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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cuckoo Clock Birdhouses

I relocated the cuckoo clock birdhouses from the sunroom to the family room to create a mantle that would last from late spring all the way thru summer.
My spring/summer mantle begins with a fun banner......

I added some sweet paper birds to the banner......

I used double sided tape to attach the paper birds.....

The birds are easy and fun to make.

My cuckoo clock birdhouses were assembled from several boxes of  "parts" that were purchased at the auction

H just put the houses together like a puzzle!

So,  each birdhouse is unique.....

When I moved the chairs that were on each side of the fireplace to the front,  it left a big hole.   I found that two white round tables filled that hole!
This side got a new lamp....well,  new to me!   Our daughter wasn't using it anymore,  so she gave it to me.  The lamp base was gold until H sprayed it white this morning....sorry,  he is so quick I didn't get a "before" photo.

I put a set of cats on each side of the fireplace to keep all the birds on the mantle in!

My new lamp didn't come with a shade,  so I covered a shade that I had with a ruffled skirt for a quick fix!
I've packed away all the Easter bunnies in the family room,  but I am still enjoying my bunny fairy garden on the coffee table,  so I'm gong to leave it out for a while.

Today,  I am giving the kitchen a new spring/summer look......

Then all I have left to pack away is the Easter in the entry!


  1. Penny, Your cuckoo clock bird house are gorgeous! What a fabulous idea! I'm a little bit of a clock freak. I have 7 of them in my living room. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It!

  2. Any chance of you sharing pattern/how-to for those paper birds Penny? I love birds and love to find new patterns, ideas to make them. Use them for decorations in several different ways.
    Your room is so soft and pretty looking. You have such delightful collections and how you portray them all. Never dull moment at your house hum? Sounds like your hubs is nicely accommodating for making things for you, be glad as mine has to argue over every little idea I get. He does not have my vision, lol.
    Enjoy rest of week.

  3. Your garland is such sweet! I love it very much. The cuckoo clock birdhouses are amazing

  4. Your house look's so warm and inviting I can imagine myself sitting having a cup of tea, such a beautiful room.

  5. Penny,
    Your banner is delightful!! And I adore the clocks!! Everything lives beautiful!! And the lamp and the shade is fantastic!!


  6. Hi Penny! I love Easter but when it's all over it's nice to get it all packed away. Same with Christmas. Almost back to normal too. Now we coast until the 4th! :):)

  7. Your cuckoo clock birdhouses are simply adorable.

  8. I love your cuckoo clock different and original. They are adorable!

  9. Your beautiful home is so welcoming!

  10. I love the birdhouses!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  11. Penny I adore your painted cuckoo clocks! The banner is darling. Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Oh my, so much to see, I love the lamp that your daughter gave you, so feminine turned out beautiful with Mr D's handi work!

    Pinned to share and Tweeted!!

    Thank you for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week!! I will be featuring this idea with my readers next week, so please stop by and share you latests ideas!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. Hello lovely friend!!! Love your darling banner! Hugs and sparkles for a beautiful week! xoxo :*

  14. Your cuckoo birdhouses are lovely, as well as the banner. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration party, Penny! Have a wonderful week!

  15. The birdhouses are so cute! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  16. First of all, I love the new website header! That cow artwork is so cute! And I think the birdhouses are beautiful as well. Thanks so much for linking up at Inspiration Thursday, Penny. Hope you have a fantastic week.

  17. Love the cuckoo clocks turned birdhouses! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. I love this room! More beauty! I would give anything to have my house like this!


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