Friday, May 14, 2010

For The Birds

It's funny how one "new" item can serve as inspiration for a whole makeover. My garbage gift screen got a good cleaning and sanding to reveal some of the old paint layers. Then it was placed in the center of the mantle, serving as a unique backdrop.I pulled out all of my collected birdcages and gave them a fresh coat of white spray paint to unify them.I also spruced up some old candle pillars with a yellow so bright it screams sunshine.These little birds were thrift finds years ago. Originally they hung from a ribbon. I cut apart a wire hanger and drilled a few holes in the birds and some scrap wood, to make long legged fowl.
Of course every bird needs a nest or two. This one is my favorite. It's the real deal. Several years ago I found it in my driveway after a mighty wind.
There used to be horses near our home and
this little nest has horsetail hair woven in for nesting comfort.
What a creative bird!

I added a few green books for color and interest.
The mantle looks fresh, fun and
for the birds!

19 comments:

Angela said...

I sure do love those birdhouses and the screen is just perfect. When we get something like that, we wonder how we did without it before!!

Jenglamgirl said...

totally love it all. I love the yellow, green, the white cages.. looks fab. Jenn

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Wow pure eye Candy for me!!! Love it!!! thanks for sharing hun
Annie x

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your birdcages, Joy! I had a nice big one that I got rid of last year when I thought we were moving.

Connie said...

Beautiful bird cages. I love your creativity - always keeps me coming back whenever you post :)

The Buchanan Family said...

I love it!

Jake and Krystal said...

Fabulous!!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your mantle display. It just goes to show ya...you can be a creative little bird too! ;)

-Danielle

Katie said...

Love the bright candle holders!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wonderful mantle display. All the birdcages look fantastic together!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Beautiful!!Your mantals are always masterpieces!

InnovativeMom said...

that is so awesome! I wish I had a mantle :^(

Cindy said...

Your little birdie is so cute. I love that you made his legs. Awesome idea. Love the horse hair nest too. I have one that we found right in a bush by our dog kennel that was made completely out of dog fur. It is so cool. It is white b/c we have a yellow lab.

Our Paper Plates said...

Joy - your new blog design looks great! And I love birdcages too - and all of the spring colors!!! Looks like your home is ready for some summer!

Shell in your Pocket said...

I saw the cutest birdcage at a garage sale and now after seeing this...I regret not buying it.

sandy toe

dobco said...

Your mantel is lovely! You pulled it altogether for a great look! I posted a nest...a real one that is in a hanging basket on my porch.

Melissa said...

I love those birdies! I was wondering where you found those candle pillars.

Shipra said...

Amazing Birdcages.
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CosmoGirl Carla said...

As usual, Joy, I just love your new vignette. Decor genius! How smart of you to transform your hanging birds into standing birds.

I'm curious, though, about the real bird's nest. I've always wondered if any thing needs to be done to "treat" a real nest before bringing it into the house. There are so many abandoned nests in the trees around our home, and I'd love to use them indoors.

Thanks again for great inspiration.

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