just an old-fashioned girl

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fooling The Birds

With the first snow and winter fast approaching, I thought it time to replace the autumn garland of apples and berries on my front door. It´s made of lacquered polystyrene and looks remarkably real, so real in fact that it seems to have fooled even the birds! Not only did they peck large holes in the "apples" but they even tweaked out some of the berry twigs and scattered them on the steps. At least the wooden snow angel which replaced my nibbled garland should survive to greet another winter!

The bird pendant and frames are from my kit, Vintage Patina, which you can see HERE, and also pick up a freebie or two.

My table centrepiece, on the other hand, IS real AND edible though I don´t think the birds would enjoy those hot chilli peppers!


  1. Oh Helen! That is so funny that the birds thought your apples and berries were real and tried to eat them! Not so funny that they damaged your pretty garland though. I love the frame and bird pendant from your Vintage Patina kit! And your table centerpiece is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! :)

  2. That is an amusing shot of the pecked garland, but I'm sure you were anything but amused to find it that way. You know I love that bird pendant and the frame from Vintage Patina. I'm not sure birds would shy away from your peppers though as a friend treats suet cakes with some sort of pepper that keeps squirrels away but not the birds. Beautiful centerpiece! I'm afraid I am NOT ready for it to be winter or the holidays though.

  3. I love your table centrepiece - gorgeous, and such a funny story about the birds.