Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's a "bird" thing...

...and it happens every Spring.

It was time for a sideboard "refresh" after Easter and I've been antsy to get my Pier 1 scroll-y chalkboard in place. The bunnies are all put back to bed, and this time I know where to find them. All tucked into their see-thru giant plastic tub in the basement storage room. sweet dreams...



After Easter I always go to my nature/bird/nesting theme.


I thought I wanted just a plain (gee, that's not a word that I use often) and simple sideboard vignette, but I should have known that once I had things in place that I'd be looking for something else to slap up here for more visual interest.


So I found a couple of my unframed vintage bird prints and a few of my paper play things from last year. I loved paper dolls when I was little, now it's "paper birds". I'm addicted I tell ya...



These little sweeties are cut from an old torn up bird book and mod podged onto an old dictionary page. Then framed in an antique photo album page. Click here to see the original post I did on them.
Don't you just love an ill placed 80's doorbell (below, upper right) 
for some shiny hallway fun? yuck.



An old French Ironstone tureen and English platter are my staples,
that I brought in from the Dining Room buffet.
time to mix things up.


Then I brought in these little ivy topiaries from the Living Room sofa table,
 for something a little different.


I just found a new preserved boxwood wreath too, so that may go here in place of this mossy/twiggy one. Now that the birdies are hanging around it looks a little "busy". (I whined last Christmas Season about a boxwood wreath for weeks. none to be found under a $100.)


So here's the Hallway Sideboard... for awhile anyway.
You never know what you'll find in here.
Thanks for coming by to visit!

joining these weekly parties:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Blissful Whites from Timewashed


I'm joining in with all of you, sending our love and prayers for Boston, and for those whose lives are forever changed by the tragic event at the Marathon. 

46 comments:

  1. Debra,
    Elegantly displayed vignette on your sideboard, dear friend!!!
    Of course, the Meadowlarks and the Sunflowers stole this Kansas Lady heart!!!
    I combine my prayers, with yours,for the victims of the Boston Marathon.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  2. Such a pretty vignette, Debra, I love it! Hugs, Penny

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  3. The chalkboard is way cool with that curve shape. Love birds. I have been enjoying our hummingbirds. xo, Olive

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  4. Debra -That chalkboard is so pretty. Love the curvy shape. That is a beautiful vignette for this time of the year. Love the "bird" theme you have going.

    Judy

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  5. The whole display is so fresh and fun! Love those book pages! :)
    Susan

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  6. I like the bird themed vignette, Debra. Still loving the chalkboard too!

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  7. Just lovely Debra! Can't help but love all the birds. So cheery! Happy Spring! And yes, thoughts and prayers to those victims of the Boston tragedy.
    Julie

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  8. Beautiful Debra! I love your chalkboard, so pretty with all your birds!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  9. Fresh and lovely Debra! Just what is called for in April.

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  10. From one bird lover to another...adore this!

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  12. Love those, Debra! Beautiful bird prints!
    -Trish

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  13. I always love seeing your birds, Debra. The board makes a beautiful backdrop. I'm praying for Boston too. It's heartbreaking.

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  14. I like the bird prints and don't think they make this scene look busy. They complete the look.

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  15. Just adore your display~ so sweet and charming and perfect for Spring!

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  16. Just lovely! I am a sucker for anything birds, and throw in the vintage aspect and you got my heart pumping. I am liking that P1 piece. Makes for a perfect backdrop.

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  17. Such a pretty vignette on your sideboard, Debra. I love birds so I love your theme. I really like the mod podged birds on the dictionary page...very sweet! And that is the neatest chalkboard I've ever seen, I wouldn't expect something like that from Pier 1. I wish I had some wall space for one!

    Hope you're having a great week.

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. Debra, if you sold these on etsy I would buy them all. I think they are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that you put then on old book pages etc. I'm so glad you posted this, I missed the post showing how you made then.
    They are just darling on your sideboard!

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  19. I loved paper dolls, too and I think paper birds would definitely be fun. Love your spring vignette. xo Laura

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  20. You have captured Spring I am all about birds and nests and vintage botanicals this could be a snap shot of my house our taste very similar

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  21. Lovely display Debra, I love birds so this is really speaking to my heart. Hugs and sweet day, Wendy

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  22. you've created some pretty paper charms, debra:) they look great on your awesome chalkboard, too!

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  23. Lovely. I never get tired of drawings of birds. Mixed in your greenery and its perfect.

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  24. Oh Debra - This vignette is stunning. I love the beautiful birdie pics. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  25. wonderful display!!
    You know how I love birdies.

    blessings
    barb

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  26. I love your bird theme and the "bird paper dolls" are perfect on their dictionary pages.

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  27. Such a lovely arrangement... tugs at my heart strings. My own home, Muse Cottage, is all about celebrating birds...now I am eager to find such lovely prints and play paper birds as well!

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  28. Love the chalkboard...it is so pretty!! What a beautiful bird vignette for Spring time!!
    ~Cindy

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  29. Such a unique Springtime update. It's so sweet!
    Liz

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  30. What a beautiful vignette, Debra! I love birds too. Your sweet little birdie on a book page is just darling. And I am drooling over your chalkboard!!

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  31. Your display is gorgeous!! I would love for you to link up at my craft party! Just follow the link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-27.html.

    Marti

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  32. The bird prints on the chalkboard are so beautiful! Love the whole vignette.

    Jeanette

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  33. Debra, Your sideboard looks so pretty. I'm loving the chalkboard and love how you're showing off your birds.
    Mary Alice

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  34. Love how you displayed all those gorgeous birds - so fresh and pretty! I am coveting that chalkboard!

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  35. Perfect...everything about this shot is just perfect. Love tureens, love birds, love vintage, love chalkboards. You have got it all.

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  36. Beautiful Vignette, Debra... I love how the sweet birds are decoupaged right unto the old paper, very clever idea..... Have a beautiful weekend,
    Cheryl

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  37. Love this Debra...I think it's one of my favorite vignettes you've put together! Thank you for thinking of us here in Boston...it's even crazier this morning! Just happy my family is all safe and sound!

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  38. Hi Debra... I just LOVE your birdie sideboard!... you have the most wonderful birdie things, those vintage prints are fabulous!... this is certainly the time of year for birdies and nests and eggs!... it all looks so pretty!... thanks for visiting today... I always love it so when you do, xoxo Julie Marie

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  39. It all looks very pretty Debra! Have you tried that new tape everyone is using? Cannot think what it is called. But I bought some, very reasonable in price from the scrap booking area. Looks really neat when you hang up the unframed pictures. Something new to play with.

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  40. Love using bird images especially vintage ones when I'm working on a project.

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  41. Oh...I love the way your chalkboard looks. I have still to see this in person. It said we had one come in on truck but I never saw it. It looks great with your bird prints. I hope your husband does well today and gets on the road to recovery soon. He must be so frustrated with how things have gone the last two years. I'll be thinking of you today.

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  42. Beautiful vignette, Debra! I am loving your chalkboard and the cute bird prints. Take a look at this weeks Open House party to see your feature.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  43. Hi Debra, I too pull out my bird and nature decor after Easter. One of my favs. Love, love your old bird pages. Great vignette. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  44. This is so pretty Debra. I love the tureen and platter as well as the birds. Great look.
    Sherry

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