Thursday, January 22, 2015

BRINGING OUT THE RED FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Time to bring out all the red VALENTINE'S DAY goodies...

 Vintage hankies...These 5 are for sale! See Gwen and Alma's page for details...


 Red ribbon for wrapping...


 Napkins, candles, and heart shaped bowls...


And I just might bring out this little guy who drove everyone crazy at Christmas...


I picked up this little "motion activated" bird at The Dollar Store while waiting in line to pay sometime before Christmas. I hid him in the Christmas tree without telling anyone. It would be a little surprise fun...and I really thought that, being from the dollar store,  the batteries or whatever made him tweet wouldn't last through Christmas. I was wrong! He tweeted incessantly when you walked by and at first frightened everyone. After awhile, he got tired of just  tweeting when we walked by and tweeted when anyone coughed or sneezed as well. I know it wasn't the "breeze" or "spray" from the cough or sneeze ( eewwww ) because we all covered our mouths. But even a loud noise now would get him tweeting. My daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter were staying with us and it was beginning to annoy them. I realized just how much it was annoying them when we found it tweeting under our pillow when we went to bed. At this point it was just tweeting non-stop! I put it in a drawer under some clothes so we wouldn't hear it during the day and the next night, you guessed it, birdie somehow found it's way to our kid's room and hid under their pillow!

By now we were all exasperated with the incessant tweeting! Our son-in-law attempted to dismantle it and put it out of it's ( and our ) misery but I warned him not to break it! After all, I did pay a whole dollar for it! lol  Then they jokingly ( at least I think they were joking ) warned us that if they found it in their carry on luggage they would throw it out the plane window. I knew that they couldn't roll down their plane window ( sheesh! ) but still...who knew what they might do to birdie?! And I was getting rather fond of him. He just never gave up and I tend to like that quality! At least in people! Yes, he was still tweeting non-stop now!

Finally I relented and told my husband he could remove the batteries if he made sure not to" kill" the thing. I wanted to bring him back next year! It wasn't a simple procedure. It required a special tiny little screw driver. Then there were TWO little battery thingys that needed to be removed. But there was also a place under the wings to keep them without having them activated. Yay!!!!

 I didn't put him away with the Christmas decorations though. I hid him. And now I think he is going to make a repeat appearance on Valentine's Day! Because he's red! And that's just the way I roll!

2 comments:

  1. How cute! I love it! February is coming right up. Bring on the hearts!

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  2. You really made me smile now! I can just picture it all, tweet tweet :-D. Such pretty handkerchiefs, love them. Happy weekend, Pam xx

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