This absolutely gorgeous birdhouse was made by Michelle over at The Mosaic Queen blog: http://www.mosaicqueen.typepad.com/ . Michelle's work is eclectic, whimsical and simply fabulous! If you visit her blog, her March 1st post was dedicated to this birdhouse. She took some lovely outside photos of the piece, along with one of her sitting next to it, that photo will really give you an idea of how big this piece is.
As you can see from the top photo, she used teacups by the bird holes, also note the lid that is right above them. This is a photo of one of the sides of the birdhouse, notice all the beautiful detail there is everywhere you look.
My only requirement for this birdhouse was that it be really colorful and give everyone passing by my front garden this year a real "WOW" when they looked at it. I really wanted a piece of art for my front yard that would pop, not fade away into the background. I think Michelle more then captured the wow factor here.
Michelle planted a whole garden of flowers growing up each side.
A view of the back of the birdhouse, just as pretty as the front with a rose at the top and a teacup, dove and red heart at the bottom. Thanks Michelle, for all your hard work on this piece, I'm very thrilled with it and will be taking lots of outside garden photos with the birdhouse as my centerpiece this year.
I ordered this very beautiful tissue box cover from Penny of Lavender Hill Studio. If you visit her blog at: http://www.lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/ and go to her Feb 27th post, you will see some really gorgeous shots of this piece, also if you click on any of my photos, larger versions will appear and you will be able to see more detail. I wanted this tissue box cover to go in my bathroom which has light blue and chocolate brown as the color scheme. Penny did a beautiful job of incorporating both colors in this piece, it fits just wonderfully in my bathroom and is a real show piece on the counter. I asked Penny to encorporate a sweet little blue bird somewhere on the tissue box cover and she used a lovely little bird from a vintage pepper shaker, you can just see him in the upper left hand corner of the box.
I already had a mosaic hand mirror I bought last year from another artist and this looks so pretty with it. Be sure to stop by Penny's blog, she does really beautiful work and is very creative. Thanks for this lovely piece Penny, I enjoy it every time I reach for a tissue.
I ordered some TEA letters for my kitchen counter from Brook over at The Home That Love Built: http://www.brook-thehomethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com/ . Her work is very pretty and she sells a variety of different mosaic items on Ebay.
Her mosaic letters are very popular and when I saw them on someone else's blog, I knew I had to have a set for myself. I just told Brook to use whatever colors she wanted and to surprise me. I was very happy when my package came to see my beautiful TEA letters. They now have a prominent place on my kitchen counter as a dedication to my favorite beverage. Thanks Brook, I really enjoy them each day when I'm making my tea!!