Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Songbird

  I found this little birdie at Target on Saturday,
she was the very last one...
She only cost $1...
that made me smile.
I sat her on my mantel, but it's a little crowded there, 
so she thought it might be better if she had her own cage ;-)
 I copied some vintage Christmas music and put it on the bottom of the cage...
{she is a "songbird" after all}
 I sat her on a tiny nest,
made a little silver rose, and a "Joyeux Noel" sign
attached to a corsage pin...
 a little ribbon at the top
and now she's singing like a lark :-)
 It was a simple little craft...
the kind I like best :-)
She's joining Joyce for Friday Pretties,
 Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday,
and Donna for Saturday Nite Special.

I hope that you can too.
Blessings,
Marcia 

61 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I love your little songbird..very sweet in her sweet little cage! I love simple thing like this! (I sing, so for year my license plate said..SONGBRD) ;D

Christine said...

It's really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your smile and lovely crafting touches!
Best wishes
Christine

KATHY said...

Your sweet birdcage looks gorgeous!I bought two of those little birds at target yesterday!They are the cutest.

Kathy

Melanie said...

You did a beautiful job! It looks like it was all meant to go together!

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is really sweet, Marcia! I will have to check out Target tomorrow!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

That is beautiful!! I love every little detail. Isn't it fun decorating birdcages?

Shelia said...

Hi Marcia!This is so pretty! I love all those music notes! :) Are you surprised? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kelli said...

How adorable! And how creative! :) Very cute.

Karen said...

I love it! You did such a nice job!

katie said...

I love the birdie and cage. Perfect.
Great job and great price.

Farm Girl said...

Oh very pretty, and I just love that little song bird, it is all so pretty.
You are so talented.

jAne said...

oh my, so sweet, so creative!
love the birdie and
love the birdcage too.

jAne

mommyx12 said...

You are definitely a creative one! At first when I saw your post in my following a quick glance at the words I thought to myself. "I didn't know Target sold birds." So I had to pop over to check out the new merchandise from one of my favorite stores!!

Auntie Bliss said...

She is adorable as is her home!
Now if she starts singing...don't run and hide!

Paula said...

That is the sweetest thing ever, Marcia!! I love the little birdie- but I also love you lined the bottom of her cage with "It came upon a midnight clear"- that is sooo cute!

birdie blue said...

that little bird is adorable. love you have her displayed.
very pretty.

have a lovely weekend.
xo
~molly

Everlasting Blooms said...

VERY adorable...and only one dollar!! That is a deal! :) I love target..I can always find something there :)

~ You did a beautiful job LOVE all of it!

~ Thanks for stopping by our blog..I'll be linking up for friday pretties too! :)

~ Have a nice weekend!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is just great...how creative are you....and then you get to share it with so many of us....thanks for the inspiration!!

Anne said...

Wow! That´s beautiful! Cant believe you made it yourself. Have a lovely weekend!

Ozma of Odds said...

...adore your "song bird" ~ and her sweet little cage!
xo, Rosemary

NanaDiana said...

Well, that is just about the cutest little songbird I ever saw...and I love caged nest that goes with her! I think you should call her Melody! Hugs-Diana

Janet said...

I think you little birdie is just adorable and I really like the cage with the sheet music, too!
Blessings,
Janet

Patti's Artful Design said...

Just "simply" beautiful, Marcia! I love everything about this piece of art. I may have to pull out one of my old bird cages!

Vicki said...

That is adorable! My girlfriend had one of those little Target birdies the other day at our Etsy open house. I was so jealous! I have not been able to find a Target with any left. Can't believe they were only a $1.00

Barb J. said...

You are so creative! I would have seen this bird and, though it is cute, wouldn't have known what to do with it. You did a great job making the cage and posing her in it!

Tiff said...

So cute!!! You should find more little birdies and sell them or make them as Christmas gifts, who wouldn't love a pretty little bird who doesn't need the paper in his cage changed :)

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Very creative and cute! I would never have thought to do that...love it!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Very pretty! I finally managed to get seven of those little birdy beauties today :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a find your little birdie is! I love it!

My name is PJ. said...

This was adorable and perfect for every day of the year. It must look fabulous with your beach colors!!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful little home you've created for that sweet bird!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

So, So Pretty!!! Only a dollar?!? Gotta love Target...

You took such a simple little ornament and made her into such a beautiful and interesting display.
LOVELY!!!
Joyce

P.S. I am going to Target today to see if I can find one. :) Love it!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love how you used your little bird, Marcia! How perfect! I think those little lovelies are going to be a big hit at Target this year!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Gloria said...

This is so beautiful! Love how you crafted this altogether. I have never seen any birds like that one at Target!? What a sweet little find...:)
Have a happy, blessed weekend!
xoxo Gloria

Tommie Jo said...

So very pretty!

Miss Sandy said...

What a darling little song bird! Have a wonderful weekend!

trash talk said...

I now know why the caged bird sings. I would too in that beautiful nesting spot!
Debbie

Drawn to The Sea said...

Marcia, I love how you've taken simple things & made something so special, sure to become a family heirloom. Such a dear little bird.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ This is darling! I love that little birdie and all that you have done to give it a proper beautiful home in the cage~Really sweet! I am going to have to stop by Target too and look for them- Just adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Thelma Louise said...

Hi.:-)I So nice .:-) i also want to make something like this.:-)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Awww... sometimes the simplest are the sweetest. Yours ranks that way wonderfully. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

That's just darling Marcia! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.

Hugs,
Judy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

It turned out Gorgeous, Marcia. These sweet and soft colors are adorable. Have a lovely weekend! xxxx

koralee said...

She is lovely...you inspire me my friend...

Thank you for the sweet comments you left me concerning my teeth...I soooo appreciate your loving words. All will be over soon and I will be back to normal! hugs and love. xoxoxo

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

So darn cute! What a lucky $1 find. I bet he's thrilled with his new digs. :)

Beverly said...

What a sweet post. I just love your little songbird and the home you made for her.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Marcia, that is the sweetest little bird ever and you have made her a beautiful little place for nesting and singing. Just lovely! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

Debra@Common Ground said...

She's certainly a little sweetie, darling birdcage and I love the vintage paper on the bottom of the cage, sweet touch!
Thanks for joining in with VIF!!
xo,
Debra

haflingerhorses said...

Wow, Marcia, your little birdie sure is getting around! What a little travelor for one that is caged!
Your blog is sooooo pretty. So Vintage, soft, and pretty.
Thank you for dropping by the other day and letting me know you were thinking about me.
Antoinette
www.homeschoolblogger.com/haflingerhorses

Val said...

It's really beautiful.

freckled laundry said...

I adore that little birdie and the lovely home you gave her, Marcia! Sadly, my Target doesn't have them yet. :(

Have a great weekend,
Jami

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You're not too far away to be sending anything, Marcia.
Sweet dreams to you while I'm off to prepare breakfast ^_~
Have a sweet Sunday ahead xxxx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

AAah, too sweet!

Your photos are gorgeous, by the way. I love the way you've used the focus.

Yummy!

Sarahx

vintagesusie & wings said...

What a gorgeous little songbird friend!! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love you blog!
Smiles,
Susie

michelle said...

That is the sweetest little bird!! All your touches are just beautiful!!

Aubrey said...

This is adorable- I love the way you added the tag and pinned it in to place with a pearl corsage pin. Just Beautiful.
Cheers
Aubrey

Mimi Sue said...

How cute! Was she in the dollar spot? Mimi

Burlap Luxe said...

Marcia,
It was a perfect find (that little paper song bird)
Can you believe how even Target is on the up and up with altered art, and book art! I think the paper on the bottom of the cage is perfect, and if anyone has ever owned a bird in there time has placed paper on the bottom of their cages.

I think it deservingly should have linked up and joined the girls in showing it off :)

It will look great as part of your Christmas, next to the tree decor. Will see you soon, keep inspiring paper and your found passion.
xx
Dore

Sandy said...

That is the sweetest thing. I wish my Target had those birdies.



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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just gorgeous Marcia!
How smart and creative of you!
I love it and you have inspired us to find one too!
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy that wonderful family of yours!
Cindy

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

This is so beautiful! I love little birds and you have displayed this sweet one so wonderfully.
Blessings~
Gwenny