2.20.2009

Bird Brain~

Since the name of my blog is The Shabby Nest I guess it should come as no surprise that I like birds. I guess you could say I have birds on the brain. Here are just a few of the winged creatures that make their home in my nest.

Some of you may remember when I found this real live nest. It looks so sweet in it's little jar next to this darling bird print.
I made this little fella for Christmas, but he is still sitting there in my Sweetheart tree...yeah, I'm leaving it up until the end of the month.

This birdie is in the Princess' room...hanging from her lamp. A toile bird...two of my favorite things in one...





And I found these darling little salt and pepper shakers at Target for only $5.99! I can't wait to use them at a Spring brunch...ooh, and on Easter! They make a lovely addition to my kitchen shelves. (And yes, I noticed that I typed my watermark wrong on the bottom picture of these little birds...I'm clever like that.)






Then today, what should come in the mail? But this beautiful, little, mercury glass bird from sweetheart Shannon over at Bless Our Nest! After reading my "Smitten" post, she saw this little beauty and thought I should have it! What a wonderful surprise! And she wrapped it in...what else?...the same TOILE wrapping paper I framed up for my 10-minute bathroom makeover. Does this girl get me or what? THANKS SHANNON!!!



Have a wonderful weekend~

34 comments:

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Love the nest and photo together! You are too creative!

Conny said...

OH OH OH!!! I have those BOWLS that are beside your pretty bird s&p shakers!!! I am so excited because I have absolutely nothing else worthy of a picture like you fabulous decorators do - but my kids use those bowls for cereal almost every day!! I have the WHOLE SET of those dishes - yeah me!! I'm cool!! Maybe!! LOL

Blondie's Journal said...

Wendy,

From one bird lover to another, you have quite a cute collection there. Like you, I love toile so the one in your daughters room is my favorite, Did you make it?

I think the little mercury glass guy Shannon sent you is just beautiful. What a great friend she is.

xoxo
Janie

Sheryl said...

Quite honestly? I never thought about adding birds to my home decor until I found blogs. Now I can't find any birds!!! I did hear some outside today that just warmed my heart. A sign of spring coming!

Sheryl

Dawn said...

How lucky you were to find that precious little nest! I love all of your birds!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

The Graves' House said...

i love the salt and pepper shakers! so glad that 'birds' are in this year, it's been easy to pick up some cute little things lately!

Astrid said...

Love the birds! I ordered some bird prints from a fave etsy artist...I hope they come soon!

Tricia Anne said...

All your birds are precious! Especially your hand sewn one! :o) I too have a nest that a bird left behind and it is such a treasure to me. It reminds me of the time it took she and her beaux to stitch it together. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love them all, especially the new ones! May have to stop by Target and find those S & P shakers! Oh, and make friends with Shannon! :)

Elyse said...

how sweet of shannon. blog friends are amazing!

i have the salt and pepper shakers from target, too! they also have napkin rings. i had to buy a set even though we're more of a paper napkin family at this point.

i do want to attend heather's events. i didn't know you were in new england! what state? feel free to email me at elysemajor[at]cox[dot]net

xo

C Maisy said...

i just did a post a couple weeks ago about the same thing. I didn't realize how in love with birds I was until i took an inventory. there is just something about them that screams peace and freedom.
i love the salt and pepper shaker(i hope that's what they are). thanks for sharing. love them all!!
happy friday!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oooh - I'm going to make a bird to hang from my girls' lamp! How beautiful.

Angie said...

My house seems to be getting taken over by birds. I was thinking about doing a bird posting too :)

Darlene said...

Morning Wendy,

I absolutely LOVE all your birds, nests and prints!!!! I have those same little Target salt/pepper shakers. Too cute! How fabulous that Shannon sent you a mercury glass birdie.....I am coveting it!! As you saw in my post yesterday.....I might be getting one......lol

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Janie! Yes, I made the little toile bird as well. Here is the link to my post where I share the pattern link. (A link to a link..hee hee)!
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2008/12/partridge-in-pear-tree.html

Shannon said...

Yeah!!! I'm so glad you liked the little bird. I knew he could find a place at your nest. :)

I love all of your other bird things. Those S&P shakers are so cute!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

What a happy mail day! surprises like that are always the best. Love your pictures.

LuLu & Co. said...

What a sweet friend... i just love those happy surprises in life... friends are the best! love the birds!
have a great weekend,
Lulu

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Oh wow! I love everything. The toile bird and the mercury bird take the cake though...or the prize...or whatever the saying is :).

Crafty Niche said...

Your birds are precious and what a great gift from a great friend. :)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Birds are so welcoming in home decor! I love finding bird nests and using them in our home.

How sweet of your friend to send you another little pretty for your collection! Finding new friends is just a great benefit of this blogging stuff!
Have a great weekend.
~Misti

Angie said...

All your birds are so cute and I LOVE the one Shannon sent you! I need to add some more birds to my decor!

Laura said...

What a sweet gift! I've been starting my own bird collection recently - they add such a nice touch! Have you seen this site?: http://www.wisteria.com/departments.asp?dept=1033
More birds to drool over!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Love...Love...Love...all your feathered friends. Have a great weekend.

Jen r. said...

Love the birds! ha. I like the post name ! ;)

Kellie H said...

birds have grown on me over the past year or two. You have some cuties
Love your blog!

Tommie Jo~TJs Sweet Home said...

I, too have a thing for birds! How can you resist those sweet creatures? My favorite thing is to watch them taking a bath~frolicking & splashing...I WANT A BIRDBATH FOR OUR YARD!!! (that's me throwing a trantrum~haha)

Ms. Tee said...

Those S&P shakers are so darlng, I'm going to get some of them for my mom. All your little birds are so sweet. :) have a good weekend!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful! I've been looking for some cute birdie things to put as accents in my younger daughter's room (her middle name is "Byrd."). Do you mind sharing how you add the lettering over your photos? Is that a Photoshop thing (one of those fancy programs we can't afford right now). ;)

Pretty Organizer said...

Lucky.... I'm not cool beans enough yet for random gifts in the mail! Maybe someone would send me a new stain stick or fabric softener... I gotta blog about being smitten with something! What a dear Shannon is.

Oh, hang on to that toile birdie picture girl. I'm toiling it up in March. I think I'll do a 12 step series on being a toile-aholic. Okay, I'm a dork and it's way late here... gotta get up early for Choir and little chicky has a talk to give in church... that I need to help write.

Off to bed!

Pretty Organizer

Alex and Jill said...

I love Shannon, she is such a sweetheart! I bought a little mercury bird, not too long ago...my clumsy-self broke it, as soon as I got it home. You and Shannon have both turned me on to birds and nests now...I can't go anywhere without noticing them and wanting to buy them! :)

Thanks for sharing your nest with us!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Enjoyed visitng your blog!
Bristol

Our Complete Family said...

Darling birds you made! You're sure set for springtime now!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thank you so much for the help with the lettering on the photos. I played around with it, and it's not as hard as I thought it was! It's always nice when a blogger takes the time to respond to comments. :) Have a great night!