31 Mar
 I just love nests! I found this little birdcage at the thrift store for $1 the other day. I spray painted it, added a little nest and some circle stickers. It looks great with my nesting mantle.

I am linking this up to Beth @ The Stories of A to Z’s wonderful 
Vignette party!
I’m a little late — just like in real life! 
Go over to see the amazing decorating vignettes over at her party!
And, I have seen so many nesting projects and crafts this week. I just had to share them with you!

Nest Fame Pedestal @ All Things Related
Faux Eggs @ Rooming With Gail
 Homemade Nests @ Creative Attempts
Nest Frames @ Persnickety Peacock
 Chocolate Nests @ Under The Table & Dreaming
Beautiful Nests @ Stories From A to Z
Center Pieces 2010 002
 Nest Centerpieces @ Organize ans Decorate Everything
 Nest Door Hanging @ My Lifetime Subscription
Wire Nest @ Piper’s Pearls
 Cool Nest @ The Lemon Cottage
Easter Crafts 2010 005
 Candlestick Nests @ Organize and Decorate Everything

Have a Great Day!
It’s the first day of Spring Break for us today and we’ve had about 6 inches of now – gah!!!

And, if you are in the Utah area, DownEast outfitters is having a huge sidewalk sale at their Layton store — starting tomorrow. With 90% off many things! Check it out if you can!


40 Responses to “Nesting!”

  1. the thrifty ba March 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    i swear i havent seen one-NOT ONE-birdcage at any thrift store! utah must have a 'no bird cage' donation policy…love yours though

  2. Beth@The Stories of A to Z March 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Yay! So glad you joined the party and with nothing short of something fantastic of course. $1??? You seriously scored on that birdcage. Your redo and vignette looks beautiful. I also love looking at everyone's nests in one collective place :).

  3. Connie Weiss March 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    I love bird cages! I passed one up at Tai Pan a few weeks ago and I've not been able to get it out of my mind.

  4. Miss Anne March 31, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    i just KNOW this post was meant for me. :)I'm in full on nesting mode at home, and am in LOVE with all things bird/nests/etc. How ironic!:) love what you have done!

  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions March 31, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    What a cute birdcage, Jen! Love it black, too! Your whole display is really pretty. Love the little nests and eggs you've tucked in here!

  6. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations March 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    I love it! I tried the natural egg dyes and totally failed 😦 I don't know if it's our chickens' eggs or what, but there was definitely a malfunction 😉 I want a mantle!!!!

  7. Leanne March 31, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    I Love your birdcage, especially painted black. Sweet vignette too! Thanks for showing my Nest Centerpiece and Candlestick Nests. You're so sweet. Are you as tired of being covered in snow as I am? Thanks for the heads up about the Downeast Layton store sale. I'm in Syracuse so unless there's a blizzard tomorrow I'll make it over there.

  8. Jenglamgirl March 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Love your birdcage!!!! I want to get one, but haven't found the one that is screaming buy me. Cute nests too, all of them!!! Your mantel is darling. Hugs, Jenn

  9. Beckie March 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Love the birdcage!!! I look forward to every season and holiday that rolls around to see what you are going to come up with 🙂 Thanks for the tip about DownEast…I will be there for sure! Love their stuff!

  10. Sarah March 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    So pretty!! Perfect for spring. And now I'm going to be on the hunt for a bird cage. That looks really great!Blessings-Sarah

  11. KC Mom March 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    What a fun surprise to see me on here! I think I would have taken a better picture if I thought it would be on here.I bought a birdcage very similar to that at K-mart this morning…on sale! I think we're on the same track of thinking!

  12. Robin March 31, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Birdcages are also such fun! Your updated version is adorable. Wonderful job.

  13. Jenny April 1, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    I love these! They are all so Spring-y!

  14. Jenn Miyamoto April 1, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Looks really good! The black makes it look classy. I love it!Jenn

  15. My Mercurial Nature April 1, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    I love this idea! Now I'll be on the lookout for birdcages!

  16. The White Farmhouse April 1, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Love your bird cage find. I have got to get me one of those! I have the perfect corner for one too.Thank you for visiting my little blog. I could not beleive that it was really you! I even had the bitty one pinch me really hard. It was really hard too. I just feel so honored. Thanks for making my day!

  17. Designs on 47th Street April 1, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    CUTE! I recently found a bird cage for $1 too! It was the same sort of barn red. I thought I liked it red and left it but now that I see your black, I may just have to paint mine too. I love all your nesting items. So fun.Donna

  18. Theresa @ 612Riverside April 1, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    So many great photos… thanks for sharing! Your birdcage turned out great, and just in time for your spring mantel, lucky you! Theresa

  19. Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry April 1, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    1 DOLLAR birdcage! That is CRAZY here our thrift shops would charge at least 5… Ugh… Love all the decor!

  20. MiMi April 1, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    Our thrift stores aren't that thrifty. :(I have some nests and some eggs and I haven't done anything yet. Now I have some inspiration!

  21. Kelli @ RTSM April 1, 2010 at 1:14 am #

    Cute birdcage! I love the circle stickers…make it seem contemporary! I think I need to work on my thrift store skills:)

  22. beckaboots April 1, 2010 at 1:23 am #

    I love that bird picture you have in the background. I always try to find good stuff at my thrift stores but it seems like the treasure is always taken… I will have to keep searching :)Awesome decor!

  23. Lacie @ Creative Attempts April 1, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    ahhhhhh you featured me!! I think i shreaked out loud i was so excited thank you so much!!! of course you found the best deal on a birdcage hello? yours is amazing

  24. Infarrantly Creative April 1, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    One dolla!!! Holla! That is awesome. Nests and birds totally have me enamored right now also.

  25. {All Thingz Related} April 1, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    These are all so great! Thanks for featuring mine!~Rebekah

  26. J.J. April 1, 2010 at 2:46 am #

    wow…a whole dollar!!!I love all the nests eggs…eggs..and nests!!!!!You are a creative coolio!!!

  27. michelle April 1, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    Love it! And I can't believe you only got it for $1!

  28. frillsfluffandtrucks April 1, 2010 at 3:10 am #

    Jen, that is adorable! Love!~ Sarah

  29. Megan April 1, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    Hey surprise surprise! thanks for the link to my little nesting project! I completely LOVE the polka dot plate! my favorite pattern!

  30. Stephanie Lynn April 1, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    Your mantel is goregous! I simply adore how you bring color into your decorating. Love the little birdcage…It looks great black. Thanks so much for listing the chocolate nest!! I greatly appreciate it!

  31. Marianne@Songbird April 1, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Thanks for all that nest inspiration! I really envy your birdcage, it looks lovely.

  32. Liz April 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    What talent you have! =) I *really* love everything you've done and created. The birdcage is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Liz

  33. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful April 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    LOVE it all! Thoose framed nests are just too cute…I need to copy that one.I'm totally jealous of your $1 birdcage. I sooooooo wish we had DI in the south!~Amanda

  34. Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue April 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Loving your birdcage! Thanks for showing off all of the other beautiful "nests" you have found.

  35. April April 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    You paid only a dollar for that bird cage? Talk about a BARGAIN!!! I love it, Jen…and what you've done with it! You have yourself a GREAT day, too, and a Blessed Easter!

  36. Manuela@TPOH April 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Love the dots you added to your birdcage and what a great deal! Manuela

  37. jenheadjen April 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Great ideas, as always! I'm realizing the only "nesting" I do is when I'm pregnant! Maybe it's time to broaden my horizons a little! 😉 lol!

  38. Amaco April 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    I recently came across your blog and love your projects!I’m wondering if you’ve ever heard of Rub ‘n Buff? This is a product my company markets. It’s made of carnuba wax and comes in a variety of colors, although the most popular are metallic silver and gold. It’s used on jewelry, crafts, home décor, furniture, chandeliers. I’ve seen a lot of great transformations. If you’d be interested in trying and commenting about it I’d be happy to forward some samples to you.thanks

  39. Amanda @ Serenity Now April 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    So much better in black!! 🙂

  40. Carmen April 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Love the bird cage. I love all the cute decorations. 🙂

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