More shells! The vase is from Old Time Pottery. They were having a huge sale and this great piece was a little over $4...what a deal : ) It's kind of dangerous for me to live in a city with an Old Time Pottery store.
This little grouping came together sort of by accident. I found the black pedestal at the antique store for $1. I wanted to use it somehow on my island. I knew it would include my birds and the pale blue color somehow. When playing around with the arrangement, I thought of using the cookbook to add height to one of the pieces. I didn't like the dust cover so I removed it to a wonderful surprise...the original book is a wonderful aqua blue color!! If you don't have a copy of The Joy of Cooking, you should definitely be on the lookout for one. I now have 3 copies...one for each daughter's hopechest. I actually began reading this cookbook after seeing the movie Julie and Julia (one of my favorites). I had never considered reading a cookbook but I learned so much! I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but it's on my list of things to try.
Well, that's just a few of the items I found. I have a couple more that were projects that I wanted to complete before revealing them. They are now finished and I hope to have before/after pictures for you soon! Hope you've enjoyed visiting.