|Still-shot from the movie "The Birds".|
|Sometimes I doodle in a pad by my desk...just ideas of things that I may try out. This drawing was done a few months back.|
|Manzanita trees have also been quite popular for hanging ornaments and decorating for the holidays. |
I just so happen to have a pair of silver trees (or coral branches, I can't quite tell which they are) I needed to hunt down. They were originally bought for the winter holiday season to hang ornaments on, but I haven't used them in years. They were in a box in the garage (which has about a million boxes in it) so I had to work my way around the mess. I was bound and determined, and sure enough, they still existed and were unscathed.
I love these things...a little weird I admit, but are perfect for this kind of application. I bought a can of black gloss spray paint and went to town. They look amazing black. I was planning on putting the bases in some larger pots, but I think they are just fine the way they are.
I then ordered the birds from Pottery Barn @ $6 apiece. Six would be enough for now. If it's successful, I may order a few more next year to add to my stash. (By the way, I found black birds at Michael's, not as nice quality, but they were half the cost. I'm still glad I bought these because unlike the Micheal's version, which had a clip at the bottom, they have wired feet so I can manipulate placement much easier.)
I bought some flame-less led votives and also sprayed them black, taping off the flame so the the light would show through. Next time I do this, I think I will crackle the black and let the light come through all over.
So, here's how they turned out......
They are a little funky, but I love them! I added a few feathers from an old boa, and actually draped the boa on the dining table to add to the theme. Also placed a few cut-outs in the windows....actually fooled my son, he thought there actually was a crow sitting in the window!
|Fooled my son Asher!|
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween this year! Watch overhead! You never know what might come flying into your own nest!
|This is Roger.|
|This is Spike.|
|Makes a simple Halloween statement without sacrificing style or breaking the bank!|