Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feathered Friends

Gina over at The Shabby Chic Cottage is hosting a Feathered Friends Party.  


Interestingly, it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I realized how many bird-related decor items I have bought for my home through the years.  I don’t consciously go seeking them out, but I suppose I am drawn to them, nevertheless, since they are in the majority of my rooms.
Allow  me show you what I mean…
A romantic pair of white doves roost atop my china cabinet in the dining room.

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In my living room…

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There is lots of evidence of feathered friends in my garden inspired family room…

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In the kitchen, a Marjolein Bastin refrigerator magnet…
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I am well aware that wallpaper borders are considered “out” but I still have a soft spot in my heart for some of them in certain applications.  Until about 2 months ago, I had this border on my kitchen soffit but I somewhat reluctantly took it down in preparation for my crown molding project (which I will be showing soon…PROMISE!).IMG_0669 (C&E) framed
There are shore birds in the bathroom…..

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And let me introduce you to my “grandson,” Finnegan, a Blue Front Amazon Parrot.    He doesn’t live at my house, but he does come to visit “Grandma.”    ;)

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Stacey said...

Hi Shari! First I have to tell you that I still have a couple of borders too. Yes, they are out of style but I still like mine. Your grandparrot is so cute! Love the cage too.

Anonymous said...

I so love the pair of green ones-gorgeous!

Marie said...

Hello Shari - love your birdie collection! My fave is that beautiful black cage. And what a sweetheart your little grandson Finnegan is! I'm glad he comes for visits. =)


Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty collection of birds. I especially like the birdcage and the vignette in the cloche.

Jenny in Maine said...

Shari, your collection is beautiful!! Love the cloche.

Barb said...

Nice variety of bird posts.

Love the cage, and the paintings.
Glad you could join us.

blessings and good luck on the giveaway.

Barbra jean

Mary said...

I love your birds, Shari! We do have that same little birdhouse picture, don't we? I love them all, but my vote goes to Finnegan...he's just so handsome, I can't resist! Just heard about the birds of a feather, and I have a few, so I'm joining in next week.
Great post!!!

Dawn said...

I loved seeing all the different styles of birds you have. Finnegan must be my favorite though. Do you spoil him when he visits?

Sue said...

Shari, It's so fun to see your collection. I really like your shore birds and the cloche. Finn is a dream of a parrot, Cutie pie!

abeachcottage said...

ooh just look at Finnegan!


Joyce said...

Oh how very pretty your collection of birds is!! I especially love the plate with the pink roses and birds~ very sweet! Glad you participated today so I could come and "visit"

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

You have such a darling collection, Shari! You have such a wonderful variety of darling feathered friends! I especially love the plates with the pink roses anad the birds, beautiful! Finnegan is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing with us today!


Claudia said...

Hi Shari! I love everything you've shared with us. My favorites are the lovely cloche - so so pretty - and sweet Finnegan! Boy, he is gorgeous!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I think therte are lots of us who have more bird stuff than we realized. ;o)

Love your cloche vignette & the wire cage & Finnegan is a beauty!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Shari, your birds are all so sweet and totally adorable. I love, love the doves. Wonderful!

Barb :-)

Jennifer Froh said...

Love all your birds... the blue amazon parrot is awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari!
I am a new admirer of yours, just popped over from Mary's Tea Cottage.
I saw that you are from my hometown area! I grew up and lived in Tampa until 14 years ago and all of my family still lives there.

Your birdie collection is wonderful and I Love how your transformed your childhood furniture into "beachy cottage"~~just FAB!! You never gave up anything either, it has just grown with you...

Have a Magnificent Wednesday!


~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Love your "grandson"! How adorable!

Thanks for playing along.

Chari said...

Hi Shari...

I just love coming to your house, my friend...it's soooo beautiful and you have so many pretty things!!! I love your style!!!

Well, I simply adore all of your feathered friends! I just love that little reddish colored birdhouse with all the pretty flowers painted on it...and I also really like that art print of the ivy in the clay pot with the sweet bird and nest! I love that print...I'll have to look and see if I can find one! I also really enjoyed seeing your coastal bath...is that a wall paper border with the beach and seagulls? It's really pretty and I have to tell you that I just love the pretty tile mouldings in that bath photo!!! I also really like your pretty garden border in the kitchen...so sorry that you had to take it down but how glorious to get crown moulding!!! I'm still working on my honey to put up crown moulding for me...it just adds so much character to the bones of the house! I'll be watching for that post when you get yours up and finished!!!

Thank you for sharing all of your feathered friends with us today...I loved this post!!!

Warmest wishes,

Brenda said...

Such sweet birdies! That cloche filled vignette is just precious! I don't consider any decor "out." If I like it, it goes in my house, no matter what the current trend may be!

Bill said...

Hi Shari,
Your collection is lovely, and you photographed it beautifully!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love your bird collection! I would love to have participated in this party, but I've been on vacation so I'm just visiting.

Lisa said...

Wow! I love your birds! You have lots, and they are all just great. I was just excited I had a few to share!
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Everything is so beautiful and I agree with the others those green birds are too cute.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

A very beautiful collection of birds. I really like the birdcage .

Your blog is so great