Friday, March 30, 2012

A little birdie

Sometimes, after the rain, spring really does arrive.



We had torrential downpours, made all the more difficult because we have had a relatively dry winter, so this was the first "real" rain of the year. We spent many days inside, including a three day weekend where we had a spray paint party in the garage. Once it was over, my husband and I decided to head out to Ikea as a celebration of my birthday, and the fact that we could now carry things outside to our car without getting soaked, like this blogger did!

We can back with this mess, which we stored in the library. I'm in the process of styling the shelves and bringing more color in.



We have just started to sort it all out, but one of the first things we did was untie all the branches. And when I untied them I was left with a pile of little strings, which looked just like a bird's nest.




He had to go up onto our spring craft mantle right away.















The branches went into this giant vase in our entry. We needed some height in there.



I'm also guest posting today at Stardust- Decor and Style, so come visit me!




I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart NaptimeNifty Thrifty ThingsInspired HoneybeeNest for LessDelectable HomeIt's Overflowing  Monday:Between Naps on the PorchSumo's Sweet StuffThrifty Decor ChickAlderberry HillDebbie Doo'sHome Stories A to ZHome Savvy AtoZ , Tuesday: Coastal CharmTip JunkieMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaCarolyn's HomeworkMade in a DayOur Delightful HomeA Bowl Full of LemonsGet Your Craft OnKurtz Corner , Organize and DecorateNatural NestersWednesday: Savvy Southern StyleMommy SolutionsPower of PaintNewlyweds Recipe LinkySouthern Lovely , Home Happy Home Thursday: The Shabby Creek CottageMade in a DayHouse of Hepworthsthe 36th Avenue , Bloggeritaville Craft, Scrappy, Happy52 Mantels Friday: One Artsy MamaSerenity NowTatertots and JelloThe Shabby NestThirty Handmade DaysAddicted 2 DecoratingFunky Junk InteriorsFinancial FridayFurniture FridayAt the Picket FenceThe Rooster and the Hen

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24 comments:

Megan said...

A trip to IKEA jealous! The closest IKEA is a couple hours away. Don't make it there nearly as much as I would like :)

Colleen Jorgensen said...

Hasn't this rain been crazy? In fact, this entire winter has been odd. I see you're in the Bay area - I'm in Sacramento. Well, a little outside of it, in Placerville on Hwy 50 towards Tahoe. So when you get rain, you're just a few hours ahead of us.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I'm so happy to 'meet' you!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Isn't it serendipitous when unexpected decor happens! Lovely little nest!

Effie's Sweet Home Designs said...

HI JESSICA!
MY NAME IS EFFIE.
I LIKE YOUR BLOG!
YOUR BABIES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!
KISSES!!!!!!!!!!!

Effie's Sweet Home Designs said...

HI JESSICA! I LIKE YOUR BLOG! MY NAME IS EFFIE.
KISSES FROM GREECE!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Very cute! (and I LOVE your hide chair!)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love the white branches in your entry Jessica! Can't wait to see your newly styled shelves! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

Lori@thestonybrookhouse said...

I LOVE IKEA! Looks like you had yourself a good time!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh how cute that you consider that a mess! Sigh.

Love the bird nest. And sorry I've been MIA this week. I'm on a mission to visit and comment on each and every cinch party link ...

... regardless of, well ...

... I'll keep it nice. To each his (more like her) own!

:)

Linda

Spanish Pinay said...

What a coincidence! We also went to Ikea and we were exhausted... 5.5hrs in the gigantic store with a toddler is pure craziness :) But we were happy with our loot.

The 5th picture... is that a vase or something made out of magazine paper? wow... I've done something like that too and the latest I did is the spice drawer actually inspired by you :)

links below if you want to check them out :)

http://spanishpinaynanay.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-rolled-magazine-pages-part-1.html

http://spanishpinaynanay.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-rolled-magazine-pages-part-2.html

Spanish Pinay

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

LOVE ikea shopping! And that sweet little bird in its next is just perfect!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I have serious library envy, Jessica! :-) Love your little bird's nest -- upcycling rope!
Happy weekend!!
xo Heidi

Bliss said...

I said to myself.... "she even used the IKEA twine for something, impressive".

~Bliss~

Amy - while wearing heels said...

What a sweet little birdie...you certainly are resourceful using the twine. I have a feeling, after you style these shelves, this will be yet another room in your home I drool over :)

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Christine @ Park House Love said...

Ahhh IKEA. Bewitching black hole that seems so hard to come out of whenever I venture through those doors...yet I keep going back...congrats on your new buys! The bird's nest is cute :)

reFresh reStyle said...

Bird nests and Ikea-awesome day! Hope you had a great weekend!
Debbie

SSM said...

Hope you had fun, Jessica!

momto8 said...

lovely bird and twine!!!

Kelli said...

So cute!! I love Ikea!!

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Love the vase of white branches Jessica! Cna't wait to see the Ikea items styled in your bookshelves. And Happy Birthday!!!! Have a wonderful week (we are getting the rain here in VA now!) Heather :)

chateau chic said...

Love the little nest you made. So cute!
Mary Alice

Magical Day Dream said...

The nest is so cool! What a great idea :)

x

Marielle

Josh said...

The nest is awesome and perfect for this cute birdie. However, I also like the furniture in your house. The white and black combination is perfect to have a unique result.

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