Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hello birdie!

In recent years, I've come to love birds. I admire them for always waking up in a good mood and ready for a song. In a way, I love that birds always seem joyful and carefree.



I love that they sing regardless of their circumstances and look out for each other. Whenever I throw some bread by the lake behind our house, the first bird that notices it will fly near the bread but before he eats any of it, he will call his feathered friends over as if to say "hurry, there's a free meal over here guys!".



I don't have an actual bird feeder since I am, after all, *the* bird feeder! But I do have a few bird houses indoors in my tearoom for the pretend birds that fly in. :)

This little bird house below was actually the inspiration behind my tearoom. The colors, flowers, coziness. It came from this little $12 bird house, perfect for any single female birdie...



I also like this one with a vaulted ceiling.



But for a family of three, don't you think this one is perfect?



"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song".

- Maya Angelou, American poet



Thanks so much for visiting me. Wishing you many joyful songs to fill your heart today and always!

43 comments:

Carrie said...

I love your bird houses they are great! Also your chicken pot pie recipe so great!

Janeen said...

Those are just lovely bird houses and such a beautiful post to start the weekend! Have a great day!

Elena said...

I love birds too! Your bird houses are beautiful. I have a denim bird house in my kitchen window sill. Have a wonderful day! Elena

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

pretty bird houses, I have collected birdhouses for many years.

My favotie bird is the Meadow Lark, I always know when spring time is here when I start hearing the Meadow Larks sing.

Brenda said...

Those are so cute. I love the one in the middle. I have a few unique birdhouses myself.
(I see someone else love that chicken pot pie like we do!)

Mrs. D said...

I really like those bird houses; especially the second one. Keeping bird feeders going is WORK! My dog Beau does the work of keeping the squirrels off them. I put out feed to see how many differend birds come in. It's the same most of the time, but sometimes I get lucky and see something unusual.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, those are just precious birdhouses, and I love the adorable little yellow bird! This whole post is wonderful. Thank you for making me stop, catch my breath, and enjoy the day...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Amy said...

Your birdhouses are sweet...I love the chirping, too. We used to have parakeets....now I just enjoy the birds on the other side of the window.

Denise K. said...

Ah, your birdhouses are just lovely, and so is your tea room!!! I loved the sweet little yellow bird and your lovely post! Thanks for sharing this today! Have a blessed weekend! With love from Colorado, Denise :-)

Becky said...

We are bird people here too. We live right on the edge of the woods and we have many, many, many bird friend. The three feeders help too. In fact, I just put my 4th feeder, a hummingbird feeder, up today.

Lovely bird houses. That little condominium is adorable.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Oh how sweet. I've always liked bird houses!
Valerie

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog. I love the bird houses - they are so cute!

Linda said...

You must have a "waiting list" for those adorable houses. I can just picture the cute little birdies all lined up anxious to get in :-)
I love birds too. It is such fun to watch them come to the birdbath.
As I was walking the other day I listened to all the birds singing joyfully around me. It reminded me that the Father is watching over us and caring for us, and we don't need to worry (in spite of these difficult times).

Susanne said...

This post made me smile because I love birds. And those bird houses are adorable!

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your birdhouses and the beautiful post!
Catherine

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love the sound of birdsong in the morning. Actually I just love birds:)

Liz said...

We have a lot of birds that come in the yard. We have a feeder and a water fountain. I love watching them bathe in the water fountain.

Your birdhouses are so pretty!

Sit A Spell said...

I adore birds! You've got some great houses! I have a few bird "houses" on my screened in back porch and some in the yard. I also have feeders and love to watch them when I sit down with my cuppa tea. I am quite type A and it is relaxing to watch them. My hubby says I act like a Tufted Titmouse!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love those bird houses...especially the triple one. Living in New England we are lucky enough to have some really beautiful bird visitors. We have a pond and waterfall and quite a few feeders...so they like to hang around. I've been known to get so excited about a new species stopping by that I call my hubby at work and squeal about a brand new bird...needless to say he thinks I'm nuts! My mom however fed my bird frenzy by getting me some really good binoculars to bird watch with....too bad the birds are only about 15 feet away and the binoculars just turn them into fuzzy blobs....I think they're too powerful lol

Raise Them Up said...

I love that quote and your bird houses are so pretty! We enjoy watching the birds, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciated your encouragement very much.

Kelli said...

I really love birds, too. Your birdhouses are very pretty!
~Kelli

sewtakeahike said...

Thank-you Melody for that sweet, sweet blessing! I love your blog, it seems very peaceful here!

Charli and me said...

I love to hear the sound of birds singing too. I really like your bird houses. I have four of them and also some fake birds. I like to move the birds around as if they are flying from room to room :>)

Lib said...

Love you're bird houses.
I love bird watching we have feeders, we relax on the porch sip a cupa...rock and watch bird come in and eat.
HAve a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love your birds houses, they are so sweet!Thanks for sharing the recipe! blessings,Kathleen

Jess said...

I really enjoy birds as well.

Lovely bird houses...

Hope you have a wonderful week

Love, jess

Erin said...

Great post! I love all your bird houses. I too love birdhouses and yours are all beautiful!

Susan B said...

Your birdhouses are beautiful. I love the first one especially. Thank you for the lovely post!

Gretchen said...

Darling birdhouses. I like the ducks which are around here. They are just about getting ready to nest. Of course there are some Canadian geese who patrol the area, chests puffed out, making sure no funny business occurs. :)

And as a very special surprise, my grandma (83) quilted a picture of cardinals and other lovelies for me for my b'day.

valerie said...

We have a couple of bird houses that hang outside my kitchen window. My father-in-law made them for us back in early 2001. He passed away that same year suddenly. I'm not real good with names of birds, but I think these house finches?? I know they are very small birds. I'll never forget the first time we actually saw one going in the bird house.

I love spring and it's so good to hear the birds singing again!

I love the quote "Birds don't sing because they have the answer, they sing because they have a song."

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post with us.

blueberry hill said...

Loving reading your blog - I have my inlaws coming in for the weekend so will try the oat bars - they look so good!!
Annie xx

Carol said...

I love birds too! I'm so happy to see so many Robins in my yard, that's a sure sign of spring!
Blessings,
Carol

E. Rogers said...

very nice!

Happy @ Home said...

Pretty bird houses. I have several bird houses inside and a few outside too. I love to watch the birds in the yard. Soon they will be building their nests.

Salute said...

The bird houses are pretty. And I love birds too.

Miss Janice said...

Birds are too sweet and so is your post. Love the birdhouses.

Elizabethd said...

What very pretty bird houses you have!

Abounding Treasures said...

I love and enjoy the singing of birds of all kinds and although we're still in the throes of winter, a darling black-capped chickadee and a downy woodpecker shared our bare maple tree in the front yard and thrilled my heart as I watched while doing the dishes :o)

Your birdhouses are lovely by the way!

Mother Mayhem said...

I love a bird song too!

If I were a bird, I'd totally go for the vaulted ceilings. ;o)

Heather said...

YOur bird houses are so pretty! What a refreshing post! Have a great day!

Tori said...

What a very sweet post. I love that birds sing because they have a song, wonderful!

Andrea said...

I was blessed indeed by my visit. Your blog is lovely, and I greatly appreciate your Christian testimony and your devotion to God and your family. Lovely pictures (love the little bird). Many blessings to you.

Andrea

Lola Skw said...

Love your beautiful birdhouses, love your inspirational post even more! Hugs, Lola