Monday, June 18, 2012

A nest, a bird and a very happy girl!

I have to share with you one of the most lovely handmade gifts I have ever received!  It came from my friend Vicki from 2 Bags Full. Vicki is one of the sweetest women I know, and she is also a very talented fiber artist. She makes the most gorgeous nests from wonderful yarns and fibers. I have always coveted those beautiful nests she makes and wanted one in whites so it would match my house. Well, sweet Vicki sent me one! I squeeled with delight when the package arrived!!!

Thank you Vicki! I will treasure it always.

And while we are on the subjects of bird-y things.... I thought I would share this photo I took this weekend. In my neighborhood, we have a whole flock of peach faced love birds that live here.  I hear them all the time because they are very vocal, but rarely do they hang out long enough for me to enjoy their beauty. This one hung out in our backyard Sunday, for almost a half hour,  just wandering around and checking things out. He even paused for a photo op!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this as most of the birds around here are brown and not pretty and colorful at all.

Yes, I know... I'm easily amused!!!!
Have a wonderful week  my friends. I'll see you Thursday after I visit Sweet Salvage, AGAIN!! LOL!

32 comments:

Sharon said...

You are one very lucky girl to get one of those beautiful nests! I love the picture of that colorful bird. It always excites me when I get to see a colorful bird in our back yard.

gracie said...

A lovely nest! The Peach face is so cute...

helen tilston said...

Hello Karen

You have been twice blessed this week.

I love the bird theme and your little visiting bird is adorable.

Hope you have a great week

Helen xx

missy max said...

Love the nest..so unusual..lovely..I have the brown love birds..Enjoy your week..Wish there was a "Sweet Salvage" around here to visit..

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Vicki did a great job on your nest with the whites, Karen! I ordered one from her a couple of years ago and I still love looking at it.

My Little Corner said...

Wow, had no idea love birds were native to Arizona! I have a pair of nesting Orioles. They are so beautiful with their bright orange, yellow and black plumage.

What a blessing to receive such a beautiful gift!

Shell said...

Hi Karen!

Love the nest you got from Vicki! She is the Bestest, Ever! She surprised me with one several years ago when I met her, in greens! I LOVE it! It sits on a place of honor on my Mantle.

Don't know if you know yet, she got ...PUBLISHED in Romantic Country! ( I haven't talked to her about it yet,I'm wondering if her experience/surprise was the same as mine when I was published this Winter.)

I am having a GIVEAWAY over on my blog,,,,,Can you believe it, it is "Bungalow Bling's 3 year "Blogaversary! Stop on over and say Hi and Enter if you'd like a Vintage Goodness Crown with a bunch of Goodies!


Hugs, Love and a BUS!
Shell

(My studio currently looks like the creative fairies "Threw up!" But I have about a month to get it together!)

Shell said...

Oh! Forgot, I LOVE the Birds, How gorgeous! I have fantastic Hummingbirds in Bright Green and Coral,,,,,but they move too fast for this girl to take a Photo!

Hugs,
Shell

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Wow, Karen, and birds nest and a bird all in one day! Usually we get on without the other....your new next is just abolutely amazing and I can see why you have wanted one all this time! Of course, the Peachface is very unique because they are not native to Arizona. What a treat!

vicki said...

Girlfriend --
I came here to tell you that I just gave you a shout out on my recent blog post -- and was totally surprised to see my little nest pictured here -- you silly girl -- thank you for sharing it with everyone. It looks totally beautiful in your home -- just like I knew it would!

Love you!

Vicki

Lavender Cottage said...

The fabric nest is awesome Karen, no wonder you wanted one.
Judith

Marlynne said...

What a lovely post! Oh, I would have have been overjoyed too with such a lovely gift! You did such a neat picture of the lovebird> How do you get the litle lacy edging around the picture?

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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow. That nest is beautiful. The little birdie photo is pretty cute, too!

bobbie said...

What a gorgeous gift!!! And an adorable bird ~ ours are mostly all browns, too ~

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lucky you! I love that nest. I went to her Etsy shop but she didn't have any small nests for sale. I wonder what she sells them for? It is so pretty--so much texture! I have never seen anything like that.

Romeo said...

Okay so "she" is swooning over the beautiful nest. Me? Not so much, the egg hasn't hatched yet and the nest itself is much too small for me. No, I'm not fat, it's just a small nest.

Now let's talk about that bird in the tree! You have beautiful green birds that live there? Free to fly where ever?!? And they come to visit you??? We have Blue Birds, but not Green Birds....I think I'll check the airlines for ticket prices...and make sure they allow more than one suitcase.....

Purrs as I dream of Green Birds,

Romeo

The English Romantic said...

Hi Karen,
I have admired those fabulous nests so much. How lucky you are to own one,I love the shades of white.
That little bird must have heard the news and popped round to view this 'des res'.
Hugs, Angela.x

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That nest is gorgeous, Karen! No wonder that you are such a happy girl.
The love bird is a cutie. How wonderful that you have those around.
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Julia

Bohemian said...

What a Lovely Gift... it is Beautiful!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Stephanie said...

LOVE that nest!

Karen B. said...

Sweet Karen,

I love Vicki's nest and I have just ordered one just like yours which I will received at the end of this year and I can't already wait for it to be here! You are so lucky!! Hope all is well.

hugs and love
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Amber said...

Hi Karen! That bird nest is amazing! And I can't believe those parrots are just.... out! Pretty cool! There are wild macaws in San Diego that are the most beautiful blue. They catch you off guard because they look like they belong in the rain forest. Neat to see.

Maureen said...

Beautiful nest! And the Lovebird is too cute! Looks a little like my daughter's lovebird; but hers is grey and white. Lucky you!

Lucys Baby said...

Hi Karen, I'm so glad you are enjoying your summer...hot hot hot!
I love the lovely birds nest, in white, exquisite!

Charlene said...

LOVE your nest. Sandy gave me one for Christmas one (a sea shore nest) year but, I don't know if it is made by the same person as yours. It is really pretty & I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. AND THAT BIRD... wow what amazing colors. You are such a great photographer! Talk to ya soon.
HUGS! Charlene

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Karen, so lovely, that bird nest, wow!! I can see why you love it so much. But the bird blows me away. Just love that sweet bird in the tree, and you got a shot of it, so cool!! Ah, lovebirds, love them. Happy Summer! xoxo Riki

ImagiMeri said...

Hey pretty lady,

I wonder if they are the same love birds from my side of town. We had a neighbor raising them and they moved and let the birds go. I haven't seen them in a year, they used to eat our sunflower seeds.

Your nest is beautiful and of course it fits in perfectly with your house decor.

My husband bought me a drawing pad for my computer, but I haven't used it yet as I'm still a little shaky from my recent stuff.

I hope we can get together when it's cooler.

Hugs,
Meri

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

I saw your beautiful nest the other day, and didn't have time to comment, what a great gift to a deserving gal. Love it, Hugs and come on by you will ROTFL:) Marilou

Denise @ english purple ribbon said...

Hi Karen! What a nice picture of that pretty love bird. Do you have a lot of hummingbirds there? We have the beautiful bright yellow American Goldfinch. Denise

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I cannot believe that love bird photo. It is beautiful against the green leaves on a tree. This should win a prize. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Oh, what wonderful delights!! That nest is gorgeous! She must have part bird in her. LOL! You are SO fortunate to have Love Birds in your backyard!! I adore birds and get quite thrilled when I catch a photo of them, especially the illusive ones!
Last year I was on vacation with my husband and we were passing by a huge field that had curious white sections. I wondered out loud what kind of plant or veggies were growing there. As we got closer I discovered to my extreme delight that they were an enormous flock of Snow Geese!! I took a ton of photos and was able to experience their honking and the sound of hundreds of wings flapping! It was our first day of our vacation and was so satisfied with this huge gift that God gave us that I could have gone home right then and there and been satisfied that I had the best vacation! LOL! Thankfully that wasn't the end and we went on to have a joyous time celebrating our anniversary. What a gift! I thought you would enjoy that story, being a bird-lover too.

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