Well the groundhog may have seen his shadow resulting in the ever-dreaded prediction of six more weeks of winter, but robins and various other birds in our neighborhood are singing sweet songs of spring! All weekend long I have sat in my recliner taking it easy (chronic illness is for the birds, no pun intended…) but the hundreds of birds flying back and forth from our home to the forest across the street put a bit of “spring” in my step this afternoon!
I was inspired to put together a quick February nature-inspired vignette using a thrifted wire heart basket filled with a few other thrifted vintage treasures.
I found this awesome wire heart basket at a junk shop last summer. I knew it would be perfect for February!
Earlier this winter I thrifted this pair of sweet vintage bird pictures for only $4.00 at a local thrift shop. I had intended to save them to reveal in my spring posts, but outside the February birds seemed to be signing, “Hey, we’re here to stay!” Their song inspired me to go ahead and share the bird photos today.
I haven’t found a real spot for the pictures just yet, so they have just been perching here and there around the dining room waiting for spring. I always loves decorating with bird vignettes so I will enjoy playing around with the pictures in the months ahead.
I was thinking of how to style the pictures on shelves or in my china cabinets, when I spotted the wire heart basket just sitting on the dining room table. I dragged it out last week to decorate for Valentine’s day, but hadn’t done anything with it yet. On a whim I decided to put together this February nature-inspired heart basket vignette featuring the bird pictures and some of my favorite neutral antique and vintage books. Love it!
Evergreens, grapevine twigs, tiny pinecones and my mini-cardboard moss hearts are perfect mid-winter-to-early spring fillers for the basket.
I did a bit of “foraging” in my junky craft stash room and found one lone neutral blossom that had fallen off a larger floral branch I tucked it in with the other natural elements and I think it adds a perfect extra touch to the basket, tying in with the little spring blossoms in this picture.
I am not sure where this basket of treasures will end up, but for now it is just sitting on a rusty-chippy farmhouse stool next to the vintage chest in the corner of the dining room.
Now for the big question…what kinds of birds are these? Honestly when I snatched these pictures up at the thrift shop earlier this winter I just glanced at them, thinking they were robins. It wasn’t until I starting styling the pictures today and taking photos that I noticed they were different, and that neither are robins. The tiny writing under each bird is too small for me to make out. Any ideas? I would love to learn more about them! Whatever they are, they are keepers!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my little treasures and this post has you singing a little hopeful spring song while still enjoying the beauty of mid-winter. Have the birds starting signaling signs of early spring in your area? I love hearing from you, dear readers!
Thanks for visiting today!