Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Nests & Shabby Mirror




New little nest

Sweeet old shabby mirror.
Do you love this as much as I do???
Hope I can find a wall at the store big enough to display it.
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Remember this outdoor lamp I got last month?

I took out the wiring, and
here it is with one of my nests in it.



See the white fluff'?
That is some of the cottonwood I found and showed you.
And this is actually a found nest,
and not one of my hand made.
Don't find them very often, and it was
the perfect color and size for this project.
I just love how it turned out,
And I have two old rusty black lanterns
I will do up the same way.

27 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Awesome post! I love that bird nest. I love that standing mirror. Very pretty. Have a great week! Anne

Rella said...

Totally in love with the nest in the lantern..beautiful and so clever.

xox Rella

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Barbara Jean,
Your nest in your lantern was a brilliant idea! It looks perfect!
Yvonne

vicki said...

Barbara Jean -
Oh how I have missed visiting you - I see that I have a lot to catch up on. As usual - you can take anything - and turn it into a work of true visual beauty. You really are amazing. I absolutely love the nest in the lantern. Just precious!

vicki

raggygirlvintage said...

So cute!! My candles always melt in my outdoor lanterns, so maybe a nest...
Tracey

Amy said...

that mirror is so great, would look really nice as a headboard
AMy

Dorthe said...

Wonderfull home for the nest, Barbara Jean, love it, and your so dear mirror,too-
Blessings, Dorthe

Pearl Maple said...

That lamp is the cutest little do over, very creative idea.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh Barbara Jean, I'm so glad that you linked the lantern nest to the party. I was admiring it and absolutely loved it and was tickled to see you shared it on the Boardalk Bragfest. Thank you so much, my friend! Don't work too hard now!

Susan said...

I love the photos of your nest. The white colors is so beautiful.

The Hillbilly Wife said...

You create beautiful items!

Mary said...

Hi Barbara Jean!
I love your nest in the outdoor lantern! It looks wonderful!
Yu always have the best ideas...very creative :)
Have a terrific day!
Hugs, Mary

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Barbara Jean ~ Your nests are so so sweet !
The mirror is beautiful ! I love vintage mirrors ~

xoxo
Lori

Olive Cooper said...

Now that is a creative reuse of a lantern. Well done. Happy WW. ♦olive

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, too cute for words, Barb!!! Love these!!!
I just popped in to say "hi" and hope all is going great.
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S.
I'm sure you read about the new Link party for Friday...it dawned on me that you might want to show off your bottles with the Bible verses, although I'm still going to post the other bottle later in the month on there...
Hugs,
Cindy

genzoddy said...

I love what you did with the lantern! How pretty! Clever woman. And the mirror reminds me of one I have in storage that was my Grandma's. I'll be digging that out soon!
Karen

Marydon said...

G'day, Barbara ~ I LOVE the lantern birds nest creation! How clever an idea. I'd never give up that mirror.

Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Terrell said...

I love this idea!! So charming and chic! I love your blog as well...and I'm your newest follower! I can't wait to see what else you have in store and I love new friends..so be sure and check out FFD! Happy day to you!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Artist Terri Smith said...

Such a clever idea! It's absolutely beautiful!

Hugs of Georgia Sunshine,
Terri Smith
http://dimplesdragonflies.com

Diane said...

BJ, love this idea for a nesting spot for a nest inside an old post lamp! How pretty it will look on someone's table! You always have the best ideas! And I've just been catching up with you and have missed a lot!
Diane

Tina said...

Oh my goodness. Really adore the nest in the outdoor lamp. Enjoyed my visit here from the linky party
Blessings
T

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What an adorable idea - I love it! Great way to reuse that lantern, too!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love the nest in the lamp and WANT the mirror!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So sweet and so very clever! I have to do this lamp!

Lady Pamela said...

WOW! Do I every love your idea with the birdnest in the lamp. I guess I will take down our new lamp on the back porch and put a nest in it. (just kidding) But I will be looking for an old lamp now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori said...

Barbara Jean,
I love your nest and am going to featured this at Life as Lori, so if you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do so!