Birds in the Foyer

I think I am in the minority….

…..of people who are still taking down the Christmas decorations.

Seriously, I really need to ramp it up….stay up late and get it done…

I did clear the foyer table and foyer of all things Christmas.

Using some “Wintery Christmas items” and accessories on hand…

…..I set out to create a winter vignette on the foyer table.

And of course, the day that I finish this vignette…is a rainy, gloomy day!


So the pics are a bit darker than I planned on…

I placed some faux birch branches in the demijohn..

…..along with a moss covered branch with bird nests.




These birds obviously did not fly “South” for the winter….




But then again…This Florida girl keeps forgetting that NC is part of the South!


I thought that since cotton also reminds me of “balls of snow”…

…..I incorporated it into the evergreen.



I purchased the container of moss from Kristen of Sophia’s Decor

…..she has a booth at SuzAnna’s in Raleigh.


As I clear tables, etc of Christmas decor…

…..I am rearranging accessories…many times from one room to another…

I think that is keeping my “sanity” … a nice break from boxing up the decorations.




I am off to put away more Christmas decorations…

… I can move forward on to many projects ahead…

……….like this one that just arrived.

8 boxes of “happy”…

I say happy, as “hubby” is putting it all together…


But first….the room needs to be painted too!


So I and my feathered friends thank you for stopping by….


Have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. Those of us in the Midwest tend to think a little differently…I consider North Carolina as DEFINITELY “the South.” I don’t think of Florida as being “the South” at all!!! It’s just Florida…period! When I think of “the South” I think of Southern belles and grits and brick homes with columns out front and single-syllable words that suddenly are drawn out to have 3 or 4. When I think of Florida, I think of sun and sand and retired people (mostly transplants from the frigid north) living in pink condominiums. So it’s funny to read that you have to think hard to remember that NC is part of the South!!!!!!! I guess it’s all a matter of perspective! ๐Ÿ™‚ You did a beautiful job on this foyer vignette, and I love the real cotton mixed in. (Yet another component I think of as being very “Southern”!) This is great for this transition period from Christmas to plain ol’ winter. I have all my Christmas stuff down and put away, but everything is now bare. I don’t want to put the same decorative items up that I had before Christmas, but I haven’t quite decided what I want. I’ll just have to tear it all up to make room for decor for my classes anyway, so I”m having a hard time getting motivated. Sigh! ๐Ÿ™ You are NOT going to paint yourself, are you?!??!?!?!?!?!!

  2. You are such a busy bee, Shirley. the winter vignette is gorgeous! Painting, packing up Christmas, wow, you are ambitious!. love all of your blogs! See you soon.

  3. Very very cute, Shirley, I think the birds make for a very fun and wintry entry!

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  4. Donna White says

    Love the birdies and the gorgeous vignette!! Just noticed the new header…..wowza..pretty!

  5. Very pretty vignette Shirley! I can’t wait to see what your up too!

  6. Ah, yes, the un-decorating is always a process — just think how great it will feel to have it all packed up! Love the birds…
    xo Heidi

  7. OMGoodness, girl, this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I just LOVE it all! Where oh where did you get your BIG demijohn???????? That is quite a beautifulk statement piece and I LOVE the branches in it and the birds. You have so many CUTE birds!!! I will keep coming back to this post, I love it so much. I am packing Christmas away too, so don’t think you are alone. I am ALMOST done!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I have ALOT of organizing and CLEANING to do! XO, Pinky

  8. I love all the wintery birds and the cotton…what a great idea instead of snow. When we finish taking Christmas down, I usually put up my snowmen. I usually leave them up till March. However this year the snowmen are still packed in their little container. I am in the process of doing some renovations so I didn’t want to contend with dust on them and one more thing to clean. I don’t know if I am being lazy or smart ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Shirley, my friend, you have outdone yourself. I love your feathered friends vignette. That branch coming out of the demijohn with birds and nests is too cute.

  10. Beautiful beautiful beautiful Shirley! I love the foyer vignette.

    I am curious. Can’t wait to see the project.

  11. How doe’s that go…Birds of a feather…flock together…You sure have a great showing!!

  12. so pretty, love the birdies!!!

  13. Shirley it all looks very fitting to the nc weather for winter….I too have been getting up Christmas, and decorating some for winter mixed with valentine…Enjoyed your foyer!!!

  14. You’re getting there! One step at a time. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the cotton and the birds…nice touches! And I can’t wait to see whats in those happy boxes!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. What a beautiful vignette of birds. I love it!


  16. Very cute. Very winter. Love it!

  17. All the birds are flocking to your house – love the cotton snow!

  18. Love your sweet birds and their pretty vignette! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Shirley, I’m in that minority still taking down Christmas. Glad to know I’m in good company. I love the birds…they do have a way of cheering up winter. I can’t wait to see your painted room and project.

  20. Shirley, this is another beautiful vignette! You are one busy lady!! Do you ever sleep?! LOL!!! I can’t wait to see what you’re up to now!! I know it will be beautiful!

  21. Oh how pretty. I love your birds and the “snow”. That stained glass piece is just gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what all the boxes are for. Hugs, marty

  22. Nice demijohns on the table. I can’t wait to see what’s in the boxes from Home Decorators.

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