Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Raindrops on Roses



Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens...






Okay, so my cat is not a kitten and my kettle is less than bright! I don't have any warm woolen mittens either but you can knit your own with hand dyed and spun fiber from from one of my blogging buddies at Split Rock Ranch.

I'm really excited about that kettle though. I bought it at a yardsale this weekend for $2.00! I'm going to turn it into a birdhouse. On Sunday we went to Shupps Grove to look around and I found this lady that makes birdhouses out of old tea pots, coffee pots and lunch boxes. Then she mounts them on an old porch railing. She also takes old coffee cans and nails them to the post for planting a flower. I couldn't afford to buy one (although her prices were fairly reasonable) so I decided that I would make my own! I'll post some pictures when I finish it.

14 comments:

Meghann said...

Wow, I can't wait to see your finished birdhouses and flower boxes, I bet they'll be gorgeous!

Sonia ;) said...

Jennifer,

Im awake today. Love the pictures. Cant wait to see the finished project. Sometimes making it urself means more in the long run.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Zan Asha said...

Woot! Seems like a unique project--I've never seen a birdhouse made out of tea kettle--sounds whimsical! Your pictures are just lovely :D

An English Shepherd said...

Nice pictures lovely rose & kettle (cats not bad ;-) )

Wizz :-)

Marbella Designs said...

I can't wait to see your finished projects. Sounds fun!

Kathleen Coy said...

Jen, these photos are making me swoon!
2 bucks for that kettle??? Don't you just love finding treasures like that! Can't wait to see how it looks as a birdhouse.

WillOaks Studio said...

Thanks for a neat idea! I've been pushing around a useless teakettle here, too..hmmmm? It might be too large tho.

Designs By CK said...

AND whiskers on kittens! Ha! '-))

Miss U!

PS: Thanks 4 the vote of confidence of "Halloween Gothic!"

mE

XOXO

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Jennifer Rose said...

good luck with your bird house kettle, its a great idea :)

Paint Girl said...

That will make one cool birdhouse! So creative! And you only got it for 2.00, so great!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

That is a pretty good looking kettle for the price. I'm anxious to see the birdhouse you make from it. Gorgeous photo of the rose, cat and kettle by the way!!!
Have a great week Jen!
Laurie

Split Rock Ranch said...

What an awesome kettle for $2 and I can't wait to see how it looks as a birdhouse! Thank you for the link to my etsy store! I really appreciate it. And, I've been listing lots of handspun yarns lately in the store so there will be lots to choose from to make those warm woolen mittens. ;o)

Cheryl Kugler said...

Neato idea to make a birdhouse out of an old teapot. And, planters out of coffee cans. Can't wait to see them. The rose photo is beautiful!

Cheryl
www.cherylkugler.com

Chrissy said...

haha, in the car I sing this song when people cut me up, it is my form of serenity :D I have been enjoying all your photographs and the hunted horse man is excellent!