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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5414998

Someone suggested starting a thread where we could post photo's of our Birdhouse Collections! I searched through the "Communities" here in the Garden and decided this is the place. I don't have antiques but I do have collections. Most are just cheepie (^_^) ones that I've picked up here and there, other's gifts from family and friends.

Hollyann, you asked me to start us off, so here goes. A few of my birdhouses:

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5415007

A few more

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #5415013

A couple of Patriotic Birdhouses

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #5415057

We have 4 cats in our family so I've received a couple of "Cat" Birdhouses over the years too.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #5415064

We have a small boat and friends know that DH hopes for a bigger boat when he retires so we can travel the waterways. So, a friend gave me ... a Houseboat Birdhouse!

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #5415069

My sisters know how much I love gardening, plants, flowers and birds, so one of them gave me a Flower Shop Birdhouse!

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
11:05 PM

Post #5415072

others

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #5415079

"chirp" "chirp" ... are ya bored yet?

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #5415092

"This Place Is For The Birds"

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #5415096

Another Cat

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #5415299

Lin, I can't take the time tonight to really look them over but no I'm not bored. I love them and will be taking another really good look at them. I knew you had a lot. I will take some pictures of mine only a few in comparison but I will start you off with one of my real birdhouses. Ric made me several and I painted them. Quite a long time ago which is pretty obvious.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 15, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5415327

Nice one Holly, I love the patriotic paint theme! I have quite a few in the yard that I wish I had painted. They are mostly cedar which fades to a dull gray color. I keep saying I am going to one day paint them so they will look nicer!
Sofonisba
Beacon, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #5415515

Wow! Fantastic collection Lin!

Harper

plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 15, 2008
1:02 AM

Post #5415565

Thanks Harper!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #5415624

They look great!!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 15, 2008
3:33 AM

Post #5416206

I'm back for a few minutes. Here is another one of my outside boxes. As I said these all need a fresh coat of paint or just replaced. I'll try to get around to taking some pictures of the ones I have inside for decoration tomorrow

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flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
6:16 AM

Post #5421299

Nice collection. I love bird houses, of course I don't have the collection that you do. I'll take a pic of my favs someday, I've been busy getting ready for my daughter's 2nd b-day party on Sat.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #5421780

Well Lin, I think I'll finish up my outside birdhouses before I move inside. This one sits just off my patio it's the closest to the house.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:06 PM

Post #5421782

Most of my outside birdhouse get a good bit of use.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:10 PM

Post #5421792

But I do have a few outside ones that just don't seem to get any birds in them. I need to put some perches back into these. But my friend that gave these to me has birds in hers every year and I have never had any that use them.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:13 PM

Post #5421805

They don't use these shelf boxes either. Ric made all the wooden outside boxes and I painted them. It's been several years and this year we will need to take them all down and rebuilt and repaint most of them. I like the tree design I used on this one.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:16 PM

Post #5421811

These have been sitting on my porch for several years even if I never did get around to finishing the paint job. Here is my sign from Betterblooms.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:19 PM

Post #5421821

My son Jamie made this one for me. When he was in school.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #5421841

This little one is pretty rough looking, too. Well the wreath it is on is getting pretty rough. The wreath is an old silk pansy and ivy wreath that I made years ago and a friend made these really cute little bird houses and gave me a few in thanks for giving him some painting tips. I did have three of them in pink, blue and yellow but this one is the only one I still have.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
2:16 PM

Post #5422092

Several years ago, I had started to refinish my daughters old bedroom. It still had rocking horses on the walls. LOL
I was doing it in Hydrangeas and Birdhouses. I painted the walls whited and sponged them with yellow. Found a very pretty hydrangea border and some lace curtains with birdhouse pattern. And started to pick up some cute birdhouses to sit around the room. It wasn't even finished when one of my daughters needed a place to stay while her and her husband built their new home. They had barely moved out when it was needed by a difference family member again and again and again. We call it the revolving bedroom. It's still not empty yet, but my son Josh, last to use it (came home for a 6 week stay after a knee operation which turned into 3 operations over a period of a year) is settling for his new home next week and maybe it will be finally empty long enough for me to furnish it.
Switch plate from the room

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #5422196

Here is the curtain valance. I have more decorative birdhouses to post but I've got company coming in tomorrow from Fl. and must go clean.
Linn,You could start a gift shop with all your birdhouses. They are all so cute and I bet you have a story to go with most of them. Holly

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5422307

HollyAnnS: I love that switchplate with the "small blessings"!
I have 3 birdhouse pics.
None are antiques, but they're worn enough to be. :)
Deb

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
3:06 PM

Post #5422311

This was taken last year. The house has been occupied twice since and doesn't look quite as bright, now.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #5422313

Last one, painted by a friend for me.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
6:42 PM

Post #5423060

Oh so pretty DebinSC. I'm always looking at birdhouses. I really like the Yellow and Purple one. Reminds me of old shutters. Your friend did a beautiful job with the strawberries.
These are on my coat rack in the stairwell. They all came from Williamsburg Pottery 3 are terra-cotta one is salt glaze pottery and the other one is painted tin. The painted tin is actually a bird feeder made to look like a bird house although you can fill it with seed you really couldn't use it outside. I really can't remember where the candle came from but it fits in perfectly with the birdhouses.
BTW Ric made the coat rack for me as a Christmas present several years ago. We had horses here for 18 years and then about 10 years ago we started to find homes for them. The coat rack is built from oak boards from Twiggie's stall and the coat hooks were used in the barn to hang bridles from.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5423086

Oh, I'm loving all of these Birdie Homes!

Hollyann: You sure have a lot of nice outside homes for the birds! I love the painted houses, it just adds so much to them and to the garden! Your porch is really nice ... so homey looking. Makes me want to just come sit and enjoy the scenery! I love, love, love the birdhouse your son made for you! And, that switch plate in your guest room is precious! I love that verse too. You are so talented with the painting! I sure wish I could draw and paint! For awhile I had my kitchen decorated with birdhouses. I painted a stencil along the top of the room with Wisteria and Ivy and I had small decorative birdhouses on top of the frig and on a shelf amongst my plants.

Deb: You have some real beauties there! I love the paint job your friend did ... I just think paint makes the birdhouses look more quaint. I am going to have to paint the ones in my yard! I will go out when it stops raining and take a few pic's of the drab, weathered cedar houses in my yard. They are really blah ... I have to paint them after seeing y'alls photo's!

We have had birds nesting in some of our outdoor houses but a few have never been used. The woodpeckers have pecked holes in some of the openings in a few, enlarging them I thought to nest but I don't think they've ever used them. I did see one go in and come out once like he/she was checking it out for a possible residence!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5423273

Holly, I love that shelf! You and your hubby sure are talented! I had a couple of little terra cotta birdhouses at one time but they got broken along the way. The one on your shelf on the far right resembles one I have.

Ok, I went out and took pic's in the yard so you can see how ugly and worn out my outside Bird Houses are. Most are very weathered and chewed up by Woodpeckers and Squirrels to the point that they are beyond repair!

This is an old Owl House my sister gave me many years ago. For Owl's it would have to have been mounted much, much higher in the trees. We had wrens nest in here a few times but no birds have resided in here in years that we know of.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #5423279

Another very weathered ... Bird Condo. It has many compartments and we've seen many Woodpeckers in and out of a few and making the holes larger but I don't think they've ever nested in any of the "units".

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #5423289

This is just a Trio of little cedar birdhouses mounted on a cedar pole in our side yard.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5423303

Our friends son moved to California a few years ago and loves it out there. He has been an avid surfer since he was young and now surfs at Pacific Beach. Last year when his folks went out to visit him they brought me back a Birdhouse. It has Pacific Beach written on the top (not visible in photo) and is modeled to look like one of the Lifeguard stands.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:10 PM

Post #5423310

A little worn out Acorn

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #5423324

A little one hanging in the backyard

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #5423331

This one is made of aluminum

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5423344

This photo is a bit dark but this one is a little ceramic mushroom B'House hanging amongst the plants on my deck

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #5423350

a little wooden one

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5423353

This is a Birdhouse Shelf with a couple of small birdhouses in my kitchen

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #5423359

I have a few little Birdhouse related signs around too.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #5423363

a rusty birdhouse hanging

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:25 PM

Post #5423367

another

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #5423376

I have this little wooden basket with a handle that someone gave me a long time ago

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:28 PM

Post #5423380

My sister in law sent this to me a few years ago

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:30 PM

Post #5423384

A weathered B'House in the crook of a tree out back

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:31 PM

Post #5423392

A very weathered feeder hanging in a tree

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5423409

Not real visible but you can kinda see the Purple Martin House in the corner of the back yard. My nephew gave this to me for Christmas one year and last year gave me another one! He forgot about giving me one a few years before. They can be mounted one on top of another but I have the second one in another location in the yard. No Martins nest in them ... only wrens!

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5423418

A birdhouse on my fireplace hearth

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #5423429

This is hanging on my kitchen door ... needs to be flattened where it's curling along the sides

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5423751

Linn, I like the cedar birdhouses, They blend right in with nature and hold up very well. I've looked at those acorn houses a couple of times but the ones I found were handcrafted from really good wood and too pricey for me. Ric and I both are crafty people we try our hands at a lot of different things. I do a little bit of a lot of things but my painting isn't near as good as I would like it to be.
These sit on top of my kitchen cabinet usually only for the summer. I have a lot of things and move them around seasonaly. I do the same with my coat rack. I have very little that stays out all the time.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
10:21 PM

Post #5423761

Here is a close up. The apple and birdhouse were both painted my me, although I really haven't finished the birdhouse. I would like to put something vining up the front but never seem to get around to it. I love the roof color and it's hard to tell but there is a little gold line on the roof edge.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5423783

I also hand painted the ceramic fruit bowl and the terra-cotta pear came from Williamsburg.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #5423828

Hollyann, You are a talented painter! Oh how I wish I had some talent! I love the birdhouse with the purple roof!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5423835

I also have a few little birds sitting here and there.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:45 PM

Post #5423840

and another

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #5423845

and

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:49 PM

Post #5423852

a neighbor gave me this wire basket

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #5423861

my sister gave me this nest

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #5423873

little planter box

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #5423878

I have a pair of these little shutters

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5423886

ok, last one ... promise

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #5424130

Plantladylin and HollyAnnS: Between the two of you, no bird within 20 miles of you will go homeless! What a wonderful variety of houses you have!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5424154

LOL, Deb! A lot of birds don't like houses though, they'd rather build their nests in the branches of the trees. Geesh, you'd think they would appreciate a solid roof over their little babie's heads! to keep the rain off. ^_^

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 17, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5424435

Got creative today, thought I'd make my swap buddy and I matching birdhouses...well got it all cut out, if I put it together I'm sure she'll be able to live in it...got carried away...

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 17, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #5424450

Went out to take photo's, lordy was snappping away then realized birdfeeders aren't quite birdhouses right???

So I'll post a few..

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 17, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5424456

Dad had an old birhouse that he made just before he died, I managed to selvage it and paint it..he'd have liked that..

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 17, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #5424465

Another primitive birdhouse...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 17, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #5424483

Sitting pretty on my shelf are about 8 gourds, some of all sizes...perhaps I should get ambitious and finish them..lol..if someone starts a 'birdfeeder' thread, please let me know...

Night/night everyone..
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 17, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5424527

Betty: Your Gardens, Birdhouses and Feeders are Awesome! You are a very talented lady! My birdhouses and feeders are all store bought, mostly cheap decorations!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 17, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #5424760

In our area we have Joann Fabrics they have all kind of cute things. Quite inexpensive. I could have brought home about 10 bird houses they were just little wooden things so brightly colored. But I contained myself.
Lin, My little bird came from those garden swaps we had last year. Do you remember? I really love that wreath with the little houses.
Off topic, I noticed that you posted pictures in the plant files of a Prince of Orange Philo. Could you look at this thread and maybe give me some advice on them?
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/881380/
Betty, That old birdhouse of your fathers is wonderful. Now that's what I call a painter! It must be so nice every time you see it to remember him. How special it is.
Well, I found something else not really a bird house but really cute. It was a Christmas gift from a friend. It's just a small resin plaque very nicely done. It just fits between the molding of my glass doors.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 17, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #5424776

Betty, Just so you won't feel out of place. Here is a picture of one of my bird feeders. My other son Josh built this one. I'm afraid the top is off in this picture. It's just a pointed spire.The squirrels are always pulling the top off. LOL

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 17, 2008
11:54 AM

Post #5425656

HollyAnnS, love the cardinal, feeder is to die for...
I built 2 feeders not long ago, one which has a live rooftop, should have put them more in the sun, seems I also am only feeding the squirrels ..

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staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #5442665

This is a little chair with birdhouses painted on the back that sits on my porch in the summer. My sweet sister gave it to me.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 25, 2008
7:36 PM

Post #5466351

It's adorable GayLynn...wish my sister would remember I like crafty things...lol

jamibad

jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 28, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #6606670

my mosaic birdhouse, what do you think?

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #6606936

What a neat idea for a birdhouse! I loooove mosaics and especially love the combination with the mirrors.

jamibad

jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 28, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6607187

thanx juneybug, I have made lots of these, some are for real, and some are for show, I'll post more pics here tomorrow, as I need to go out to the yard and take pics of whats hanging in the yard. But I do lots of great stuff with bird houses, mosaic style, will post more tomorrow, Again A big thank you !! Heres another item I do , stepping stones, see the picture

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6607509

So pretty!
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6611909

Oh my gosh!!! What collections you have!!!!!! I LOVE THE PRIMITIVES!!!
I only have a couple, maybe 4 or 5 lol but I just got a new one the other day.
Dh had it in my new hosta garden as a surprise for me this weekend.


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2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6611915

the front part holds a pot.
I like it because it's a one of a kind and it's the only 'real natural' one I have.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #6611967

Jamibad, Love the mosaics very nice.
2racingboys, That is adorable, really love that. What a thoughtful DH.
I have a few new pieces I will need to take a few pics of them.
This was a craft project I did with my 5 yr old GS. The red barn type is his. this is the back of the birdhouse when he had it all painted he gave it to his mother for Mothers Day. He did all his own painting and planed out what he wanted. All I did was hold the stencil to make sure it didn't move on him. The blue one I painted.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6612005

This arrangement was a gift from a friend. She found the hand painted tiny birdhouses in a second hand store and put the whole thing together as a gift for me.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #6612044

Here is another gift, this one from my thoughtful Ric.
I had showed him a pic of a simular shelfing unit I saw in a DG pic. It was just in passing something like "WOW look at that". Months later as a Christmas present I received this.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6612105

Earlier in the thread I posted a pic of one of the little BH on my old wreath. Well I cleaned up the wreath a couple of months ago and added quite a few more tiny BH that I had painted. I do have it hanging on the porch but I'm not quite finished with it. I'd like to find a slightly larger BH to paint and sit in the middle and add a bit more flowers to the wreath.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6612119

Well that was the wrong pic. That is a cute little thing I picked up at a local shop. It's half a wooden barrel with a lid and spygot as a perch.
Here is the wreath. LOL

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jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 29, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6615642

hollyann, thanks for the comment, just joined DG about a month ago and am absorbing like a sponge all this neat stuff, I love bird houses, and I have a few outside hanging, ( I'll add pics as i get them) But this one I just finished for a friend. And another thing we have in common, I'm originally from York :) But have been here for 23 years, I still come back to visit, AND I buy Hanover Pretzels, and UTZ chips, LOL, off the thread content so...Thanks for all the pics of these wonderful Birdhouses.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #6615688

LOL, My Aunt that moved to Calif many years ago, always picks up Utz chips and a few other favorite local food when she visits.
You will love it here on DG, welcome.

jamibad

jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #6883105

my bird house, and a snake lives in it, if you look close you can see him with his head sticking out of it, lol, I just found this thread, and thought I'd join in, I posted this picture on mosaic arts, as that's what I enjoy doing and my birdhouse is ceramic tile, so sorry if anyone has seen this before. howdy to everyone on this site!

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2009
11:56 AM

Post #6883972

Welcome Jamibad, That is a really cute Birdhouse, nice mosaic work. That snake living in the bird house is so funny, where is it sitting?
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #6884105

Love the birdhouse. The snake... not so much.

jamibad

jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2009
3:52 PM

Post #6884850

I have the bird house hanging outback in a clump of trees over looking a fresh water canal, I'm posting a picture but don't know if you can see the birdhouse or not till after i send it, but if you look to the right of the little foot bridge, it hangs right in the thick of the trees. I guess snakes like bird houses too, LOL

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jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 5, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #7027008

it's been very quiet here, no new bird houses?
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2009
6:17 PM

Post #7028924

Hmmm, maybe they are all over on the birdwatching forum.

jamibad

jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 10, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7045869

lol, that was cute!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
1:17 PM

Post #7047122

LOL, That was cute. I saw your post the other day jamibad but had to hurry away. Summer has been so busy and I don't see an end in sight as were are headed towards fall vacations and fall chores. Up here in the cold north (that statement sounds like I live in Alaska, LOL) there is always a lot of fall gardening chores. Of course if I didn't plant so many tropicals and warmer clime plants I wouldn't have so much to do. LOL
No new birdhouses here. Spring seems to be our time for getting new bird houses. I badly needed new ones, real birdhouses not the decorative type. Ric had a hand injury this summer so building new houses this summer never did get done maybe a winter project. I have a stack of license plates in the barn that would make great roofs on birdhouses.
JuneyBug, I just noticed your On the road , United States location do you travel about in an RV? What an interesting life that would be.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 15, 2009
7:28 AM

Post #7065959

No, that was an extended trip (6 weeks) visiting family while I waited for the military to 'cut orders' for me to go to Korea to join my husband. Gosh, that is a grammatical mess of a sentence! Thankfully, I have lots of relatives to visit and had a great time doing it.
I have been here since the weekend and have not had a chance to catch up on my sleep yet. (Or Dave's!) We used to move every 3 - 4 years until we got to Missouri and decided to stay for the rest of our lives. Too bad that DH got bored and decided that we needed some adventure, I really liked it there. I have only looked around Seoul and Dongducheon (up north), but this is a really neat place to live...except for the"cold north" part. I thought that the winters in the Ozark Mountains were a bit much for me and now I will be dealing with REAL cold weather!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #7066155

What an interesting life you must live.

jamibad

jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 16, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #7069110

HollyAnn,and Juneybug, I was thinking the samething, Juney, I thought you were in an RV "somewhere" in the beautiful USofA. My hubby wanted to do that, travel by RV, he's retired from the LLI of NY, and me, disabled at 52, cervical spine problems, but not doing to bad considering. Juney , you are traveling so take pictures, let us other folk know what you like or dislike about where you've been and what you've done!!!! As for us, we're looking into going to Thailand, as I have a sister-in-law who has been living in India for 10 years now. Best to start another thread on this!! Nothing bout birdhouses here. When I get a minute I'll open a thread on this subject, unless it's already been established, or someone gets there before I do, could be an interesting subject.
Tau10
Federal Way, WA

October 12, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #7162129

This is an old antique Bird House, not sure how old it is, but if anyone here knows I'd love to know. It's made for a very small bird. I'm not sure what I am going to use it for yet, but hopefully it'll come to me.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7163043

How neat!
If I had to describe it I'd say a Victorian Style Bird Cage.

Ric

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #7163261

I looked through google images and while I did not find yours, I did see that it is Victorian, made up to the 1920's.
I remembered them being popular again in the 70's. Ours had fake birds and a philodendron in it.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2009
8:43 AM

Post #7163931

That is a great birdcage.
Juney you are right they were pretty popular in the 70's I remember looking at them for my finches and deciding that they were more ornamental than practical. I ended up with one made from bamboo that was pretty decorative and a bit more practical. I'm not sure what ever happened to that, wonder if it would be up in the attic!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #7194817

Hey everybody! I must have quit watching this thread and was just moseying around DG and looking at some posts I've made and came across this old thread that I started 1 1/2 years ago! Geesh, I don't even think I put it on the correct forum, well yes I guess it is right. I had Antiques stuck in my brain but it does say & Collectibles! I don't have any antique birdhouses but I do have a lot of cheapy (or cheepy) ^_^ birdhouses, LOL.

Welcome to all newbies to DG. You will love it here!

Jamibad: I see you aren't too far from me, I live in Daytona Beach!

Hey ya Holly, how are you doing? I always love seeing photo's of your beautiful gardens and you have some nice birdhouses too!

Juneybug: Glad you and your DH had safe travels to Korea. Is he stationed there in the military? Army? I too would love to hear of your travels and experience in a foreign country.

Well, I haven't acquired any new (or used) birdhouses in the past year or so but I will post a couple of pic's ... if you've seen these before I apologize.

This is a wreath my sister and law gave me about three or four years ago.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #7194830

Another wreath ...

my pic's aren't coming out very well ... rushing trying to get dinner finished so we can get to a college volleyball game at 7:00

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2009
10:08 PM

Post #7194837

Last one of a couple of Birdhouses ... have a great evening everyone!

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Tau10
Federal Way, WA

October 24, 2009
7:15 PM

Post #7203999

Thanks everyone,

I have it inside now because I don't want the weather to damage it. I have a big enclosure for my cats in the back yard and while I do have half of it covered with a tarp roof I am going to get a more permanent one made. Then I think I'll put some fake birds in it and leave it out for the cats to admire (o; A stellar jay did make the mistake of flying into their enclosure, and while the cats were inside Merlin was just sticking his head out the window when he ran out there and he had the wing but the bird got away. He got some feathers that he shared with his sisters. There he is doing his half twist back flip move.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #7210201

Lin, I have been traveling and we have the computer in the shop so I haven't been able to post often. Things are going great other than the computer. I was down your way several weeks ago and had hoped to contact you for a possiable visit but never did get around to it.
I have been packing up my birdhouse decorations and putting out the scary stuff.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #7210690

Oh Holly, I sure would have loved to meet you! Please, if you are ever back in this area again let me know ahead of time and maybe we can arrange to have lunch or coffee or something! Would love to meet you and your family. Were you down here for a golf/beach vacation? I hope you had a great time while you were in Florida.

Aaah, yes it is the time of year for the scary stuff again, isn't it? I don't decorate for Halloween anymore. We haven't had any trick or treaters in many years, even though there is one family on our street now with young ones and a couple of other families with kids on the next street over. It seems like down here they schools always have carnivals and such for the kids so they aren't going door to door as much anymore ... could be a good thing with the times we are living in, and not knowing who will answer a door! My husband teaches at a college here locally and the past few years there's been a Basketball game on the 31st so we aren't home anyway!

Lin
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2009
7:14 PM

Post #7214141

We were in Jensen Beach for a nice vacation. Ric and I with another couple, friends that we travel with quite often. We will be back down again as Ric's dad lives on the gulf north of Tampa. I would love to get together for an afternoon. We don't get many trick or treaters either any more but we still decorate but not like we use to.
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2010
11:42 AM

Post #7940565

I used to collect birdhouses, now stone birds and a little bit of everything garage sale or thrift shop. All decorations in my az room are collections from thrift shop and 50% or more off. Take a look if you like. http://picasaweb.google.com/curvesarein/AZRoom#

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2010
1:12 PM

Post #7940713

Curves, That looks so nice. you did a great job with everything.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 3, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #7940822

Going over to your link to ooohhh and aaahhh...love country and birdhouse decor...
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2010
5:30 PM

Post #7941158

Thanks we had fun doing it ourselves, but couldn't wait till the decorating part, have a few more touches, so you can check the link later. I have two ceilin g lights from Ebay coming in, 4 more cushions to cover, and ceiling repair and crown moulding. I have a very handy hubby or we could never have done this.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

July 3, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #7941486

Love that look Curve!
NICE job of bargain hunting!

Bettypauze...hmmm ...now WHY does that name sound familiar?

Ric

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 2, 2010
7:58 AM

Post #8076302

Wonder why Ric..lol...so enjoyed meeting you at Joyce's...

did a birdhouse art project for down in a gully/swamp area..lol not quite finished, will post a photo when it's decorated..
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #8077312

I'm collecting wood for our first project.
I'm back at work and we throw out tons!

Ric

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 3, 2010
6:28 AM

Post #8077923

Wonderful, I usually get from the that carries odds/sods and inexpensive...for my last project that houses birdhouses I went to the re-use it center, got a brand new metal door-minus window for $10.00...son Greg almost had a fit when he saw what I was doing with it..lol

So what is your first project?
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8589373

I think we need a new post.

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curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8589387

A new collection, some from my trip to GA and some I painted.

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biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

March 28, 2012
7:53 PM

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Post #6607187

What is a birdhouse without a "bird bath!"

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jamibad
Flagler Beach, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 19, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9211777

I just returned from Thailand, left September 2010, and just returned, after a year there, But, that's another forum, I just wanted to say hello to everyone, and I just love that birdbath, it's awesome! You did a great job on it biddy, now I want to do one :) I just picked up a bowling ball at a yard sale for $1 and will be working on that for a gazing garden ball. My first project since returning to the States. I missed doing my mosaics, and sold all I had before leaving, but I did get a piece back from a friend I had given it to, she surprised me by bringing it over after I got settled in to a new place, and I was so happy to have at least 1 of my past pieces. I love her for that! But I did want to say that the birdbath is a nice piece, I love the colors, and the turtle. It is awesome work! I know I said that already, but I think it's one of the nicest I've seen in a while! I look forward o seeing more of your work!
Take care for now, have a great Day/evening1 Jami
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 19, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9211867

Jamibad, I just brought 20 bowling balls home. I got them from a local bowling alley. Our Hobby Greenhouse Assoc has a picnic every summer and we do some type of project. This year it was dish gardens, last year we made clay pots, next year we are doing some kind of project with bowling balls. The woman who is setting it up asked us to keep and eye open for bowling balls at the flea markets and yard sales. My daughter works part time at a bowling alley so I asked her if they have balls that they get rid of from time to time. Just so happened that they had these old balls that were donated years ago for a junior league that never did get going and they were happy to give them to me. I hope you post pictures of your ball when you get it finished.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

July 23, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9216177

[quote="HollyAnnS"]But I do have a few outside ones that just don't seem to get any birds in them. I need to put some perches back into these. But my friend that gave these to me has birds in hers every year and I have never had any that use them. [/quote]

Is it where they are placed that is the problem? Would weather get into them there? They have the larger openings? I have never had bird houses, so I am just assuming here!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

July 23, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9216195

[quote="jamibad"]I just returned from Thailand, left September 2010, and just returned, after a year there, But, that's another forum, I just wanted to say hello to everyone, and I just love that birdbath, it's awesome! You did a great job on it biddy, now I want to do one :) I just picked up a bowling ball at a yard sale for $1 and will be working on that for a gazing garden ball. My first project since returning to the States. I missed doing my mosaics, and sold all I had before leaving, but I did get a piece back from a friend I had given it to, she surprised me by bringing it over after I got settled in to a new place, and I was so happy to have at least 1 of my past pieces. I love her for that! But I did want to say that the birdbath is a nice piece, I love the colors, and the turtle. It is awesome work! I know I said that already, but I think it's one of the nicest I've seen in a while! I look forward o seeing more of your work!
Take care for now, have a great Day/evening1 Jami[/quote]

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I have a few more listed somewhere - but not bird house post worthy I guess. Do you go on Flicker at all - there are lots of people doing mosaics and you would fit right in!

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