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 amazing...it 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 rim....now just gotta find the birds...



Looking looking for white birds everywhere...they must be the same sort of white tone as the bowl...it 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 water...lol




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....

and linking to Thetablescaper
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25 comments:

  1. I love birds and this is so cute!

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

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  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 ;)

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

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

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  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.

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  7. That is beautiful-very creative too!

    Carolyn

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  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~

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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 !

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  22. what a beautiful display ILlove Love Love your blog

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