Saturday, April 30, 2011

i have an etsy crush

Hand Painted Set of 3 Mini Flower Pots with Hand Sketched Foliage Series Designs

i'm in love.

this shop puts together 2 of my very favorite things: paper cuts, and housewares! her style is just like some of my favorite paper cut inspirations, but made into adorable goodies for your home. 

i'm going to need some of these.

Hello Gift Tags, Set of 4

Wake Up - Talking Mug

Hand Painted Talking Salt and Pepper Shakers

and the best for last!

Hand Painted Gravy Boat

so maybe i do need a gravy boat

Sunday, April 24, 2011


hello lovely,
today was a lovely easter sunday! it was actually HOT outside. we did the usual: church, family pictures, lunch, nap, dye eggs, hunt eggs, nap. all in all it was a pretty swell day. yesterday we filmed a "wedding trailer." niles will be editing it soon and i'll share it with you all of course. the only problem was we filmed at a park full of ticks! it was gross. niles pulled 3 off of him, 1 was crawling on his ipod, i had one crawling up my leg, and we got 6 off captain! ick. here are some photos from the day.
happy easter!
alyssa renee

Saturday, April 23, 2011

my off the registry wish list

hello lovely,
niles and i registered at bed bath and beyond yesterday. we think we will do target and home depot next. it was fun to go around with that scanner and think about how we are going to decorate. though there were a few things i wanted, but couldn't find in a regular store. i love kitsch things! i want cute little unique pieces in my home. niles and i decided we want out house to look like what people in the 60s thought was modern. here are a few things you just can't find in stores.
alyssa renee

awesome retro starburst clock

Vintage Yellow Corn Holders Set of 4

cute corn on the cob holders

Vintage Yellow & Green Owl Ceramic Spoon Rest

adorable owl spoon rest

Vintage Appliqued Apron

vintage aprons

Yellow and Black Canister Set 1950-60s Set of 4

pretty vintage yellow canisters

Spode Blue Room Collection Regency Series Jasmine

N. Y. Metropolitan Museum of Art Chas Field Haviland desert bowl Limoges France

mix and match china plates

Vintage Greek Key Yellow Turquoise Brown 1950s Tablecloth

vintage TABLECLOTH --olive green floral-- 88in ROUND  (223.5cm)

South of The Border Cinco De Mayo Fiesta vintage table cloth

vintage tablecloths! 
(omg i love these. i'm going to need a big linen closet )

Vintage White and Aqua Butterprint/Amish Pyrex Casseroles with Lids

70s Corning bakeware friendship

and of course... vintage bake ware

okay, this could go on and on and on. you get the idea...

Monday, April 18, 2011

100 ♥

hello lovely,
this is mice and birds' 100th blog post! so happy to see i've kept it going this long. and it is all thanks to you. thanks for reading. i hope you've enjoyed it! wish i had more time to invest in blogging, but i'm working on it. so what do i want for my 100th post birthday? more followers! so tell your friends, family, and neighbors about mice and birds and send em on over! i'll do my part by finding cute vintage fashions, sharing craft projects, and of course designing custom looks for less.
thanks friends! i leave you with a few of my favorite blog memories.
alyssa renee 

gaga bow

baking dates

our engagement

my favorite vintage model

i'd be nothing without you guys.

farmers market dates

the birth of our son

jon and taylor's new home

craft dates


family vacations


you guys are so awesome! 
can't wait for 200.