8/12/2009


Hello my friends! The day has arrived...it's time for the "Feathered Friends" Party!
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This is the day that all of our feathered friends get to shine...thanks to Gina over at The Shabby Chic Cottage...who is our lovely hostess for this fun filled party! Please go over to Gina's place and see what our little feathered friends are up to over there and while you're there you can visit all of the other party-goers!
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So without further ado...here are a few of my "feathered friends"!!!
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Bluebird's Nest Under a Cloche

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I created this spring vignette for my dining room table. There are always an abundance of sweet little birds to usher in the long awaited season of spring! Bluebirds sitting atop their nest full of eggs can be seen under glass...a glass cloche that is!
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Ahhh...more sweet birds to help celebrate Easter! These sweet little white birds are actually cast iron...found on the 90% off shelf of Hobby Lobby! They were a great find and have graced many of my spring and summer tablescapes and vignettes! This was the centerpiece I used for my Easter tablescape!
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Ohhh...here are those sweet little birds once again! They seemed happy to join the little cherub in the apothecary jar for another one of my dining room table vignettes!
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This little fine feathered friend hails from Michaels! I just love the beautiful ornate details of his wings...just like cut-out lace! This was my "Green in the Spring" tablescape...showcasing my new Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 ironstone dishes.
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Ohhhh...those birds do like apples! This was my "Dollar Store" tablescape. Nearly everything in this tablescape was purchased from Dollar Tree! I love the bright aqua blues and apple greens of this dinnerware...each piece was only $1 at Dollar Tree!
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More of the "Dollar Store" tablescape. Such sweetness...the little birds nestled among the daisies!
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Now here are two "stately" fellows! Bright orange and green parrots adorn this beautiful stained glass window. This art piece was created and handcrafted by my late mother-in-law! I feel so blessed to have one of her stained glass pieces...she was a very talented lady!!! This piece sits in the window of our mudroom/laundry room...it's absolutely gorgeous with the sun shining through it!
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Love birds!
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A Valentine's Day tablescape for two...for my honey and me! Ohhh...I didn't count the love birds. Do you see them perched high upon the urn shaped candleholders? Ohhh yes...and we can't forget the sweet little birds on the platter of fruit! Hehe!
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One of the little love birds strikes a pretty pose!
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My new china hutch...it belonged to my dear sweet Grandma! I feel so blessed to have her pretty hutch! Look up on top...do you see what I see?
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Ohhhh...that was a lucky guess! How did you know that more birds would be found? I wanted to dress the top of the china hutch with a vignette in white! I have my white ironstone displayed in this cabinet...so I really wanted to continue the same color in the vignette! I found the iron birdcage at Hobby Lobby...on sale for $15! I just love it and it's perfect for this vignette! I added greenery to the inside of the cage and nestled a bird into the greenery!
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Hehe...another china hutch! This hutch sits in my frenchy studio/office...it belonged to my late mother-in-law. I really wanted a vignette with a little french country flair.
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Un petit oiseau fran├žais est parfait! (A little French bird is perfect!) It appears that this bird comes from royalty....that is an old french crown that he wears! Hehe!
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Ohhh my...and this must be the little french bird's palais (palace)!
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You know...I'm beginning to see a pattern here! Sweet little bird vignettes are everywhere! Hehe! This vignette graces the top of our entertainment center in the living room.
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This little yellow bird is nesting on a real bird's nest that my honey found for me in our backyard! Ohhh...you should have heard me squeal when he brought this sweet little gift to me! I just love it!!! Of course it was empty at the time...no birds were harmed in the making of this vignette! (wink)

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Well my friends...I'm so happy that you came by to celebrate all our fine feathered friends today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!

Happy Feathered Friends Day!!!

Love ya'll,

Chari

29 comments:

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Love all the birds under the cloches. What fun!

Theresa said...

LOVE all your "tweet" birds but my FAVORITE is the stained-glass beauty! How special:) Have a blessed day!

Candy said...

Cheep...Cheep...that is birdie talk for nice post. It is going to be the birds all over again but in a nice way. Love all you photos, you have a good eye for photography ;-)
Where is that shelf you ask? in my computer/crafting studio area. I am slowing fixing it up and getting all my crafting supplies in one area.
Come back to see my last post until I return on Sunday. I'll miss everyone!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh I just love all of your displays with your sweet birds on them!! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sue said...

Your two little birdies sure do flit about the house! Guess they like to see all the pretty apothecary jars and cloches filled with pretty things, too. I especially like the birdhouse vignette on top of your hutch and the black birdhouse in the living room. Nice, all....
:-) Sue

Claudia said...

I love the birds in the cloche - so pretty! And the bird with the crown is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing everything with us.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Chari! You have so many lovely pieces! I love the darling birds under cloche and the stained glass is beautiful. Your vignettes are beautiful and your birdcages are so charming! I have to say, the darling bird in the crown is my favorite!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous collection with us today!

Tina

Dawn said...

Enjoyed your wonderful birds. I had printed out several of your RMS photos for inpiration before I discovered this wonderful world of blogging!
Dawn

Stacey said...

Gorgeous! You are the queen of vignettes, Chari.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love all y our vignettes Cari...they're just beautiful! That crowned bird is wonderful...where'd you get it?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, Your feathered friends are just delightful. You know I "love" the bird sitting in the crown..lol.. still a "great" sellar.. I loved the tour around your feathered nest.. I hope this finds you all doing well.. have to scoot just about scorched Mr.P's oatmeal, not a good way to start a day..lol
hugs ~lynne~

marty39 said...

Chari, I LOVE all of your wonderful birds and you always do such fabulous vignettes. I couldn't find a favorite anywhere, I just love them all. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty collection of birds. Really like the cloche vignettes. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for info. on blogger.

Brenda said...

O.M.G! I am in love with that stained glass! She is ever so talented to have made something so intricate! And all your sweet bird things. You have the cutest house. And such pretty cloche vignettes. You're already ahead of us for the Cloche Party in September at Marty's!
Brenda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari, I love all your pictures. They are so full of color and abundance. Really beautiful!

Happy Wednesday, sweet girl.

Hugs, Barb :-)

Cindy said...

Great birds! I love what you have done on your china cabinets and your armoire, I think it was on an armoire. Anyway, I love all of your vignettes, very, very pretty! Hugs~cindy s~

Marie said...

Hello Chari - Oh my, there's so much about your post that I love! My fave is your black french palace. And the blue birds under the glass are precious! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Barb said...

Chari,
You have a lot of birds!!

Loved the one peaking around the apple, and the one in the crown!
Quite unusual.

blessings and thanks for always dropping by.

Keep everything crossed. =0))
barbara jean

Mary said...

Oh, everything is lovely! The birds are adorable, but your display arrangements really highlight them beautifully. You've given me some ideas! Thank you for a fabulous post! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Mary

Sonia said...

Chari,

Hi sweet friend-I've been kind of busy and missing my blog friends. Thanks for visiting me! I love all your bird accessories, it's nice that you have used them in so many different rooms and settings of your home. I just love your white birds and houses! I am trying to get back in the swing of things. Love your post. Miss Bloomers

Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment! Your birds are simply lovely! You really like birds! I focused on my nests but I should have done my chicks and ducks too! I've really enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog!
Hugs, Lisa

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Wow Chari, that's quite a collection of birds you have! All very lovely too, I might add. It's absolutely impossible for me to pick a favorite because they're all so sweet. Thanks for sharing. :)

Carrie said...

All your examples are very pretty -- and so beautifully placed!

Zuzu said...

Hi Chari!

Another Colorado girl! Happy to meet you! See me waving 'Hi' from the mountain top? :)

I am trying to catch up to visit all the Feathered Friends posts. First, I had to figure out why my comments weren't being saved/displayed. I had to go in and add more to my profile. So much to learn!

Chari - your birds and all your decor is so pretty! There is something about having little birds in our homes that sweetens things up a bit, don't you think?

It looks like another gorgeous Colorado blue-sky day today - hope yours is a happy one!

Zuzu

salmagundi said...

A whole lot of birding going on there!!! We just have enjoyed watching the real birds outside our screened-in porch this summer. The birdhouse there has hosted 3 families of birds this summer. Have a great weekend. Sally

Kim said...

I love all your birdies & vignettes. I never get tired of seeing everyone's birds.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your birdies and their homes!

Katherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, all of your vignettes and tablescapes are so pretty, and I do love that stained glass. laurie

Wendy said...

Love all your birds! Especially the blue & white ones and that white birdcage :)