Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Bird Pond

Have you ever been just obsessed with an idea of a creation and it won't go away until you've been able to achieve it....

Well thats the way it was with the white birds in the pond...

Of course I could not find the flamboyant larger white doves, I love them with their feathers all up...but I do love the little ones I did find...what do you think??

I saw them last year in a post from susan with betweennapsontheporch
from Valentines Day... wow I was so impressed with that beautiful bowl...

The Dove bowl was so was just so beautiful...

But of course after finally finding where I could purchase a Dove Bowl...the price was literally hundreds of dollars....well I just had to create my own...I actually would have purchased it, but when I said it out loud...I could not get it to make sense to me...

I found this large white bowl with a flat round just gotta find the birds...

Looking looking for white birds everywhere...they must be the same sort of white tone as the was a soft pillowy white...

Ahhhhh finally I found three that I thought would work...they were at a antique store in Orange, Ca. $10.00 for all three...

You are going to notice this post is loaded with pictures...sorry...just got carried away....

I finally found a forth bird of all places in a hospital gift shop...who knew...

For Christmas I have placed a wreath around the bowl....It looks like the birds have found their way through the bushes to find the

I attached the birds to the bowl with gorilla glue....not too much because it swells...just a small amount...I glued some closer to the water and some back a bit...

The floating poinsettia flowers are a gift shop find...

My total investment for the bowl would be under $25.00...not bad huh

Well my obsession is complete and over...can't wait until Valentines Day and maybe some pink heart floating candles will be great.

Candles always add the magic touch...

I told you there were alot of pictures...

Oh they are all so happy together now....

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, leave a comment and let meknow about your obsession..Phyllis .I am attaching to Susan betweennapsontheporch met monday....

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  1. I love birds and this is so cute!

  2. The candles floating in the water, the birds & greenery - it's magical....

  3. This is so beautiful! Your little bird bowl is gorgeous and the floating candles are so pretty! Love your wreath surrounding them and keeping them safe! ;) You've done good, girl!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Oh so pretty and sweet. Love the candlelight! Your pictures and decor is lovely!
    Miss Bloomers

  5. It all looks very beautiful together. Love the bird bath with floating candles. Pat

  6. That is so pretty, Phyllis! How great that you were able to recreate it for a much less expensive outlay. Love the birds and the wreath around the bowl. I think it gives it more of a woodland, nature look.

  7. That is beautiful-very creative too!


  8. Hi darling, what a beautiful post. So creative. Yes I become obsessed with things, far too many. lol. I can only imagine what it will look like Valentines day.. gorgeous. hugs ~lynne~

  9. Your Christmas bird pond is just lovely .... each and every photo a delight. Something new and different for me. Well done! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

  10. I do remember that post! You've done a marvelous remake. This is just gorgeous....thanks for sharing how you put this all together so beautifully. And thanks for your sweet visit as well. I love your pretty red and white Santa tablescape.

  11. Oh, how CLEVER you are!! I've never seen that and I just LOVE you've got ME obsessing!!LOL!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Just beautiful...and your home is so so lovely.

    Wanted to mention that I was inspired last Christmas with your peppermint table and I did a small version of it last year. Now, I am joining a meme on the 8th, a Christmas dining, and am re-running my post. I have linked back to your pretty blog, too. :)) come over on the 8th and see. :))
    xo bj

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment! Just had to jump over and check yours out too! Love your thrifty bowl, I'm a BIG fan of white bowls and birds!
    Following you back!
    Dee Dee

  14. That bird-bath is truly beautiful and your home is too!

  15. I adore your pillows on your couch. New follower.

  16. Hi Phyllis!

    The bird bath dish is wonderful. I know how hard it is to match white ceramics and china. The hunt is half the fun but there comes a point when I sometimes wonder it it would just be easier to but the actual piece I am trying to replicate! I am so glad you were able to succeed.

    I love Christmas vignettes that are unexpected :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  17. Such a pretty idea..I love it! Your home is so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing the joy. xoxox

  18. It looks beautiful, Phyllis! Looks like you are all ready!
    Have a very blessed Christmas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful decor!

  19. I love the vase with the giant acorns in; it's a really nice mix of traditional and contemporary. Ally

  20. Hi there, I am your newest follower! You are one talented lady by the looks of this post. Your Christmas Decor is stunning! I especially love the birds on the bowl. Just beautiful. Excuse me while I go have a good look around now. Merry Christmas!

  21. How gorgeous your bird bowl is !! Now you have me wanting one too ! I will have to do like you did and the hunt will be fun.I especially love your wreath around it.That just makes it !And love your tablescape too !
    I am going to follow you girl !

  22. what a beautiful display ILlove Love Love your blog


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