Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get Your Nest On

My house has been invaded by guys; carpet layer, floor refinisher, carpenter, and plumber. The plumber was not my choice, but I was forced delighted to add another remodel project to my list, due to a leak. What to do, after getting a couple of rooms back in order? Get out my silver birds and help them get their nest on. 

I layered a bird nest on top of seashells. The silver glittered bird is actually a Christmas tree ornament that I embellished with a jewel and seam binding.  

More Christmas tree birds getting their nest on. The real silver glitter is starting to tarnish. I know it's in style (even to let your silver tea service tarinsh), but I'm just not sure how I feel about this patina. There's something totally gratifying about polishing silver, and yes I'm serious. How do you feel about this?

Welcome Spring and get your nest on. 

I sincelerly hope you are having a nice week, and that you are not experiencing flood waters.


Aaron {the girl with the boy's name} said...

L.O.V.E. those glittery little birds...nice contrast. Your birdhouse banner is adorable too.

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}


Jennifer said...

Hi Ele Your room is so pretty.I like your curtains,I have a aqua bedspread/quilt like that,but I haven't found curtains like yours.Love it.The ruffle pillow is beautiful.How do you keep your dogs away from it all.LOL Mine keep coming in with mud,have to wipe them down all the time.Your bird nest is really pretty.I haven't done much decorating latley.Just can't seem to get into it after Joey left for the navy hes in san diego now.Very far from home.I bet your home will look so pretty when all the work is done.Can't wait to see pics.I still Love your blue mirror!Jen

NanaDiana said...

I am ashamed to say that I am Old School. I like my silver polished and shining. We have my hubby's grandparent's silver coffee & tea service and I guess I just always felt that if they entrusted it to my care (before he passed) that it was up to me to take care of it. It is the real thing and maybe that makes the difference, I don't know. I also polish all the other silver pieces we have, chargers and spoons and servers. But, that is just me and I don't care what others do...and I think some of it looks cute when it is staged with shabby abandon. I guess that was lot more than you asked for, huh?;>) xxoo Diana

vivian said...

I love the silver birds and I like that they are looking tarnished. as for silver-ware... I think I would rather it be polished! I should dig mine out and see how it looks. I never ever ever use it. it was my grandmothers, given to her as a wedding gift. I wonder if she ever used it?
have a fun week in your nest!

Maija said...

I do love how the silver glitter tarnishes, but it does take on a whole new life!

Sarah said...

So pretty! I have those birds, but they are packed away. Now I want to dig through all my Christmas stuff and do something similar! The nest banner is super cute! Love the vintage wallpaper you used.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your sweet nests and glittery birds!

Funny that you mention polishing silver. Last week I polished 17 pieces. I just don't like mine looking tarnished, but that's just me! My family thinks I'm weird!!

Angelic Accents

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Such beautiful things!

Passionate for White said...

Prettiest Easter decor I've seen in a long time!

shaejus said...

beautiful, beautiful,beautiful. thanks for sharing. my fave is the nest banner on the mirror.

My Galveston Cottage said...

A girl after my own heart....I've got a nest with a little bird ornament in my guest room. I love that kind of stuff. Wanted to say hello and invite you over to my GiveAway. Cool porcelain enamel house numbers! Check it out and have a nice weekend, -s

Mimi said...

I love any kind of decorating with spring birds, and Christmas ornaments are great for bird shapes!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, love your nests and birds, so pretty! Your nest banner is adorable!
I wish you peace! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Judi said...

Happy Easter
The Easter sign is so cute..love it and so is your Easter glittery bird basket. I should try some of that glittery too..very pretty.

I'm sorry about flooding and I hope you have everything sorted out and back in place.

If I have the time I don't mind polishing silver either...the end result is always so gratifying isn't it...

Have a blessed Easter.

Diane Mars said...

I love your nest, and the banner is beautiful! oxox, Diane

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh I LOVE polished silver, just loathe the process of polishing. Maybe it's because I'm just plain lazy? that could be it!
Lovely projects --love the NEST banner, adorable!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a sparkle bird to cheer up a spot- your nest banner is precious too!

Unknown said...

What beautiful photos. I love the glittery birds and blue eggs. It was fun visiting you. Have a great day,
Janet's Creative Pillows

bikim said...


love your photos!
take care,

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a great idea, I want to get my glittery silvery Christimas stuff out and decorate with it too! So "out of the box"!!! Just beautiful! And yes, I do love to polish silver, I feel as if I am slowly "unwrapping" a gift. I get so excited to see the shiny silver come through!! I don't mind a bit of tarnish, but when my pieces get too bad I have to polish!

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savvycityfarmer said...

you're rocking my world here, ya know

coolerNights said...

Wow! It`s really great I like your bird and nest so much, glittery birds are looking beautiful and your birds banner is also very nice.Thank you for sharing with us.

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My Galveston Cottage said...

I'm so attracted to birds in the home. Be it wallpaper, ornaments, prints....Girl after my own heart!

bbluxurychic said...

ich finde Deine Kunstwerke zauberhaft und einzigartig :-) .

sooooc Cute.
Liebe Grüße