Whimsical, decorative and functional birdhouses

To start, you need to press play on this video – then scroll through…

Amazing Amy and I went on a little greenhouse tour while searching out succulents last week.  The greenhouses and nurseries were PACKED with flowers and plants and tchotchkes.

I love tchotchkes.  I’m not sure if I’m using that word in the correct context?  I’m referring to the million-and-one things that you find in greenhouses that aren’t actually flowers, soil or fertilizers; little knick-knacks and garden decor.

Every place we visited had a neat array of items that you don’t know you need until you see them.

It’s come to my attention that despite owning not one, but two outdoor cats, I NEED birdhouses.

I mean look at these and tell me you don’t suddenly “need” one too?!

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse

Rustic and natural.

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

A stone cottage?

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

I LOVE this one – partly for the size of it and partly because of the old knobs as perches.

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

That looks like recycled wood, grapevine and there’s even a little stack of firewood at the base.

These guys were also made from recycled/repurposed materials, but were coated with a gray wash.

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

Just in case your neighbourhood birds are a bit more religious or a ‘Pastor Pigeon’ decides to move in:

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

 

Country charm with a bit of whimsy:

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

There were bird haunted houses:

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

and even a police station/house in case the robins did rock out too much:

Birdhouses, decorative birdhouse, whimsical birdhouse, birdhouse ideas

It feels awkward when you see a house for bird that is nicer than your own.

What do you think?  Is it cruel to set up an all-you-can-eat buffet for my cats just because I love these houses so much?

I can’t take credit for any of these, and I can’t give you a DIY to create them – but I have included links to each house just in case you want one for yourself.  (Just click the image of the one you like).

Now go press play on the song again – you know you want to.

 

Have a great one!

 

Too funny: wrong bookstore

 

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2017-10-17T17:19:49-04:00April 29th, 2015|DECOR, For me|0 Comments

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