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New Bowl Colors & Freezing Temps

Here are some of the new colors I'm wanting to introduce into my home. I call them pastel brights.

It is very cold out. This place is not nearly as warm as the little blue house was. 

I don't know what I'd do without the two Duraflame stoves I ordered. They keep me toasty at night.

Look at the two mourning doves I captured through the window. I felt so sorry for them. I wondered if there was some way I could rig up a place for them outside out of the elements. But couldn't think what.

All puffed up against the bitter cold temps that have been here all week.

But, I thought, they seem to have one another. I wondered if they are mates. Regardless, they are together.

Try to stay warm! I shower and change into jammies in the morning and curl back up with the pupsters.

Brenda Pruitt
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  1. Sweet little mourning doves, I hope all those feathers really do keep them warm. I really like the colors of your new bowls, very pretty!

  2. Love the mourning dove pictures and your beautiful bowls, Brenda. I just finished a series of cushions that you might enjoy. They are very 'boho'!

    P.S. They're not for sale but they are cheerful and heartwarming. Just the ticket on a frigid day like today.

  3. I like the new colors you are introducing.

    Stay warm.

  4. I'm so glad you have the Duraflame stoves to keep you warm! I keep our themostat set up to 71 during the day. I hate feeling chilly. The colors of the bowls are lovely. Really love them! I always feel sorry for the birds in this frigid weather. We do feed them...

  5. Brenda, I like those colors, as well. Where did you purchase your Duraflame heaters? We are remodeling our camper and want to put an electric heater/fireplace in it. LoL...I think I look like those Doves every time I go outside! All puffed up with layers and layers of clothing.

    Grace & Peace,

  6. It has been super cold here as well. Love your heaters!! Those colors are pretty, I look forward to seeing how you add them to your home.

  7. Hoping your ear is doing better!

  8. Have the pups gotten used to the stoves? My Jack Russell used to get under the wood cook stove in the kitchen and sleep all day. But she acted more like a cat than a dog.

  9. Brenda, Take care with those little stoves. I love your dove photos. They do look pitiful. I think they are mates. It is so darn cold here too. Has been for a few days now and more to go. take crae, xoxo,Susie

  10. So glad you have the heaters. The bowls are beautiful.
    Aren't the doves gorgeous? I have 3 pair who come to my feeders every fall thru late spring. My grands have named two of the pairs Mr.& Mrs. Flapperson and Mr. and Mrs. Peckerson. They have named the third pair, but for the love of Pete; I cannot remember it right now. Bleeah! I feel so privileged to have them in my yard.

  11. Those shots of the doves are exquisite!

    Brr it is cold here as well...wind chills below zero and snow squalls.

  12. Sounds like a great plan to stay warm. Have a great weekend.

  13. Curling back up in bed with clean jammies sounds lovely. Did you purchase those bowl and creamer? They are cute! Stay warm. It sounds like you are having the same weather we are. -35 is way to cold for me!

  14. do those electric heaters put a lot more on your heating bill? I know some space heaters use up a lot of electricity and make you utility bill almost double - with this newer kind I wonder

  15. I really like your stoves. You must be as warm as toast!! It is 5 degrees here.


  16. I give my chickens warm oatmeal when it's cold out, maybe your little birds would like that. You have your two 'hot water bottles' (Charlie Ross and Abi Rose) to keep you warm too :)

  17. I felt sorry for the birds here today, too, Brenda. I do know they went to sleep with full bellies though since they ate me out of house and home. I had two doves at my feeders today. They really are sweet looking birds. Deb

  18. Your pastel choices are the desert hues I like to use in my home. Soft, cozy and bringing the outdoors in. Our temps were near 70 all week. A nice treat.

  19. Seems like almost the entire country is getting hit with cold weather. I think we picked a good time to go to Florida.

    I've often wondered what happens to animals when the temps are unusually cold. I like the suggestion of warm oatmeal. Maybe you could do that, and have some yourself to keep warm.

  20. Brenda, did the pups finally get used to the heaters? I don't think you ever told us after the post where Abi was so afraid when you turned them on. Hope your ear is coming along. The colors are great!!

  21. The bowl colors remind me of Fiesta ware.

  22. Aren't those stoves great. Like tge new colors. I bet those doves have a warm place to hid. I love the sounds they make. Stay war. It's sooo cold.

  23. The bowls are so pretty in those bright pastels. Great pics of the mourning doves. Hope they are staying warm. I have a Duraflame stove too in my studio and love it.
    Stay warm.

  24. I too was wondering about the puppies and the heaters. It's rainy here again today, thankfully. And more tomorrow, yeah! Maybe Calif will make it out of our drought. I have a little bird that keeps coming in and nestling in the bougainvillaea plant on my entry way, it's all covered. I got mad at it one year, it was so scraggly inside, so I put it outside and it is thriving. But this cute little guy comes in and flits in/out of it, fun to watch.

  25. Those are some delicious colors to add to your décor. I can't wait to see how you use them. The doves don't want you to give them shelter, they want you to give them some sunflower seeds!

  26. I'm so glad that you have those heaters to keep you warm..we have small space heaters (nothing nice like yours) in the back part of our house where we have a crawl space below. Without them going, we can get to 50 degrees, indoors! We've warmed up from the single digits to 23 right now. Oh joy!

    Yes, those mourning doves are brave souls. They really do well in the cold but can get frostbite. The ones you see in the winter are not the ones you saw in the summer. The babies and then females go south, then the males. And some males stick around. I've never seen any here in the winter but we are much different than OK. Funny...we had an old country guy doing carpentry work for us at the lake. He was able to imitate the mourning dove cry...Whoo. whoo, whoo, whoo. And they would actually fly over from everywhere to our trees! It was so cool. He wasn't. What a loaf.

    Hope all is well with you and you are feeling better, the leg and ears. An update perhaps?

    Jane xxxx

  27. I love these colors! Just ordered some stoneware that I collect in these colors.

  28. Brenda: I'm a pastel kinda gal!!!! Would you share where you got them? I'd love to have some!!! I had to laugh...when I first found your blog, I was a bit taken aback by your bold color choices...but the more I stayed tuned, the better I like your you are drifting to pastels. I'm sure not completely, but a nice touch. Have you heard of GREEN GATE decor? I think it is based in Denmark, and oh, TO DIE FOR!!!! I've tried to order, but am not sure about the rate exchange. Waiting to hear from them...LOVE YOUR SHARING!!!


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