Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring Nests

Several weeks ago I saw a wonderful hand knit nest by Vicki at I rarely make impulse purchases, but this was an exception. This beautiful hand knit nest just spoke to me and I did buy it on the spot. It is nicer than I expected and has given me such pleasure, the textures and colors are just beautiful. Several years ago I painted some wooden eggs a soft metallic gold and I decided to add these eggs to the nest. Last year my daughter received a bird ornament as a wedding favor and it also seemed perfect for the nest.

I love the nest on my antique marble buffet as it sits against the old onyx lamp. If you look outside the window you can see the snow. The juxtaposition of the spring nest and snow makes me happy because it signals that spring is around the corner.

The nest against the iron and crystal tree. I purchased the brass tree after the holidays last year and added vintage crystals to make it shimmer and shine in the sunlight that filters through the window.

A photo from a family baby shower. The theme was "Nests." Note the bird motif cake and the nest arrangement with forced cherry blossoms. Since I am the "Mom To Be's" godmother, I was given one of these arrangements. I am planning to recreate it myself with fresh blossoms from my garden that I will nudge into early bloom. Please also notice the snow on the beach.

Keeping Warm..........My favorite picture of the knitted nest on our 1890 ornate radiator.
Have a wonderful week.


  1. I am so in love with your nest Sandy!!!! I'm glad that you bought you one!!! My goodness that radiator is gorgeous too! I hope you are doing great sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  2. Sandy - Wow! the nest pictures are beautiful- thank you so much for posting about the little nest on your beautiful blog. It was so my pleasure to make it for you. It really is the little things in life that bring the most pleasure---.