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September 26, 2009


Valerie + Madigan

Glad you are back. A week without you feels like forever!
Jaybird is a lucky girl...enjoy Jaybird.
I think "Hubby" did great with his color choice! And the yellow birdies are spectacular!!
Thanks for another great day!
Valerie + Madigan


Congratulations to Jaybird! I'm glad you are abck and I hope you had a wonderful getaway:>) The little yellow birds are sweet on the green chandy!


That looks lovely! Where did you find the birdies? Or did you already have them?


The little birdies look so cute perched on top of your chandelier! Reminds me of a merry-go-round! Fun!


Oh Kim I love the green and those little birdies! I hope you are having a spectacular weekend :)


Daisy Cottage

Hi Wendy!
I found them at Rainbow Wicker & Silks over in Winter Haven - they were only a $1 and change a piece!

Hi Sondra!
That is EXACTLY what they reminded me of too!


Sheree ~ Texas

Hey Kim,
I would say you have a John Deere chandy now! The exact colors of our John Deere tractor!!!

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

Your have been away for a few days Kim and you were missed you this much __O__ .
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Congratulations to Jaybird. You must be so delighted.
Kim, Your husband picked a fabulous color and I love the yellow birds you added. If your DH is anything like my DH he did notice the birds but you will never know unless you ask.
Your first picture is wonderfully creative. You are really good with a camera.
Now I must go make some CC cookies. Thanks for the inspiration Chrissy.
XO Nancy M.

Melissa Miller

We love your blog soooo much Kim! Thank you for sharing your home with us. LOVE the green chandy! That sounds exactly what my hubby would do if I asked him to pick something out. HeHe! :)

Southern Lady's Vintage

Lol! I had to giggle when I saw that the little yellow birds had been there for a week and your hubby hadn't noticed. The chandy looks great! John Deere green is good!

Lynn Cliburn

Congrats to the lucky duck winner!!
Now that is some GREEN!!CUTE!!

Those cookies look soooo delish and I am TRYING to be soo good,,hmmm!

Have a Spectacular Saturday!!

check out my blog.i just posted about you!!♥


LOVE that green Kim!
And the little pops of yellow are too sweet!


Love the John Deere tractor GREEN! Thanks for sharing...

Mary Lou

Congrats to Jaybird!
I love the chandy!
Mary Lou



Love the chandy painted green and I'll never tell your hubby that there are adorable yellow birdies on it!!!

Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.



Congrats jaybird for winning the lovely things from take pics of how you use them for us! :^)
thank you Kim for sharing your life,and house with us.
today is my youngest grandsons birthday party - first celebration since my husband died. I bought a book of trucks for grandson from grampa because grampa drove big trucks just like the ones in the book.
maybe your weekend be just what you want and need.

The romance chick



Do you take the chandelier down to spray paint or can you do it while hanging in the house? I've wanted to do mine but didn't know how? the blog!!!


I think your chandy is perfect. And I love the little yellow birdie who have landed there to join you! My sweetheart would have chosen John Deere green, too. Maybe it's just a bit of a 'manly' look to a pretty light! ~Adrienne~

RaNae aka RaNaeLuvsEwes

Congrats Jaybird hope all is well with you.
We need everyones prayers if you could stop by my blog to find out why I'd appreciate it.
Kim love love love the chandy your honey did good.


In your photo your house has an upstairs, but you never show the stairs. I live in a craftsmans bungalow in TN, my staircase is through a French-style door. what about yours?


Thanks so much Kim for having this great give away and congratulations to Jaybird for winning!
The JD green chandelier looks perfect! Of course you would add the yellow birds! It's so YOU! :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Kathi, Nugget and Dylan
(Cats too)


The green is gorgeous. Love, love!
I hope we can all get the chance to see it in a full shot of the dining room, yes?
Oh, yes, oh, yes???
These touches of green i.e. the new antique chest of drawers, the lamp with its green base, the other lamp with the green shade...It is all so fresh.
You are just the cream of the crop, Dear Daisy Cottage! I applaude you as always.


Congrats to Jay bird! I had to laugh at the fact he has not noticed the birds as of yet..sounds very similiar to my dh! LOVE the new look dear kIm. cherry


I am so happy for Jaybird... her home sounds wonderful. Also, your hubby did good and I would never have thought I would like something green... and as green as John Deere Tractor Greene... well, you've opened my eyes again and I may think again about using green...


Love that chandy! The little yellow birds are so sweet! I love all your charming touches around the house-- so wonderful!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

Kim your green chandie is perfect! Hubbie picked out the best color, didn't he? Love the sweet yellow birds attached.


Love the chandy, and the cute little birds!


Congrats to Jaybird, you are one lucky bird to have Daisy Cottage goodies winging their way to your nest! I LOVE your chandy, and am not surprised that your man has not noticed the new little details. My sweet hubby is so unobservant sometimes, too, it truly amazes me! Love your chandy, though and love you so much! Hugs, Cindy S.


Congratulations to the winner. I like the green and the birds are so cute.


What darling yellow birdies. It is so strange I can do the same thing change or add something and it takes dear hubby sometime to pay it notice. Funny men. Hugs and Congratulations on all your success.


I thought that color looked familiar, hehehe.

Looks beautiful.


I love your little yellow birds! They look so fun and lively on your green chandelier! Great job as always Kim!


Patty Boyd

Love the sweet little yellow birdies.

Donna, The Decorated House

Congrats to Jaybird!
Too funny that hubby thought "John Deere" would be a perfect green and it is!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Donna


Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, I do love the green and it looks perfecto in your room, but isn't that where the aqua blue one was??
I loved that color everso..have looked and looked for it, to no avail....
Sure hope you keep something aqua somewhere!!!!


Hi.very very pretty!!!!

Daisy Cottage

Good Morning Lovelies!!

Posey, yes we take the chandys down, hang them from a hook on a tree out back and spray them outside. I HAVE shown our stairwell before! ;-) It is located in the little center hall - was green with lots of mirrors BUT it is now blue.. photos to come.

And no worries Janey! The aqua chandy was never hung.. it was just hanging out on the dining room buffet. It is in my daughter's room now. ;-) I still have my little aqua table and a few empty frames painted in that wonderful color! You should be able to find it at Home Depot! Wonder if I could mail you a can?????


Wendy McDonagh-Valentine

Leave it to a man to bring home John Deere tractor green!! I love it!!! The birds are a wonderful touch!! :)

~ Wendy


I just love the green with the little yellow birds!

Mrs. Happy Housewife

Such a lovely chandelier! I love the green and yellow and those birdies are too cute!

John Deere Green!!!! OMG, soooo funny! What a manly thought that was! Since it is hunting season here in the Northwest, I am sure Artie would have picked Hunter Green! It looks fabulous!!! Could take up to a year for the birds to be noticed by the hubbers - that's how long it was for Artie to pick up on something!

Fay Marie

Hi Kim
The green chandelier with the little birds that added that special touch of yours. Very creative, I don't think a lot of us would think of that. Congratulations! Jaybird.
Fay Marie

Mary Ann

Husbands are a hoot! Love the chandelier. I play the same game with my husband, he never notices anything! I have always said I could add a new wing to this house and he wouldn't notice for 6 months, if ever!! It is a joke around here, he is so funny! You just gotta love 'em.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

Kim, the chandy looks great! And of course he would pick John Deere tractor green. It really does fit right in with Daisy Cottage. xoxo

Kelee Katillac

Hi Kim!

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!!! You are the QUEEN of blog goodness!

Tell hubby I love his green chandelier!

love, kelee

Gretchen Gerg


I love your John Deere tractor green chandelier but I really heart your little birdies.


Ashley Schott

Oh my GOODNESS!!! I am so in love with your chandelier, I'm totally speechless! I love love love love love love LOVE IT!!! I love that your husband is supportive and into your pretty stuff:) My husband loves helping me with all my overly girly projects and I couldn't love it more!

Kristy Tukis


I love the yellow birds on the chandelier oh so much... I would love to do something similiar on one of my chandeliers.... how did you attach the birds? hot glue maybe? it looks as if there is some sort of wire but hard to tell and I cant imagine wire would actually keep them stationary... Thanks for the idea and as always you and your home fill me with warm fuzzies and loads of inspiration.. keep it coming!



Just found your lovely blog...and I am in love...I adore your chandelier..and those yellow birds...sigh! Off to read some of your past post and spend sometime visiting.


I missed you as well!
Glad to have ya back and have an awesome week!

Mom Wald's Place

The chandelier is fabulous. Your little birdies are like the frosting on the cake.


More beautiful photos of your house as usual. I don't know how you do it - mixing all those colours and getting such a harmonising result. I would never have thought green for a chandy (everyone's doing black or white)but it works so well, especially with the little birdies. And who wants to be like everyone else.

I'm celebrating my blog anniversay with a giveaway too. Pop on over if you're interested.


I love the green and yellow birdies!!
No where is cheerier than Daisy Cottage!
It reflects the true nature of our Kim herself!


Oh my goodness, I love all the color in your home! It's gorgeous! And what a creative idea for the chandie!


I love how brave you are with color! I'm becoming more brave myself. The only thing that really ever stopped me was how different this style is from what's "in style" at any given moment. I've decided not to care any more and go for what I really like! Great post, great green, perfect birds.


You were sweet to share the cookies on your post, Kim! Glad you enjoyed them and are in the spirit of sharing! ;)

I'm ready for fall too. Maybe one day soon!

Love the green on the chandelier and too funny that hubby still hasn't noticed the birdies!


Kim, justa short note, I LOVE your blog, the beautiful pictures and Maggie oh Maggie, what a love!
Thank you for a wonderful place to "visit" when I get HOME! It like an old friend to visit! My "Nana" had some of the same things you have, now I cherish them! Love the Goodwill little glass! I always take water with me when I retire, Nana always did too! :) Just wanted to say thank you! For being here! Kat =^.^=

meg duerksen

oh i love that green.
and even better on a chandelier! it is just FABULOUS!!

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