Sunday, September 6, 2009

'In Your Nest'

Smiling Sally's blue jay is happy to introduce these cute little bluebirds. They are part of my latest creation. The inspiration came from a recent visit to My Desert Cottage where Karen was sharing a wonderful local shop, The French Nest. A little cheese dish...I have one. Some sweet little birds...I have the perfect volunteers. A nest...an abandoned Texas cedar bark nest from my woods. And the last piece...found a sheet of music with the ideal title. Oh, and a little craft paint. Had to mix white with Too Blue to get the exact shade to match the bluebirds.
I was quite pleased with the result. But am thinking it might look nice on a pedestal. I am playing around with several glass ones or maybe a painted wooden one to match. Uhmmmm......



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Well, while I'm thinking please enjoy
another Monday favorite of mine...

...hosted by The Drowsey Monkey.
Yellow is such a cheery color don't you think?

I hope those aren't bluebird eggs!

I am going to do a bit of juggling myself with Met and Mosaic Monday. As usual I started on my project before taking pictures of the BEFORE stuff. But I did happen to have another cheese dish to help with my mosaic of the bluebird project pieces. Thanks for stopping by and for more Monday musings please visit Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis--Before and After projects and The Little Red House for creative collages and mosaics.



~Candy~

34 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Pretty creation! Love your mosaics!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Candy!
I so love this post. I have now accumulated (3) cheese domes, and was still trying to figure out what to do with them. I wanted to use them for Christmas. I can put some Silent Night Music Sheet on one and I will use some village pieces in them. You have helped me with my dilema. Thank you honey. I so love the little blue birds. You could even hide a little music box or a little battery operated light inside of the dome. Have a wonderful Monday. See ya soon. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Laura said...

What a beautiful project Miss Candy. It is lovely,
Laura
have a great week

~Just me again~ said...

Very pretty shots!!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Dropping by from PS! :-) Anyway, the bluebirds are adorable! :-) And to have a stand with the music sheet - perfect :-)

Li

The Feathered Nest said...

I love this Candy!!! What a sweet creation ~ and in a cheese dome...this is a great idea! If you did want to elevate it I bet a pillar candle holder glued to the bottom would work great ~ but I think it's beautiful just like it is. Hope your labor day weekend is going great, xxoo, Dawn

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

No Sweetie, You are not having a senior moment. A couple of weeks ago I decided to change it. I did have red cherries and angels. I just felt I needed another little change for the season. I will probably have another for Fall and for Winter. I have so much fun changing them and finding myself all new. Sort of like washing the car. I never know what mood is going to strike my fancy at the time. I will always have the angels with wings no matter what. That is what started my blog inspiration, moving here to Phoenix, and gaining my wings and flying in this BIG city to survive. Survive I have. Thanks for asking, and for noticing. No senior moments here. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Sharon said...

Nice mosaic. Like your little birdies too!

Ana said...

Hi Candy,
I love, love, love your Monday post. Your little blue birds are soooo cute! Great job. Have a wonderful Monday!

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

ImagineCozy said...

What a creative idea, to put birds in a cheese dish! They look like that's right where they should be. And I really like the pedestal idea.
-Angela

Leann said...

Good Morning Candy

I love your creativity. The nests are great and I adore the yellow pot!

Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage, I love company!

Enjoy!

Leann

Mary said...

Oh, how cute! You are so creative, Candy! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work at Mosaic Monday. :)

Sandi McBride said...

What awesome pretties, Candy...love them all!
Sandi

SmilingSally said...

Oh you are so creative! I love the blue birdies in their real nest and placed under the cloche! Happy Labor Day! Happy Blue Monday.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the little birds under glass!

Mary said...

What lovely creations. I love the blues and yellows and collages you assembled to share with us today. Everything is beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Very creative with the blue birds, the sheet music and the way you have displayed everything. For some reason the birds under glass really caught my eye!

Mary said...

Candy, what a wonderful post! I was amazed with the bluebirds, but you didn't stop there! I'm so glad to know there's a "yellow" party..I'll join in next week! You have quite a creative bone...beautiful mosaics, everything is just beautiful! So glad I found you via Lynn's Lovelies!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Jenn@ You know... that Blog? said...

GASP - you cut up a sheet of music?! Blasphemy! ;)

I like the mosaic - very different!

Lynns Lovelies said...

What a pretty Blue post! Those little bluebirds are so cute and I love your little creation, too!

Have a wonderful Blue Monday and a very Happy and Restful Labor Day!

Hugs,
Lynn♥

~Let Freedom Ring~

Kathy said...

I love your mosaic. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Sweet creation!

Chany said...

Ayyyyy My Good, que belleza, que delicado y frágil, que ternura llena de amor, evidentemente eres una personal muy especial, con un corazón de hada madrina, te admiro Chany.-

Candy said...

(translation of Chany for you)
Ayyyyy My Good, that beauty, that delicate and fragile, that full tenderness of love, evidently you are one very special personnel, with a heart of foretells godmother, I admire Chany to you. -

NicNacManiac said...

Those are the sweetest blue birds on the most creative little stand...love the music sheets!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!

bobbie said...

Your first picture is lovely. And what fun - the second one!

Drowsey Monkey said...

wonderful photos :) Love the vase!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your nest and your lovely mosaic. Such cute little bluebirds.

Karen

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How cute those bluebirds are! Happy Blue Monday and Labour Day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Queenie said...

Hey Candy!
That Mosaic is adorable....I love the cute little blue birds in the nest, and your creativiy.... in adding the sheet music to the bottom of the cloche. It's all precious! Happy Mosaic Monday!

Charlene said...

Sorry I'm late for Pink Saturday... Labor Day weekend got in the way. I loved your collage! I want to learn to do those. Are they hard? Have a great week.

Sharlotte said...

Candy,
This is so sweet! I love it all! From the sheet music to the nest then to the birds. Just precious!

Barb said...

OH, Candy!
You know this girl is loving those bluebirds!!
Wonderful nest. The birds alsways do them just bit better than i do. =0)

Love the music on the cheese plate, a new idea to me. And, I do think the painted blue pedestal would be perfect!!

Love the yellow vase too.

Thanks for joining in on 3 or more Tuesday.

Guest host for Tam,

barbara jean =0))

♥Rocío♥ said...

Wow that was so nice! You are so creative and have beautiful ideas!
Thanks for sharing your beauty!
Have a Lovely♥Day!
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