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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Birds 2

Hello, everyone...
I've had several emails from bloggers and maybe a few lurkers,
asking about the bird in my header.

I did a post on this last year so this, my friends, 
is another infamous RE-RUN...
aka BIRDS 2


EXCUSE MEEEE while I FALL IN LOVE !!

 This cute idea came from COUNTRY LIVING magazine...
boy, I just LOVE that magazine.
(GERT...I hope you enjoy YOUR new subscription of this fun magazine.)

At the risk of being run out of Blogland on a rail,
I will take this time, ladies and gents,
to say that I've never, EVER used PLACE CARDS at our table.

But when I saw THESE CUTIES, I decided to make a couple.

I think they are just adorable...
and super, SUPER easy to make.
You can make these, too, if you'd like.
Go  to
http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/easy-paper-craft-projects#slide-4
 and, using card stock paper, you can print two birds per page.
Cut out and fold in half as directed.

 ....using strips of paper 5/16" wide x 6" long, (I just eye-balled it)...
curl the ends around a pencil to get the curl you want...
Write the name you want, looping one end of the paper around the front leg
before sitting it on a plate.

They really are fun to make....


You could print up a stack, go ahead and cut your little strips of paper ahead of time...


Then, just before your dinner, you can write the names and 
be ready for them all....
:>)
 

I don't know why I even THOUGHT of making one for my grandmother...

She died when my mother was only 8.
I think the name EMMA is one of the prettiest ever....and I never gave a thought to it when we named our little baby girl.
I am such an airhead. I  love the name EMMA OLIVIA. However, STACY LEIGH fits my girl just PERFECT !

These really would be cute with a centerpiece of  a
"nest under  glass" along with more bird nests...or little bird houses....or ......

lots of ideas come to mind.

I'm using my mother's CLEAR GLASS VINTAGE CAKE PLATES
for chargers....I love 'em.


Who SEZ you can't use PLACE CARDS and VINTAGE CHARGERS
for a bowl of
APPLE JACKS....???


.....fun having a cute table for our breakfast of CEREAL...:))
 hahhhaaa....LIFE IS GOOD.
 ...just a little more COPY CAT FUN...


HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TODAY (8/25)
to KATHY
our sweet daughter*in*law, with her grandgirl, CATE.

 Inspiration Monday
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25 comments:

  1. love them. will be getting the project ready and doing it with the grand-youngs when they come for Thanksgiving.

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  2. I also love those creamers with the orange flowers behind them.

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  3. I love birds as you know! These are so adorable, and I love those chargers, too.

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  4. I LOVE it!!!! I am SO going to print these up! Has anyone ever told you that YOU are a CLASS ACT??? Or I should say Classy LADY???

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  5. wowzers BJ~!! love at first sight on those adorable birdies. you are such a sweetie to share them.

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  6. if you don't have the magazine...I found them online at this address.

    http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/easy-paper-craft-projects#slide-4

    Balisha

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  7. I'm back, I just commented on your PS post. We were gone for the weekend.

    I adore your bird place cards. They are easy to make too. I seldom use them as well but I am sure tempted to try this little DIY. I think you know I am in love with birds and have them all over my house. I am 'on' this cute idea. As always your photos are always a delight. Especially the Applejacks. HA!

    Love you too my sweet friend.
    Jeanne

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  8. Those are cute as can be. You could use them for different season with different papers. Love it. xoxo,Susie

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  9. These really are adorable! I don't use placecards either, but I have been known to try a few for Thanksgiving or Easter. Thanks for sharing these again:>)

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  10. I think it's fun to do a little uptown theme for breakfast, lunch, or dinner when it's just the two of you! Love the little bird place cards!

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  11. Cute idea. It as given me ideas for the up coming holidays. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  12. Cute place cards. I was wondering about them, too. Thanks for the link. There's nothing like dining in style - even with Apple Jacks!

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  13. Thanks for the explanation of the bird....I missed that!

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  14. Hi BJ! I love little birdies & yours are so charming. I recently made a plumper version out of Vintage sheet music for a birdcage hanging in my guestroom. Have a great week!

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  15. BJ, these are adorable! I love to use place cards so am going to print some of these off to have on hand. Thanks!
    Happy Birthday to Kathy!

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  16. I love birds, and these place cards are adorable! Happy Monday ;)

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  17. Oh, I love this idea!! I must try it sometime,if only for my Tom..:) Oh, and yes I did get my first copy of Country Woman...I love it! I'm so happy that I won it in your 'giveaway'! (Thank you!) I like the name Emma too...but can't understand why her middle name wasn't your very...very favorite...lol thanks again, this is such a fun placecard!

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  18. Yep. Debbie must pin this because she wants to copycat. If I saw the first run of this, I've forgotten, and it might have been before that wonderful little place called Pinterest.

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  19. I have a Emma! my granddaughter! I am still waiting for an Olivia. That may not happen.....

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  20. Those are so cute, BJ, and I really like the paper you printed them all -- gives them an earthy-artsy (I don't have any idea what I'm talking about, but it sounds good, right?) kind of look. Wow, there certainly are a lot of August birthdays -- we have 4, but we did have 6 when our dads were still alive.

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  21. These are so cute and would also make a fun homeschool paper craft when we study birds! :) Thanks for sharing BJ!

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  22. Those are so cute! You have a knack with copying things you see and like. I see them, like them - and never do anything about it! Silly me!
    ~Adrienne~

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  23. So cute! Love them and thanks for sharing at Inspiration Monday! Shared and Pinned :)
    Debbie

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  24. Hiya BJ :) This post was featured this week on the Art of Home-Making Monday! The birds were just too cute! Please join in again this week!

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj