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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Traditions

It is a spring tradition around here to paint birdhouses.

(This year I think we might be trying to coax spring to come, not celebrate it's return!)

In the past, these birdhouses were given away as gifts, but this year the kids want to keep them and hang them up in the back yard. They are a little confused, since they want to fill them with birdseed, not nesting material.

I don't think it matters much though, since no self-respecting Wisconsin bird would have the guts to actual move into one of these artistic masterpieces.

You'd have to have the type of personality that can pull off these tail-feathers to even consider a Kolste birdhouse:

(Sorry, I forgot to note the name of the photographer, so I can't give credit. Since I'm not taking credit for it, or making money off of it, I hope he won't mind)

So, here are the finished pieces:
I can't decide which I like better - the pink and yellow one or the green with metallic gold polka dots. If you were a bird, which would you choose?


Jessica said...

Did you notice the look on Ian's face? Too funny! Notice his hands and Brynnie's hair....hmmmm....

~ Tandis ~ said...

I like Brynnie's pink one :) Why don't you let her glue some bling to it?!
We painted bird houses yesterday too. My girls want to hang them in the garden.

Sandy said...

Wow!!! How fun!!!! Both birdhouses are precious!!!! I want to know what/who has more layers of paint though? hee hee... I just loved doing projects with Michelle when she was litte. I will always treasure those handmade gifts. Michelle made a birdhouse for me in ceramics class for Mother's Day but I have only seen a picture of it on her phone. She still needs to apply glaze so I'm hoping it comes home soon...I'm so excited to see it and I already have the perfect spot picked out for it.

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather that has finally come and I hope to see all of you soon.