Here is my fireplace mantle. I used a lot of green in honor of St. Patrick's Day but also because it is a great color to represent the newness of life that we find in the spring time. My mom made the beautiful "NEST" banner hanging on the mirror and I hand-painted each one of the eggs in the jars and nests around the room.
Here is a close-up shot of some of the mantle. I love this beautiful angel and don't dare put her outdoors for fear that she might get broken in the Oklahoma wind.
This shelf sits above my (ugly) television set on a wall in my living room. I am hoping to get a cabinet I can house my TV in to hide it from view and then I will have to take the shelf down, but for now it gets decorated with themed items for each holiday or season. My favorite thing on the shelf is the sweet shadow box with the nest in it because I made it! It was actually given to me by my boyfriend's mother for a birthday gift but the back glass was broken to pieces and it housed a heart made of dried red roses - that didn't really go with any of my decor in the house. I decided to take the broken back off, take the rose heart out, make a new back and cover it in "music paper", and add a pre-formed nest that I decorated with ribbon and flowers. Now it is one of the sweetest pieces and I love showing it off!
I have a mannequin I named Miss Molly and she gets a new dress for each season. She helps welcome the guests that come to my little cottage. Isn't the wreath on the door just darling? It is made from a garden hose and a watering can that I added greenery and flowers to.
Here is a great view of the entire living room from another angle. See how ugly the TV is? Hopefully I can save some money and buy a cabinet soon to hide that ugly thing! But I think the rest of the room is just lovely!
This is a table in front of my big picture window in my living room. I love all of the decorations on this table.
I purchased these plain wooden letters and covered them with scrapbook paper. I think they turned out so pretty!
Here is a sweet birdie pillow I made recently. The hardest part was the ruffle, but it was worth the effort because it turned out so pretty! I am going to make another accent pillow like this for Easter!
Here is another table in my living room and I love all of the sweet bird decor on it. I think my favorite thing on this table is the sweet blue porcelain tray with the birds and candle on it. I wish you could see the detail on this tray - it is just beautiful! I am going to use it again for my Easter decorating!
Here is a good picture of the dining area in my spring birdie cottage. If you want to see some better pictures of that tree over by the window please look at my older posts because I show detailed pictures of each one of the ornaments that I hand-made myself!
Here is a good view of the kitchen area. I love the shape of my kitchen - that U shape is wonderful for cooking. I also love the window over the sink that looks out onto my back yard. I love how the light shines in and illuminates the whole space in the morning.
Isn't my dining room lovely? I really enjoy decorating the china hutches you see in each corner of this picture. It was decorated for St.Patrick's Day in this picture. I used a lot of green dishes, shamrocks, and green candles.
If you would like to have a closer look at the table scape there are some great photos in the post right after this one. I had a spring tea party with my mom and grandma and the decorations are so pretty! I hope you will take a look!
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my spring birdie cottage. I hope you will leave me a comment to let me know what you think!
This Post is linked to Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses.
Blessings to You!