I know that many of you know Penny (Lavender Hill Studio – click HERE to link you there), a very talented mosaic artist and blog friend, who makes the most incredible mosaic pieces – from lamps, tables, signs and birdhouses – and more. She can take the simplest of objects and make them into works of art. When I visited Daisy Cottage (my sweet Kim’s adorable home!!!) I saw Kim’s birdhouse (click here for that post) that she commissioned Penny to make for her. It was love at first site for me. I knew that I just had to have one of Penny’s birdhouses. My adorable friend, Elizabeth (and fellow blogger), owns a Penny piece, too. She has a beautiful lamp that shares a spot on her kitchen island – it is amazing!
Later I wrote to Penny and asked if she would be interested in making a birdhouse for me. After a few emails, we decided on the plate and bird that I wanted to use in my birdhouse. Penny was such a doll to work with. She knows my taste and my vision and came up with this precious piece! Penny uses a “signature” tile – can you pick it out below? It is a BUTTERFLY!! A pink one – on the side of the roof. This is her mark – and a perfect one for me! (you know my butterfly experiences – so this was icing on the cake – rather, birdhouse!!).
Could the “cottage" be any cuter? Penny found this word on the underside of the plate that she used. Penny uses these kinds of perfections in her creations – always thinking outside of the box to make the piece even more specific for the customer. Knowing that I am all about “cottage” things, she added this surprise in knowing it would be just the extra touch I’d love. And, guess what? I LOVE IT!!!!! (swooooonnnn….)
Check out the mirrored tiles below and the repeat of the glass in the doorknob – or bird perch.
And the little heart on the back……swooooooon- again…….
Thank you, Penny! I adore my birdhouse and will always think of you each time I see it – which is every day!
You are amazing!!!!! I am so blessed to know you through our blogs!