Winter Nest Feathering and Giveaway!


I feathered my nest, aka Potting Shed,

with some fresh winter nesting materials~

clearing away the Christmas tartan,

leaving the pine cones and cutting

some fresh sprigs of fragrant pine.


Snow bird salad plates, on sale at Pottery Barn

after Christmas, came home to roost.


They’ve flocked together

 among the birdhouses for a little tabletop

dining and seed buffet.



Bird ornaments have yet to migrate

with all the other Christmas decorations

and are roosting here for winter.


And a pair of gardening gloves is

keeping flatware warm & cozy!




A knife with a bird engraving was

discovered at a favorite antique mall,

 nesting in a bowl with other silverplate,

a lone species and endangered. . .


 So like a good conservationist, I rescued it from

 being scratched and brought it home to roost!




Feeders are crowded & busy with our colder

than normal temperatures this winter. . .


And keeping seed available and

 feeders filled is a full-time job :)


In celebration of my fourth blogging anniversary,

I’m giving away a $50 gift card,

your choice of Pottery Barn or Amazon.


You can buy a beautiful book or feeder from Amazon,

or do a little nest feathering from Pottery Barn!


For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me

 your favorite bird you like to see perched at your feeder!


Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook and let me know by comment.

For a third entry, share this giveaway on your Facebook page and leave an additional comment telling me so and where you’d like your gift card from!

And if you’d fly over and follow me on Pinterest, it would be a happy blogging anniversary gift for me :)


A winner will be chosen January 26th!

This giveaway is now closed.


Winter Nest Feathering Details:

Snow Birds Salad Plates, Chargers, Flatware, Napkins/ Pottery Barn

Dinner Plates/ Mikasa French Countryside

Napkin Rings/ Kohl’s

Bird Knife/ Anchor Rogers AA

Winter Nest Feathering Giveaway

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  288 comments for “Winter Nest Feathering and Giveaway!

  1. Melissa Mash
    January 13, 2014 at 5:37 am

    I love the bird plates from Pottery Barn. May have to treat myself to some! My favourite bird at the feeder is the male cardinal. This time of year the red among all the white snow of PA gives your heart a lift. Enjoyed your display. I want to do a bird Xmas next year so will keep these displays in mind! Happy New Year.

    • Jemney
      January 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you for your blog. I really enjoy it. Beautiful photos. It reminds me of my mom. She loved gardening and birds, she was always planting and making her outdoor spaces so cute. I now have her bird feeder. It seems we get more Humming birds and Sparrows. An occasional Blue Jay, which is my favorite

  2. January 13, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Only once did I see an Indigo Bunting at the feeder. He was glorious!

  3. January 13, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I am a Facebook follower.

  4. January 13, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I am a Pinterest follower.

  5. Carla S
    January 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I like to see bluejays because they are beautiful birds!Thank you for the giveaway!Great photography!

  6. Carla S
    January 13, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I’m an email subscriber

  7. Carla S
    January 13, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I follow you on pinterest crossstitch1978

  8. Diane Dainis
    January 13, 2014 at 5:59 am

    My favorite hands down is the adorable Wren! He makes my day everytime I hear his happy warble out at the feeders. In the Spring they are the first ones to nest in a wreath I have by the door.
    Thanks for the chance at the Giveaway!

  9. January 13, 2014 at 6:07 am

    I just love this post. Hands down my favorite bird is the Red Breasted Nuthatch.

  10. Sue
    January 13, 2014 at 6:15 am

    This is such an inspired setting–brava! I love our pairs of titmice (titmouses?) and cardinals, but it is the Red-Bellied Woodpecker that I love to see.

  11. Ann McConnell
    January 13, 2014 at 6:18 am

    We enjoy all the birds at our feeders, but during the winter the cardinals brings a beautiful red to the scene.

  12. Georgia Beckman
    January 13, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I don’t have a lot of variety, but I think my favorite is still the cardinal. Love to see those beautiful red males on a backdrop of snow!

  13. Jennifer
    January 13, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Definitely cardinals!

  14. Georgia Beckman
    January 13, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I am a fan of your FB page and a subscriber.

  15. Georgia Beckman
    January 13, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I shared on FB & I would love an Amazon gift card. Thanks so much!

  16. January 13, 2014 at 6:46 am, I tweeted because I follow your tweets. I am a fan on FB and a subscriber…I would love an Amazon gift card! Please, please, please pick me!!!

  17. Rebecca Dexter
    January 13, 2014 at 6:47 am

    loved this post…not a winter bird so I don’t know if this counts but my absolute favorite are the tiny hummingbirds…they make my heart sing.

  18. Sandi Lee
    January 13, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I have so many I love that it’s hard to pick a favorite! My back yard bests are bluebirds and hummingbirds which are plentiful here in the Georgia countryside. My daughter lives in Australia and colorful lorikeets settle on her deck railings so I guess it depends on where I am!!! I subscribe and follow on FB.

  19. Lisa Cooper
    January 13, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I love seeing the bright red of the Cardinal.

  20. Lisa Cooper
    January 13, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I subscribe by email.

  21. Lisa Cooper
    January 13, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I follow you on Pintrest.

  22. Lisa Cooper
    January 13, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I liked you on Facebook.

  23. January 13, 2014 at 6:55 am

    You start my day off beautifully by your eloquence and beauty of your posts…as I have said before, you never cease to amaze me with your talents in creating the most beautiful settings, whether they be a table setting or your enchanting vignettes in the garden shed..I love those PB plates..should have snagged some after Christmas!..HAPPY 4TH BLOGAVERSARY MARY!!! ~ I would have to go with our State Bird, the Cardinal..always love seeing both the beautiful red of the males and the gold and browns of the female…

  24. January 13, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I have honeysuckle growing right outside my kitchen porch love to see (and hear) all the humming birds. They are my favorite. I wish they could stay all year long.

  25. January 13, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I have so many favorites that it is difficult to pick just one Mary :-) so I would have to choose the sweet little wren that makes me squeal with delight when it shows up in the spring and nests in my birdhouse. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and congratulations on your 4 year achievement.

  26. January 13, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Been a very happy follower!!!

  27. January 13, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Off to shout this out on Facebook!

  28. January 13, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Love your Pinterest Board Mary!!

  29. Linda W.
    January 13, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Gorgeous post and tablescape. My husband and I laugh that all our artwork in the house is always of birds! And we have them outside the window too! I love the woodpeckers, not just our little Downy but this summer we enjoyed the Hairy woodpecker too. I would like to see more of them this year.

  30. Cindy S
    January 13, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I would have to say the Cardinal in his magnificent coat of red catches my eye.

  31. Dani
    January 13, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I don`t really have a favorite : They are all so sweet to watch ! Whenever there`s a newcomer I`m happy !

    Enjoy your day !

  32. vicky
    January 13, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I suppose my favorite bird to see at my feeder is a cardinal. They stand out against the backdrop of the outdoors – certainly a bright spot in the drab winter scenery! Then it would have to be the chickadee, second. I love wrens but they are bug eaters and seldom, if ever, drop by my feeder!

  33. January 13, 2014 at 7:35 am

    This post is really “for the birds”! LOL
    You did an incredible job of incorporating all the lovely feathered friends…love the seeds in the bubble glass.
    Don’t enter me in the give-away…Let someone else win.
    I always come away from reading your posts, feeling as if I’ve already won.

  34. robyn
    January 13, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I love the Blue Jays even though they aren’t the friendliest birds around!!

  35. Nancy Settel
    January 13, 2014 at 7:54 am

    oh how I love seeing this page each morning it brightens my day so much and the birds this morning made it doubly so. I think I love the most seeing this time of year the cardinal summer the Carolina finch with its bright colors. I would love the Amazon gift card!!! Nancy

  36. Denise
    January 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

    your are inspirational! love the cardinal families. I am an email subscriber. Thanks for the beautiful ideas.

  37. Debbie w
    January 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

    We have several pairs of cardinals at our feeders….they add such a pop of color! Pick me!

  38. January 13, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Beautiful post! I love to see red birds at my feeder! They are so beautiful!

  39. keshakeke
    January 13, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I follow you via email

  40. keshakeke
    January 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I follow on pinterest

  41. keshakeke
    January 13, 2014 at 8:13 am
  42. Carolyn
    January 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Love to see my red headed woodpecker. He always lets me know when I need more seed.

  43. January 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

    What a pretty post honoring our feathers friends, Mary. My favorite bird to see at my feeder is the cardinal. I have had a hawk come perch in my yard four times since Christmas Eve. Although it never feeds, I get so excited when I see it. My hubby always could spot them while driving or hiking and now it’s visiting me. xo

  44. January 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I so enjoy the beautiful pix on your blog. These are some clever ways of tablescaping! I follow by email.

  45. January 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

    We love seeing feeding the birds as well. We enjoy seeing the rare red-winged blackbird at the feeder or the pileated woodpecker!

  46. paula
    January 13, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Happy 4th!! I love seeing BlueBirds, the birds of happiness. I never had them until the winter my dad passed away, and now they come every year to remind me that he would what me to keep on being happy!
    I would love to shop PotteryBarn!!
    p.s do you have any problems with the PB flatware tarnishing?

    January 13, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for having a give away and congrats on your anniversary! My favorite bird is the bluebird. We have bluebird houses that we can see from our kitchen table. It’s exciting when a new family moves in one. Thanks again, Jennifer

    Please note: message attached

  48. maureen
    January 13, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Thank you for the give away! As I write this I see male and female cardinals munching away! The red male matches my Christmas/winter plates so I am partial to them!

  49. Barbara Hughes
    January 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I love all your beautiful posts.
    I love to see the red bird at my feeder.
    I look forward to every new idea that you post.

  50. January 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Oh Mary, this is over the top! I could spend hours looking through your photos, and finding all the delightful details scattered throughout! Love the goblet full of birdseed with the bird happily perched! You could use your beautiful bird ornament collection all year and your birdhouses look like a perfect bird village~the garden glove with utensils is so sweet, it’s all fabulous, your nest is indeed feathered! Have fun with your new plates!

  51. January 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I got so carried away that I forgot to mention that cardinals are my favorite to spot outside my window! I do follow by pinterest, and am signing up for email again because my spam filter went crazy and is blocking some of my wanted mail! You are so smart to offer Pottery Barn or Amazon, who wouldn’t want either one, both are my favorite places to shop! Thanks Mary,

  52. Stacey
    January 13, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Happy Blogaversary! Your Blog & Pinterest boards are always, always inspirational! Love the bird themed potting shed! I love watching all the feathered friends during the winter, but I agree with so many who say the cardinals just pop against the winter landscapes now! But I love yellow, and the Finches are just a pop of sunshine!! Love PB & the opportunity to win!

  53. Laura
    January 13, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I love to see Woodpeckers at the feeder, but I don’t get them where I live now.

  54. Patsy Swecker
    January 13, 2014 at 8:31 am

    The robin…Then I know Spring is here!

  55. Cheryl
    January 13, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Happy 4th Mary! And I couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate it than your adorable potting shed…my personal favorite. Add my second weakness “little birdies”and I ‘m sold. Today’s post is officially one of my favorites! This winter the red-bellied woodpecker has been stopping by the feeder and I just love seeing him there. :)

  56. Kathryn Harris
    January 13, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Here in Northeastern Kansas this winter we got hit hard with cold weather. To my surprise, one very cold afternoon, I saw 5 bluebirds at my heated birdbath on the back deck. I was so surprised to see them leisurely drinking and hanging around for quite some time. I loved it as I’m an avid bird watcher but haven’t ever seen bluebirds in the winter time.
    I also saw a cedar waxwing perched on a branch in a tree near my bird feeder which was a first for me.
    We live near a the city lake and we’ve also see a pair of bald eagles which was a glorious sight. We’ve gotten several pictures as well and heard they nest near here too.
    My wish list is full for now and I’m looking forward to telling you about all the birds I might see for the first time this Spring…I’ll keep you posted.
    I am an email and Pinterest follower too.

  57. Cheryl
    January 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Just shared on Facebook and I already follow on pinterest!

  58. RS
    January 13, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Male cardinals are my favorite. I collect anything vintage using cardinals and decorate my home with them.

  59. Carol Campbell
    January 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I have a potting cottage and always get inspiration from your e mails. I have several favorite birds but hearing the cheerful jenny wren’s voice makes me smile. Bluebirds are special and I have a shelf that I built on my front porch for the Eastern Phoebes who have nested there for five years. I live in the woods in Alabama and am blessed to be privy to a lot of nature.

  60. January 13, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I’m happy any time I see a bird rather than a squirrel or chipmunk perched on my feeder! Love the garden gloves used to hold the flatware.

  61. January 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I already subscribe my email. Thank you for hosting!

  62. January 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

  63. January 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

    The above comment was from me. WordPress picked up on another blog title, so sorry!

  64. January 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Love the bird theme…I could sit for hours watching all the birds at my feeders…very entertaining….

  65. Tricia
    January 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Great job feeding the birds. We are doing it a bit and feeding the squirels nuts. I am a follower on FB and this blog by e-mail. I’d like the Pottery Barn gift card if I won. Keep the inspirations coming!

  66. Colleen
    January 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I love to see Cardinals at my feeders! They just brighten up the landscape! I love your table settings!

  67. Donna C
    January 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Cardinals are my favorite. I affectionaly call the male Mr. Lipstick because of his bright orange beak!

  68. Kathleen
    January 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    We only have wrens because I live on a very bust street, but in the Spring I do get a cardinal or two.

  69. Donna C
    January 13, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I follow your blog. I like you on FB! If I win I would love an Amazon card. You are the best!

  70. Donna C
    January 13, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I shared on FB.

  71. January 13, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Good morning from cold Florida ! Yes the Cardinals are my fravorite bird and they love this weather. We see a lot in our yard, trees and bird feeders and they do bring us good luck. Have a wonderful bird filled day!

  72. January 13, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Happy 4th anniversary! I love the rustic beauty in your post, and all the amazing details, esp. that engraved knife. I love all the birds that come to my feeder, but I guess especially the tufted titmouse. It is such a pretty little bird. I am a subscriber and follower on Pinterest.

  73. January 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Hi Mary,
    I would love to see a Carolina Wren at my feeder. Alas, that happens rarely because it’s usually too cold here for them, but occasionally, we have a slightly warmer winter that allows them to stay around a little longer. But I am “Mom” to flocks of other birds, including my second favorites, those cute and friendly Chickadees, so I’m blessed to have them. I am following this blog of course, following you on Pinterest and Facebook, and I’ve shared the contest on my FB page. If I were fortunate enough to win I would be thrilled with either gift card — simply can’t choose!

  74. Colleen
    January 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

    My favorite is a hummingbird, love the speed of those wings!

  75. Kelly D
    January 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I would like to see a Blue Jay perched at the bird feeder. We get a lot of them where I live and they are so pretty.

  76. January 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I love to watch the bluebirds feed outside!

  77. January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Oh! I subscribe to your blog via email!

  78. Liz
    January 13, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Love my birds, mostly seeing the chickadees and big woodpeckers, liz

  79. Brenda Mc
    January 13, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I love to see the male cardinals because they are the only spot of color outside this time of year.

  80. rayraycartucci
    January 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Well,I love to see Robins,and red breasted nuthatches,but my favorite which is rare to see at our feeder is the red crossbill……they are so little and bright….love them!

  81. Susie Stucky
    January 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I am not sure how to leave a comment on your site, so will try this. My favorite bird to see on our feeders and, actually nesting in one of our bird houses, is the wren. The first time we saw this little fellow we were looking for a bird the size of a robin because of his huge voice! This little guy is such an inspiration to watch “feathering his nest”. He is so energetic and never stops carrying his “finds” to the nest, singing all the while. To watch him trying to get the sticks he brings into the bird house provides us with hours of entertainment. Once he attracts his Mrs., she immediately starts throwing many of those sticks right out of the house. He doesn’t seem to mind, however, he just keeps singing his song!


    Sent from my iPad


  82. Margot C.
    January 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I love your bird plates and cardinals are my favorite bird to see in Winter. The bright red against the snow always makes me smile!

  83. January 13, 2014 at 10:32 am

    bluebirds . . . love

  84. Patti
    January 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This is one of my favorite potting shed arrangements! Just love birds! There have been sightings of 3 bald eagles around our lake (I’m keeping my eyes peeled) swooping down capturing a meal (poor ducks). They must be a beautiful sight! I must agree the male cardinal is lovely against a snowy back drop. Congrats on your 4th anniv. I enjoy your blog every morning with my coffee!

  85. Peggy Thal
    January 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

    So pretty! Love the plates and how you put everything together. Just beautiful!

  86. Kathi
    January 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

    You are so right in keeping those birdfeeders full is a fulltime job. I love seeing the pairs of Cardinals, I have 3 pair that are regular visitors to my back deck feeders. They are so vibrant and glorious. I am a subscriber and I follow you on facebook. I look forwar to each and every one of your wonderful posts. Also, I L-O-V-E all things Pottery Barn!!! Thank you.

  87. Tardevil
    January 13, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Congrats on 4 years! I’m a little sad I didn’t notice those plates on sale at PB after Christmas!

  88. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    January 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Lovin’ your new plates Mary, they are perfect! I like to see cardinals at the feeder, the bright pop of red is very cheerful in winter! Thanks for four years of gorgeous eye candy and the generous give-away:@)

  89. January 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Perfect setting for the birds. I received the same salad plates for a Christmas gift from my husband but haven’t had time to create a tablescape. I’ve been recouping from the knee replacement. Great giveaway!

  90. January 13, 2014 at 10:52 am

    What a sweet post, Mary. Your gardening gloves are way too pretty to actually use in the garden, LOL! I love, love, LOVE the Pottery Barn snowbird plates and the pine needles. Your little potting shed makes me so happy!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway, and Happy Fourth Bogiversary! I love seeing cardinals at our bird feeder.

    I learned how to make fat cakes for birds over the weekend. I’ll share on my blog soon!


  91. January 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Oops forgot to tell you my favorite bird to feed. In the winter: cardinals. In the summer: gold finch.

  92. SuzyWyz
    January 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Although the red Cardinal is beautiful in the winter and the bright yellow of a finch gives you awe, I would have to say the Robin is my favorite. She’s a good mama and can even look a bit scraggly at certain times but she’s so friendly. She will pull those worms out of the grass while I’m sitting real close.

  93. Pam
    January 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Hi Mary! I love your blog and subscribe by email, and I already follow on facebook and pinterest! You have wonderful ideas and tablescapes! I always love to see Baltimore Orioles at my feeder- they are our state bird. I have a huge oak tree in my back pasture, and have hawks that nest there. They are amazing to watch!!

  94. Kay - North Central Texas
    January 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I’ve been following your blog for a good while now and Pinterest too. I love your posts on the pups. I have a Bichon named Gracie as well and we’ve been considering getting another one for a companion. I like watching Cedar Waxwings – they’re marked so pretty with their masked faces. If given a choice I might go with a PB card. Love shopping there. Thanks for all the happy!

  95. Grammi Sharon
    January 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    My favorite at the moment is watching the hummingbirds come to my feeder. I liked on Facebook.

  96. Susan
    January 13, 2014 at 11:14 am

    My favorite would have to be the male, and female, cardinal. I enjoy it so much when they come as a couple and he scouts out the feeder to make sure that it’s safe for her. He then waits and watches over her, while she eats.

  97. Donnamae
    January 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of my hummingbirds from their winter home! May seems so far away! ;)

  98. Donnamae
    January 13, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I’m also an email subscriber! ;)

  99. Joy Fields
    January 13, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Enjoying my very loaded, very berrylicious Holly tree, I get a large flock of Cedar Waxwings every winter for one whole day! They cover my berry filled bush which, lucky for me, is right by my living room window. So I get a full day to marvel in their precise markings up very close! God is a brilliant artist! They have superhero masks and wingtips that look like red rubber coated fingernails! I look forward to their visit each year!
    P.S. I LOVE Pottery Barn!  

  100. January 13, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I am a follower of your blog.

  101. Debbie Rhoades
    January 13, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I love hummingbirds and mockingbirds, also bluebirds, orioles, and cardinals. I am a bird enthusiast!

  102. Debbie Rhoades
    January 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I subscribe by email and have for some time :o)

  103. Debbie Rhoades
    January 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I have been a Facebook fan for awhile, too

  104. franki
    January 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Oh, there are so many…I guess the “cardinal.” He pecks at our outdoor mirrors ALL the time…we call him “Crazy Ivan.” franki p.s. Your idea with silverware in the garden glove – just so FUN!!

  105. Debbie Rhoades
    January 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I have shared on Facebook and I also follow you on Pinterest. I love your blog.

  106. January 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Your post is lovely! I adore your china! I love to see the White Breasted Nuthatch at my feeders. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I also posted, by mistake, as Poetry of Personal Style. Please feel free to remove those comments. I am having trouble posting on WordPress today.

  107. Julia D.
    January 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I love to see the arrival of the Goldfinch, bright yellow, in the spring at my feeders.

  108. Mary Deckert
    January 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I put out unsalted peanuts for the blue jays ~ love them!

  109. Mary Deckert
    January 13, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I “like’ you on fb!

  110. Mary Deckert
    January 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    And….I’m now a Pinterest follower :)

  111. Cherryl
    January 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Definitely the bright red cardinals–a wonderful touch of color in the brown winter landscape.

  112. Cherryl
    January 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I am an email subscriber, follow you on Pinterest and as of today “like” you on Facebook!

  113. Karen Lehe
    January 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I love the mockingbird, so entertaining

  114. Susan Kellam
    January 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I love to see the bright red Cardinal at our bird feeder. That is when the pesky squirrels aren’t hogging it all!

  115. Debbie
    January 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I am a subscriber, a facebook and pinterest follower. I love your blog and look forward to seeing you in my “mailbox” each day. I love seeing my hummingbirds come back each May and the Robins this winter and the beautiful American goldfinches that visit my feeders. Unfortunately, lately we’ve been visited by a Hawk that keeps trying to make a meal of my songbirds. He’s beautiful, but I don’t want him chasing down my sweet birdies.

  116. Teddee Grace
    January 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I was thrilled a couple of months ago to see a Phainopepla. These look like black cardinals with red eyes. Striking!

  117. Janice Kramer
    January 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I live in Washington and we wait anxiously each spring for our dear goldfinches to come for feeding. They are our absolute favorite!

  118. peggy spencer
    January 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    My favorite bird to watch in the feeder by my window is a carolina chickadee. I love all the birds. So blessed to have a variety here.

  119. Sharon C.
    January 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Here in the Pacific Northwest, hummingbirds and juncos are our favorites. The hummingbird feeder is up year around. The juncos gather the seed I scatter just outside my door on our deck. Oh wait! Chickadees and Stellar Jays are real characters also.

  120. Sharon C.
    January 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I am a long time follower by email subscription. I am so loving those chickadee plates. Better wander over to the Pottery Barn site.

  121. January 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I love to see fat little Juncos flitting around my yard.

  122. January 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Happy, happy blogging anniversary Mary! Your posts always fill me with delight and inspire me! I have only seen one Painted Bunting at our feeder, but I’m in hopes of it returning!

  123. January 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I would love love love to see a chickadee at our feeder. But alas, that just won’t be. I am blessed to watch cardinals, blue jays, sparrows. And an occasional “other”. Thanks for the chance! Those plates found the perfect home. xo marlis

  124. January 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I’m an email subscriber and follow you on FB!

  125. Suzi
    January 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve never seen a real Red Robin or Chicadee! I would also love to see a Hummingbird.

  126. January 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Shared on FB and I would probably choose the PB gift card!

  127. January 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    I truly admire your attention to detail and this feathered nest is no exception. The birdseed in the cups & glasses is adorable as are the rustic birdhouses.
    I’ve never had bird feeders because I’m a cat person and I just don’t think it’s fair to the birds to tempt them into an area patroled by a cat. However, my Dad loved to feed the birds where he lived, especially the cardinals.

  128. January 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I clicked over to Pinterest and I could not believe that I was not already following you!

  129. Beverly Marks
    January 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The golden finch ~ I love tiny birds ~ l love all birds !!! Enjoy your blog so much & of course ! would love to win !!!

  130. dIANE
    January 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    That is awesome that you giving away money. I love the sea side item that is a bird house. I love the ocean and the ocean items you show.

  131. Cindy Eddins
    January 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    THank you!! I love to see both Male & Female Cardinals on my feeders!

  132. Cindy Eddins
    January 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I also follow on Face Book, Pinterest & subscribe to your post by email! I love your beautiful photos and am a fellow North Carolinian! I would love to win either gift card– so many beautiful items to select!

  133. January 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I follow your blog…excellent giveaway. I want to see a Painted Bunting at my feeder.

  134. January 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I follow you on Facebook!

  135. January 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I shared on my personal page Facebook

  136. January 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest! dsarrio

  137. January 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway and if I should win would like an Amazon gift card.

  138. Ellen Rouse
    January 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    We love to see the goldfinches, bluebirds and cardinals when they all happen to be at the feeder at the same time… with the little wrens flitting around, catching the seeds that drop on the ground. They all bring such a measure of joy to our lives.

  139. January 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I just love seeing the tiny black capped chickadees they are adorable! I

  140. January 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I follow on face book! Love.. love your blog!

  141. BamaCarol
    January 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I love seeing color so love it when the male cardinal shows up at our house. Today the birdies are staying hidden because it is dreary and raining and just a gray winter day. Hoping the weather warms up down here in the deep South so the birds can get out tomorrow!

  142. January 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Mary, I love the plates and the entire vignette is fabulous! Happy blog anniversary and thank you for sharing this at the Open House party. I would like to see a bluebird because they are suppose to bring happiness!

  143. January 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I am already an email subscriber and I also follow you on FB!

  144. January 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t kno….it just seems to me that these little sweet birdies need to come nest at Chickadee Home Nest! :) What a beautiful giveaway, Mary!! I’m (have been) a follower, have you on my email notification too, so I hope to give these little guys a nice, warm home! Thanks!

    BTW – Lovely (as usual) vignettes and photos. :) ~Zuni

  145. January 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    shared on facebook I would probably choose an amazon card.. Thanks for the giveaway!

  146. Susan
    January 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I love to see cardinals at my feeders in the winter. Their color on dreary days is so bright and uplifting. Your post is GORGEOUS!! As always your attention to detail is phenomenal.

  147. Susan
    January 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I also FOLLOW you on Pinterest…Susan High

  148. Rhonda Pierskalla
    January 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    We love watching the birds at our winter feeders, as well as our cats who love looking out the windows at the birds :) This is a beautiful giveway – you are very talented.

  149. Susan
    January 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    And you know I’ve been Following your blog for years!!

  150. Michael Bailey
    January 13, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Mary

    Enjoyed your Nest Feathering and Giveaway post. Like the bird plates and other related items.

    We enjoy having the male and female Cardinals come to our feeder.


  151. Debra C
    January 13, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I love to see the Cardinals.

  152. Rosemary
    January 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I saw a black phoebe at my porch feeder the other day, which I have not seen before. Love the cardinals as always.

  153. January 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Love this post, Mary. We have Chickadees and Juncos among other Winter birds here, along with the Cardinals. Fun to watch them at the feeders.

  154. January 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I fall in love every time you show your potting shed. I love all the details for winter and you didn’t miss a thing. Your collection of birdhouses and the plates and birds are gorgeous. Perfect for the winter season.


  155. Marilyn
    January 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Love birds and love this blog today, love all your blog entries. I love it when we see the brown creeper!!!!!!!

  156. Jody Walunas
    January 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Love watching the big Blue Jay in my back yard.

  157. Kim
    January 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    It’s all beautiful, Mary. Happy 4th! Mine is soon.I didn’t realize we started near the same time.

  158. January 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Well, Mary. You’ve knocked it out of the park once again! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and I love the bird plates!

  159. January 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    My favorite local bird is one you have pictured. . .the sweet little wren. But my favorite ‘antic’ bird is the American Dipper. Then there is.. . never mind. All birds are my favorites except the Weaver Finch (common House Sparrow). Love your blog!!

  160. pamela harrison
    January 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Indigo bunting, for sure.

  161. pamela harrison
    January 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I follow on PInterest!

  162. pamela harrison
    January 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I follow on FB — love your blog!

  163. Bonnie
    January 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Mary, as always your table is lovely, but I especially love the dishes cause I’m a chickadee fan. I watch for them at the feeder along with cardinals and the many others we have in Ohio. I have chickadee border in my bath and everyone comments on it. I would love to find those plates, so Pottery Barn would be my choice.

  164. Jan Crowley
    January 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I love to see cardinals but we have not had as many this year for some reason :(.

  165. Jan Crowley
    January 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest-Jan Crowley

  166. Jan Crowley
    January 13, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I follow you on Facebook-Jan Kline Crowley

  167. Jan Crowley
    January 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    PS-I would like the Pottery Barn gift card-a real treat :)

  168. Cheryl Burgess
    January 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I love to see the Cardinal pairs at my feeders.

  169. Joyce
    January 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary! You are an inspiration for my Sister and I ! Love everything! I enjoy watching all birds but love the cardinals! I already follow you on Pinterest and I just signed up to follow you on Facebook!

  170. lizabeth57
    January 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Love the chickadee plates! I have them visiting my bird feeders every day along with tufted titmouse, cardinals, and juncos! I’d love a Pottery Barn gift card- they’re one of my favorites!

  171. lizabeth57
    January 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve already liked you on Facebook.

  172. January 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    adore this, thanks for lifting my spirits~

  173. January 13, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Hi, Mary! This is a very uplifting tablescape. It lets me know that winter is not all ugly and dreary and unkind to the spirits as I have felt most of this winter. I can actually see the promise of Spring in this! Beautiful PB plates! I didn’t make it to their after-Christmas sale. Rats! :-( Very clever way to display that rescued knife and the flatware!

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a snow bird. I might have and just didn’t know it. We have all kinds of birds flitting around here along with tons of geese who hang out at the nearby lake. They’re beautiful to watch flying in a chevron overhead, but I have to remember not to look up without cover lest I get a face full of gooey poop! :-)

    If I had a bird feeder, I think I’d want to see bluebirds feeding there. That was my brother’s trucking handle. He was killed in a motorcycle accident back in 1999. When my Mom was in the Senate, she rallied to get the bluebird as the symbol on our Missouri license plates in his honor, and that’s now what we have…which makes sense because it is also our state bird!

    Beautiful and thoughtful way to feather your potting shed nest!

  174. Jan
    January 13, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I love to see all birds that come to my feeders…some of them drop seeds on the ground for my visiting little bunny and mourning doves. Watching the birds make the winter months more tolerable for me.

  175. Caro
    January 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I love looking out my kitchen window everyday and see several male red cardinal in my my back yard. They lift my spirits and make me feel very happy.

  176. Sherri Coates
    January 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I love watching the hummingbirds at the feeder and bathing in my fountains.

  177. RS
    January 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    shared on Facebook

  178. Pat
    January 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love your blog with all of the beautiful pictures. I am also a bird watcher and keep a journal of the birds I see each day at home and also when we travel I get to see some that we don’t get in southern Oklahoma. I have never left a comment on a blog before but you inspired me with your love of birds. I would have to say the chickadees are my favorites. They always make me smile! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and potting shed. It looks like a very happy place to be! :)

  179. Pat
    January 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I forgot to tell you that I am a subscriber and also follow you on Pinterest. Hope you have a good week.

  180. susan holler
    January 14, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Hi Mary i love your posts so much so classy and elegant but I really really love when you decorate the shed. that is just the cutest most unique space and what you do inside is amazing. where does your creativity come from in the shed? We live in San Diego and one of the best birds we have at our feeder is this little yellow bellied finch. I don’t know the official name of this bird or if it is male or female but it sure is a pretty little bird. we also have a red tailed hawk that watches over the doves and sometimes makes a swooping visit right thru our carport.We are avid bird watchers and our feeder is Always full.thank you for such inspirational posts.susie Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:01:25 +0000 To:

  181. January 14, 2014 at 12:46 am

    I am a bird lover, of all kinds, & while there are many much prettier, I love Mourning Doves. I have platform feeders for them, & they always arrive in pairs. Their plaintive song really touches my heart.
    I could very happily live in your potting shed. :-) Congratulations on your blogging anniversary!

  182. January 14, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I love so many birds it is hard to pick just one. The call of the bright beautiful oriole is so sweet to hear but I do love the precious hummingbirds that play in my garden all day. When I walk by the Bay I love seeing herons and snowy egrets catching fish along the shore…so as you can see I have many favorites where I live. I love your blog and follow you on FB and will check out your Pinterest also. Happy Anniversary!!!

  183. January 14, 2014 at 3:18 am

    I am a very Happy Follower!!! :-)

  184. realsungirl
    January 14, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!! I enjoy seeing any Birds which are out and about at my feeder and also when I am outside and traveling. My favorites I must say are Ducks, Geese, and Humming Birds.
    Thank-You for the chance to win. :-)

  185. Rebecca
    January 14, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I love to see Mrs Cardinal at the feeder. She is one of the prettiest female birds.

  186. Linda
    January 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I love to see, and hear, the little Chickadee’s,
    I love this tablescape!

  187. Heather Belanger
    January 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I love to see the red cardinals at my feeder. It appears that the blue jays run interference so the cardinals can feed.

  188. Janet magina
    January 14, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Goldfinches are my favorite, I love watching them slowly change into their summer finery as winter wears on.

  189. Cheryl Kennedy
    January 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Hummingbirds are still buzzing around my feeder. I’m an email subscriber and follow you on Pinterest. Look forward to your posts! Great inspiration!!

  190. January 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I love to see the pileated woodpeckers at my suet feeders!

  191. Lynn Case
    January 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    There are so many birds that I just love – Cardinals, little chirpy Carolina Wrens, Hummingbirds, Goldfinches, and I even like our Mockingbirds.

  192. Lynn Case
    January 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I have followed you on Facebook for some time. :-)

  193. Lynn Case
    January 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I follow you on Pinterest. :-)

  194. Rosie
    January 14, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I’d like to see an indigo bunting at my feeder!

  195. Rosie
    January 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I am an email subscriber.

  196. Barbara
    January 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Following on facebook and by email. Love the Black Capped Chickadee. Prefer Pottery Barn. Thank you!

  197. Sue
    January 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Happy 4th Anniversary, Mary! What a special joy your post this morning is! We love the Red Winged Blackbirds that we see as we walk along the river.
    I follow you via Email and Facebook and thanks to your encouragement, I think :) I signed up for Pinterest! Thank you for all the beautiful and inspiring work you share with us, I look forward to your posts! PB is some distance away, so I would choose Amazon. Congratulations and continued best wishes!

  198. Theresa Ball
    January 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    At my bird feeder, I would like to see a CHICKADEE. My father called me, “Chickadee,” and now I find myself calling my daughter, “Chickadee.” I’d choose Pottery Barn, as it’s in the Dallas area. Theresa Ball

  199. Lori R.
    January 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I have several types of feeders. My favorite is watching the Baltimore and Orchard Orioles that we have visit us every summer. Last year the female Orchard Oriole knocked on my bedroom window every morning for a little conversation and then knocked on my living room for a visit.

  200. January 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Mary, Congratulations on four successful years and thank you for entertaining and enlightening us for so long! Please continue for at least another four! We fill our feeders every morning. Nellie knows it is part of the routine and leads the way back and forth. I love all the birds, but right now I am especially enjoying three couples, all woodpeckers: downy, hairy, and the huge red-bellied. Your red finches look like they are enjoying the feast at your bird feeder. Have a nice day and try to stay warm! Linda

  201. Kathy Jones
    January 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    How can a person just have one?? We are blessed with beautiful golden finches, Western bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, bright yellow (male) orioles and the ever-entertaining Anna’s hummingbirds. We try to make our back garden inviting for our feathered friends.

  202. Annette
    January 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I love seeing hummingbirds on my feeder; it’s such a treat when one shows up.

  203. Annette
    January 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I subscribed by email.

  204. Annette
    January 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook and if I win i’d like an Amazon gift card.

  205. CJ
    January 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Our bluejays are imitating the hawks which have flown away for the winter. Not sure why they want to sound like the hawks! I love to see the hummingbirds at our fountain.

  206. January 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary! I really enjoy receiving your blog via email! I just love all of your table settings and envy your artistry! You must have a great amount of storage, and I envy that too!
    We live in hot, arid Southern CA, which means that we don’t have a lot of the beautiful colored birds which abound in colder, eastern and northern areas. However, we do have a birdfeeder that we must keep constantly full because the birds come right up to the window and stare us down if it goes empty! Really! We get tons of birds and I am constantly scouting for migratory ones that stop by on their way to Mexico or further south–who knows where their little wings take them! Whenever I see one that is not from around here, I run to my bird book to see if I can find out the name of the bird and where it’s from. We have beautiful Scrub Jays, which are my favorite. They are our California version of the Blue Jay. They eat the raw unshelled peanuts which we leave for them! They are so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing all of the beauty of nature and talent with us in your blog! Blessings to you!
    Laura Marec

  207. January 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Lovely post. I enjoy birds so much. Last spring I purchased a blue bird house but I didn’t get it up until after the bluebirds were around. I am hoping for a family this spring. My daughter gave me a blue bird Christmas ornament this year and my husband said, ” That may be the only bluebird you get.” I hope to prove him wrong but because our home sits on a wooded lot he may be right. Your bird ornaments are so pretty.
    Happy Blogging Anniversary.

  208. Cindy
    January 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I haves pair of doves at my feeder year- round.

  209. Carol
    January 15, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I think there’s nothing more beautiful in Winter than a male Cardinal at the feeder. The bright red of his feathers are a gorgeous contrast to the white snow!

  210. Donna
    January 15, 2014 at 7:51 am

    It’s rare, but every now and then I get a beautiful indigo bunting. It always makes my day when I see one.

  211. Robyn
    January 15, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Hi Mary, I follow you on Pinterest and I am an email subscriber. I also shared this post and share many of your posts on my FB page. Your potting shed is my favorite and has been the inspiration of my own potting shed in progress. I have several feeders outside my sunroom. Love to sit in the morning with my coffee and watch them all perch and eat! My favorites are the little yellow finch, but the cardinals are beautiful! Once in a while, we have a woodpecker clear the feeder, I have to laugh. Love my birds and love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  212. January 15, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I love the cardinals.

  213. Patty Soriano
    January 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I came to your website from Savvy Southern Style. I loved the picture you had of the birdhouses and I had to see more ! I’m working on my husband this year to build me a potting shed to decorate like this, so I’d love to have the generous gift you are offering. Thank you !

  214. Patty Soriano
    January 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I get really excited when I see an oriole here…a rare sighting, but for a few days each year I will find one in the trees around the feeders. I have become a follower!

  215. Nancy Smith
    January 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Chickadee, Nuthatch & Blue Jays love the black oiled sunflower seeds in our feeder.
    They provide much intertainment when viewed from our mountain deck. Would love to win your giveaway! Enjoy following you on facebook & pinterest….Thanks for all the good Ideas!

  216. Linda
    January 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love your pretty plates with the birds. I love to see the Doves under my feeder eating the seed that is lying on the ground.

  217. Lori C
    January 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I love hearing the chirp of cardinals at dusk. I will be following you on pinterest very shortly!

  218. January 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Another beautiful post Mary!! I just love cardinals…something about that bright red that just GRABS me and pulls me in. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and of course, here on the blog!! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!
    xo Jeanne

  219. Carolyn
    January 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I love seeing the Cardinals at the feeder. They are such beautiful and sweet birds.

  220. Carolyn
    January 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I am a happy follower by e-mail.

  221. January 16, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I think Hummingbirds are the coolest little birds! I have a few that hang around and get very indignant if I forgot to fill their feeder! The bluebirds are another of my favorites!

  222. January 16, 2014 at 4:51 am

    I follow you on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson
    (Also Pinterest as @Cezovski9)

  223. January 16, 2014 at 4:52 am
  224. January 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful and creative — you always find the perfect way to show your collections!

  225. January 16, 2014 at 7:01 am

    I’m a follower on email and on Bloglovin’.

  226. January 16, 2014 at 7:04 am

    My favorite bird is the cardinal. I love the bright red.

  227. January 16, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I’d love a Pottery Barn card since I shared on Facebook and on Google +.

  228. January 16, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I just signed up to follow on Pinterest

  229. January 16, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Started following you on Facebook too

  230. January 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Also signed up to follow your blog

  231. kristen ayers
    January 16, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Oh, my! hard to pick just one…but I think it would have to be the beautiful Mourning Doves that visit the birdbath just outside my window.

  232. Dorinda Selke
    January 16, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I love to have a Mom and Dad cardinal pair on my feeder – they are so beautiful :)

  233. Dorinda Selke
    January 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hi there – I have been a Facebook follower of yours :)

  234. Dorinda Selke
    January 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I have shared your beautifully designed contest announcement on my FB page – if I should be lucky enough to win, I would just love a gift card to Pottery Barn, please and thanks

  235. Dorinda Selke
    January 16, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I have followed you on Pinterest for quite a while :)

  236. January 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I am a hummingbird girl myself. I envy their energy.

  237. Erika
    January 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Really the Puffin. But since I know I will never see that at my birdfeeder it would be the Cardinal. Love those dishes so cute.

  238. Erika
    January 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I subscribe via email.

  239. Mary L
    January 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I adore chickadees, they are so cute and non aggressive. I also love your dishes, you do such inspiring tablescapes.
    Mary L

  240. Mary L
    January 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I am a subscriber~

  241. Peggy K.
    January 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I love to see the woodpeckers who come to the suet feeder. A Downy woodpecker is there daily. We also see a Pileated Woodpecker at our squirrel feeder. Thanks for all the beautiful tablescapes and great food ideas.

  242. January 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I love this whole setting, Mary! The bird plates are great. I think my husband would kill me if I brought any more plates into our home. : ) Love those gloves, too. They make for a very creative utensil holder. I always love seeing cardinals perched outside on our tree branches. They always seem to bring some much needed color to the winter landscape.

  243. January 16, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Hi I love your blog…just started following you on pintrest……And the setting is wonderful…..I love Wren `s My maiden name is Wren and my dad always said there is nothing like a sassy Wren bird or female.

  244. Cherry Goodson
    January 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Always look forward to your blog. Don’t you love watching birds? My favorite is the Eastern Blue Bird. Thank you for the opportunity to win a gift card. Very generous.
    Cherry Goodson

  245. January 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Just love this creation. Your birdhouses are charming. I love the plates. I have admired them on their website all season, but resisted, but now I want them again. Dianne

  246. angie ebersole
    January 17, 2014 at 4:50 am

    I love to see male and female cardinals at my feeder.

  247. angie ebersole
    January 17, 2014 at 4:51 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  248. January 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I love how bright cardinals are — and randomly enough, two just hopped right outside my window! They look so beautiful against all the snow we have.

  249. Sherrie Cowan
    January 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    My favorite bird is a hummingbird. I just love it when they visit my feeders. Thank you so much for your beautiful post and the opportunity to enter the giveaway.


  250. Sherrie Cowan
    January 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I am a follower of your facebook page.


  251. Jackie Holt
    January 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Lovely post. I have become such a bird lover the past few years. We had the best time last summer watching barn swallows build a nest and then care for their babies. Also love the surprise of a bluebird occasionall&

  252. Susanne
    January 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I love to see Bluebirds at our feeder. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  253. January 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    It has to be hummingbirds for me! Not so much where we live now, but when we lived on the coast they were there year round ~
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  254. Carolyn
    January 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    My favorite bird to see would be a cardinal. I think they are an omen of good luck.

  255. January 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I love to see the Cardinals, but the little yellow finches are wonderful also.

  256. Cynthia Raines
    January 18, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Goodness Mary – how can we pick just one? In the spring, I love little Jenny Wren with her very loud joyous song and scolding rattle, the little Yellow Finches with their flashes of sunshine yellow, the beautiful Baltimore Oriole with his lovely warble and of course our state bird, the American Orange breasted Robin, heralding spring. (Her nests make me smile as they are rather messy but soundly mud-packed. I have a collection of various bird nests in my potting shed – just can’t bear to throw them out!) The Indigo Bunting is electrifying with his vibrant shocking iridescent blue! Throughout summer, the precious Hummingbird and the colorful Rose Breasted Grosbeak who is in the Cardinal family. Blue Jays are pretty, but they tend to be bossy and can scare the others away. Also, we enjoy the Hairy, Downy and Red Headed Woodpeckers. The winter birds – the Juncos, the Tufted Titmouse, The Nuthatches and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal cheer us up on a winter day. But above all, my Most Very Favorite is the sweet little Black Capped Chickadee – so friendly! Thank you for all your efforts in 4 years of blogging. What joy it brings to so many and of course the Potting Shed efforts are my ultimate favorite! The Pottery Barn store is 45 minutes from me, but I’d LOVE to make the trip! Thanks! CR (I also have pinned MANY of your recipes on my Pinterest recipe board.)

  257. Evelyn
    January 18, 2014 at 6:56 am

    First and foremost, Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy all of your beautiful posts with such amazing attention to detail and of course your precious Bichons!! I happen to be in love with a sweet little Bichon, ChaCha, at this very moment and of course, always carry my love of Brutus, Portia, Elvis and Teddy in my heart. As you well know, Bichons are some of the sweetest dogs ever! Yet I digress… back on task… I’ll have to go with the male Cardinal, in all his red glory, as my favorite little feathered friend. It reminds me of my sweet grandmother. She loved them and always had them proudly perched in her Christmas tree. Sadly we lost my grandmother in 2011, just a week after her 102nd birthday, but I like to think every time I see a Cardinal, it’s her way of sending hugs and kisses and it always leaves me smiling with a full heart. Thank you for such a generous giveaway and although Pottery Barn has so many pretties, I think Amazon is always a handy gift card to have around for a variety of wants and needs! Thank you for all the effort and talent you put into all of your posts!

  258. Evelyn
    January 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Oops, I got carried away writing about Cardinals and forgot to let you know I also enjoy you on Pinterest and Facebook! Once again Happy 4th Anniversary and I look forward to many more anniversaries to come!

  259. Stephanie Gossett
    January 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I love Blue Jays :) I am a bird lover. I own a Conure and and Cockatiel. Thank you so much for this chance!

    beachmommy915 at gmail dot com

  260. Stephanie Gossett
    January 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I liked you on FB :)

  261. Stephanie Gossett
    January 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I shared on FB

    I would love the Amazon card :)

    Thank you :)

  262. January 18, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Congrats on 4 years of blogging, Mary!

    I love seeing the cardinals at the feeding station…we have several pairs if them. They are quite easy to spot dressed in bright red…even the females are a pretty distinct rust color with the red topknot.

  263. FABBY
    January 18, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    What a gorgeous nesting vignette! The cardinals are such a pretty bird, I used to see them when we lived in our house in the country. Thank you so much for the giveaway chance. I have an address in the USA too. I’ve always been a follower!
    Have a blessed Sunday.

  264. Darlene Martin
    January 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I love, love, love the precious little chickadees… your e-mails and would love to win something ! I never win. I felt like a winner when I found your posts…love the plates and all the bird houses, teapots, roses… are amazing! We would definitely be
    buddies!Keep your sweet messages and pictures coming. Darlene

  265. Dixie in montana
    January 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I live in Montana…so although I’ll never see them I’d be thrilled to see a male cardinal at my feeder. I do love the many chickadees I get…they are so happy and cheerful! LOVE feeding the birds!

  266. Dixie in montana
    January 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Oh..and I subscribe to your blog via email! Love getting your post!!

  267. sandra todd
    January 20, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I love your bird theme! My favorite bird is a tufted titmouse.

  268. Botanic Bleu
    January 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Congratulations on four years as a blogger. Your site is one of my top favorite sites to visit for inspiration. I love your potting shed, especially decorated with the birdhouses and bird table setting. I am a follower on GFC.
    My favorite bird to watch at the feeder is the black-capped chickadee.


  269. Botanic Bleu
    January 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Liked on Facebook as Botanic Bleu.

  270. Cindy Hayhurst
    January 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I haven’t put up a feeder since moving to this house, but alwAys loved the Chickadees that would come at my last home. I already follow you by e-mail because I love your photography!

  271. cdahlgren2013
    January 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    First, I would like to tell you I LOVE your bird vignette. Fortunately, it doesn’t remind me of the movie Birds, which scarred me for many years. The bird I’m looking forward to seeing most is a Robin, because that would mean spring is here, I am tired of the cold, snow, wind, and days like tomorrow which is going to have a high temperature for the day of -16 degrees! Yuck!

  272. cdahlgren2013
    January 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I forgot to tell you I liked you on FB, and after poking around a bit I started following you on bloglovin, Your photos are gorgeous! Now, heaven help me, I’m going to check out your Pinterest boards. I’ll give everyone more reasons to tease me, even though they follow me!

  273. sharon k.
    January 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    We had to get rid of our feeders as they were attracting more raccoons than birds, but I love to see mourning doves. They are so beautiful to me.

  274. January 22, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Oh oh oh I looooooove this post! I ADORE all your precious birdie things!!!!

    Well, you would probably guess my favvie bird is the Yellow Finch, thus my name of my blog, haha.

    Those PB plates are to die for – I checked immediately and don’t see them available anymore – you scored a treasure with them.

    Love your blog. I don’t have FB but this is my good luck entry! : – ))))

  275. January 22, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I love love love all your posts and aspire to have a shed as wonderful as yours some day. All the birds at my feeder provide entertainment and peaceful viewing, and I get to be an armchair referree to calm the squabbling over position! :) I like all the birds but the plump junco is probably my fav. (OK, so I really do not care for the food-hogs: red wing blackbirds and cowbirds.)

  276. Julie dellies
    January 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Well, at our house here in town the cardinals are always welcomed. Where our future home will be in the country we have eagles that sit in the trees behind the garage. They are breathtaking!

  277. January 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I loooooooove a good visit from the Hummingbirds!!

  278. Rita Zink
    January 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I would love to be included in your giveaway. My favorite bird is the Cardinal.

  279. January 23, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Wonderful tablescape and I love the plates. Very creative.

  280. marie
    January 23, 2014 at 10:39 am

    My favorite bird(s) to see out my window are a pair of cardinals. They were favorites of my mother, and now when I see them I not only enjoy their beauty, but have a sweet memory of her. Thank you and as always, a beautiful post! MM

  281. marie
    January 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I am an email subscriber. MM

  282. January 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    commenting for a second time :) would love the Pottery Barn card as I never get to shop there! and following you on Pinterest as well. Love the bird seed in the glass!

  283. Linda Gilliam
    January 24, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I email, Facebooked , and Pinterest subscribed, love your blog….
    I am in SW Missouri, we have a pair of red headed woodpeckers that scurry
    down our tree to get on the feeder, the are soooo cute and funny and MAKE my day just watching them.
    Thanks or the opportunity to win, I would get another bird feeder!

  284. January 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Stopping by from Common Ground. I just love your potting shed, a dream of my own I have yet to make happen (maybe trade the hot tub in??) Love everything about this setting (esp the single knife you found!). I have a vintage chickadee serving plate I found at an estate sale, and when I saw those PB plates, thought about getting a few more. They’re just great. Being a hobbyist landscape gardener, this really resonates with me – now following your blog. :)
    Rita C. at Panoply

  285. FABBY
    January 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Oh wow Mary, your tablescape is amazing…no way I can choose any bird, but specially, maybe the Cardinal, I used to see them a lot in my past home’s garden….I love them all, LOL!!! The bird plates are SWOONnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance.
    This tablescape is stunning, so creative and I could be admiring it all day!
    Just dropped by from Common Ground where you are featured!

  286. Eo
    April 20, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I enjoy all the birds we see at our feeders: woodpeckers, doves( have to have flat space), cardinals, chickadees, wrens, sparrows, robins,and more.. But what I love the most is watching the birds bathe in the birdbath. They loved the heater I put in it in the winter. I did not know they bathed in the winter but thought they would like to drink the water.. But, they enjoyed splashing about in the bath and I loved watching! Pottery Barn is one of my fav stores!! So many delightful goodies!!

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