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Monday, February 11, 2008

If one nest is good ~ four nests are GREAT!!

Well, with a name like The Feathered Nest you can pretty much tell that I love birds, nests and eggs! A few days ago, Julie of Red Hen Studios emailed me and said she had a few nests she and her sons had found and would I like to have them? Why YES!! I was fully intending on using them in my artwork. Right.

Julie's package arrived today. With these beauties tucked inside plus a children's book full of the sweetest illustrations of birds, loose pages to use in my art from another old book, envelopes and even tiny sheet music! As a special bonus, she included a small drawstring bag full of garnet that she and her sons mined themselves. How wonderful is that??

Julie, it's all just so special to me. I came across a box of speckled eggs as I was cleaning my art room today so each nest had to have a few. I tucked them inside the wooden tray in the photo and now the entire display sits inside of our set of glass doored bookshelves. Thank you so very much, Julie ~ I'll have a special package off to you very soon :)









26 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Beautiful...especially on the wooden tray! I love that she also sent the vintage bird book/pictures. Very nice!
*Heidi*

Pherenike said...

Hey I just found a little nest this morning. It made me sooo happy. It is such a beautiful creation. I found it on a path and guess it fell from the trees above. No eggs or little birds were near so hopefully thats a sign they had left the nest already. (Its summer here). Isnt nature and her creations amazing?!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Those little nests have found the perfect home! How kind of Julie.
I love how you have displayed them.
Niki

IRENE said...

I always find beauty whenever I stop by. But this lot, outdid everything for me. I am moved to tears, can you imagine? Do you think you will have the heart to put any of this for sale?

Pam said...

I love how you creatively display nature! The nests are precious!!

LW said...

A wonderful gift...

I just love all the nests in the tray,
perfect.

Years ago I found a nest in a tree just outside of my
garage. The nest was abundantly lined in white fluffy hair form my great Pyrenees
dog.
Those baby birds must have been very cozy . I wish I saved that nest.

Lee W. said...

wow- none of the nests I've found so far are really keepers...

Jennifer said...

So simple and so beautiful!

Jenny said...

Your blog are beautiful!!
xxx
Jenny

NAME: CIELO said...

Oh.... I enjoyed each and every photo on this post; just lovely... it put a song in my heart--just to think of spring, and birds, and flowers.... thank you!

Blessings

Cielo

Julie said...

I'm so glad you like them Dawn. Doesn't the deep one look kind of like a heart? It was built in the crook of a tree.

I'm so happy you can display them. In my house, they sat in a closed box up on top of the piano because my boys played with them too much.

Kathy said...

Dawn - how wonderful are they !!
It gives us such pleasure as we
behold God's plan to give all his creatures their homes -- I am thankful to the person who sent these your way and the delight you have in them and have now passed on and shared wih us . There is such a simple beauty in these objects . They tell a story about Gods love for us - as the birds have their nest we can snuggle into the nest of God's love for us
He is always there, our home our place of security , Thank you for this reminder this day -- Kathy - GA

Christie said...

Perfect! Those are great!

Mary said...

Dawn, what a great friend to share her sweet nests and other goodies with you. You have certainly made them look so pretty in the wooden tray - I must do something with a couple I kept from the wrens last year. I just know your creative spirit is in overdrive designing more luscious artwork with the illustrations!

Thanks for stopping by and your kind words - you are a special lady.

madrekarin said...

What a sweet gift!! They all look so cozy in their little tray. Very sweet.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

What precious little nests ~ They look so pretty in the wooden tray ~
xoxo,
Lori

Kim said...

O be still my heart. You are SUCH a lucky girl to have friends that send you these things (and I am not one of them lol) (sorry). For the record though - you've displayed them beautifully - I love your photos , and thank you so much for sharing. I have a hard time finding a feather , let alone a nest , so it's nice to be able to live through you!

GardenGoose said...

how very nice..and oh so sweet to be sent something so pretty. nature's architecture always amazes me.

Lori said...

Dawn, your nests looks so sweet, what a wonderful gift:)

Lori said...

errr...LOOK so sweet...oopsie:)

cindy said...

What a wonderful package of goodies. Nests are such sweet little things. I know you will do something amazing with them.

c

Anonymous said...

I had to smile about your love of nests - I collect all the nests that I can find around the place and recently I needed 1/2 a nest for a piece of artwork, so I cut a damaged nest in half and because I needed it to keep its shape, I drizzled on some watered down glue and put it in the oven to bake and harden a bit! Then I rang my mother to say that I would be the only person in our small town to have a birds nest baking in the oven LOL!
I love your blog, it is the first I check out every morning with a coffee.
Thank you
Christina

Deb said...

What a beautiful gift Dawn. They have found the perfect home!

Cookie said...

Stunning - what a simple, profound statement in these wonderful pictures of your tray.
I adore this arrangement, Dawn!

Su said...

Hi Dawn,
I forgot to say last time, could you please enter my name in your generous draw too please.
I've had another delightful visit to your truly addictive blog.
warmest best wishes,
Su

Angie(quillysilly) said...

These are so amazing!! I always think bird nests are so intricate and of course they are all so different given the species. I swear that I may have to start a collection even though it won't fit my decor!! Toodles..>Angie

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