I am not a theme person when it comes to interior design. I see cute themed vignettes in other people’s homes and it works, but I have never been able to pull off cute! But when I saw the pretty mantels featured at The Lettered Cottage last week I had to give the summertime theme a try.
This morning while out for a walk I found a tiny bird’s nest on the ground. (I think it must be a hummingbird nest and it reminded me that I never did an update on the hummingbird that built a nest in our front porch light). These nests, a vintage tool organizer I found the other day while out salvaging, and some twigs from our crabapple tree all felt like summer to me so I put them all together in one little summer time vignette:
I know there aren’t any sailboats or shells. I do have shells though! Maybe I should use them…
Below is the nest we found in the spring on our front porch light. I think the poor little bird must have realized she made a mistake pretty fast. After a few times of the kids stomping in and out of the front door, she hightailed it outta there. She did leave us this delicate little nest though–and I think I see her visiting our sage and delphinium from time to time.
It is so tiny and fuzzy! Just lint and feathers. Below is the one I found this morning–I think I am starting a collection…
So delicate. I had planned to sell this little shelf at the flea market but I am liking it so much for displaying these nests I may have to keep it.
Also, you may remember I mentioned in my post about the buffet that there was warping in one of the cabinets. I couldn’t leave it like that so I started taking apart the bottom and was able to remove the warped veneer and nail down the rest of it and even it out. It left the shelf unfinished though so to unify everything I painted it this deep mustard yellow that is very similar to ASCP Arles. It’s a little dark in the photo but I love the yellow against the ASCP Olive.
I love happy accidents like that! This is so much better than it was with the unpainted interior–and the warping is all gone too!
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