Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Favorite Gift....

This year for Christmas my sister, fondly called pepper by the group on this blog....gave me one of my favorite gifts!

Some of you may remember when she shared a small painting she had just completed....

Well, I was thrilled when I opened my Christmas gift from her and found the wonderful bird painting, plus a little stand to display it on...WooHoo!

I wasn't sure just how or where I would feature it in my home, I just knew I wanted it sitting somewhere I could see it every day.  We spend a lot (I mean a LOT) of time in our family room so that seemed like the perfect room to place it in...but where in that room should it be put????

I happen to collect bird's nests that have fallen (or been blown) out of trees.  I do know NEVER to touch a nest that a bird may still be using...but some are discarded or damaged and end up on the ground...these I take home and is my collection (so far!)

Hmmmm, how about using a bird's nest as a background for the painting???  That works!

I arranged the largest nest with the painting on the stand in front of it and placed them on the top of an old pie safe that holds the TV in our home (yes...THE TV, we only have one), the rustic appearance of the pie safe is the perfect touch to complete the is how it looks...

Sitting on the pie safe I get to see it several times a day...and it always makes me smile :)

I went on an internet search to find "found bird's nests", I only located one shop!  So for those of you wondering what to about real bird's nests????

                     Bird's Nest

This nest is in  AbeilleAMielShop  but hurry, she only has one!  The painting you will need to find on your own, Pepper painted only one...and it is mine :)  Sorry!  (Not really but I thought it would be rude to not apologize, LOL!)

Anyone want to share their favorite gift with us????



Peppercorns said...

WOW! I'm overwhelmed! I'm so happy you like the painting and I think this is best "thank you" I've ever received. :)

Thank you for this wonderful thank you.

jj said...

awww....this just makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. One for pepper giving it to you and secondly for you for finding the perfect spot for it. :)