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Thursday, April 23, 2009

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I've been meaning to show this to you. It's a little nest I found in one of my climbing rose bushes this winter. It was abandoned and empty. I filled it with beads and put it on the fireplace mantel.

Maybe I should have left it in the bush? Would the little birds have come back?

29 Comments:

Blogger theozoologie said...

That's so cute!

It's hard to say if the birds would come back; some return to the same spot and some don't... Even if they do return, they should be able to build a new one without any trouble.

April 23, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Jane Flanagan said...

So pretty. I don't know if they return?

April 23, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger trishiekoh said...

What a great idea to use it as a decor...don't worry about the little birds, i'm sure they'll just build a new nest!

April 23, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

It is my opinion, that we (as humans) should let nature run it's course...regardless of the joy and beauty we find in other species

April 23, 2009 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Miranda said...

Such comfort in the whole idea of a nest. . .no sharp corners or angles to wound.

April 23, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Rachael Kearley said...

So pretty, and I think they'll just build a new one if they return I wouldn't worry about it too much, besides I'm sure it looks gorgeous on your mantel.

April 24, 2009 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

That looks beautiful - I have a nest in my cyprus tree, outside the sitting room, filled with two babies - so sweet. I think once they have flown away that's it - I might rescue my nest too,xv

April 24, 2009 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger Lala Orange said...

beautiful! x

April 24, 2009 at 2:18 AM  
Blogger LENORENEVERMORE said...

So Charming Tina! Nature is always so amazing... ~XO*

April 24, 2009 at 2:42 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

I had one that looks very similar to thaton my mantelpiece back in Australia. I too wondered about the birds, but I do believe that they would like to build a new one for the new season. It is how they fill their days and prepare for their new family.
I kept painted eggs in mine and dried rose buds.
I also had on one a pot outside, next to the front door and people would sometimes leave me notes and flowers. So lucky!

April 24, 2009 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

as cool as it is, prob would have left it. a house (or nest) seems so empty without its inhabitants

April 24, 2009 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

This is lovely and the photo looks beautiful! I posted your order yesterday, by the way. Thanks for shopping!

April 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger Mr.Style said...

It is small but exquisite!
Is it the Bird's nest in Beijing?

April 24, 2009 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Blandings said...

They might come back, but even if they do they will build again. They might like he opportunity to change a few things anyway.

April 24, 2009 at 6:17 AM  
Blogger Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

so sweet! have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo

April 24, 2009 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, so sweet! i cna't believe it's a real nest!

April 24, 2009 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

What a sweet idea! There's a little nest in the top of a neighbor's fruit tree that I see every time I come back from a stroll, and it just makes me smile.

April 24, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger giulia said...

Hi Ms. Outlaw:) I just read about this subject last week in the Washington Post (I think) garden section. In this area (anyway), a legal no-no. I'm glad I read that because I see a lovely finches nest from last year just within reach...

Sometimes they use materials (little bricoleuses:) We're supposed to leave them in-situ. We won't turn you in...do you remember what kind of birds were there? You might hear a peck on the front door, open it, & come face to face with a peeved chick with a feather on her hip...

Lovely photo. xo Susan/GG

April 24, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

This is adorable, and they'd be so glad to see you enjoying it.
Have a lovely, fun weekend!
xo,
Penney

April 24, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Really!? There's a law against disturbing little chippy bird nests? i could understand if it was an eagle nest or a nest of one of those ugly california condors.

wow! i'm a law breaker! If I get arrested I can blog from prison.

April 24, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger giulia said...

Look at her! She's excited about Musings from the Big Birdhouse. Laughing out loud, I am. Some sort of law thingy here in DC-area. I think. Sort of. Notice grammatically-challenged conditional verbiage. You crack me up. The computer is ready to bleep again so I can't get to the link.

You could use that "Diana Vreeland" embroidered bird I liked so much as the logo. Big Tina in the Big Birdhouse Blog.

You nut!

xoxo, Susan/GG

April 24, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

If they wouldn't let me blog in prison, I would have to send out notes by courier pigeon. Although that might be against the law now too!

April 24, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Char said...

a beautiful find - I always worry about bringing things in like this because I'm scared of bugs.

April 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger avant garde said...

i was tempted to grab a tiny little nest i spotted dangling from an ever so thin branch hanging out over the street yesterday on my morning walk. i swear if i was a bit taller i might have..or at least peeked :)

April 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I hate bugs too. Especially earwigs! Ewww! I find them in my roses...

April 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger A little Princess said...

Stunning! That's so cute, I think when birds fly they're gone for good, I'm not an expert xoxo

April 24, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger kerri nĂ­ dochartaigh said...

birdies don't ever live in the same nest. at the very most they recycle the twigs for the new one. we had a nest within hand's distance of our window and it has been slowly taken apart by magpies, pigeons, crows and even seagulls! don't worry little lady.

xxx

April 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Phone with a Cord said...

I think once you touch it they dont come back because of the smell of a human (?)

April 24, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger steviwonderful said...

Since going off to college, i spend far less time in backyards and in nature so I have not found a nest in years. I miss it! they are so beautiful and delicate!

April 28, 2009 at 10:14 AM  

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