I'm not sure how it happened, but I have somehow
amassed a collection of birdhouses!
It's okay, though, for I love birds!
This is the entryway to our little abode,
and I like to change up the decor with each season.
I've had all these birdhouses displayed in my
hall bathroom for a couple of years
but thought it would be fun to bring them
out for a springtime display in my entryway!
Below the shelf, that my dear Gentleman Farmer made for me,
which holds the birdhouses,
is a dear old vanity that was once my grandmothers.
I love it here in the entryway because
it is so handy to set down one's things upon entering the home,
or for a quick glance to check one's hair or clothing
It is always a gentle reminder, each time I pass it, of the grand
lady that raised me from a small child.
The birdhouses came mostly as gifts,
though the large one I bought
because it was too good a price
to pass up!
A little display of a charming hummingbird nest
with a sweet little 'mushroom' bird and a
lichen covered twig under a glass dome.
Here are several bird eggs, in various stages of
development, as found around the farm.
A chalk ware plate with violets stands behind.
It was my grandma's too!
Because the entryway is very dark,
I like to have a lamp there, in addition to the
overhead light. The lamp gives a softer, more welcoming glow.
I have two 'birdhouse' lamps, one a rusty red and this one,
a faded blue.
I favor the blue, but the shade that came with the lamp
was too large to sit properly on the vanity. I 'borrowed' one
that was a better size from a lamp in my bedroom, but I
didn't like the color. Remembering some fabric in my stash,
I fashioned a little slipcover for the shade
with the bird covered cloth.
If you would like to see a quick little tutorial on
how I made it, please visit The Sewing Room.
"How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah."