Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bird's Nest Soup

 
Bird's nests have become popular in home decor.  Little ones from craft stores are frequently tucked into accent spots on tabletops, a little shelf, or bookcase.  Larger nests can be combined with eggs, twigs and feathers to stand out as a focal point in any room.  Sometimes they are hidden under a cloche which can magnify objects and provide them with a sense of glamour or mystery.  It's always fun to see how others take this now-common addition to home decor, giving it a new or unusual twist.  Recently I discovered these pretty porcelain teacups made into tiny nests.  Lined with moss, they were adorned with flowers, ribbon, and lace, and had tiny eggs tucked inside.  They made a sweet presentation when added to a pretty vignette.  How interesting to see one displayed with a saucer that was securely glued to a crystal candlestick.  A single, speckled egg at alone on the plate, accenting the bird's nest theme.  Little bits of nature, twigs and eggshells working together to add texture and interest to home decor.    

5 comments:

  1. Feathering the nest has become more than a metaphor as gals create some of the most elaborate nests I've ever seen! Personally, I prefer to stick with what the birds create as their nests delight me to pieces.

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  2. Those are so sweet. Love all these springy colors...

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  3. Oh I LOVE it. I am always looking for ways to us my tea cups xoxoxo Clarice

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  4. Love the bird's nests tucked into the cups. What a fun idea. Now I need to go find some. I think we have some in the garage tucked away.
    Love your photos!

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  5. Good idea. The little teacup nest is so sweet!
    Valerie

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