Friday, March 14, 2014

a bird's life

 Even though it's not officially spring (six days!) and we still have snow on
the ground, I know spring is coming. The snow is slowly melting and every
morning, I hear more little birdies chirping away. I still have yet to spy a
robin though. Every year when I see my first robin, I know for certain that spring
 is coming. I keep scanning the bare tree branches along my drives and walks
 and no luck for me. Several people in my area have said they've seen robins,
so I know they're out there.

I love decorating with birds and nests, especially come springtime.










 

 Do you use birds and nests in your spring decorating?
Happy weekend!


36 comments:

  1. Melanie, I love all of your birds. The Robins are here in NW Washington and the flowers and trees are starting to bloom. In a couple of weeks everything will be so pretty. Enjoy your week-end.

    Debbi

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  2. You have quite a bird collection and I loved getting a glimpse of your book titles. I have a lot of little bird statuettes and they used to be everywhere. Maybe I should dust them off. And you collect milk glass? I love it. My sister, Leslie, used to collect it.

    I have my front door open (the storm window is down just a bit) and Milo is loving looking out and smelling the fresh air!

    Have a great weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I only have that small milk glass collection - have a few bowls, too. Not looking for anymore though. Wasn't it nice to air out the house a bit? I did the same thing.

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  3. So many pretty birds to bring the joy of spring to us all!! xx

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  4. The robins pass through here on their way north and I started seeing them in February. That's a good sign that Spring is coming. Hang in there. They're all on their way. Our trees are all getting leaves and azaleas are starting to bloom. Soon you'll be out and about and we'll all be stuck inside soaking up the A/C.

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    1. Leaves and blooms...sounds so wonderful! I can't wait.

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  5. Your little birdies are all so sweet! I especially like the egg with the bird artwork on it. Wonderful!
    Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

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  6. I love using birds and next throughout spring and summer. Just so pretty to look at. I haven't started anything yet, gosh I;m always so behind! I am typing this in the dark, we lost power over an hour ago and com ed says their working on it! I'm in old Oak Lawn and we alway lose power! Tomorrow going with hubs for a hike in the woods, that is if I can see where our hiking clothes are at!

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    1. Funny - we lose power a lot in the summer! Hope you enjoyed your hike.

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  7. I just loved that Anna Quindlen book I saw stacked there!
    Brenda

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    1. Haven't read that one yet, but she's one of my favorite authors.

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  8. pretty collection you have there! Saw my first robin here ( western pa ) about 3 days ago! :) Yay! :)

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    1. It's now the 18th...still haven't seen one!

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  9. I love them all, Melanie. They look very sweet and colorful around your house. I have just a few bird things but I enjoy making little stuffed or embroidered birds to give as gifts (I made some clay ones this year for teachers' Christmas gifts too). I hope you're having a good weekend. :)

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    1. I remember the clay birds you made, Jennifer. They were so pretty!

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  10. I saw a robin this week. We are going to be chilly tomorrow, but no sign of winter weather.

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    1. The snow is slowly melting here, but there's always a chance for more. So still holding my breath.

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  11. I love your birds and nests. Here in NC we see Robins most of the year unless there is snow on the ground. But I grew up in Michigan and I always remember looking for Robins in the spring!

    Yes, I do have nests an birds in my spring décor, Loved seeing all of the books!

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    1. Those smart birdies know which states to stay in during the too-cold winters of the Midwest!

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  12. Birds are a must when spring comes. I love your milkglass pieces.

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  13. Melanie, your vignettes are so springy. I LOVE them!!! You have some great books, too, that you're using throughout your decor. Your spring filled home must make you smile each day! We're having lots of snow today...what's up with that??
    Mary Alice

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    1. You got more snow? Sorry to hear that. I think in our extended weather forecast, that's there's still a chance for a wintry mix for us.

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  14. Some nice pieces.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  15. I do use lots of nest and eggs in my decorating...and I am looking every day for that first Robin!

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  16. Your house is so cute and cheery. Yes we use birds and nests and CHICKENS of course around the house this time of year.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I do have some chicken and rooster figurines too, but I don't have those on display right now.

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  17. How fun and pretty! I do love birds, but that little yellow one really caught my eye. How SWEET!

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  18. You do have lots of little birdie accessories! Sending warm wishes your way! Tammy

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  19. I used to always put out birds and nests for my spring decorating, but I don't bother with seasonal decorating anymore. The only who sees would be hubs, and he sure doesn't care! I especially like the white bird cage you have. Very cute! I have a pothos plant in a black birdcage, and my son Jason was very puzzled by it. "Why is that plant in a cage mom?" It sure made me chuckle! I just remembered that I have another bird cage planter in my bedroom, only that one is white and on a stand. With a name like Robin, I've always had an affinity for birds.

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  20. LOVE all your little birdies and nests, Melanie! I also love your spider plant. I'm waiting for mine to grow babies!
    Donna

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