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Monday, April 9, 2018

Sneak Peek at the inside of Our Happy Place

I'm not ready to reveal the entire makeover that is taking place in Our Happy Place,   but I can't wait any longer to share a little sneak peek!     
Here is the yard from the inside of the Happy Place.......

It's really greening up in the back yard. 
  But,  enough of looking out,    you want to look around  INSIDE!

The Happy Place also doubles as a greenhouse in early spring.      The plants are all outside now,   so I won't need to use the potting bench again.     The potting bench looked really bare with all the plants gone,    so I created a vignette on it.

I hung a rag flag in front of the window.     I made my flag last year by ripping a yard sale sheet into strips and weaving the pieces thru the vintage baby crib springs.

I hung some metal bird houses on my flag.......can you see a theme starting to develope yet?

Then I printed a sweet bird banner........

You can find the bird banner here.........   
I glued my bird banner to pennants from my Pinterest board.......

You can barely see the chandeliers  that are hung in the Happy Place.......

Here's a little closer look......

I have two chandys hung in the Happy Place.     They are both filled with real bird nests.

I have collected bird nests for years.......

We have lots of birds in our yard that make nests in the trees.     The wind blows them out sometimes and we find them on the ground.        If you find nests on the ground,   be sure to fumigate them before you bring  them in to use in your decorating.

I also used a couple of real nests in the vignette on the potting bench.

I filled the nests with some small porcelain hummingbirds.

I put a real nest on each side of the potting bench......

I also put some faux nests in my vignette.     I bought them the other day at Kirklands...........75% off.

I tucked in some bird houses too.

Now do you see my theme for the Happy Place?      

There are more changes to come.......

I am adding some additional seating ...........

Both benches are made from vintage head and foot boards.......

Inside looking out.........

Outside looking in!


  1. wow! That IS a happy place! Nice.

  2. Such a lovely place to sit and enjoy company or reading or listening to music or birds, or even just napping!!!

  3. It was great to see your entries at Simply Neutral Tuesdays :) I really like the chandelier! Very pretty~

  4. Wow! This is so beautiful. I can not wait for the full reveal.

  5. What a sweet little "house"! I'd love one of these in my back yard. I've collected some bird nests but I've never fumigated them. How do you do that?

    I love all your bird houses, too. Especially the galvanized tin one. Cute, cute, cute!

  6. Everything looks lovely as always. Can't wait to see the finished greenhouse redo. Would you please share how you fumigate your found bird nests? Thank you.

  7. Oh, Penny this is amazing! I have to admit I'm a little envious. It is perfect! I don't know how you do it but you have the touch. I hope you enjoy it for many, many years.

  8. As always, I drool whenever I see your girly floral dream house. Your beautiful spring colors make us believe there will finally be a spring and summer this year.

  9. I love your recycling ideas - the old beds into benches, so clever. It all looks such fun to do, and so great for Spring. What a gorgeous Happy Place!

  10. Love all your birdy decor. The banner is wonderful -- thanks for the link! Have a lovely week.

  11. Penny,
    I just adore what you did with the chandy and the bird nests!! So sweet!!! Everything looks lovely!!

  12. Penny, I'm also interested to know (as Judy posted above) what steps you take to fumigate the nests? Thank you for such a beautiful post - everything looks amazing!

  13. This makes me want to take over my husband's shed! :-)

  14. I love your happy place, wish I had one #thought"full"thursday@_karendennis

  15. This is a such sweet little house! Love the metal bird houses and the banner

  16. The chandeliers and the real bird nests make this wee house so glamorous and at the same time warm and inviting. What happy place to be!

  17. Your happy place makes me happy too!

  18. A little piece of heaven you created here Penny! Thank you for sharing at Simply Neutrals!

  19. How fun! Thank you for sharing your happy place at Vintage Charm!

  20. My greenhouse is JUST getting started. I'm quasi jealous of your happy place!

  21. So, so cute.Thanks for linking up to our Keep In Touch party.

  22. I love the birds nests and birds. The chandeliers, who would have thought of birds nest there too. So creative.
    Blogger's Pit Stop will feature your post.

  23. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  24. Amazing. This would definitely be my happy place too. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Waste Not Wednesday link party. Can't wait to see what you're up to this week.

  25. JudyApril 10, 2018 at 11:08 PM
    Everything looks lovely as always. Can't wait to see the finished greenhouse redo. Would you please share how you fumigate your found bird nests? Thank you.


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