Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ways With Nests

I love nature themes for my collage and card projects, so birds and nests fit right in. I'm always on the search for vintage images to use.

But I also love to decorate with bird cages and nests. I do have a small collection of both nests that I have found, and others that have been given to me.

Spanish moss makes a nice approximation. I also display shells and acorns in nests on occasion.

The nest in back, above, is natural, and the moss nest in front has natural quail eggs. I love the speckled colors.

For a long time I've displayed my nest collection high on a cabinet where it's less likely to be disturbed.

A couple of authentic nests are displayed in an antique cup and a large seashell. A rusty antique iron garden urn serves as a backdrop.

A nest for a bird theme tablescape. 

Quail eggs in nested ironstone butter pats.

Under glass.

Natural elements contrast nicely when displayed with refined finishes like lace and pink milk glass.

Hope you're having a terrific weekend!
Thanks for peekin' in!
Ciao! for now!


for bird/nests projects!



Cvet said...

I too love nature in my home not just outside.
Because true beauty is in Creation. I love the sea, birds, flora and fauna. I think I might borrow a few of you ideas. Thank you Jacqueline.
Cvet Tammy

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos of your nest Jacqueline. The images are so soft and pleasing to the eye. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment today. We do live in a beautiful part of the world but I believe every place has it's own beauty. Have a blessed day. Pamela

Shelia said...

Hi Jacqueline! Oh, how pretty! Love seeing your little nests with the eggs. The cloche snap is gorgeous. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...


Olive Cooper said...

The nests are so sweet. They are so wonderful paired with the whites you have chosen. We found a huge complex nest in our forsythia bush and I must get around to taking some photos of it. Happy weekend.

Heaven's Walk said...

What IS it about those sweet little nests cradled in little ironstone bowls that are so adorable...??? :) Love all of your vignettes, Jacqueline! Just beautiful!

xoxo laurie

trash talk said...

There's a nest in the backyard that a family of Cardinals reuse every year. I love it!
P.S. Cat Daddy has a phobia about nests so I can't bring them inside. It's funny to watch him freak out!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such pretty vignettes. I like nests too and never seem to be able to find them...the idea of using moss is a great one. Thanks.(-:

Linda said...

Where do I start? All the beautiful nests and natural elements, the seeded eucalyptus, the white jardiniere...but OH...the little stacked butter pats! Beautiful and inspiring, Jacqueline!

Pat said...

Love, love, love the Nests!!! All of precious. And, my goodness, I just bought some peat pots...and wondered what to do with I know. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photographs and your ideas. pat

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautifully done!


Oh, I love nests as well. You've done a great job decorating with them. Tres bien!


Funky Junk Interiors said...

So pretty! You have a great collection and have done it proud. :)


Judi said...

Your displays are so beautiful and inspiring.

ANNE said...

These are lovely, Jacqueline. I'd like to make them a feature for my next post.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i find nothing sweeter than petite eggs in a nest. what is it about them? so sweet! J'adore your collection. Merci for your compliments regarding my studio. made me smile it did! :)

BECKY said...

I love to decorate with nests and eggs, too, and you have given me some awesome ideas! Love the peat pot and the tea cup!!
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