Recently I participated in a NEST SWAP over at viv on a whim's and my partner was Debby over at Cozy Blanket.
My nest is just so darn sweet I had to show it off. She took a small wooden box and filled it with excelsior, and a sweet old doily, then made a little paper and yarn bunting for the outside.
She sent this very old glass bird that she says is older than her....and these plastic eggs--there were more but one of our cats Mato---keeps taking them and chewing on them. The chewed one was in her food dish the same day I put the nest on my work table in my studio. She loves to lay up there because it has a glass top on most of it and is either warm when the chandelier light is on or is cool when the light is off. I don't know why she is so attracted to the plastic eggs but she is a cat and does what she likes.
This adorable little golden book was also in my surprise and I love it. Debby sent it for my grandchildren and they will all be reading this. Thank you so much Debby I love the swap but especially love our new friendship that has grown over the course of the swap.
This is the nest I sent Debby.......................
I repurposed an old wooden bowl and covered it with the edge of an old bedpread and a vintage tea dyed doilie. I had these letters to add, a vintage glass ornament, a vintage rhinestone earring, a 1920 post card and a LOVE IS...post card. The dowel is from an old sewing factory. I also sent a jar of huckleberry honey...huckleberries being wild berries from our neck of the US.