Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

For The Birds

Well this summer really has been "for the birds" for me due to health issues and I really didn't get to enjoy it much or do a lot of decorating. I'm going to spend the next few posts catching up a bit and hopefully I'll be back blogging full force for fall. I can't miss blogging during my favorite season!

Today, however, "for the birds" is dedicated to lovely little birds and has a more positive connotation. I'm going to show you a corner of my dining room that hosts my bird themed treasures.

The 1930's bird cage is a focal point which creates the perfect backdrop for my bird treasures. This year I filled the cage with my vintage McCoy pots and some old floral tins for a summery garden display. 

Back in the spring I found this cool "junk light cover thingy?"" I originally planned to use it on my garden but it ended up making a pretty cloche display on my shabby green side table.
Even though I created this vignette back in the spring I love it so much that I still haven't changed it. The colors and garden theme still seemed to work for summer so I left it alone.

I filled it with some sweet things as you can see, such as an old garden nozzle, tiny chalk painted terra cotta pots and some natural looking eggs.  The bird picture was cut from an old 1800's book that was falling apart.  I got on a vintage frozen Charlotte kick in the spring and was buying them up and altering them to sell in my Junky Chic Boutique, but  like so many of my creations, I ended up keeping her since she is just so cute!
I used old lace and ribbon scraps to make her a dress and an old tiny doily for her hat. A vintage watch piece announces the season.

I display most of my bird treasures on the ledge behind the side table.

I'm pretty sure my whole bird thing started with this lovely vintage tray that I bought many years ago at a yard sale for a quarter. 

Actually most everything in this picture is from a yard sale.
Here is another illustration from the same 1800's book as the picture in the cloche.  You will probably be seeing several more pictures from the same book coming up in future posts. The artwork is just beautiful. 

Well I have enjoyed getting a real post up today! I am looking forward to getting caught up on your lovely blogs and linking up to some parties this week. If you love birds, nests, birdhouses, etc., take a look at my  "For The Birds" board on Pinterest.

Have a great Sunday!parties:


  1. Very pretty displays, Amber! Love that tray and your light/cloche/thingy. : ) I hope you will be feeling better soon. I'm sure you are frustrated to not be able to enjoy the summer months. I have Celiac Disease and IBS and when they decide to act up it takes the joy out of just about everything. I hope you will be feeling much better come September, if not sooner!

  2. I love how you display your collections! I hope you feel better soon. Do be good to yourself.

  3. Amber, I'm so sorry for you that your health has had you down and out during your summer. Your style is so creative, and I always enjoy what you put together. This bird theme is really nice - I love garden items, vintage, and that one covered jar in turquoise is fabulous! I love all the McCoy planters in the cage too. I have several of those myself - they call my name whenever I go antiquing. :) I hope good days return so you can enjoy your favorite season. Take care, my friend.
    Rita C at Panoply

  4. Amber, I was so excited to see your post, I've missed you! So sorry that you have been feeling a bit under the weather.
    I hope that this gorgeous post is an indication that you are on the mend. LOVE your bird theme, using the cage and that cool cloche thingy looks amazing! Take care, I want you in full swing for the upcoming holidays!
    Big hugs,


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