My Alpine Home

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Listen to the Birds!

Hello my friends,

The other day I was feathering my nest; putting away Easter and pulling out my bird decor.

I started thinking about what we could learn from birds.

So as I show you some of my d├ęcor, I will be giving a little advice.  Remember, it’s not from me; it’s from the birds.

1.  Build your nest to suit your style.  Everyone’s nest is different and unique.  It’s what makes us who we are!

(I made the banner a couple years ago)

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2.  Sing a song of praise for those who provide you with food and shelter.

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3.  Rise early to get the worm.

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4.  Feather your nest and make it a place where family and friends like to gather.

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(the wreath was my first try at using Rit dye on coffee filters last year)

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(notice the ray of sunshine?  Love it!)

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5.  Go out on a ledge now and then to get a bird’s eye view.

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6.  Don’t be afraid to let yourself soar!

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7.  Remember it’s the little things that make our nests so tweet!

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8.  Go out on a limb and discover new things.

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And last of all;

9.  Don’t stay bottled up.  Come out of your cage, spread your wings and fly!

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From my nest to yours,

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Hugs,

Jann

p.s.  If you haven’t linked up to Share Your Cup I would love to have you!

I will be sharing with:

Hope in Every Season for Homemaking

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

Common Ground for Be Inspired!

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday

Bernideens Tea Time Blog for Open House

23 comments:

Susie said...

Jann, I love your bird collection. The pillows are my favorite. xoxo,Susie

Kris said...

From one bird lover to another...that was lovely!!!
xo Kris

Gina said...

So many pretty bird vignettes! Loved your birdy advice too.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Great advice! Love your bird decor...the Pyrex with the birds on it, the stand is awesome! Never seen one like that before. Listening to lovely birdsong as I type!
All the Best,
Christine

lynn said...

such pretty spring goodies, jann! i LOVE your green cabinet and the big "nest" word on top!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the bird wisdom Jann. And all your birds and nests are really sweet. Thanks for sharing these wise sayings. Hugs, Pamela

Createology said...

Your nest is pure bliss. Great words of wisdom to live each day to the fullest. Thank you for the tour. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

ThrifterSisters said...

It looks like my sister & I found someone who loves birds as much as we do! We must be kindred spirits, Jann:-)

Erica

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh Jann...Love your collection and the advice from the birds. :)
I have a collection of birds and nest too. I love your pendant banner and I love the white bird pillow. Love the embroidered towel too. I just love it all!!
hugs,
Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet post! I plan to bring out my bird decor next week and fill my nest with happiness. Love it all!
hugs,
Linda

Bernideen said...

How lovely Jan - so many darling little groupings!

Bernideen said...

P.S. I hope you will come to "Open House" too!

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh so much prettiness!!! :)
I love all those birds! :)

Hugs,

Chenille Cottage said...

What a wonderful post, Jann! Your home is just that...A LOVING NEST for you and your family! You have such an amazing talent at making each season special. Oh, the memories you are making for your grandchildren...not to mention, your sweet hubby and children.

I love all your...(Oh, I mean your birdie's) sage advice! We live in such an amazing world...so filled with beautiful things to enjoy!

I'm leaving tomorrow (right after I say good bye to my grandbaby and DIL at the airport) to head over the mountain to the valley to help out with my elderly Mom. This is such a difficult time for my Mom...I appreciate your prayers, my dear friend.
Have a blessed weekend.
Hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

Maria Elena said...

Jann, what a beautiful post and such wonderful Spring decor! Enjoy your weekend!

Cynthia said...

Jann,

Great post, I like the way you feathered your nest. Everything looks so lovely. Have a super weekend!

Cynthia

Carol Cook said...

I listen to the birds every morning - their music is enchanting.

Love everything especially the birdcage.

teatimewithtrina said...

So incredibly charming. I just love waking up to the songs of birds out my window, now I will also think of this sweet blog posts. You will love my latest tea party, especially the invites. I will try to get them posted this next week.

Angela Ryder said...

So "tweet", Jan!! Have a wonderful weekend!~~Angela

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love everything to do with birds, too. That little pillow with the Jardin script on it is delightful! Happy Spring!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I do love our little feathered friends and I cannot wait to hear them singing outside my window. I enjoyed your birdie advice and the NEST banner is so cute as well as all the sweet bird nests. Thank you for sharing at my HOME, Jann, and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Birds are very wise indeed and I'll try keep their advice in mind. Chirp, chirp!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love your nest themed spring decor - very spring-like and vibrant in color. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy