Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Nesting" at the Shop...planter basket "birdcage"...



Hello friends...sorry I haven't been around much these last few weeks.  We were actually in Florida over Spring break...and now I am still playing "catch up" here.

I haven't had much "project time" here...but we did do a little "nesting" in the window and our booth at Antiques Downtown before I left.  Here's something I haven't shared yet...

 
I had a couple of these planter baskets...


...put them together and what do you get??


Looks like a birdcage to me :)


I just tied them together with twine and added some ribbon and a vintage pin...


...and clipped on some paper pretties inside...


...and out.


Here it is in the window at the shop.


Thinking Spring.


I made these hanging planters into nests too....single...


...and double.


Of course there are other "nests" tucked in here and there too.


Who could resit that face?


And yes, we're still waiting for Spring here in MN...in fact there is snow in the forecast today :(
Joan and I are heading back to the shop today...the shop is having a sale this Friday through Sunday (April 12-14) so we're going to "pretty it up" a little.  I'll take some more photos of our booth when were done and post them on Facebook tonight.  So hop on over and like Chipping with Charm if you are interested...
 
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Have a great week!!

16 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Beautiful. Love this. Blessings

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  2. What a cute idea, Laurel! The shop looks so spring-y...unlike the rest of Minnesota! Hope you don't get too much snow! Thanks for stopping by my Bachman's house post!

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  3. Looks fabulous Laurel. Love the little birdies.

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  4. The little "cage" is so cute...what a fantastic idea! And your booth looks wonderful. I wish I lived closer! Well, I could live without more snow!

    Hope you had a great time in Florida, lucky girl!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. This is so creative! Love birds and birdcages Will definitely be pinning this to my creative ideas board http://pinterest.com/patinaparadise/creative-ideas/

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  6. Very, very cute Laurel. I love our feathered friends and nests and the yellow duckling is adorable:)

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  7. That is a great idea Laurel! You are brilliant!!!
    Susan

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  8. I love the wire baskets together with bird cutouts. Very clever as always. Bring back spring? I didn't know it was ever here!

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  9. I love how you put the two planters together. So cute!

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  10. I loved the post. I've been fooling around with a middle grade novel this past year, but had an idea for a children's rhyming book, and just completed it. I teach kindergarten, so I have read lots of good and bad rhyming books. I think I'm ready to publish, but am having a hard time finding the guidelines for formatting a picture book. I've found one site that said to put a header at the top with your contact information and then double space the rest, but is this true for a rhyming book as well? Thanks for all the clever tips. Patricia Megahey
    Great interview! Read Me Dead sounds like it has a really good story in there!
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  11. What a fabulous idea! I never thought of putting two together. I can see them together as a planter filled with flowers or succulents. Much less expensive than buying a bird cage. Especially if they can be found at one of the dollar stores. Now you have me thinking I need to head out the door to find them before they're all snapped up.

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  12. Oh wow! This is fabulous! I was just thinking how cute it would look in the winter time as well :)

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