Saturday, July 9, 2011

Robin's Egg Blue

Yes, we found another abandoned robin's nest.

...and this one had a lone, beautiful and perfect egg.

Beautiful robin's egg blue. 

...a summer color.


Getting ready for the picnic at the beach.
We will bring a delicious orzo salad to share with
 all the others in our little lake community.

Personally, I'm looking forward to Mary's cream puffs!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for all your comments and information on my forks!
I think I will polish them a bit and keep them for a while!
...and no...they weren't my Mom's. 
If they were Mom's I would never, ever sell them!


Anonymous said...

What perefct pretty little egg! Have a delightful weekend! Xoxoxo

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Birds make me crazy..... I love to see their nests all over my trees, and I get so attached...When it all starts to happen....So why one egg left?????? So beautiful... speaks volumes......Maryanne xo

Shane Pollard said...

Oh Laura

Oh that tiny little abandoned egg.
Poor mother bird - I fear something must have happened to her, for her not to return to her nest. Nature can be cruel - where was Father bird????
Such a beautiful nest and egg... I feel sad.

much love

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful color - thanks for sharing.
The egg may be one that would not hatch, and birds/animals sense things like that.

Rose Petal Hollow said...

What a beautiful color. Now I feel like painting something that shade of blue.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Your vignettes - could they get any better !


Thank you.

- Joy

makiko hastings said...

my goodness! That is so beautiful!!

Natalia Cabrera said...

Beautiful finding! And the most beautiful photos accompanying with the blue color.

That is a beautiful and hot weekend for you also! (This place in the lake must be wonderful).


chasing lightning bugs said...

there is no other color with such an apt descriptor for a name. it is so summer. it is so true.

Bring Pretty Back said...

We had a momma bird this summer sit in her little nest on top of the electric meter on my husbands pole barn. She was on there for weeks and weeks... hot days she would pant because she was so hot. poor gal. And after all of her hard work - the eggs didn't hatch. poor momma.
I took the next down and the robins egg blue is so perfectly beautiful isn't it.
Hope you are having a great summer!
Have a PRETTY day!

Unknown said...

Beautiful color , beautiful photos !

Gert said...

Oh my what a beautiful egg and nest. Nature can be so perfect.. The pictures are do such a great job!!

xoxo Gert

Sandi said...

Beautiful photos Laura! You captured that nest and egg perfectly.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Now you know those robins egg blue items are driving me crazy! I love that book....already check to see if any on sale on Ebay!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

What a beautiful egg and nest, not to mention book. Have a great day.

Anne Marie said...

would love the recipe!

sounds so nice being by water tonight :)

Heaven's Walk said...

What sweet photos, Laura. :) It's such a delight to discover empty nests, isn't it? But so sad to find an abandoned egg.... :(

xoxo laurie

Andy's Attic said...

Such a precious little nest and egg. Your last photo looks like I could just reach in and take the egg. Your salad sounds good! Have fun,

Unknown said...

I adore that color. My bedroom is painted a similar color. So soothing and so many other colors go well with it. Thanx for sharing! Tiff

Bohemian said...

Beautiful color... and such a lovely little vignette!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Andi's English Attic said...

What a perfect blue, and you have some lovely things that match. xx

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
As a child, I used to wish and pray that I could find a whole birds egg and, to be in a nest would have been an even greater treasure but, such a bitter sweet prize, as the egg would have been abandoned and not hatched so, I really didn't want to find one !!!! Birds eggs are so beautiful, their colouring and patterns.
I love the way that you have put this post together with all of the beautiful turquoise/bird's egg blue things you have.
I have been away and have just seen your post about the silver cutlery. They are most definitely pastry forks. I have some myself and, my sister was looking for things to use for an afternoon tea this Sunday and found a box of old Victorian pastry forks that were her mother-in-law's.
Enjoy Mary's cream puff's !! XXXX

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful egg!! I have never seen a real Robin's egg but would love to someday ~ Your pictures with it are just so very pretty!

Have a fun weekend!


BailiwickStudio said...

Ooooh, I'll have to look for that seashore book - our name is Burgess!

That's one of my favorite colors, and you've photographed it beautifully!


Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

How wonderful to have already had on hand all the lovely "robin's egg blue" items to complete your vignette, Laura.

We find abandoned nests around our little farm fairly frequently, but to this point, no robins' nests. How delightful that yours contained the beautiful egg.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Susanne said...

Robin's egg blue, yum!

I long for the day when I can say, "I'll be going to the lake!"

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Now that is a treasure!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Sweet little egg. I absolutely love robins egg blue! Sweet pitcher, and wondering what the item with the alphabet is?

Suz said...

This is one of your most beautiful posts ever. I love robin's egg beautiful! I think that Thornton Burgess book looks just beautiful! I am loving if from afar!!!

cunitia said...

Dear Laura,
thank you for those wonderful pics! You now what's amazing? I love this colour and would like to have more beautiful things to decorate! I love birds! And I learned about two books which remind me of the one you showed above: "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" and "The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady"...and I was looking for other books like those... now I found your pics!!! Thanks a lot!

Cindy said...

Robin egg blue is my favorite color! I love all of your treasures with this beautiful color!
I just love your blog, you always have such beautiful things to share!

Magdalena said...

lovely pictures!!!! nice summer to you...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Gorgeous photos!!

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

What a sweet little egg...I LURVE that color!
Can you mail me that egg?? hahahahah...I don't know what the hell I would do with it, but I just want to be able to walk past that color everyday!
Lucky Ducky ;)
Keep on Junkin'!

hello gorgeous said...

hmmm, what happened to the egg?

amazing colour....


hello gorgeous xxx