Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Feather Your Nest

I've been doing a lot of cleaning up in the yard, cleaning out the shrubbery and getting things ready to take to my space at the shop.  I've had this bird house for a couple of years.  I brought it home to place a cross bar in the top so that I could hang it.  To do that I had to unscrew the metal top.  Needless to say, I never got around to it and just left it in the little side yard with the top on and the screws out.  Looked fine all this time.  Saturday I pulled it out and decided to put the screws back in and take it back to the shop the way it is.
 I knew I had to lift off the top and carry it from the perches to get it back in the garage to finish the job.  When I lifted off the roof, this is what I found.  A little bird had managed to go up under the eaves and build a nest.  Not just any nest, but an exquisite delicate perfect little nest!  This is unlike any other nest we have had in our garden and what a pleasant surprise to find it still intact and perfect as nature made it.  I was so gleeful to find this, I gently removed it and right now it is being stored in a sideways pot, waiting for it's permanent home somewhere in a very special place.
 Here are some of my other nests I have collected.  I purchased this one from Julie O'Keefe's Home and Garden.  I love the little spotted eggs.
This is one of my favorite nests because it is rather large.  I stuck one of my moss bunny stakes in it and filled it with white roses.  My little mother goose is keeping a watchful eye.
 I redid my terrarium in a more neutral color tone and added three nests to it, a couple of birds and some pretty green moss balls.  I love the natural color scheme.  Very peaceful and relaxing.

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11 comments:

Bliss said...

Another great item, it got pinned.

~Bliss~

miss flibbertigibbet said...

So pretty! Love the birdhouse! I love when I find little nests...I always save them too! I need to see pictures of your shop!
Lorraine

Anne said...

I love those bird nests.So sweet not just for spring.But summer too!
Anne

Betsy said...

Wow! What a wonderful surprise to find that nest in your birdhouse. That bird sure knew what it was doing!! Wonderful pictures.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love it! I LOVE nests. Did you know that you are supposed to put one in your Christmas tree every year for blessings? I just discovered a mourning dove has built a nest in a tree right out in front of our downstairs bath. Now..the funny thing is that it is a faux tree that I put out there for that spot during the winter season. I guess I am stuck with it now for Spring. How funny is that!?!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, You are the nest queen, I love them and what a cute surprise to find the nest in the bird house!

Carol

Shannon said...

Gorgeous vignettes with natural pieces!!!
Shannon
(www.akadesign.ca)

Sherrie said...

What a wonderful surprise to find the nest! Love your spring decor.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, I love the way you did your terrarium, Maggie! That looks beautiful! I'm sure finding that nest must have been a surprise and I'm glad you have a place for it at your home.

visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

chateau chic said...

Your nests are wonderful! I'm a lover of all kinds of nests. Never too many.
Mary Alice

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry