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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More fun from Birdland!

I am double posting today and joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.  Check out all the other fun entries there by clicking the heart!  <3
A unique twist on the traditional birdhouse!
Mom and some of her friends were out to lunch when they spotted this whimsical birdhouse in the garden of Patsels in Clarks Summit, PA.  The decor of Patsels is sort of Mackenzie Childs goes Mary Englebreit!
Mom's friend Annette had to have a birdhouse just like it!!  
So, Mom in her infinite wisdom/creativity, copied the look without knowing how the original is really made!
Here are her supplies...
Yup...that is good ole pvc!!  Not your usual birdhouse building material.
Some glue, finials and screws later Mom brought out the paint and 
gave it the Momkenzie Childs 'look'!
What do you think?
I know!  You love it!!!!  I don't have a picture of the original birdhouse but, 
I do have a similar one from the same restaurant.
You get the idea...
Here is the one Mom made in it's new home at Annettes' house.
  The addition of a stylin' post gives this birdhouse the WOW factor!
Hey! That is my Dad sneaking around back there!! It looks like Grandpa Petticoats' shirt matches the birdhouse!   
 I always knew his fashion sense was for the birds!!!

On the hunt for pvc...
Love, Scarlet


Happy Met Monday!
Thank you to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun party!  Hop on over there and check out all the really cool ideas!
Kathleen at Faded Charm Cottage is the hostess for White Wednesday and I have also joined the party there.  To see all the beautiful whites click here
I am finally able to get back to posting and I need to make up for lost time!!  In the coming months there will be lots of great ideas and pretty pictures.  Be sure to check back!!
Mom, Laur and I really stocked up on cool stuff and terrific bargains over the summer and we can't wait to show them all off!
For today let's concentrate on some Metamorphi!!
For the Birds
This looks like a plain old wire birdcage.  Maybe to me and you but, Laurie see's something more...Laur and her family attended a wedding this summer and the receptacle for the cards from the guests was a birdcage with a little padlock on it!  You just dropped your card safely inside and the bride and
groom could open the lock to retrieve their gifts later, after the party was over.

This caused a stir in the creative mind 
of my sister!  She painted her birdcage white and lined
the bottom with toile fabric...which by the way matches her home office curtains.
Just for fun she attached an old glass drawer pull.  The little dishes original to the cage were turquoise which Laurie thought added a colorful touch.  You can see an antique fountain pen
 tucked into the drinking bowl for a unique accessory.
Using the newly painted perches as supports, she inserted her mail.  Envelopes rests on the perches for easy access.  Note the addition of the escutcheon!
 Two perches make it easy to separate incoming and outgoing mail!

 With the addition of a sweet polka dotted bow, Laur has a nifty and sylish mail sorter that co-ordinates beautifully with her office!