Sunday, January 23, 2011

Three Birds on a Mantel

Having a bare mantel for almost a month was not cool!  I missed the Christmas lights and decor that made it sparkle all day long.  Having my dearest friends here for the week-end, Jeanine ran across a trio of  ceramic goldish, brown birds.  Coming up with some other objects around the house, I now have a pretty, soothing mantel!

I have had the topiaries for several years. They were in tin buckets and I tried to paint, but didn't like that either. In Joann's about a week ago I found a roll of ribbon "bark". The perfect fix to those not so attractive tin buckets.

Here are the precious birds that Jeanine found for me while visiting from Florida last week!

My husband had brought home some HUGE acorns last year, I added those. . . some cinnamon sticks, out of a candle that could burn no more . . .some tiny, tiny pine cones I had from a trip to Red River, NM, almost 30 years ago . . . lastly some thin blue and brown ribbon I had in the craft room.

I think I'll get nests for the birds to sit in, maybe a few little blue eggs and taadaa, I have a new pretty, soothing mantel! Best part it will cost me the cost of the little birds nests and how much can that be?