Friday, January 16, 2009

VINTAGE VIGNETTE #8

The bird print with glorious colors and bamboo frame was recently found at Goodwill for $2.00. I have a small collection of vases made by Lee & Bonnie Wollard of West Coast Pottery in Burbank, California in the 1940s. They are all quite fluid and organic in style - this is my favorite with its green to brown glaze.

Under the dome is a hummingbird nest. When my children were young, they enjoyed watching the mother and baby hummingbirds in this nest in the eaves of my parent's carport for about four consecutive years. Then the nest was inactive for at least 10 years. When I sold my parent's house after their deaths, the last thing I did was cut this nest down. The nest was balanced between two wires. It is fluffy inside, but the outside is made of tiny paint chips gathered from the green colored house next door. Now, my grandchildren are fascinated with the nest.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

13 comments:

Shelia said...

Evening, Sallyness! Beautiful bird print you found! Now the little bird's nest and story is just precious! I've never seen a hummingbird's nest! Thanks for this post.
Have a blessed weekend and don't forget to be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

Ma'dame French said...

Lovely vignette;) The nest story is too cute;) French

Smilingsal said...

That nest is fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Sally, What a darling nest and story! How interesting that they used some paint chips! Beautiful vase too!

Manuela

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi ya Sally, Your bird picture is just beautiful girl. I love the vase, it is so unique. Ironically enough I had never seen a hummingbirds nest until a few months ago. They absolutely fascinate me. I hope you're having a super w/k. hugs ~lynne~

Picket said...

Ohhh pretty treasures but I am loving that hummingbird nest and the fact that it came from your parents home is priceless..I have never seen one but I love seeing the hummers come back every Spring...Have a great weekend my friend!

nikkicrumpet said...

That is the coolest thing...the hummingbirds were painting their nest!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo pretty..love that print. cherry

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That vase is so pretty, and how precious to have that nest that your children so carefully watched each year. I cannot believe the deal you got on that wonderful bird print. laurie

imjacobsmom said...

I'm LOVING LOVING LOVING this vignette. This is the first time I ever seen a hummingbird's nest. It's the neatest thing! Actually, I never saw a hummingbird sit still. Do they sit still in a nest? I bet it was fascinating to watch them. ~ Robyn

Carrie said...

The bird nest is such a neat memento. All the items in your vignette work very well together.

Stacey said...

That's a great vignette. Love the hummingbird nests! We have so many of them in the summer but I've never seen a nest.

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh how neat. I've never seen a hummingbird's nest. That is so awesome! xo rachel