The name of my blog has changed to match the name of my Etsy shop Andy's Vintage Attic. The URL has not changed for the blog.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday starts an amazing weekend

I know all the details about this weekend.

It is the Biggest sale for A Vintage Gathering

It starts on Friday evening and continues on
Saturday. Check out the blog for all the details.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Mama Bird

Last week I was weeding our retaining wall just off our patio.
In March, when you are supposed to trim ferns...well....
our weather was awful and the ferns didn't get trimmed.
These ferns are all volunteers and I love them.

So, I am out there cutting all the dear fern parts away and
being careful not to cut any new fronds. And I was pulling
whatever little weeds had crept into the rocks. You can
probably see the dead fern leaves on the ground.

As I moved over toward the left, a little bird was chatting
with me. I was also trimming up the knik-knik, which is the
long green stuff falling over the rocks. Really nice but you
have to keep it under control. And the birds chats on.

You may need to click this picture to see better. There is
a number 1 over to the left of the stairs. I was trimming
there as there was a huge section of knik-knik that had died.
So I yanked it out and to my dismay, I see a sweet little nest,
nestled in the rock, with precious little speckled eggs. It dawns
on me that the bird is the Mama Bird. OMG. Her nest was
still fairly well hidden but picked up chopped off knik-knik
and stuffed it back over the nest. I went inside and waited.

Finally Mama Bird goes back to the nest. I have checked
on her every day and she is still there. Thank goodness!!!

Then the other day, (if you can see the number 2 to the right
of the stairs), Mama Bird is after a chipmunk. Literally...she goes into
the big space between the rocks and pecks at him till out he comes.
He runs back in and she is after him again and chases him far away!!

She is such a good Mama Bird and I am so glad I am not a chipmunk!!

Till next time, be safe,


Friday, July 15, 2011


Don't be the one who misses this shopping opportunity.

Friday the 29th from 5 to 9 PM with music and fire pit and
more for your enjoyment.

Saturday the hours will be 8 AM to 4 PM

Hope to see you there,


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Super Giveback To Check Out

Laura at is having a
very great giveback for her 700th post.

She is giving Cabbages and Roses fabric! Plus more.....
but you will have to go to her blog to see it all. Good Luck!

If you don't know about 52flea, just go for the beauty of this blog.

Till next time, be safe,


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Garden Project

This is a spot I have chosen as my first plot to work on
in our yard. We bought this house almost 5 years ago
and we have 5 acres. By no means are we landscaping all
of it....we have some forest and a large field...but also a
large yard. We have spent quite a bit of effort doing hard scape
and some basic plantings before we really settle down and
do the pretty things (the things I love).

I have no idea how long it may take for this wood to be
split and I am not waiting any longer.
This little plot is just outside my potting shed and
next spring I want it to look WONDERFUL.

This is the happiest of three paper bark maples we
planted in the back yard. The bark is so pretty in the
middle of winter and I love having it by the shed.

This is cape fuscia which is 3 or 4 years old. Notice it is
no where near blooming. That shows how far behind our area
is from even down town. We are about 8 miles north of town
and our temperatures are sometimes 10 degrees colder.

So tomorrow I will start on this little area and start to make it
so that in spring I will have WONDER!!

Till next time, be safe,


Friday, July 8, 2011

Am I back?????

(from A Vintage Gathering June show)

I may have actually figured out how to post again. Not being
a computer person it has taken me several trial and errors. Thank you
to Kluless for help and advise. If this publishes then I am back and
will have updates on what has been going goes

Monday, July 4, 2011

Blogger doesn't like me

and the feeling is mutual. Blogger has not let
me publish for a long time. When I go to the
publish button it says javascript:void (0)
I have gone to the blogger help and gotten
nowhere. I changed to chrome for my browser
and it didn't work. I am not a computer whiz
by any stretch of the imagination. Many terms I
don't understand. I know I can post this from a
friends computer......I am asking for help from anyone who
has a suggestion or had this problem and resolved it.
Thank you for any help you may provide,



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