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February 28, 2013

Moving into a new house has been a little overwhelming. Having a clean slate, i.e., blank walls, on which to hang art, pictures, and photos is downright intimidating.  

Do I hang a single piece of art or do I go with the gallery format?  Ultimately, you ask yourself,

"Is this item 'nail-hole worthy'?

This one of my Top 10 All Time Favorite Photos
so you might see it again in the future!

Some of today's photos have been featured here before but, like
old decorating magazines, I enjoy referring back to them for inspiration.

February 27, 2013

March is just around the corner and you know
what that means - our little feathered friends will be returning home from a Winter in warmer climes.

It's time to set up the birdbaths and clean out the birdhouses or, in some cases, replace them all together.

If you're thinking of building a birdhouse, here are some darling avian condos created with repurposed hardware and household items that might give you some inspiration:

A vintage toaster has been given a new purpose.


This is some pretty fancy birdhouse real estate, isn't it?!

Tins are a great foundation for building
one-of-a-kind repurposed birdhouses:

LOVE the cooking theme, especially the vintage cookie cutter.

 This Old House

 Tree Hugger
How darling are those building blocks?

But, at the end of the day, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.