Friday, November 4, 2011

belated thanks

Two wonderful things happened the day I left for Italy, and I did not have a chance to tell you about them. First I received this owl made by talented folk artist Kat. He is so cute and full of personality, I want to put him in my pocket and take him everywhere with me. Kat had a giveaway where we chose our favorite of her birds and she decided to send one to each entrant. That seems to me typical of Kat, whose warmth and generosity radiate from her blog Kat's Nature, which you can visit to see more of her folk art birds and her paintings.

Then I found out that Rebecca, at Walnut and Vine, included me in her versatile blogger awards. Rebecca used to have a store in the Nashville area and I wish I could have visited it. Her warm whimsical style is evident on her blog where she shares great ideas about styling with her amazing vintage collection (some of which you can see the above picture). She has a real talent for seasonal decorating, a weakness of mine, so I am studying her pictures closely. I wish she could come to New York and give me some ideas for my store!

Thank you, Kat and Rebecca.



  1. Hello Jen:
    Gosh, lucky you! The owl looks such fun and how very generous that each of the entrants was awarded a gift. We love owls and used to see and hear many of them when we lived in the Herefordshire countryside.

    A Versatile Blogger indeed. We look forward to reading more in due course!

  2. Kat is indeed a sweet and generous person... i got an adorable little robin from her.

  3. Congrats on your award,
    you deserve it Jen.

    The owl is beautiful,
    it is my favourite bird,
    there is something about the eyes
    and cute face!


    Have a great weekend at home and I hope that you are now nice and relaxed x

  4. Hi Jen, thanks for being a friend : )

  5. Jen,
    so glad you are home and had a great time! Thanks for the sweet mention, so glad we are friends! I have to say my cabinet in the above pic is not my favorite, it looks pretty bare and boring! (I was desparate for something to post as I was running behind and it was all I had)! Have redone it since then. Look forward to catching up on all yor adventures!

  6. What a great owl! It was so nice of her to send one to everyone. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Here I know some who collect various owl's ornaments. The owl is called "fukurou" in Japanese and that also means "no troubles", so they work as good luck charms.