Monday, August 29, 2011
It's Only a Bird . . .
I found Henry in a shop called Ingeborg's Cupboard, downtown Waupaca.
He was sitting high on a shelf in the store.
I asked the store owner to bring him down for closer inspection. Wow, he's a pretty bird.
I call him Henry, after the previous owner's son, and because I like the name.
Henry Wrolstad 1882-1903
I put Henry the Bird in the kitchen, on top of the east wall of cabinets--about the same height as he appeared in the store. Every once in a while, someone noticed the bird looking down at them.
Time to give Henry some attention.
Henry is sits on a 12" post, mounted on a piece of plywood.
This month I moved Henry to the red dining room. Gathering some fern, and fall colored orange-gold leafed brown branches, I covered the plywood base with moss and foliage.
Henry takes up a heap of space on the mantle,
but all dressed up here he is center stage in the dining room.
Henry Makes Special Appearance for House Guests:
I hosted a group of 70 guests August 13, welcoming the Wrolstad Family Reunion. Their ancester John Olsen Wrolstad built our house in 1893. The dining room table was filled with hydrangea, accompanied by trays of butterscotch oatmeal cookies, and iced lemonade made by my mother Lorraine.
I was so busy with guests, I forgot about photographing the event. What was I thinking???
I want to thank the Wrolstad Family Reunion for taking time to tour our house, and for the kind words about the whole house restoration.
I want to say hello today, to a new friend Junelle.
When will you come visit us at Wrolstad-Quien Victorian?