My Alpine Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bird Business

Many of you love decorating with birds as much as I do. 

After my 5 year old granddaughter Saydee left my home yesterday I wondered if just maybe I was in the 'bird business'.

My grands are use to our home being decorated for upcoming holidays.  So when Saydee asked why I had so many birds.  I think she thought there was some special bird holiday that she needed to know about. lol!

  I gave her some lame reason and it wasn't until after she left that I thought that I should have teased her a little and said that I was in the 'bird business".

 
 
I love feathering my nest!
 
C
 
Decorating with birds for Spring helps me do just that!
 
 
3 or 4 years ago my sil, Laurie and I made a bunch of paper birdhouses.
They were so much fun to make and I still love them!
 
I placed some branches in one of my white urns and hung them from the limbs.
 




 
 
 
I love birdhouses!  I often buy them when on vacation.  The large blue one came from a road trip in ID a few years ago and I bought the little one in Napa last July.
 



I found this sweet red one at a local furniture store 4 or 5 years ago.





 
 
Hubby recently made me a chippy frame out of some old wood I had for a bird print that I bought in Feb.
 
 
It became the hi-lite of my mantle.
 




 
I created a small vignette on the hearth.  It included a bird of course.
 
I brought a touch of nature in with a moss ball in an urn on top of two of my favorite décor books. 
 
 
 
 
Once my nest is feathered I love to fly out into the garden in hopes of seeing some real live birds.
 
 
 
Are you like me and have so many bird themed items that you are wondering if you are in the 'bird business'? 
 
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

35 comments:

priscilla said...

So pretty Jann ! Love all your birdhouses ..The little paper ones are adorable ! Your chalkboard looks fabulous!

Jessy F said...

They're all so beautiful!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Love all your birds and bird houses. I particularly like the bird print in the chippy frame your hubby made. sb

BusyBee Emily said...

Um, yes. I am also in the Bird Business! This fact should not surprise you at all, my decorating soul sister! After I read your post, I counted how many birds I have out on decoration right now. Just on my main floor alone, there are FOURTEEN. lol. And about 5 nests. Now for the bunny count...I still have most of my Easter decor up....there are NINETEEN.19!! Hey, it's spring, you gotta have birds and bunnies in the spring! I love you paper birdhouses! Super Cute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

My living room shelves are full of birds right now also. It's just says Spring to me! Love the little bird houses.
hugs,
Linda

Ann said...

Your mantel is bird gorgeous. I too love decorating with bird houses and my yard welcomes them all summer with several houses. What a darling idea with the chippy frame for the bird print! Have a "tweet" weekend.
Ann

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann, I love all of your bird houses and birds! How pretty! I like birds too! Happy Thursday! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love all your different bird collections. Your hubby did a fantastic job on the frame for you. Works perfect with the bird print. How cute that your grand-daughter noticed all the bird theme objects!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your mantle and all the birds, bird houses, etc.
I also love birds and have so many bird houses outside. I feed so many humming birds - have three feeders and have to fill them every other day. They are delightful to watch. Also have a couple of regular bird feeders in the back yard and they are so fun to watch too.
I have a yellow/black bird that hangs on my hummingbird feeder - have to try and take a picture of him. I guess he likes the sugar water.
Have a great weekend Jann.
Mary

Art and Sand said...

You do the bird business quite well!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

I love birds, and it all looks so pretty. Perfect for spring!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Dear Bird Lady, lol you are so talented. Love your bird houses, and that blue wreath is amazing! Hugs, Jo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Sweet photos. I like the tree with the bird house ornaments. My daughter use to have two small pet birds.

Tamara said...

Oh Jann.
So many pretties! and yes I do love birds as well but I don't have the beautiful collection of bird pieces that you have. I really love your paper bird houses..How very special! It all brings about such lovely thoughts of spring and summer. Thank you for sharing your "Bird Business" with us!

Tamara <3

Linda W. said...

Cute collection of birdhouses!

Elaine Cariglio said...

Love all your birds! If they make you smile why not have them around!
Have a great weekend.
Blessings My Friend,

Mary Ann Potter said...

When you decorate, you REALLY decorate! What beautiful bird things!

Right now we have a mama kingbird sitting on her nest where we can see her clearly. These sweet birds always put their nests on the inside porch rafters. Our dog considers them to be his birds, I think ---- no harm can come to them as long as he is around!

On my blog I have a little "bird box" that contains one nest from my collection.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love all your birds and birdhouses. I have several birds in my decor in our living room.
~Cindy

Consider It All Joy said...

I'm not in the bird business yet, but there are quite a few little houses, cages and birds hanging around the place! Love the ones you have found, but really love the little ones on the branches! So sweet! Blessings, Cindy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love all of your bird goodies, especiallt the "Nest" chalkboard and the sweet little paper birdhouses! And yes, I like birds, too!

Rose L said...

Definitely have some lovely bird houses

Kim said...

Wow....so many pretties feathering your nest. They are all are so beautiful adding charm to every li'l corner of your home.

Susan Clayton said...

Yes I have a lot of bird related items too. Love your little paper houses = very sweet. I'm not doing a lot of decorating at the mo Having to focus on a few big projects. Enjoyed your vaca photos! AWESOME a word I try not to use every 10 minutes.
Linked up this week- thanks for hosting. Some very nice spring posts. A delightful way to start my morning.

Kelley said...

Adorbs for sure! I love birds and back in January I gkeaned a bird nest plucked from a young Bradford pear.

Love your springy mantel, Jann!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

So many precious birdhouses! I love them all! xox

Our Life at 31-derful! said...

I love the bird decor. Many years ago I hosted a baby bird baby shower and I have everything in a box stored away, but I think I need to pull it all out now!!!!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just love all your sweet birdhouses...
It´s always so nice to visit your blog!
Warm hug,
Titti

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, your birdies and birdhouses are charming. I love them too--you can find birds, blooms and bunnies in my home year round! Hugs!

Heidi Madden said...

Jann, I just love your bird décor. The colors and the textures you used for your vignettes work so well together. Very charming!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

 Wonderful pictures, I love those little houses bird!

Nina Lewis said...

I can't believe how many birdhouses you have! I only have one that my father built for me. It isn't painted. Seeing all of your has motivated me to paint it.

Thanks so much for sharing this at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. You're the greatest!

Nina

Jody and Stan said...

Jann, Love all your birdhouses!! I think I need some more! Great photos!!
Jody

Marcia Pilar said...

Love it all! Happy spring.

The Charm of Home said...

Such cute birdhouses Jann! Thank you for joining HSH!

Christina Paul said...

What a lovely collection honoring our featured friends! so cute!