Saturday, June 16, 2012

For the Love of Birds

Birds are among my top favorites when it comes to God's glorious creation. They not only look beautiful but they sound beautiful as well. (Need I say that "most" of them fit that description.)

Below is a photo of one of my favorite "quiet time" spots. I like to sit here, early in the morning when all is quiet, read my Bible devotion for the day and look through a couple of Victorian magazines or do a little needle point and hope that a little feathered friend or two will stop at the bird bath for a visit.



A pair of purple buntings, a robin, a cardinal and a sparrow or two are usually who my visitors consist of. Even a hummingbird buzzes by occasionally. I can never sneak a photo of them because one small move and they're gone! Like this!


Since I can't get a photo of the birds these antique trade cards will have to do.


Not only do I enjoy watching birds I also like to decorate with them, inside and out. So here are my outside bird decorations.





And now, for the inside flock.
Below, in the foyer, is my calling card holder with a bird calling card...


and cardinal soap in the bathroom.


Now moving on into the parlor/living room is a nest shadow box with two lovely fake birds! I know, they look a little cheesy, but I can't find any taxidermy ones! So if you have any you would like to get rid of I would love it if you sent them my way!


A satin glass ewer with a hand painted bird...


A lamp with a cherub holding a sweet little bird...


An antique hummingbird dome...


A tattered beaded pillow top...


A tradecard album with gold birds gracing the cover...


and inside the album I have many bird tradecards but won't bore you with them all so I picked a few of my favorites.


THIS cutie being my favorite of all. It's a little book called "The Christmas Chirp, of a sparrow" an original poem by Ellen E. Dickinson. How cute is that?


And...you guessed it! Postcards!


And more postcards!
Speaking of postcards, my mom and I are going to a postcard show and sale this Friday.


In the dining room on this china cabinet are lots of birds, this one being just one of them. If you are interested in seeing the entire cabinet visit my dining room post.


A faux bird in an antique cage...


And now...
I would like for you to meet our house guests! Angel, Julie and Alex. They are staying with us for a couple of weeks while their owners are on vacation. Angel (the white one) belonged to us for many years and even had babies, Julie (the yellow one) being one of them, before giving her to this family. She has been very happy living with them. But it is always nice to see her again.


Here is Angel and my parakeet napkin ring that I bought because of her.  (She is scared of it and wouldn't stand next to it.)


Speaking of parakeets, let's step outside one more time. I almost forgot this bird. This is our bird cemetery. Baby is buried here and this is his marker. He was also Angel's baby (he looked just like her). She laid a clutch of eggs one time and out of the 4, Baby was the only one to hatch. After we figured out that the other 3 eggs were rotten we almost tossed this 4th egg right out with the others but decided to give it some more time. And lo and behold the next morning there was a baby. So we referred to him as our little "Miracle baby" but naming him Baby. Because he was the only one to hatch, we all held him a lot so he was very tame and very special to us. So, needless to say, when he died we were very, very sad. It was after his death that we decided to give Angel to our friends.


So on a lighter note, I would like to end this post with a funny happening! While writing this post I had to go back out and retake a few photos and would you believe it?! When I opened the front door a little feathered friend was sitting right there. So quickly, I snapped this picture through the screen door and here it is! Is that funny or what, that little stinker!


Just like a beautiful bird, may the sight of our presence be a blessing to others and may the words that come out of our mouths be like a beautiful song for others to want to hear.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

6 comments:

  1. What a great post... I love birds and had a blue budgie "J" for ten years. Thank you for reminding me of her today... have a great weekend!

    Wanda

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  2. I like your quiet spot, the plantings and birdbath are very nice. Calming.
    Love the parakeets, such pretty little things.
    Birds are wonderful and I love them as well.
    Betsy

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  3. I love birds too so I love your post. Birds love us too cause they nest on our hanging planters, house in our chimney and tap on our windows. I love your sitting area. Thanks for becoming a follower, I will follow as well. looks like your blog is something I can really enjoy....Christine

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  4. Love this post and all those birds!
    Your newest follower,
    ~Wendy

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  5. I can see you love birds, I especially like the glass domes full, I have several. Richard from My Old Historic house.

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