|Mosaic Birdhouse: View 1|
A narrow table on my stair's landing adds a little bit of Holiday into my foyer.
|Winter Valentine Vignette|
I decorate the table top seasonally, and the decorations for a specific holiday or season change every year. I arranged this Valentine/winter vignette last year.
|Hearts made from Repurposed Books|
If your returning to my blog you might guess I made the mosaic bird house. You would be right. (I've made many mosaic projects.)
|Mosaic Birdhouse: View 1|
I created this to be a actual outside bird house for birds. But then it ended up looking like a snowy chalet, and I decided to use it inside as a decoration. Besides, I thought the golden roof tiles might not last well outside.
|Mosaic Birdhouse: View 2 showing roof|
Its funny how my project results are often unpredictable. A "Valentine" ball I made using hearts and words like "love" and found objects ended up looking spooky and Goth like. The "striking" red and black ball I intended to make became a Valentine ball. And my "summery" birdhouse resembles a snowy chalet. Go with the flow I guess. Creation is an unpredictable process.
|Mosaic Birdhouse: Front View|
Miscellaneous notes: I found the red hearts (made from repurposed books) at an artsy vintage store. (Support these creative retail stores!) I've been collecting the glass trees from rummage/estate sales when I see them at a low price. The birdhouse rests on a vintage cake stand. The marble topped table was a cherished vintage find because it fit so well in the landing.
|Mosaic Birdhouse: View 3|
The picture below shows the full view of the table on the landing. (Help me out - would this piece of furniture really called a table? Otherwise, what is it?). Sometimes I arrange the oversized books I display in the base for the time of year, but not in this photo. (I would have for the photo if I had noticed it in time. In this view it has oversized books I had recently referenced.)
|Table on my stair's landing|
I'll show you my Christmas arrangement using many of the same elements from the Valentine vignette above. I thought a simple arrangement would showcase the three button trees a friend made and gave me as a gift. (She has an astounding button collection.)
|Mosaic Birdhouse in a Christmas Vignette|
The sign on the table is a stone engraved souvenir (I paid full price!) that I bought in San Diego. The sentiment has been a favorite for years, but now it has a darker irony(?) when you think about the pandemic.
is not measured by the
number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that
take our breath away."
I hope you are safe, warm, healthy,
and full of love for Valentines Day
Happy Valentines Day!
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