Friday, January 2, 2009

Are Gollum's Mice on the Loose Again? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Happy New Years Day one and all, I can't believe it's a New Year already. I hope you had a fun and safe evening last night. Ours was a quiet one, even with the grandson here..lol. Papa and Little Man watched Chuck Norris movies..it was nice for them to have that special one on one time.. and Grandma , namely me, to start on a good book.. :-)) so far I've kept that promise to myself.
Have any of you made New Year's Resolutions? Or as I've been reading around blogland made your "bucket" list? I like that so much more than resolution. After all, if you don't like what's in the bucket you can just dump it out.. lol I'm not sure I've done either of them. I've made promises to myself. Is that the same thing? hummmmm One of the promises I've made to myself is to bring out some of the things I've had stored for awhile. Now, I know I have a lot stored. :-) Just think of all the fun sights you're going to see... I picked this topiary up early last summer at TJMaxx. I know you're saying to yourself, "does that girl ever shop anywhere else?" Well.. I do, just haven't thrown those names out there yet...lol.. The blue and white trivet was a gift from my daughter. She was in New Orleans last summer giving a seminar and knew Mom would love it. She was right. You all know how I "love" bunnies, and this one is a cutie..



Screeeeeechhhh!!! Is that a mouse? Is it moving? It can't be.. I thought they had all gone home to Gollums!!



It is a mouse... someone call ..... GOLLUM . Come and pick up your mice...please.....please!!!! HURRY!!!!




Is it moving? Will it hurt my bunny? Someone, anyone HELP!!!! Oh.. look I just saw it's tail move...





Oh thank goodness!! I'm glad to see Gollum must have called them home...

Well.. I hope you all go to your storage closet, under the bed, behind the couch or wherever else you hide your goodies, pull them out. Use them, enjoy them. Move them in from another room, the old will look new again! It's a New Year with New Beginnings. Go forth and conquer a new vignette... hugs ~lynne~




40 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Hi Lynne! Love your bunny! I enlarged the pic to get a good look at the pretty trivet. Those pesky mice of Gollum's just keep causing a ruckus, don't they??? Happy New Year!...Debbie

Mama said...

Happy New Year Lynne, you are hilarious, glad the mice went back to Gollum's lol, you have such wonderful treasures and I am looking forward to seeing them all.
You asked about the falling objects from my blog, just go to: http://www.glitter-graphics.com/
and then click falling objects (new), from the list, there are lots to chose from, have fun,hugs, Kathy.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hey girl,
Don't send those critters here! They are sneaky little buggers. I love your topiary from TJ Max! What else do you have stored away that we are dying to see, and just don't know it yet? I think you are holding out on us, girlfriend! Come on, come on...we're impatient, ya know! I'll be back to see what other goodies you got in that closet. :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love all the things you pulled from storage, Lynne! The little mouse is cute. Reminds me of my little mouse under a cloche in the dining room.

Lynette said...

Love your blue and white vignette - I got a sofa table from my mom for Christmas for the sole purpose of creating cute little vignettes of my own so I can play now!! I'll have some pictures to post soon ~
Those mice sure do get around!!
Happy New Year ~

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, I totally agree with the idea of "digging out the good stuff and using it." That's one of my resolutions too! Why do I leave out the Dollar Tree stuff when I have a lifetime of memories stored in cabinets??? I guess I'm afraid they'll get broken. But I've come to realize that I can take a picture of it before I put it out. And if I had to choose, MAYBE the chance of getting a few chips is better than never being seen at all. "Talk" soon, you are such a dear friend, and always full of such inspirational ideas!

Kristen said...

Happy New Year
Those mice are sooo funny how they get around!

Love the old look will look new again!

time-worn interiors said...

Hey Lynne glad you stopped by my blog! I will add you to my list also.

I had my grandson on New Years Eve as well. He fell asleep before the ball drop and I could not get him to wake up to see it. The next morning he ask, why didn't you wake me? He's 7 and he is the highlight of my life!

I'll be back.
Theresa

Bo said...

Hi Lynne...your new header is so pretty!...well, except for the mouse...nah, he's cute too since it's not REAL...Funny that you should mention moving our "stuff" around because when I was packing up Christmas, I started wondering what I had here & there before
...so I think I will shuffle some things...
Blessings, ;-) Bo

Buttercream Cottage said...

I just took alot of stuff out. I have a habit of saving everything so it stays nice.

xinex said...

Happy New Year, Lynne. As usual, a fine vignette and girl, you know I want to snatch that bunny away from there and move it here. You write the cutest blog!...Christine

onlymehere said...

I'm not making new year's resolutions but I am setting goals. This is much more workable for me! You're too dang funny with the mice! I guess I'll have to stop over at Gollum's again to figure out the story!

salmagundi said...

Thanks for the encouragement - I really am going to get out all of that silver from under the bed one of these days. Have a great weekend. Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the little vignette. Lack of room to store things is a problem I have here. Have a great day.
Glenda

The Muse said...

greetings Lynne! i do hope that you know how grateful i am...i see the Divas Hammer on your blog roll and you are on mine as well...
i am so happy to be at a moment of rest and to find time to read all the work from my blogger friends...
ah, i see you have you spied a mouse ...lol what a fun post!
an i love your blue and white...oh bunnies? i have an old victorian clay one that i dearly love...he is a verdigris color...something about bunnies..i think it is their innocence :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Lynne! To celebrate New Year's Day, dh and I went to see "Benjamin Button" with Brad Pitt, a curious story in which a baby enters the world looking like ET. What reminded me of the movie is the scene where a mouse scampers by the shoe molding in a hotel kitchen. Hope Gollum collects that cute "not a creature was stirring" mouse. Fieldstone/Pam

Janice said...

Hi Lynne....

Visiting your blog by way of Kristen's... My goodness - what a beautiful and romantic tablescape. I truly feel it is one of the prettiest I've seen.

Please tell me where you found your incredible tablecloth... I'm drooling...

I've registered as a follower and will start reading former posts to get to "know" you better...

Did I mention I love your tablecloth?

janice

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pam, Happy New Year to you as well..I wasn't aware the movie started out that way. The movie sounds so interesting.. Thanks for swinging by sweetie..hugs ~lynne~

southerninspiration said...

Hi Lynne, thanks so much for your sweet, kind words on my blog today. I like your new header, too! And as far as your promises go, I think if it makes you happy to set goals as promises to yourself, why NOT??? Thanks for praying for me! I am still trying to get thyroid medication dosage right; hopefully my brain will work right again one day!
Suzanne

ann said...

Aw-----you just keep coming up with sweet things to look at...Ann

Susan said...

Lynne
Love your new header! I am still trying to find the right one for my blog (I guess it would help of I took some more pictures)

I love anything blue/white (DUH)...so I adore your little vignette. I have a blue/white bunny too ..but I think I got it at Hobby Lobby (I don't know where I was when it HOPPED into my cart, lol)

Gollum's mice sure are michievoius...I'll keep my eye out for them here!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, Those mice are everywhere! lol! I hope your new year is off to a great start! Looking forward to more visits in 2009! Kristen

Happy To Be said...

GM dear friend..yes its still morning here..I see you been a busy girl as always..love your new look.. and girl you know that blue and white would look just great in my kitchen..are you doing Pink Saturday?? Hope you have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

mbkatc230 said...

Eek, send those mice away lol! I love that bunny and the trivet is so cute. Have a great day! Kathy

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,
Here come the mice again... LOL! :)
Love your idea of pulling things out to look new again. The topiary is precious too!
~Melissa ;)

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Lynn... I could loan you Precious... she is one fine mouser... even if she is a poodle... she's a farm poodle and well diversified! ;)

Sharon said...

Hi Lynne! So glad you found your way to my blog so I could follow you back home! Your blog is beautiful and very interesting. Hope you will come by my place as often as you can. You're right about using the good stuff every day. At my age, what am I saving it for? You and Debbie over at pro fen retraite have got to fill me on the Gullum mice! Hpe you don't mind but I'm adding you to my favorites. Till later -- Sharon

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I feel sorry for the mouse- he was just trying to make friends with your pretty little bunny!! I think he's gone off to sulk!!!

Pretty vignette! I haven't even started on taking all the Christmas decor down- I so enjoy it!

blessings
mary

laurie said...

Lynne, I love that blue and white French Quarter tile AND the blue and white bunny. Vignette queen, how did you let that mouse get into your vignette? That was so funny. laurie

beth at aunties said...

I am glad I stopped by. I see you comment on so mnay of my friends I thought I would pay a visit too.

Your topiary and blue and white vignette look beautiful. I too am trying to create something new mainly because I can't remember where everything went before fall and Christmas decor came out of their boxes!

I enjoyed my visit and would love to return if that is alright:)

Beth~♥

Faeryhollow said...

Hi, Lynne!
Your blue and white bunny would feel right at home in my blue and white kitchen with my 2 Dedham Pottery rabbits (or in Mrs. McGregor's Tool Shed here in Faeryhollow). The mice are welcome to come, too, and I have little houses all set for them down at Crickhollow Cottage. My DH gave me a little pet brown and white mouse before we were married, and I named her Esmerelda. She met an untimely end when a friend sat on her on my dorm room bed, but I've always had a fondness for the little critters. We use live traps and take them down to the pasture when we catch one in the house. So... I'll take your's and Gollum's too (but the chocolate ones would be the best!) Hugs, Barbara

Lady Katherine said...

Love the bunny! Glad you go the mouse out in time. Too funny! lol

Kathysue said...

Hi Lynne,I am like you this year I am planning to go to all the rooms of my home and make a list of things I can do for little or no money and do shopping in my closets full of accessories and maybe look at them with different eyes.I find that blogging makes me see the familiar differently.I can't wait to see what you come up with,kathysue

santamaker said...

Hey Girlfriend,
I'm coming up for a little air. I have had a full house over here for three weeks and it's not over yet. Love them, hate to cook, clean, cook, clean...well, you get the picture!
Love the topiary and the bunny , so cute!
Talk soon!

Raggedy Girl said...

How fun to change things up. I have taken to putting things in storage instead of trying to put everything I own out. I was into country clutter but am trying to change to country not so cluttered. I love the bunnie but not too crazy about mice. Around here we get real ones!
Roberta Anne

Gollum said...

What a beautiful bunny. I was looking on Ebay recently for bunnies. I need more.:-)

If the mouse has red eyes and a unibrow, it's mine. lol

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, I so wish my grand-daugther lived close by so I could sit and read with them. You are very.. lucky. I love the vignette that you've put together. I am sure glad Gollums mouse went home. I did pull a lot of my things out that were in storage. I moved things around. And bought a few things. I love.. playing with my treasures. Hugs, Terrie

Glenda said...

A very wise woman wrote a column one time about saving the good stuff. She wrote and asked who are we saving it for? The most important people in our lives are our family and they deserve the good stuff. Not some stranger that has no deep or strong attachment to us. Why wait for company to put out the good stuff?

Use your best dishes, glassware, and everything you have put back for special occasions. Today is a special occasion if you have your family around you. Enjoy the things you have with the people that are important to you.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, I so agree. Mother used to hoard her new things. Even though there wasn't alot of "new" stuff with 5 kids in the house. She would save them for a rainy day. I can't have out all that I love the house would explode at the seams, but I do have I want out and around me for my family to be enjoying now..they deserve the best. hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

Oh girl that mousey was darling! I think I would've kept him *winks* And another great vignette Lynne! Vanna