My Alpine Home

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birds Came Out to Party!

Saturday afternoon I threw a Bridal Shower for my soon to be DIL.

I have birds here and there throughout my home.

Last week I started pulling them out.

It all started with this:

The invitation.

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Me and my birdbrain ideas.  This baby cost me $1.71 each to mail just because I stuck in that twig.

I wanted the entry to say, “Welcome to our Nest” (Click on picture to enlarge)

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Family Room

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Kitchen

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My sweet friend, Peggy just gave me the bird topped tea pot and creamer for my birthday.  I love it!

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Today I showed you the inside d├ęcor.  Tomorrow I will show you the outside and the Bridal Shower.

Here’s a peek at the nest banner I am working on to hang from my mantel.

Didn’t quite get it finished for the party.

A little hint:  My give away will be similar, but not the same.

I’ll keep you posted.  Gotta get er done!

Bye for now, and hope you enjoyed visiting my N.E.S.T.

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I will be linking up with these ladies this week:

The House in the Roses for Show off your Cottage Monday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday

23 comments:

Kris said...

So pretty! I too love birds, and have them all throughout my house. I am sure it turned out lovely!!

The Armchair Housewife said...

Wow! Truly lovely and creative at every turn! What a lucky DIL you have! She will never forget her shower thats for sure!

Marsha said...

Love your ideas. I know it was a nice party for your son-to-be DIL. I really like the turquoise blue cake plate/stand with the fluted edges that you had in one of your photos. Yummy!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

What wonderful creative ideas! Love the banner! Can't wait to see the rest! I know one future DIL is a very lucky gal!!

poppilinnstudios said...

How cute and creative! I love the invitation. And, I love bird decor also!
Have a good day!
-Lynn

Joanne said...

How beautiful! I love tea pots! Every now and then I throw a tea party and I just love it! Your birdie idea is sooo creative!
Blessings, Joanne

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

Everything looks so sweet and fresh!
What a beautiful beginning to their future married life.
Two birds in a new nest, making it their own...
Congratulations to you & yours!
All the Best,
Christine

Peg said...

I love the nest banner it is so darling, and vintage looking. I knew you could use that teapot and creamer as soon as I spotted it at your favorite store or I guess I should say at one of your favorite stores. Honestly my friend, I think you have turned into one of those bird ladies that you see in the movies. You know the ones that carry around the bird seed and feed the birds. You are so cute! Your future DIL is so lucky to have you for a mother-in-law. I am so lucky to have you for my friend. Love you! I'm sure the shower was quite the event and enjoyed by all.

Valeree said...

Just adorable! I'll bet your DIL loved it. Love everything but especially the white wire bird cage!

Barbara Jean said...

Jann,
Thanks for your visit to my place.I can see why you wanted to see my hand made nests, as you are a lover of birds and nests too. =)
(if you scroll down on my blog, on the sidebar just click nests, and bird nests, you can see some of the nests I have made)

I really enjoy making nests and putting them in unique containers.

blessings
barbra jean

PS off to enjoy more of your sweet blog. =)

eileeninmd said...

Being a bird lover, I just love all your bird decorations. You were very creative with the innvitations. Lovley photos and mosaic. I ope you have a wonderful week!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Oh my gosh! Where to start??!! Loved every single bit of it! So charming, a bit of romance, so well pulled together! Your creativity knows no bounds. I could use you in my house.

And I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve your stone fireplace. Is it seeing anyone? Would you maybe bring my name up in conversation to see if it's interested in....maybe dating me?

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lucky DIL! That is one beautiful invitation! I love birds too, and especially like your postcard garland. I'm following you too!

bunny said...

Oh we have birds in common. I love decorating with them...unfortunately, I dislike real ones..lol I have tons of birdcages and nests too! I'm so lovin' your kitchen....awesome! I also have lots of friends in Utah.....told ya we had stuff in common.

tootles,
bunny

Niki said...

Your birds are absolutely charming! What a lucky daughter-in-law you have! Hope the party is a "nest" of fun!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post! My daughter says I'm nesting lately! I love the word 'nest' ... and love making my nest more confortable!

Poppy said...

Oh what an inspiring theme for a bridal shower.. I bet it was a lot of fun and your DIL loved it! So creatively you put together all your bird vignettes and I loved that birdie postcard garland. The white wire birdcage and all your cloches are so adorably displayed. My favorite is the wire cloche and the little terrarium with moss inside... Great post! Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

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Honey at 2805 said...

Everything looks so pretty. Great little cloche and terrarium!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.
Honey

Shelia said...

Aren't you the most creative one! I love those little invitations and all of your birdiness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You're so creative in every spot of your lovely home. I love all the beautiful elements you've used to create such wonderful stage! Have a super week. Hugs, FABBY

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It is always my pleasure to visit your lovely space! What a beautiful post! Love it totally:)
My dear friend, I would love to see you on my blog:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, all of your vignettes are gorgeous. I love the bird theme carried though all of them. Great inspiration and eye candy. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jann,
What a cute invitation! I love birdies too and have them all over my home, both indoors and out. Love your cloches! My favourite thing is your white birdie teapot and creamer; how gorgeous and such a lovely gift too! Thank you for stopping by and joining me for Tea Time. It's lovely to 'meet' you and I'm a new follower. Wishing you a delightful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi