Saturday, 10 September 2016

Budgies


The post decorating cupboard sort out can be incredibly therapeutic.
I finished replacing the front room furniture around 10 pm last night, and enjoyed titivating as The Prof hid upstairs out of the way.
I found these two alabaster budgerigar bookends  hidden away at the back of a bookcase and brought them out so their faces could see the sun.
I am reminded of something my sister says about antiques
" You never really own an antique" she said "you just look after it for a while"


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  1. They'd been smuggled away, no doubt.

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  2. They need a few more books between them :-)

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    1. I agree, and on a longer 'shelf'
      They are very nice.

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  3. Stuff 'em down yer underpants!

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    1. Oh God...that made me laugh !

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    2. aw jeeze, it's just after 7a here, I just woke up, and tom has made me spit coffee at the screen!

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    3. It's early here too and I just snorted reading that. It's a treat to get a laugh in this early.

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  4. Well I think they are very pretty and I wouldn't mind letting them perch on my bookshelves either.

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  5. isn't it nice to find a forgotten treasure! the prof had the right idea about remaining outta sight.

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  6. Some of us like flightless fowl

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  7. It's like finding something brand new! Don't you wonder how they found their way there?

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  8. Oh I agree with your sister ! They look perfect :)

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  9. Is that a Council Tax reminder at the back? Better get it paid pronto!

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  10. I can count on grins and giggles . . .
    RIGHT HERE!
    (I like your sisters antique quote and agree with comment above, add a few more books between those alabaster gems.)

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  11. What pretty things! It is fun to discover a treasure or two hidden in one's own cupboards. I'm going to be doing a major rid-out this fall and thinking a lot about antiques, and stuff in general. One problem, at least here in the States, is that so few people really want things any more; I'd saved heaps of family "treasures" that now I can't palm off on any of the next generation _and_ that no place even wants to take on consignment to sell. Some thrift shop is going to get boxes of once-loved things, I think...

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  12. I love the bookends John and I love antiques, but the young seem disinterested in old family heirlooms these days, so expect that when I go things I treasure will probably end up in an auction where no-one will know their history.

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  13. Where did those budgies come from? Were they a gift, inheritance or a purchase?

    Have a restful weekend after your busy week.

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  14. So nice your sweetie stayed out of sight and let you have all the enjoyment to yourself. The little birds were a lovely find.

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  15. `I love the bookends. they are very charming and I think will fit in with your very charming comfy cottage. le sigh
    Check out my Friday's post I now have two Alberts ! Who Knew ?

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  16. I like the quote from your sister especially as have spent the afternoon attacking the junk in the room where everything is dumped. Some nice bits to go to the charity shop.

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  17. Love the paint color of your wall. It's similar to what was the exterior paint of my mother's quaint little house. We had to sell it when she died and the new owners promptly painted it a depressing "meconium" greenish brown. Ugh.

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  18. They're opposing Budgie's. How delightful. They will brighten your day every time you look at them, sweet.

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  19. We're custodians of land, houses, people and pets among other things. None of us really own anything and we depart this World with the same as what we arrived with! By the way, when I saw the post was called budgies I thought it was going to be about budgie smugglers with reference to the previous post! My mind is filth!!!

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    1. Me too. And when I think of budgie smugglers I shudder.

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  20. I love those! And now I want to read some Dickens, too. I've never read Pickwick.

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  21. Love your sister's wisdom.

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  22. I have a soft spot for budgies as I had one when I was growing up. Paid $20 for him, his cage and starter pack of gravel, food and cuttlebone ... a lot of money in those days. I couldn't bear to have a caged bird now, but it was common at the time.

    I love finding something nice that's been stored away for awhile. It's like getting something new, yet dearly loved.

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  23. Just got home after a trip to the Wales last night of the Proms!
    Exhausted! Apologies for not answering comments

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  24. It some time amazing when we find something. It almost like having Christmas.
    Stop in from SJ
    If you find the time stop in for a cup of coffee.

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  25. I have a pair almost the same but my budgies are a pale yellow. I love them and yes, I am just keeping them for someone else in a day, hopefully, far away.

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  26. I have the exact same Alabaster bird bookends wow when I unpack them I will post a picture.

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  27. I have the exact same Alabaster bird bookends wow when I unpack them I will post a picture.

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