Richard brought in the lichen-covered twig some time ago and paired it with the little faux birds nest (made by Monica, our Joy Creek display wizard). I thought to tie the little red wooden birds onto the branch. They are fairly heavy, so I needed another branch for a counterweight to keep the whole thing from falling over. Hence the Berberis thunbergii with the bright red berries.
Sitting on a windowsill, it’s the first nod to holiday decorating…we’ll get into full swing this weekend.
Meanwhile, I must show you this handsome fellow. A friend gave me a gift certificate to the Backyard Bird Shop…what fun! Now you can have some fun by clicking through to Rambling in the Garden, where Cathy will put you in touch with her flower arranging blogging buddies par excellence.
Simple sometimes has the biggest impact. Your vase reflects the season well. Love your cute wool bird!
I think so too…and what choice have we, really, in the sparse season?
Birds and berries – perfect!
‘Tis the season…
Great way to enjoy the birds. Your new purchase is handsome. Is that felt?
It’s felted, which is a bit different than felt…lends itself to a more sculptural approach.
Backyard bird shop ? I’ll have to look it up !
They have a “flock” of shops. I go to the one on Fremont, probably the closest one to you.
Berberis berries are so seasonal! I love your spare (but evocative) arrangement for this time of year.
My shrubs were loaded this year…happy birdies.
Simple vase perfection and a nice “toe in the water” for full on holiday decorating.
I’m pretty sure my full on decorating will never rise to your level but you do inspire me to give it a shot.
I love the pared back feel of your vase this week and I love the robin!
The garden is surely “pared back” so the next few vases are bound to reflect that.
How glorious. Love the little Robin. Happy scene.
You think he is a Robin? I look at him and see an everybird.
How beautiful. Love the robin.
What a sweet arrangement Ricki, and your birdie is so cute! The birds have had all the berries off our Berberis already!
I got out there just in time to rescue a few berries from the birds…not so many as to leave the little dears wanting.
Simply stunning. Love the birds both in the arrangement and the sweet new addition.
Birds feel very holidayish to me…how about you?
Touching arrangement…hope the garden birds are feasting and keeping safe in outside.
We do what we can to help the birds and this has been a mild winter thus far (fingers crossed).
Love the little birds on the tree! I always smile when I add the tiny glass birds to our Christmas tree. This is a beautiful arrangement!
Thanks, Beth. I seem to add a few more birds each year.
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