Wednesday, August 12, 2009

FEATHERED FRIENDS BLOG PARTY ~ BIRDS OF A FEATHER....

I don't know about anyone else, but I had a heck of a time getting this post together. What in the world is going on with Blogger? It's impossible to load your dashboard. Took me forever to get this post together. Arghhh! "Taking deep breaths" I'm here now that is all that matters! Get on with it, Tina!

Thank you so much to Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for hosting this event. If you aren't participating, no worries, you are more than welcome to view all the wonderful Feathered Friends photos posted by the participants.

I didn't realize how many feathered friends elements I have around my tiny home. I was kinda thinking...gee I must like our fine feathered friends ha!
Of course I have tons of birdhouses that I have mosaic'ed. I put a few together in a collage, or should I say, a mosaic of a few my mosaic birdhouses.....


I love the birdcage I recently finished. The focal of the roof is a lovely cameo of 2 doves...


I have at least 25 birdhouses overall that are already primed and read for me to mosaic; here are just a few (some are still wrapped up in brown paper)....


I have 4 of these left...


and this next one I'm keeping for me! ha!


I love the little mailbox by this side door. I havent' decided what I want to do with it yet, but that roof color is not staying! ha! I have birdies and birdhouses on my hutch...


I just have to show you a closeup of the birdhouse on left, it's got this great rusty, scrolly railing and balcony....

I have birdie teapots on the shelf....

my quackers and birdie napkin rings....

birdie S&P (yep the dynamic target duo, I bought 2 sets)...

A cute pair I found thrifting....


I have a large oil on canvas painting of Swans on my wall (my sister painted it)....


And I have a birdhouse on a tree....


Do not awww at that squirrel on top of the birdhouse! He's NOT cute...he's the sneaky, dasterly rose bush and flower killer. He's worse than Godzilla! Squirrels are no different than rats; they just have better outfits!

And of course, I have birdies adorning Christmas wreaths; here is one I did in bronze n gold (sorry for the lousy photo). Ever notice how wreaths always look prettier in real life than in photos? See the 3 birdies?.....

Since the holidays are rapidly approaching, I'm sure you will see more my creations!

Well, it's not all of my fine feathered friends, but I think I've shown enough for one day! ha!

Be sure to stop by Gina's to venture on to view the other Feathered Friends post!

Ciao Bellas!

45 comments:

Jenny in Maine said...

Tina, your home decor is breathtaking!! Your sister is so talented I am envious. And about that squirrel...I have one of those guys hanging out on my back porch/yard, and I am threatening squirrel stew. lol Have a wonderful day. Your blog is gorgeous.

Claudia said...

Hello Miss Tina! I always love visiting you and I'm so glad you joined this party. I love all your birdhouses, birds, china - everything. But oh.my.goodness! The bird house with the doves in the mosaic takes my breath away! You are so talented, my friend. It is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Hey Tina! 3:30 AM? You're worse than me! Hope you don't have to be anywhere early today. I stayed up till almost midnight visiting bloggers.

Your bird houses are so fabulous. I was loving the green roof but I suppose it's a nice big area to mosaic. Enjoyed the rest of your bird collction too.

Dawn

Jennifer said...

You do have some very nice bird decord! I love all your bird houses, especially the one with the green roof. Please stop by my blog - you have an award waiting for you! :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hello Tina,
Your birdhouses are simply gorgeous! You really do such lovely work; I adore them all! You do love our feathered friends it seems! I am not participating although I would have loved to. I'm still on vacation and not at my computer much these days. Thanks for sharing some of your treasures with us today and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, I am literally in awe of all those gorgeous bird houses. They really are beautiful!!!

someplace in thyme said...

Good morning Tina, what a delightful post. I love your birdhouses and your work is gorgeous. I wish there was a better word because you deserve very high praise indeed. I can't wait to see more.
I am off for a weeks vacation so will miss your posts, see you when I get back, Char

Bobbi said...

Hi, Oh my goodness and Wow! All of your things are just breath taking and stunning! Thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty today! I hope your day is a magical one.
Hugs...
Bobbi

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Be still my heart! Love the mosiac birdhouses (I have one I am trying to muster up the courage to mosaic...your tips will help!) & the bird teapots are all just lovely Tina!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Tina, your pictures are stunning....truly lovely! Each one is more graceful than the last. Such a treat!

Thanks so much for displaying the Rooster button. Looking forward to seeing you on the 28th!!

Hugs, Barb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! How pretty - glad I don't have to choose a favorite. I know what you mean about the squirrels - there are way to many around here and they are so destructive.

Chari said...

Hi Tina...

Ohhh my...I just love coming to your place...you have so many beautiful things, my friend! Sure wished that you could hear me Ooohhh and Aaahhh through all of your photos! Hehe! Seriously, I just about had a hissy when I saw your fabulous collection of white ironstone! Ohhh...all of those beautiful teapots...and the sweet little birds that sit on top of them...well, it just doesn't get any better!!! Hehe! Love your quacker tureens...oooh...and those sweet bird napkin rings! You have a beautiful collection of white ironstone, my friend!

Now...about those fabulous mosaic birdhouses...Girl, they are soooo very beautiful...works of art!!! You are such a creative and talented lady! I absolutely adore the bird cage that you just finished...the roof with the dove cameo...gorgeous!!! Ohhh...I just love them all! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful collection of feathered friends with us today! I really, really enjoyed this!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

grannyann said...

I am a bird house collector also but I don't do the beautiful work on them that you do. Got a kick out of your squirrel description!!

Mary said...

Tina, your work is gorgeous! Everything you do is beautiful. I also like the white teapot collection...did you post them for White Wednesday as well? I know all the white lovers would love to see them. Have a very happy Wednesday!

Mary

Aimee said...

Those birdhouses are too charming!!! Sorry, but love the squirrel. He knows a good thing when he sees it!

If you get a chance, come by my Blog for a visit. I did a post on the San Francisco Gift Show where my Pillows were featured.
Have a great day,
Aimee

Brenda said...

Every time I come to your blog, I know I'm going to get to see some beautiful mosaic pieces! Art genes must run in your family. I just love your stuff!
Brenda

Sarsafrass said...

Your mosaics are simply stunning!

NicNacManiac said...

Love all the birdies you have all throughout your home!! Your birdhouses are to die for once you have added your special mosiac touch!!
I know all too well the squirrel in the lovely outfit...they are really crazy!!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Tina, somehow I missed out on this party, but I'm glad I stopped by to see what YOU had to offer! My goodness, your feathered friends are fabulous! Love all your touches and those mosaics! Holy Cow, I'm impressed with your work. I enjoyed seeing all your decor so much. That Christmas wreath is just stunning.

Thanks so much for the compliment on my arrangement. The customer did love it, I was happy to hear! Donna

Jennifer Froh said...

Oh how I LOVE your mosaic bird houses... just beautiful!!!!

passion4pink said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!I love your birdcages, you are very creative!!What can I say I am speechless, except Ahhhhhh that's a cute squirrel. I would imagine they would be a real pest like our cute little possums we have here in Oz.Thanks for popping over to my blog your'e welcome back anytime.
Cheers
Vicki

The Stylish House said...

Tina,
I love all your cute birdhouses and special touches you added. Your mosaics are the BOMB and I am so glad you wrote good instructions, just for me! The squirrel in the photo is so darn stinkin CUTE! I also like your new three generation photo on your sidebar. There is nothing more important than family and good friends. Have a wonderful one.
Cathy

Marie said...

Hello Tina - what a beautiful birdie collection you have! I love the tea pots - so sweet. The squirrel looks like he got caught! LOL. Thank you for sharing your photos!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Petit Coterie said...

Tina, I just love all your bird houses. You are so right about squirrels their outfits are cute. I just have to tell you that you had me laughing when I read your post on my blog. Let's just hope my daughter doesn't read it. To funny!

xo, Michelle

Sue said...

I love your line about squirrels...rats with better outfits....how true is that...It cost us $875. to have those buggers extracted from living up in our attic and between our second and first floor of the house....Your bird themed collection is wonderful and i really do have to buy myself those damn Target birds one of these days.....I always forget to look for them when I shop...and your green roofed birdhouse is great....Sue.

Gina said...

your bird collection is amazing! So beautiful!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Wonderful bird & birdhouse collection, Tina! And of course, the mosaics are stunningly gorgeous. I would love to come "shopping" at your house!

Gotta say, you sure must feed that squirrel really well. He's so fat he looks like he's ready to pop! :)

The Barnett Family said...

Your birdhouses are stunning!!!! Love them all...you are sooo talented! It amazes me all the things that you create with broken china! I forgot all about my birdhouses for my feathered friends posting until I saw yours.
Squirrels do have a better outfit than other rodents, but I still like to see them in my yard. I do not think they bother my stuff???? I need to be on the lookout though! I think you have been feeding him very well...hehe!

xoxo
Tonya

icandy... said...

Hello Tina!
Just checking in on you and your beautiful creations!!! I know, I had problems with blogger on this end, as well. It was really frustrating!
Hope all's well!
Christina :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your birdies!

I'm sure you must be the birdhouse queen - and have the most gorgeous birdhouses on earth!!!! Love them!

Katherine

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Beautiful tweets here!

Willow said...

You have so many beautiful things. Thanks for sharing. I agree with the other poster. Your site just takes my breath away.

Willow

ClassyChassy said...

Such amazing work - love the mosaics! Fabulous post - and good luck on the giveaway! Fabulous!

Zuzu said...

Hi Tina,

This is my first visit to your blog, and your broken china mosaics will keep me coming back. Lovely, lovely work!

Oh, and I agree about the squirrel!

Thanks for sharing and for visiting my little blog. As a newbie, I'm a bit overwhelmed, but having fun figuring it out one day at a time.

Enjoy your day!
Zuzu

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sunnymama said...

The mosaic birdhouses are so pretty! You are very talented :)

Bellamere Cottage said...

Wooops! I DID say ahhhhhhh......about the squirrel...sorry! :-)

I spent quite awhile several days ago reading all about how to mosaic. Great directions. I did my bathroom counter in my old house...I wish I'd have your directions...I went into it totally green....but it's actually what sold the house! :-)

Love your projects......everything you make is PERFECTION!....

Thanks for coming and the sweet, comforting words about my Mum....I just want to hug her...

Blessings,
Spencer

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Tina, I'm swooning over ALL your beautiful birdhouses!!! I'd be in heaven at your home. I have started a small collection of them in my laundry room!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Regina said...

Beautiful post and photos!
Happy weekend.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your birdhouse collection is stunning!

Karen

Lisa said...

Super birds! You really like birds!
Hugs, Lisa

Jack said...

Great to see that white house..Really amazing collections..

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Jack
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