Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Valentine Vignette and Mosaic Birdhouse

Mosaic birdhouse blue white gold
Mosaic Birdhouse: View 1

A narrow table on my stair's landing adds a little bit of Holiday into my foyer.   

Winter Valentine decor Vignette
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 from Repurposed Books
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 blue white gold
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 blue white gold
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.  

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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 blue white gold
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.)

Mosaic birdhouse blue white gold
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 bowling ball
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."

Hearts from Repurposed Books

I hope you are safe, warm, healthy,
and full of love for Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brilliant decorating for Valentines and I love that you showed how you used some of the same pieces for Christmas... you find wonderful vintage pieces and I really love the mosaic birdhouse.

annies home said...

what a beautiful display thanks for sharing
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My thrift store addiction said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Michele Morin said...

I often find my own efforts are unpredictable, too!

Jo(A Rose Tinted WOrld) said...

Absolutely love the little mosaic bird house! What a stunning idea! #MischiefandMemories said...

Very creative and unique ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

Kym said...

How beautiful and creative!! The birdhouse is gorgeous, and I really love the idea of the hearts cut out of books.

Visiting from Inspire Me Monday

Louca por porcelana said...

Great job,wonderful vignettes!

Tamar SB said...

What a lovely spot of decorating!

NCSue said...

Very pretty!
Thank you for sharing at

junie-jesh said...

After last week we were put in another mini-crisis of a cold spell to 4 degr., 6 inches of snow and power outages.So I forgot if I responded to your comment you put on my artnotes. Kind and touching:)
LOVE the bird house! Very tastefully done, but also love the glass trees. The Christmas trees are very creative - many thanks for your creative touch and sharing it with All Seasons. Have an adventurous week in creativity, Jesh

Susan said...

That birdhouse is gorgeous. Do you sell your work?

Kate on thin ice said...

If I ever end up in my own home again i resolve to do such pretty and creative things. I am desperate for some of those moments in life that make it worth living. #MischiefandMemories

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Oh wow, your mosaic birdhouse is so beautiful! And I really like all the glass trees for both your Valentine's vignette and your Christmas one. You are so creative and talented and I really love seeing your work! Thanks for sharing and linking with me.


Jeanne said...

@Susan - No, Currently I do not sell my work. I create for pleasure, and I don't think I could spend the time needed to make a "profit" at it. Mosaics in particular are very time consuming. I tried etsy more than a decade ago, but family obligations, kids, etc. made the selling aspect too time consuming. You can almost see my "overload" in the number of posts I have made over the years. LOL, though, thank you for asking!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Stunning projects! That bird house is outstanding and what a precious way to hang onto a plate or platter that would otherwise be tossed.

I'm featuring this project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 565. Thanks for linking this up!

Annette, 3 Little Buttons said...

How precious is this idea! That birdhouse is so pretty and I love the overall feel the table gives off. I was planning to try and do something like this in our kitchen, but I've not got very far. Thank you for joining us for the #MischiefAndMemories linky :-)

Jeanie said...

My first visit! I love your arrangement, especially the spectacular birdhouse. And your books! Hiroshige. Sigh!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

It is fun to see
I have been gone for awhile nice to see your display
The tree are so pretty and you sure do nice job on mosaic I could never cut the plates nice
Laura said...

Wow, love the birdhouse, really special! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

loopyloulaura said...

Love the roof of the birdhouse, the pattern complements the whole design. Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories and please remember to complete your commenting by 9pm on Fridays

Navigating Baby said...

Gosh aren't you clever. Thanks for joining us on #MischiefAndMemories

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Jeanne, your mosaic birdhouse is just so gorgeous! Glad you decided to keep it indoors for decor to preserve it. I'm sure the birds would have loved it though! Thanks so much for joining in at All About Home, I'm featuring your birdhouse on Monday evening this week!

Lydia C. Lee said...

How lovely!!

Joanne said...

That is a beautiful mosaic birdhouse.

Unique creations by Anita said...

This is very cool. Well done

the 4 M's said...

The bird house is so pretty! I love your valentine vignette.

Kristin said...

Super cute vignette! I love everything about it. And those glass trees are adorable!

Katrina | ChatterFox said...

I love that mosaic birdhouse, it really is beautiful. Well done you!

Katrina x

Kristie from Love My Little Cottage said...

Very nice! You’re being featured on the Little Cottage Link Party today!

Laura - Mummy Lauretta said...

This is so lovely and so creative, definitely better to keep it inside so it doesn't get damaged by the weather. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS

Typical Mummy said...

Oh wow! What an absolutely gorgeous display! #KCACOLS

Dana, A mamanista Life said...

This has to be the cutest little birdhouse ever you are super talented and very creative xx Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS

A Moment With Franca said...

What a lovely display. Very creative. The birdhouse is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your post with us at #KCACOLS X
PS: I have sent you a couple of emails regarding adding the hashtag when commenting within the linky. Have you received them? I would appreciate it if you let me know you did, please. Many thanks in advance x