But last year we had an upset with some little finches that wanted to make a nest in the cone with my faux flowers. I thought I had managed to escape having to leave out green poinsettias until May...but no. They were all over that wonderful spot. So when I was able to hijack their plans, or so I thought, a nest of little eggs were dashed on the front porch concrete by accident. Well, birdie lover that I am, I felt horrible and realized that I would have to do better this next nesting season.
That meant NO WICKER CONE!!!!
(said in the tone of Mommie Dearest's "NO WIRE HANGERS!!")
Here's a pic from last Fall so you can see the problem;
Lovely nesting spot in the white cone to the left.
Please excuse the pumpkins,
but you can see what I mean.
...the perfect, out of the way, nesting spot.
You can also see my dilemma with my finding a wreath for the door. It's one of those glass storm doors, that only give you a few inches to work with. So if I put a wreath on the door, it has to be super skinny!
So, here's a better shot of my make-do creation,
hanging on a recent purchase from Pier 1.
That naughty Nita, made me go out and buy this...
Isn't this blackboard just so cute and scrolly?
I have plans for it on the sideboard in the hall after Easter.
OK, so back to my wreath dilemma...
I found a skimpy one in my stash, with white berries,
(Michael's for about 8 bucks)
which works for Christmas or Spring,
but it was too blah,
and needed something else...
like a twig or two of forsythia and a nest.
Just grabbed a few extra goodies from the flower bin and wired them on.
I think this may have saved the day.
Joining in on these great parties:
Have a wonderful Sunday!