I love bird houses. Bird houses help our feathered friends and I love to decorate with them. I think bird houses and cottage design go hand-in-hand. Not only did I design my garden in the cottage style, but the inside of my home is also decorated in cottage style. I think I enjoy cottage style so much because it's comfortable, cozy and says "come on in and relax". We have quite a collection of bird houses, both inside and out. I'm always on the lookout for new ones and we also enjoy making birdhouses. Come and take a look....
We made this birdhouse as a garden decoration. We put it on a small baluster so it's only about three feet off the ground. We never thought it would actually be used, however the Chickadees use it year after year!
This little bird house is a decoration on my front porch. Once spring arrives, it will be surrounded by flowers.
Even the winter pillow on my front porch bench has a bird house on it.
And of course, the best bird house of all....a nest. This is a Mockingbird nest in the Cleveland Pear tree in our front yard. It's pretty small and there were three babies in it last year. I was lucky enough to see them leave the nest and wander around the front yard looking for insects. Even as a child I was captivated by birds' nests. It is absolutely amazing to me how they make these. This one has been through forty mile an hour winds and still looks good as new!!
I decorate the inside of my home for each season. Of course, bird houses are always a part of the decorations! There are big bird houses.....
....and small bird houses!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my bird houses. What type of decorations do you like to use in your garden or home?
Words and Photos Property of Christy's Cottage Wildlife Garden.