Thursday, January 3, 2008

Nests and Birds, Birds and Nests!!

On this third day of January, it is dreary, cold and we are waiting for a rain storm.

So I thought it would be fun to look at some of my birds and nests. I have many. I seem to be collecting more and more nests lately.



Most of the birds and nests came from my friend Barbara's most adorable shop, Garden Memories. She always has a bird or a nest I cannot seem to resist.



(Click on any picture to enlarge)
Barbara even has sparkly eggs to put in the nests.



I know I have shown this teapot once before, but I thought it went well with today's theme.

TJ Maxx, you gotta love it.


Back to Garden Memories, this sparkle nest and bird use to live there, now they live with me.



This one came from the Ventura Flea Market. $4.00. The next Ventura Flea Market is scheduled for Feb. 3, if anyone in Southern California is interested.



I love zinc and lead items, so when I saw this guy, I had to buy him.
Another beautiful nest from Garden Memories. If you want to visit Garden Memories go to www.gardenmemoriesgifts.com/ I believe Barbara will soon have a shopping site.
I hope you are all having a wonderful first week on the new year.
Rosemary


31 comments:

the feathered nest said...

LOVE the sparkle nest! I can't wait for her to open an online store - she has such cool stuff. Well, you know I love all the bird and nest things! I was at TJMaxx this week and they had soup tureens with little birds on them - maybe from the same line as your teapot?

Manuela

Michelle said...

I love all those nest and the little birdies! I'll keep a look out for you on those goodies!

btw, when is your birthday?

KJ said...

I just bought a beautiful bird's nest calendar from Borders today for 50% off! It is huge and printed on linen paper. I really am returning to what I love: birds, nests, nature, natural wood, bringing nature indoors... Also, vintage items. Aaaaah...

Have a grand and glorious day!
Kj

PAT said...

Rosemary, I love birds and birds nests, these photos are wonderful!

That teapot is so cute!!

Pat

Liz said...

What a cheerful transition out of Christmas! I love the birds and nests, makes me look forward to spring!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love those sparkling eggs.
Alison

Linda said...

Hi Rosemary, what a neat collection of birds and nests. I think it is amazing a little birdie can create such a sweet little home.
We are expecting lots of rain and high winds too. Stay dry and cozy....Linda

Jacki said...

What a neat display! I share your love of birds' nests and birds. I have a real (deserted) nest in a bush in the front yard that I want to bring in and keep.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What sweet nests! My mother once had a pair of Society Finches who were always laying the tiniest little eggs (both birds were female)-- my Mom would put the eggs into a little nest she had and kept it on her cupboard. =)

Flea Market Queen said...

Rosemary...I love your nests!
You have a wonderful collection...
I am going to try to go to the Ventura Flea Market in Feb unless we are up North instead...I'll let you know & get names of other places to visit!
Thanks & Happy New Year...
Priscilla

Robyn said...

Aren't nests just wonderful things! I love nests! Thanks for sharing the shoppe you go to! When I am ever in Ventura I will have to go shopping!

Brenda said...

These are very pretty. I bought my first one his Christmas.

Simply Me Art said...

I Love Nests too Rosemary! I especially Love the little Gold Glittered Birdie. I am thinking I may need to check out the Feb. Flea Market... So nice to see the birds and nest with this Cold weather we have been having...

Michelle said...

I'm fond of that glitter bird.. what a lovely collection.

Michelle

Deb said...

Such a great collection of birds nests ~ I love how you have them displayed too.

debbiekay said...

Rosemary:

Love the birds nests.....can't wait to meet up with you at the Flea Market in February.

Debbie Kennedy

Junie Moon said...

Nests are such a lovely symbol of home and I love that you collect them. Thank you for the link, too.

Storybook Woods said...

What a wonderful collection of nests. I love nests, they are home. Clarice

Jerusalem said...

Thoes are great - I love nest too!

Raised In Cotton said...

Wow Rosemary, love these! So sweet and timeless!
Hugs,
Carol

Genevieve Olsen said...

I have a little birdie/nest love too! And with all of the snow and winter temperatures here, I am way ready for spring!!!! Have a great weekend!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Ah, beautiful birds and nests. I'd give anything to hear the birds chirping right now.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love that little teapot! I would have bought that too if I saw it.

I hope the storm dies down a bit before it hits you. Northern California is getting hammered now. It looks like a hurricane out there. I've never seen the wind blow that hard before.

Jill said...

It seems everyone loves birds and nests! I know I do, too!

The French Nest said...

Hi Rosemary,

Such gorgeous treasures! I will have to let my mum know about your post as she loves birds!

Southern Heart said...

Rosemary, I love your birds and nests...absolutely lovely! I used to have a few nests, until my kitty decided that he liked dismantling them. :)

I would have snapped up that charming teapot, too!

Happy New Year!

Andrea

Donna O. said...

Hi Rosemary- I see you are starting off the year in a creative mood!!!
D.

ellie said...

Hi Rosemary...this is my first time posting..hi...I found you through Meg's blog..the little cottage. Love your nests and I can see you are very crafty too.

gabrielle

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh now I have got to have a bird's nest...or 2! What a lovely collection you have :)

Hugs,
Dena

Merci-Notes said...

Dearest Rosemary!
Oh merci for coming by all throughout the holidays! I was overwhelmed for some reason??? Your visists always were so very nice! Thank You!
What a surprise! I did not know that I was actually in their magazine!!! Thank You so for letting me know!!!

I love all of your birds nests. They , birds are so comforting this time of year...perhaps always! LOVE the sparkely nest!!!
Rosemary,Thank You so again!!!
I am going to the book store now!!!
Hugs,
Mary

KJ said...

I love nests and just about anything nature. I was assessing my taste the other day (something I guess one does when their just about to turn 50) and I have noticed that I am returning to what I loved in my early adult years: NATURE. MARJOLEIN BASTIN is one of my favorite nature artists. I am finding that I am now buying up little birdies, adorning my home with seashells, pine cones and what have you. I love it!

KJ
California