My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Feathering My Nest. . .

Spring has arrived and outside the sun is shining.  We have received a lot of rain the last couple of days and my perennials are starting to flourish. 

Anticipation of the future blooms has me filled with delight.

The other day Mr. Robin was back in town.  As I snapped a picture of him he turned and looked me straight in the eye.  It was almost as if he was posing for me.

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Plump little fella isn’t he?  Hey, maybe that’s what he was thinking about me. lol!

After taking down the Easter décor I decided to feather my nest.

My mantel got a new makeover.

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I love how my turquoise wreath I made makes the curtain rods pop. To see how I made it go here.

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I just bought the green birds.  I feel  they really helped tie in the green ribbons that I put on my wreath.

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I bought the shadow box at a boutique a few years ago.  Still loving it!  It’s hard to tell from the pic, but it has a lot of dimensional items in it.

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A jar full of moss balls with a bird tag to help keep with the color and the theme.

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I made the N.E.S.T. banner last year.  I had so much fun pulling from my stash.

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I used my turquoise glitter to give chipboard letters some bling.

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Have you had fun feathering your nest lately?

Hugs,

Jann

p.s.  If you haven’t linked up to my Share Your Cup Thursday I would love to have you share!

I will be sharing with:

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Two Bears Farm for Rural Thursday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

I Gotta Create for Mother Lode Link Party

Happy Hour Projects for Happy Hour Friday

Made in a Day for Made You Look Party

Nutmeg Place for Show Off Saturday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

An Anglo in Quebec for Fireplace Show and Tell

31 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

What a handsome fella...we have a big robin visit our backyard every day. He eats berries, splashes in the bath and turns a cocky eye our way if he spots us! I like the moss in the glass jar~ pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog,
shawn

NanaDiana said...

Jann...You have feathered your nest so beautifully. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner. Is that fabric or paper background? After looking again I am thinking fabric because of the grommets. And...you made a wreath from a curtain rod? I have to see if I can find that post. xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Birds are so pretty to decorate with for Spring. I love the pair of green birds! And your banner is wonderful! I've always wanted to try to make one! Happy Spring!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow...just...wow. Love the colors...the vignette is perfect! I love pretty mantels like yours.

xo,
RJ

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Oh my goodness, your turquoise wreath looks great there! And I love your NEST banner :)

Diane Writes said...

Those pieces of art work in your home really brightens up everything. A little touch of art and love really make a difference.

Peg said...

I love all the feathers in your nest. You have done a great job once again. The wreath is so pretty on your mantel. I hung up my 'BLOOM' banner that you gave away on your blog and I got to be the lucky winner. It's so fun and I think about my cutie friend Jann every time I glance at it. Love it so much!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh what a lovely mantle vignette...I love all the bird items...so spring...have a great weekend!

Connie said...

Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend, I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
This is so adorable, as is your whole blog. So glad I found you.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oooooo! Purty! Love all the colors!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Kove the robin giving you the once over!! Also the banner!! Joan

Linda said...

I love this! I think I am going to try your idea of changing out the mantle when I get back home! I usually have the same old stuff there until Christmas rolls around...you inspired me today! Have a great day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love your banner! How excellent. And this was just perfect for linking up with Rural Thursday, I'm so glad you could join us!

retrorevival.biz said...

Nah! He was thinking, 'Who's that pretty lady snapping my picture?!' Your mantel redo is nice!

~Cindy

Nancy Claeys said...

Loving all of your beautiful creations for spring! Thank you so much for linking up with Rural Thursday! :)

Gina said...

Your mantel looks so pretty! The banner caught my eye...I love it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jann your mantel looks fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

Great shot of the robin. One appeared in my yard yesterday just when I had my camera at hand. She though it was a game and kept flying off when I tried.

Your mantel looks great - love your banner.

Karen S. said...

Nothing could be sweeter than a robin at my window! Thanks for the really breath-taking photos! You have an awesome display! Put on the coffee anytime!

Kelly_Deal said...

What a cute Robin and so photogenic! Your mantle is beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The Robin is adorable! You were so lucky to catch him standing and liking the camera! I'm loving your mantel, so lovely. Thank you for hosting and for your kind visit. Have a great Earth Day weekend.
FABBY

Charade said...

Oh, wow, I love that wreath! The colors and textures are so spring-y.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Lovely pops of turquoise! Love your banner and all the sweet birds! Gorgeous - thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your banner is adorable! and I love those birds!

Tina G said...

what a cute birdy :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Have always loved that blue and green together and that banner is so sweet. Can't believe you got so close to Mr Robin. He looks like he thinks that camera might be a worm.

Meg said...

I love those little green birdies! Your mantle looks so cheerful and fun!

Thanks so much for sharing on Show Off Saturday!

XO

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Love the little robin as well as the banner! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

anangloinquebec said...

Thanks so much for linking up! Throwing a party for the first time is rather intimidating...so I do appreciate your participation and
wow! I certainly appreciate your fireplace...gorgeous! I love the mantel as well. It appears that it goes quite high? We have a high wall.

The Tablescaper said...

Such lovely images.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Be sure to check out my most recent post for info on my GIVEAWAY.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy said...

Your fireplace looks fabulous with it's Spring decor. Hugs, Cindy