Thursday, April 5, 2012

Birdies On Parade-An Easter Story

This is a post that was originally posted on 4/14/09.  I had just started blogging and this was one of my first parties to join.  It was called Target Birdies On Parade.  Since almost everyone had bought the Target bird salt and peppers, Susan had a fun party to showcase them and see how creative everyone could be with their displays.  My birds went on a holiday and visited a ton of friends.  Hope you enjoy. I am re-running it now because it has some of my Easter decor in it.

Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event. It seems all the Target Birdies have been showing up everywhere and now they have all decided to take a holiday. No telling where they've gone or what they're up to, so be sure to visit Susan and see where they've all gone.

Abigale and Lester love to spend most of their time here by the soup tureen. They just always seem to be hungry, and from time to time they find the tureen filled with bird seed, so they stand watch so not to miss anything. However when I got up this morning they were no where to be found.

They realized that they had neglected all their friends for far too long and decided today was the day to make the rounds and visit. So they set off for a day with friends. They first decided to visit Ann and Henry their dove friends. Looks like they are having quite a serious conversation. Ann and Henry are paying such close attention.

Next they came across Lacy Bunny. She is such a sweet little lady and she was so thrilled to have their company. She told them all about Easter and all the wonderful children and how pretty all the eggs were decorated. They just had the nicest time.

As they made the rounds they came upon Farmer Jim. Now he is such a friendly rooster and Abigale is such a wonderful story teller that it wasn't long before she had Farmer Jim with his head thrown back and just cock-a-doodle-doing so hard that he was about to pop. Even Lester is bent over with laughter. That Abigale.

Then to there surprise they found Baby Pinky. My has he ever grown. Out playing amongst the flowers and exploring the world. It was really hard for Abigale to believe he had grown so much. Lester romped in the woods for a while with him, he loves to play with the young ones.

While Lester was playing with Baby Pinky, Abigale came across her two favorite angels, Mary and Esther. She called for Lester to come hear all about their Easter Sunday and how they were there and saw the Lord. It was such a glorious story and Abigale listened so quietly while Lester bowed his head in reverence. This was such a special meeting and what an inspirational visit. They left on their way feeling so blessed.

They were getting a little tired from all the flying and making so many stops to see friends, so they decided to have some tea and cookies. Abigale was so happy with all the friends they had seen that she could hardly eat, but Lester was hungry, so he just started and smiled at her as she talked about how good everyone looked and how great it was to see old friends.

As they were on the way home they ran into Grandma and Grandpa Bunny. They were taking eggs to the market to sell and they had quite a load. Both of them had their bags full. Grandma and Grandpa were always some of their favorite people and Abigale and Lester were so happy to meet up with them.

As they got near home, Abigale saw the beautiful tulips and asked Lester if they could spend the night here and just enjoy all the flowers. Lester is always so happy to please Abigale that of course he said yes, and they settled in for the night. Lester rested and Abigale talked about what a wonderful day it was and how they just had to do this more often. Lester just smiled and said "Yes, Dear."

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the tour with Abigale and Lester, they really enjoyed having you.

I am joining the following parties:

Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday 
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Kate @ Chic On A Shoestring for Flaunt It Friday


  1. What a sweet post ! I love all your figuriens ! Have a wonderful Easter weekend !

  2. Thank Lester and Abigale for the great tour!

  3. Your birdie salt and pepper shakers are so cute! I love how you displayed them.

  4. What a delightful post,Marty!Lester and Abigale are two cuties, as well as their friends and Lacy Bunny... adorable! And I'm loving your blue pitcher and cup...lovely!Have a blessed Easter!Hugs,Poppy

  5. Hi Marty! Oh, I too, remember this party and my little birdie s&p played along too. This is so cute!
    I want to wish you a very blessed Easter, sweet friend.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  6. Marty,
    I must have missed this party in 09 so I'm happy you reposted it for us! Love your little birdies and enjoyed coming along on their visits! Happy Easter...
    dee dee

  7. Happy Easter dearest Marty. The birds are sweet. I am fast becoming The Crazy Bird Lady. Some teens at Chick-fil-A where whispering about me feeding the birds outside on Monday.

  8. Love that you have named Abigail and Lester!;>) It is fun to see these older posts because, as newer followers, some of us have not seen these before. Those little birds are darling- xo Diana

  9. Marty is was so nice seeing a post from the past that I've never seen! Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

  10. What a wonderful post!!! Abigail and Lester are just adorable! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

  11. I remember that post, and that party...and that I didn't have Target birdies...and two years later....I still don't!!
    Happy Easter my friend!!

  12. What a sweet little story Marty! Love your bunnies, especially that lacey one! Where did you find it? I have birds like that, but I need a bunny now too. Have a wonderful Easter!

  13. Such a cute post! What a lovely assortment of figurines you have!

  14. Hi Marty, I have seen a few references to this party with the target birdies. It was before my blogging time and I am so happy you reposted it! You made a great story for Abigale and Lester. They really get around, don't they? I wonder where all the target birdies are now? Maybe it's time for another party like that! Linda

  15. What a great story of Abigale and Lester...loved seeing their adventures!....Now if they could only get frequent flyer miles!

  16. How funny I was just telling someone about this party. Was it THAT long ago???? OMG I thought it was maybe two years ago. It was a fun party wasn't it. Thanks for re-sharing. Love and hugs, Barb

  17. Marty, You have some beautiful pieces. I love the stories. Thanks for sharing.

  18. How did I ever miss the Target birdies? Thanx for reposting this Marty! It is always so much fun to look back.

  19. What a fun post! All your treasures are so fun and pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. I hope you and your family have a happy and blessed Easter!

  20. Love this! Love the little birdies, so sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday! Have a blessed and happy Easter Marty!


  21. So cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!