & Fridays.

I'll be posting little updates and teasers during the next few weeks before the changes are rolled out in October 31st!

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Door Prize

Hi everyone!

Mr. Bluebird and I headed out last month to my favorite flea market, Elkhorn, and found this wonderful old door. It was just $20 and only needed a little Furniture Restorer to bring out the gorgeous wood. We definitely got the door prize! 😬


I originally had planned to hang it in a very hard to decorate space in our stairway.  After some discussion with Mr. Bluebird, we decided on a different location - but still in the stair area. It wasn't my original vision, but I think it was the best choice!



It is  a smaller size door, possibly from an old dumb waiter or an under the eaves closet.


It even has the old hardware attached! If you look closely, the knob has the Star of David on it.  Very intriguing! I wonder if it came from a synagogue?



I'm so behind in sharing all that has been happening here at the Bluebird house. I hope to get myself together and start posting more frequently. In the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of our gorgeous new carpeting on our steps.

Hope to be back soon!

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Baby Bluebird's Engagement Party & Shower

Hi everyone!

After spending last week on vacation in Canada, for some reason I thought it would be a great idea to throw an engagement party & shower for Baby Bluebird less than 36 hours after our return home. Yikes! Seemed like a great idea in May...

I made all of the food except the cupcakes. Even though it was a whirlwind of prep, we had beautiful weather and the party was a blessing for our family and friends. 




Three cute flower girls!









Baby Bluebird and her love had a great time and were surrounded by family, friends and lots of love! Now I am busy putting things away and restoring the house to normal.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Front Yard Re-do Progress

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to have the next phase of our front yard to-do starting. I shared our shutter replacement and plans here.

Last Wednesday, our contractor started our front patio demo and replacement. We have been on vacation in Canada all week, but our neighbor and  our contractor both sent pics.






It is still hard to envision what the end result will be, but I think it will be beautiful! The concrete porch stoop is being clad in red brick - I'm busting my buttons the most for that! I've always wanted brick steps.

We are also replacing our concrete drive and a small patio off the side garage. Vacation is over and I am writing this in the car as we head home.

Sunday is Baby Bluebird's shower and engagement party, so relaxation time is over and party prep is kicking in!

What are you all up to this week?

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July

Hi everyone!

I want to wish all of you  a fun, safe and meaningful 4th of July!








Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Corner

Hi everyone!

I spent the hot and sultry weekend painting my kitchen. In all my years of having a kitchen, never have I had a white kitchen. Ever. I have had more color on my kitchen walls than Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, lol!

Something pushed me toward white this time and I think I am digging it! 

This is a little corner in our eat in area. Mr. Bluebird made me the wainscot plate rack last fall - and there is one on the opposite wall as well. Love it for displaying an ever changing array of plates. 


I'll show you the rest of the kitchen soon. Pinky swear!

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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