Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Birds of a Feather...

I had the best shopping weekend with my new mother-in-law and sister-in-law. It was long overdue...we had been talking about it for quite some time and just hadn't found the time in our crazy schedules. We spent most of our time browsing furniture stores searching for some key accessories for my sister-in-law, Christa's beautiful home in McLean, Virginia and were very successful in finding her some chic new lamps and wall art.
During our outing, we began noticing quite a theme...feathers were everywhere! Peacock feathers, pheasant name it- it was sticking out of the plants, floral arrangements, topiaries and just about anything and everything they could stick them into! We spotted some really cool round place mats made of pheasant feathers.  It really became the joke of the day for us and by the end of the trip, we had racked up quite a few feather sightings!
Most of the arrangements were tastefully done, but a few were just plain tacky. I will admit though, by the end of the day, I ended up purchasing a feathered item myself...a cute little ball covered in feathers that looks perfect on one of the the mantles of my new log home. I figured that if I couldn't beat them, I might as well join them!
 While this outing was mostly to assist Christa in accessorizing her home, at one point I spotted a super cute veggie bin for my kitchen and started rummaging through my over-sized purse for my tape measure. Much to my delight, as I glance up, I see my new mom and sister had just each whipped out their own tape measures from their prettier than the next! Now, I already knew that these were classy ladies, but seeing them standing their with their pretty floral tape measures in hand, I knew that we were always meant to be my family! We were three "birds of a feather", for sure!

Feathered Placemat : Kevins Catalog
Pretty Floral Tape Meaures can be found at: Ladies Tools Online
Feathered Ball was purchased at York Wallcoverings


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How funny, Sherri! Yes, the feathers seem to be everywhere! I keep a small tape measure in my pocketbook ~ one of those that is a keychain, too. Just big enough for me to take measurements in a store without taking up lots of room in my purse.

kimmcl said...

What a sweet post Sherri! I just loved hearing you refer to you MIL and SIL as your mother and sister. I feel the same way about my husband's family. We are blessed aren't we? I so appreciated your visit today, and very glad to be following your wonderful blog! Have a great day!
p.s. I LOVE pheasant feathers! My husband is a hunter, he said he'd be on the lookout for me - Ha! Hey, they are very expensive!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

Thank you for stopping by Kathy, and Kim! It's funny timing on your comment, Kim...I just got home from Michael's craft store. I went in to get supplies for a project my son is working on, and came home with PHEASANT FEATHERS! I have an arrangement that sits under my hubby's big nine point buck mount, that was just crying out for some feathers! I wasn't willing to wait until my big hunter-man brought me home some real ones...I had to get the fake ones to hold me over!

Sherri Blum, CID said... the way, last year I actually saw the most BEAUTIFUL cock pheasant in the ditch at the end of MY driveway! His color was breathtaking. Too bad it wasn't hunting season or I might have brought home my own pheasant feathers that day! ;)