Saturday, May 17, 2014

May Mantle and More...

I think that this is my favorite mantle so far...
To me, May is the month of nesting birds and so that is my theme.

This is the big picture.

My May mantle features my antique punched tin lantern collection (which usually doesn't stray very far), Maggie Bonanomi topiaries, found nests (some with eggs) and Schneeman folk art birds. 

They all certainly bring a smile to my face.

Although this part on the hearth doesn't fit my theme, they are all well loved items.

Here are the rest of my Schneeman birds that didn't quite fit on the mantle along with a Ginny Henson robin made of linsey woolsey.

A Rabbit Hill Primitives creation along with more bird eggs.

Isn't this robin family the best?!
Created by Audrey Baker of Bay Ray's Child ~ so very lifelike!

Cross Stitch pillow by me of a Primitive Stitchin By Shelly Auen design.
More Rabbit Hill Primitives creations in an old trencher with make do repair.

More robins by Audrey of  Bay Ray's Child.

A few of my Rowe Pottery Historical pieces.

"The trees of the Lord are well watered,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
There the birds make their nests;
the stork has its home in the junipers.
The high mountains belong to the wild goats;
the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.
He made the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to go down."
~Psalm 104:16-19

Blessings, Patti


bayrayschild said...

Hi Patti! Love your mantle and other goodies!
It was so nice of you to give me a mention.

Thank You! =)

Hugs, Audrey

Kathy L. said...

I love the vignettes! I love the robins.

I am inspired.


Melanie said...

I love birds nests... I save those I find and put them on Christmas trees every Decemeber

Elisabetta said...

Everything is wonderful, but I really fall in love with the light in the nest!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love all the birdies! Audrey's robin is wonderful!

pj said...

Great mantle. Love the birds! Hey, sounds like I will see you soon at Lemont!,, Can't wait! Pam

cucki said...

Aww I love them all so much xxx

BumbleBeeLane said...

Pretty birds and nest. I have a little shelf I change out but jumped right to Americana because life has been so busy.Warm Blessings! Amy

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Your displays are amazing! Love, love, love Audrey's robin and family...truly an amazing artist and proud to own some of her work. Happy Spring!
Smiles, Nan

Bobbie said...

Beautiful mantle, Patty! I love the birds and the little nests....and the tin lanterns are just gorgeous!