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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feathered Friends Party

Thanks to Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage for hosting this fun meme. Seems we all have a few feathered friends, and our birdies are part of our everyday decorations. Be sure to stop by her blog to see a list of all the other participants.

I didn't think I had that many little bird friends until I started to look around and I was just amazed. I guess I have way more than I think. lol

This photo is of a tablescape I did a few weeks ago that shows quite a few of my little bird friends. I'm using two birdbaths adorned with cute little birds as candleholders.

I also used a sweet little bird on top of a sphere and two chubby ones with cutout detail on the sides.

On the buffet table I have a little church birdhouse and 2 tiny china birds that are being watched over by kitty, but she won't hurt them.

I've placed one of the birds from my previous TT on an end table. He really likes to be next to flowers.

The coffee table has the matching bird to the one on the end table along with a tiny birdhouse and a cute little yellow bird that calls it home.

Another end table also has a small gathering of my feathered friends.

The dining room table has a family of little birds.

Here we have a mama and her baby.

Then pappa is on the other side of the table.

A large birdcage, but all of my precious little ones are flying about the house.

My lovely black swan is the largest of my feathered friends. He is carved out of wood and one that I've had for many many years. Love him.

A pretty blue bird on a plate I have hanging on the wall.

Of course I would have to have a birdnest with a pretty bird sitting on her eggs.

Then we have the famous Target birds. What a fun party we had with them.

Except for my swan, all of my feathered friends came from GW, Ross, Michaels and the Dollar Tree. They are all so fun to use in so many different ways and they just seem to make any vignette happy.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it and hope you'll come again soon.


  1. Marty,

    You always have such awesome displays. I could probably wander around your house for hours seeing new and wonderful things.
    My house is too upside down right now with the kitchen everywhere to show my hoo


  2. Your home is quite aflutter with birds, Marty. I have one of those birdbaths pictured in your first pic--got it at Walgreens.

    You have such lovely things!

  3. " I guess I have way more than I think."

    LOL You & me both!!!!

    LOVE that church birdhouse & that plate w/ teh bluebird is just darling! And I knew I'd see some Target birds today! ;o)

  4. Hi Marty! I can't get over that you didn't realize you had birds. :) That swan is just one of the prettiest ever! I really like the plate with the bluebird too.

  5. Hi Marty! Your home is absolutely gorgeous with all of the birds. I love the plates on your wall, and knew I should've bought the bird plate that I had in my hands at a yardsale a few weekends ago, I never thought about hanging it!! ugh!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Marty,
    These are wonderful. I love ceramic birds, and you have such nice ones!!

    Blessings on your day, and good luck on the giveaway.
    barbara jean

  7. You do have a pretty collection of birds. Sure like that birdcage!:)

  8. Hi Marty, I love every one of them but the black swan is to die for....oh yea!!!

    Thanks again for letting me know about this party.

    Hugs, Barb :-)

  9. I guess my birdies flew the coop, I don't see to many around my house..not even the Target birdies.
    I am bird deprived..:)
    Love yours though!
    How do you find all these events?
    Let There Be White Part II Aug 25th..
    white dishes and one other color for linens, flowers, etc..
    Gonna play??

  10. You have such wonderful eye candy around your home. What a treat! Sally

  11. OK Marty - you know I've coveted that swan ever since we met on our RMS days right? Love him and I'm not even a bird person, inherited (sp?) that from my momma - she is petrified of them - but I LOVE that swan!

    Love your collection and I recognize a couple from Micheal's that seem to have found their way home with me too.

    Happy Late Tuesday Evening to you -

  12. I just found your blog, and I LOVE it!!! Your home is beautiful. I love going to flea markets, and finding great buys on things. Have a great evening.

  13. Hello Marty - Love your feathered friends! My fave has to be the sweet little family. That tiny baby birdie melted my heart! Thank you for sharing.


  14. Hey Marty, I love all your birds...
    I have an award for you , so stop by when you can....

  15. You have such great vignettes (sp). I am in serious envy of your talent.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  16. Love all your feathered friends, Marty. You have so many! All your vignettes are so pretty....Christine

  17. Hello, Marty,
    I enjoyed visiting all your precious birds. I love to decorate with birds and birdhouses. It is like bringing the outside in. My favorite is momma bird and her baby. Hope you have a good rest of the week. Vicki

  18. You really do have lots of pretty birdies! I need to join in on this, maybe tomorrow!


  19. Hi, what a wonderful collection you have, very beautiful!

  20. HI MARTY!!!
    You have a great collection of birds there!!! I too have a few, at first I thought nope no birds, then I remembered my bedroom re-do, with the bird theme!!!!!
    I also have a few birdcages as well!!!
    Love your little birdies!!!

  21. You have a really nice collection of ceramic birds Marty. You've used them so well in all of your vignettes, too. Your church birdhouse is especially nice!
    :-) Sue

  22. I love the little family in your dinning room. The swan is fantastic. Also love your bluebird plate, I forgot to share mine!

  23. Hi Marty,
    What beautiful displays! Oh, I so love that swan and that blue bird plate is just the prettiest! You do such artistic displays, love them all~ hugs, Cindy

  24. Wow Marty, you really do have alot of birds. I bet you were surprised when you started photographing them how many you had. I love the church birdhouse, it reminds me a bit of the old church near our town square! But you know that the swan is my favorite, it really is just gorgeous. And Happy Birthday! I waited to comment until today so I could say that lol. Hugs, Kat

  25. Oh Marty, you have such a lovely collection. Your vignettes are so pretty. Your tablescape is so beautiful! I am crazy over your swan!! I've wanted one for so long! It is stunning!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection!


  26. Hi Marty! I love all your sweet little birds scattered throughout your house. The tablescape is gorgeous! I think my favorite is the sweet plate. Thanks for sharing everything with us.

  27. My feathers are ruffled because I am missing out on today's fun. Looks like it will be quite successful so maybe next time I can play. Now I really should go pack for my trip. I will miss by bloggers ;-)

  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTY!!! I love your birdies...especially the little bluebird plate! You have such a nice collection! I hope you are having a wonderful day and doing something fabulous!!!!! I'm so blessd to count you among my friends!!...hugs...Debbie

  29. You do have some very pretty things, Marty! Cloches and birdies and beauty all over your house. Where did you get the cute little braided rug piece underneath one of your vignettes? I thought it was just precious. LOVE that swan!

  30. I love seeing your beautiful blue and white tablescape again, and all the pretty birds you have displayed so nicely. I particularly like the plate with the bird in the center. You have so many beautiful whites, you should post them again on White Wednesday next week. Everyone would love to see them! Happy Wednesday!

  31. Isn't it funny when you really look - you sometimes find you have a "collection" you didn't even know you had! Thanks for your visit today -- you always leave such sweet and encouraging comments - always appreciated.

  32. How in the world did I miss those cute Target birdies? Oh yeah, cause I was caught up on the Pier 1 version!

    Thanks so much for joining me.

  33. Hello Dearheart...

    Happy Feathered Friends Day! Marty...I just adore your beautiful blue & white really is may very well be my favorite! I love all of the pretty white glassware with that beautiful blue designed placemat and napkins!!! Ohhh...and all those sweet little birds...I especially love the bird baths that you are using for candleholders...wherever did you find those? Soooo pretty! Love your pretty bird cage and that black swan! Looking at the carved wooden swan made me think about all the wooden ducks that my Grandpa carved and painted...I'll have to get those out! He loved carving birds out of wood!

    So, so many pretties, my friend! All of your vignettes are the beautiful florals, pretty plates, and cloches...with all those sweet birds!!! Thank you so much for sharing more of your fabulous home with us's always such a delight to visit!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  34. Just checking to see if you got your blog list back and I see it is!

    Is this your birthday? I have Marty written on my calendar! If so, Happy Birthday!!


  35. ummm, love your blue and white

  36. you are also fabulous at vignettes. So many pretty vignettes in this post. I enjoyed seeing all of them! you have some really pretty birdies. That swan is gorgeous. laurie

  37. All so lovely Marty! Your swan is really special and so pretty. :)

  38. Thanks for the comment Marty..I was worrying a little bit.