Friday, February 29, 2008

Show and Tell

Do you remember this drawer I bought last summer for a dollar?And this watercolor picture that I found in an old scrapbook?
And this cute little bird I found while junkin'?
Well, I put them all together, with some other odds and ends I had and made this.
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

My daughter gave me this nest on the branches last year for Christmas and I found the vintage plastic birds in a bag of other junk at a flea market.

This post was a candle holder, so I took the rusty tin candle cup off the top and glued the bird on.
Some old buttons, jute, and white peacock feathers I got from a friend's yard, that had several white peacocks. It's hard to see but the dark colored button is metal and has a crane on it.
I tried hanging it but I liked it best on my mantle. I've never tried anything quite like this before. I'm quite happy with the results and I guess that's all that matters since I made it for myself. I got ideas from all over blogland and just put them together.
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Hootin' Anni said...

OH my Goodness!!!! How awesome can this be? What a fabulous work of art you made. What a great, vivid imagination and artistic skills. I LOVE the whole concept.

My S n T is shared. If you haven't dropped by, I sure hope you can stop and say "Howdy Do!".

Happy Weekend to you and yours.

nannykim said...

Yikes--I wish you would dump the snowman cursor thingy--got to look towards Spring--how bout a bunny. I am handicapped when using these cursors--I have a really hard time using them!! Hey, I love the fern in the window thing above your mantel--that is really wonderful. Was wondering if those were real ferns? Also, Interesting box you made--I love all of the birds!

j said...

WOW and WOW! You are a talented collage artist. The watercolor painting was so pretty and everthing came together just right! Jennifer

Constance said...

Very creative! I would never have thought of that!

I got bounced today, somehow I didn't quite fit into the guidelines. That's okay, my post stands as is.

GranthamLynn said...

Hi. Wonderful display. And you never did anything like this before? It is awesome and so creative to take that old drawer. The fireplace looks wonderful. You inspire me.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Very cute. You did a great job! It looks perfect on your mantle.

Anonymous said...

I love it, how creative.

Diana LaMarre said...

Hi Jean,
That looks great! It works wonderfully with your window of ferns on the wall.

That whole corner looks like it was a creative endeavor with the faux fireplace, etc. You are so talented!

Susan said...

Very clever, great job.

JunieRose2005 said...

I love it all!!


Anonymous said...

What a lovely vignette.

Catherine Holman said...

This is beautiful! You're so creative!


Great job, I would of NEVER
thought to use a drawer in
this way. I am looking at
things in my house differently
today!!! Thanks!!

Nora Lee said...

This is so neat! I would have never thought to put it all together, what a wonderful idea. It looks beautiful.


Cheryl said...

What a WONDERFUL assembleged piece of art you've made. I love it!

Kelli said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE it!! I have a weakness for sheet music, birds and nests, you did a lovely job on your display!