What Kind of House are You?

Today I am joining Alpha-Thursday for the first time.  A girl needs to keep up on her studies, don’t you agree?  My W word is WHAT

Is it a bird, or is it a light?  That is the question I am asking myself.

You be the judge.


Labor Day weekend I asked hubby if he would help me install a bit of yard art that I had picked up over the summer.

He was more than willing to get it out of the garage.

Remember the pillar I bought when I went pickin?  You can check it our here. http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2011/07/livin-my-american-pickers-dream.html That was an awesome $25 find.

Well, I picked up this birdhouse at a yard sale for $20.  It had a T.J. Maxx price tag on the bottom of $50.


I  knew that the birdhouse was a bit small, but oh well I had it.  Let’s put them together.  This is what I got.


At first I thought, hmmm; it is small but I don’t mind it.  Suddenly, I realized every time I glanced  it looked more like a lighthouse.

I can see it well from my family room window and from my upper level.  The more I see it, the more I think lighthouse.

I toured my first lighthouse last Fall while vacationing in Door County, WI.

It was in the little town of Fish Creek.

I loved the history of it all.

So, whether it’s a bird or a light; I think the house upon the pole is a keeper.

Hey, guess that makes me the ‘lighthouse keeper’.  lol! That is if it is a lighthouse.

Who knows, I may even put a light in it now and then.

We also put in these two smaller poles.


I loved the chippy white pole, so I just put a birdhouse on top.  The other pole was stained brown.  I decided to paint it tqs. blue.  It’s hard to tell in the pic.


What can I say, “Love those poles”!

Hope that you’re getting some last minute projects done around your house.

Till next time, I’ll leave the light on!


I am linking this post with:

A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday

Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Weds.

Jenny Matlock for Alpha Thursday - The letter W


Kathy Walker said...

How fun! I love your yard art...what great finds!

Light and Voices said...

Ahhhhh, cute!
Joyce M

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love this!! I love anything old and repurposed!! It looks great in your garden. Love that you can see it from many angles.. thank you for becoming my latest follower,, I'm now your newest follower.. hugs ~lynne~

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

It's me again, Kelley the Anonymous Commenter. Ha!

Love, LoVe, LOVE these. Hubby did well!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Why those are pole-erific! Sweet!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Ummm.....I should probably clarify that pole-erific is a synonym (in my mind) for terrific!

Linda said...

Wonderful! I love the chippy one too...they all look great!

Jonell said...

I say let's call it a lighthouse STYLE birdhouse,how's that? Love the inventiveness..creativity. I cannot pass up pieces like this.the last very large column w flaking paint turned into TWO PLANT STANDS.FUN FUN

Pondside said...

Too cute! I think you need to get an orange battery-op tea light for hallowe'en and a green or red one for Christmad - and then let the little house shine.

Pat said...

I agree - a little light would be perfect! That is quite a palatial bird house and the pillar just adds to the charm. I love the lighthouses in Door County - haven't been there in much too long...it is a place that is beautiful in spring with the cherry and apple blossoms and in the fall when all the produce is ready.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

GREAT yard art! Love it all!!!

Karen S. said...

This is my first time here too! great post, and I must say they are all charming bird houses!

My name is Riet said...

I believe it looks more like a bird house and probably birds will have a look if there is something to eat for them. I love the looks of them.
Great W word

Lola said...

Love this ‘W’ post! And thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

These look so good in your garden!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your pole art !

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a great idea!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I don't really have a lawn (just sagebrush), so I love to put up crazy yard art..old wagon wheels, birdhouses, etc. I love your poles, they are just wonderful!

deb said...

LOVE the yard art...very very cool!!!!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

My vote is that it resembles a lighthouse!! Love all of your poles...well garden artifacts. They add such a visual interest after the flowers have faded. How about for the dark evenings you could run some warm white mini lights around it, maybe hubby has a spare minute to help?
All the Best,

Visits With Mary said...

Light house or bird house, it's gorgeous!

Annesphamily said...

Glad you joined us today! Alphabe Thursday is wonderfully fun!
whatever you want to call it, it is charmign and delightful!

Judie said...

Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday! You have chosen an EXCELLENT letter with which to start! Your post is as clever as your yard art!!!

ellen b said...

I like your poles and the birdhouse/lighthouse on top. It really would be great with a light!

Cheryl D. said...

That's so creative!

Ellen said...

Luving your bird/lighthouse. What a nice addition to your landscape, and a bonus to be able to see it from many places inside. I just love birdhouses and lighthouse, being from New England we have lots of light houses. Your other poles are amazing also.
Happy Fall

Tammy Gail said...

I love this kind of stuff... I think "Lighthouse"!!

Jenny said...

Oh wow. A girl after my own heart!

Love your vision and your finds!

It does look like a lighthouse. It would be fun to have it electrified!

This is such a wonderful vignette. I'm going to look around and see what other treasures you've discovered!

Thanks for linking up to Alphabe-Thursday!