Living on the lake, the scenery just beyond our window panes is always the focal point. The beautiful views outside make decorating “within” a challenge. So, rather than compete with God’s artistry outside … I try to enhance those views by bringing the outside … in!
Thinking about the “feathering of our nest” … I took pictures of all things “birdie” throughout our home. I wanted you to see how easy it is to incorporate items that are typically associated outside of the home … in our decor.
1) Using garden statuary …
A cement cherub, playing a fife, looks “at home” and as angelic atop our hall tree, as he does in the garden.
A bird, made of cement, looks quite content sitting at the base of a crystal vase, among a selection of nesting materials.
2) Using miniature birdbaths and filling them with birdseed, instead of water …
A rustic bird stands near a crystal ice bucket and a tin bucket covered in moss … nearby, an unusual birdfeeder!
A little silver bird is perched on the edge of his nest, that’s filled with millet. Above him is a darling cake-plate, adorned with 4 sweet birds and a collection of salt cellars.
3) Perching teeny birds in unexpected places …
A bird dangles from a pine-flowered swag. Clutched tightly, he holds a tiny offering of pinecones.
Sitting high above a music armoire is a little bird, just outside his antique cage … and a collection of all things “birdie.”
4) Tucking bird nests in floral arrangements or peeking out of almost-hidden niches …
A moss-covered nest with a sprinkling of flower buds looks “sweet” in an ornate sugar bowl.
Tucked among some greenery in a silver bucket, a nest adds visual interest to a stack of plates and moss-colored napkins.
What do you enjoy collecting? Whatever your passion is, use those items to decorate and “cozy up” your home.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our “feathered nest” and the unexpected ways you can bring “the outside” into your home!
Home is … the perfect nest!
From my cottage to your’s! ~ Trenda