ARTFULLY AVOIDING THE LANDFILL (& driving my husband crazy) ONE PIECE OF JUNK AT A TIME

1/30/10

Feather Leftovers




There hasn't been much time lately to tackle any of our projects out here, (thank you Mother Nature) so I decided a small project was in order to trick me into believing we are making progress.  There are a couple of items I have plenty of: Peacock feathers (home grown, of course) and antique glass insulators.

 

Every year our male peacocks lose their tail feathers and I faithfully collect them and stick them in a vase.  There they sit, just an ugly mess.

 

Tonight I tried my hand at making an arrangement with them to put in the laundry room.  I didn't realize how stupid it looked until after I took the pictures.  Sigh.


Of course I course I couldn't live with this hideous looking thing, so I trudged back up the steps and messed with it some more.  


Ahhhh, much better.

The glass insulators?  Well, since they have rounded tops, I can't turn them upside down for use as candle holders or mini vases or anything like that, so I'm using them as a defense mechanism.  I lined them up on the back of the bookcase so the boys won't lose any of their stuff behind it.  Do you have any idea how many important little boy things wind up behind furniture?

 

Mission accomplished.  The laundry room is looking a little better and I am really pleased with how well the colors work together in the room.  Mr. window looks a little happier with some company as well.  And if you are wondering what happened to the leftover feathers....



They were used by little boys.  One said he was a "peahawk"  and the other was a "peekhaw".

2 comments:

  1. You have peacocks??? I love them...So beautiful! Those feathers are gorgeous!!! You should sell your extras!
    I love the little boys and their plumes. Sounds like what my 2 would do....LOL
    Have a great day!

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  2. I like it! The window is cute too! You're totally going to have to come decorate my house!

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