Friday, February 28, 2014
Easter Mash-Up...Crafting With Vintage Potato Mashers!
Any nest can make a cozy home!
Why do I love birds nests so much? It's almost a theme in my home...but I never made a conscious decision to decorate with birds, nests, cages and bird houses. Just now I counted over 25 different bird-related items in just my bedroom and master bath...and heaven only knows how many are in the rest of my house. When I was little, some of my favorite pictures were of pretty nests in a blossoming tree.
Pictures that give me hope for Spring.
When a new mother-to-be fusses over her nursery, sewing tiny clothes and tidying up her home, we call it "Nesting." If I could choose a symbol of what "Home" means to me...I'm sure it would be a nest...a place of safety and warmth with Mother and Father watching over and providing for their chicks.
Isn't this the sweetest and most unique nest yet?
I am continually amazed at the creativity of my fellow crafters!
I found it on Pinterest...made by Vikkis Vintageworks on Etsy.
This one has sold, but she has several more...as cute or cuter!
I have made two so far...one for me and one for my sister's birthday.
I chose colors to go with our vintage kitchen décor.
She seldom reads my blog so I'm not worried she'll see it here.
A baby chick for Patti...
Beautiful bunnies for me...
Vintage chicken was a swap gift from a blogger friend...
Fun little hand mixer...
Over Valentine's weekend I went on an antique store quest in Vegas and Oatman, Arizona for potato mashers and I found four to add to the two I had on hand. I plan to make four more for gifts. I will probably use more traditional Easter colors on those. And I have some smaller nests that will fit inside some little tart tins. I have really enjoyed seeing holiday crafts made with unusual or re-purposed items on Pinterest. I bet I could get more blog posts done if I'd give Pinterest a little rest...lol!
Simple, simple little garland...rick rack, scrapbook paper circles and vintage images.
Happy March...It's only a day away!