Friday, January 22, 2010

For the Birds "Mantelscape"

Okay, y'all, I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and changing my mantel up...haha! As you can see though, most of the main elements are still there...mirror, candle sticks, "hope" sign & family photographs on the wall...but I figure that Beth's Mantel Party @ the Stories of A to Z is a good reason to rearrange a few things around here. I had fun looking around my house and pulling together some of my birdie items to put up on this week's mantelscape. I have only recently started to "shop my house", and it is really quite fun to see the different types of combinations I can come up with from things I already have. Anyways, here is my "For the Birds" Mantelscape:

I just couldn't take away my hope sign...I like it too much!

I just love this little bird was in a flower pot, but now it's nestled in a jar of twigs weighted with coffee beans.

I found this lovely blue Mason jar at a garage sale. It's been in several different places in my home, but for now it looks pretty here as a home for more twigs. Quite perfect for a birdie theme!

These items were pulled from my bedroom, kitchen and living room. I found the bird house at Hobby Lobby for 50% off or something like that, and I got the little bird nest and birdie from there too...oh, and the sweet little bird tied onto the tart warmer is also a HL 50% off! ;)

I LOVE this shabby little birdie tealight candle holder. I have seen these a few places (I think that Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage actually has a few similar to this in her ETSY can check it out if you're interested). I found mine at a local gift shop that I just love...and I bought a few of them since they were so darn cute...and on sale!

Another sweet little bird next to my Mason jar and a cute little bird cage.

To see where my little jar of sticks normally is, click here.

Top is so hard to take a picture with a mirror in the background without getting yourself in the picture!

The little bird cage is from...yep, you guessed it...Hobby Lobby! I just LOVE that store!

Alrighty ladies, that's it! Can't wait to check out some of y'all's beautiful mantels today! Have a great weekend!

I also linked this up to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.


  1. So cute! You know I love all of thos birds :). And I too wouldn't be able to part with that hope sign. I'm glad you kept it up! Thaks for joining the party.

  2. Love your "BIRDIE" theme and the HOPE letters are my fav!


  3. Very pretty! I love birdhouses myself and find I'm being more and more drawn to bird knic knacs!

  4. I just love the birdhouses. What a pretty mantel display.

  5. You wrote this post just for me, didn't you? *wink* My love for birds have grown...when I see things with a birdie on it I am immediately drawn to it. {Well, most of the time...there are a few exceptions of course}.

    I love your mantel display...especially the teeny bird cage. So cute! Gotta love Hobby Lobby!



  6. I adore all of your birds! Great job! Miki

  7. Looks great! I also really like the birds.

  8. Love the message of "HOPE"! Everything works beautifully together. I love the birds and the birdhouse! All the natural elements add texture and such nice elements of interest. Job well done!

  9. Grace~~~

    This has to be one of my very favorite mantels. I love birds and birdhouses and all things 'birds'!! You did a fabulous job. I love your twigs in the jars and the birdhouse on the stick in the vase with coffee beans. You are SO creative!!


  10. i love hobby lobby too! i don't know what i would do without it.

    your mantel is wonderful. the theme of birds, nests, & twigs is so simple but beautiful. i guess the word calming comes to mind.

    btw, i loved your post down below with all the white & touches of blue in almost every pic. beautiful images you found! so inspiring.

    happy weekend.

  11. I love to see all your little birdies on your mantel. You have a great look going!

  12. Birds are my favorite. They remind me of my sweet papa. He loves them so much!

  13. The twigs look so pretty in that vase, good job shopping the house.

  14. Lovely vignettes. I love the birds and twigs....Christine