Tuesday, March 9, 2010

So Tweet

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!

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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!!).

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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….)

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Check out the mirrored tiles below and the repeat of the glass in the doorknob – or bird perch.

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And the little heart on the back……swooooooon- again…….

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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!

52 comments:

Susie Q said...

Perfection!! Penny is amazing and so are you so it was the perfect match! You needed one of these and oh!! The colors are wonderful...so love the brown transferware!! This is too wonderful...the word cottage up top? Oh my!!!
Love,
Sue

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse said...

Oh my gosh, I love it. The colors are perfect! Penny does such beautiful work.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Its adorable and I love the "cottage" and the mirrors that look like windows!!
Hugs~Kelly

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Stunning! I will have to get Penny's address. I have kept broken plates to use as a mosaic and I never have. I would be glad to send her some dish pieces.
GORGEOUS birdhouse!

Liz said...

SOOOO TWEET! :) I love it!
~Liz

Terry said...

the birdhouse is so sweet! beautiful work!

Esther Sunday said...

Yep...that Penny is awesome!!!! And, I miss her....she always popped in to see me when I had my blog!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your birdhouse. I agree with you. Penny is so very talented. I know you were thrilled with your birdhouse. I love all the special touches Penny gives to each piece that she makes. Beautiful!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Cottage Cozy said...

It is absolutely gorgeous...love everything about it! Penny is one talented mosaic artist.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Oh my, this birdhouse could not be any sweeter or adorable. All the loving touches are amazing. Penny created the perfect birdhouse for you!!. It does make you smile.. and I love the little window so much and the cottage sign, just to darn sweet!!...
You are such a dear and I adore you.
You will never guess what Gary and I did over the weekend. We went house shopping and well we made an offer, so now we wait and see.
Big hugs and a warm smile for you,
Elizabeth

Our Back Porch said...

Oh, I love Penny's creations! She is fabulous. I would so love to own one of her creations some day. Your birdhouse is awesome! So "You"! I know you will enjoy such a special piece!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Becky, it was an honor to create this special birdhouse for you. I am humbled that a piece of my mosaic art is now living at your "Sweet Cottage".

Your pictures are so beautiful!

Love ya!
Penny

Sandy said...

What a beautiful piece of art! I have never seen a piece of mosaic this beautiful! You are one lucky girl! I love the brown transferware too! My thanksgiving dishes are brown transferware. Beautiful photos too!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is so sweet! I really like the brown and the word cottage - it just doesn't get any better than that. This is just a wonderful piece for your little cottage.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Becky, wow! that is such a beautiful birdhouse! I love Penny's work.. she did awesome with your birdhouse... drools!!! thats the word for today.. birdhouse drools!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Can it be that we were both typing with a "tweet" theme tonight? LOL
ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love ya angel, NEBBY & Boo Dog

AshTreeCottage said...

So cute!! I heart it!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My beautiful house number and a large matching pot on my front porch remind me of her talents also. I am so proud of them..and makes my porch special.
Becky, your bird house is precious.
Penny's things are easy to get hooked on. I also have one of her adorable lamps in my living room and when my daughter came from Georgia for a visit recently..it was the first thing she wanted to see..as she had only seen it on my blog. Guess where it is going some day. :)
I just may need a birdy house...
Hugs and love,
Mona

Susan said...

What a amazing birdhouse. So beautiful!! I don't think I have ever seen Mosaic done in brown transferware. I love it!! And I am a pink person....LOL

Pondside said...

What a sweet piece. Yes, I love Penny's work too - you'll enjoy this one for many years!

Mimi Sue said...

How wonderful! Love everything Penny does. Mimi

Sam I Am said...

that is beautiful!!!! and if i lived closer..i might have to sneek in and steal it lol

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful piece, it really is exquisite.

Julie said...

It's BEAUTIFUL and oh so unique and special. The word cottage and the sweet heart are amazing. I know you are just loving it. Thanks so much for sharing your unique treasure and her unique talents. Enjoyed the post so much.

Coloradolady said...

Wow...this is absolutely adorable.My favorite part is the "cottage" on the front, that is just as sweet as can be! You have me wanting a birdhouse now....I must save for this....soon....now I want one in the worse way!!! I love yours, the colors and all are just perfect!

Kathleen Grace said...

Becky how beautiful! Such a perfect piece of art from a special friend:>) Pennys work is fantastic. I have a little heart peg she made me that I hang my aprons on in the kitchen and I always think of her when I see it. Wherre will you put this?

quiltingnana said...

that bird house is awesome!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Becky,
OHHHH I love IT so Much! I have that pattern of dishes, it's one of my favs. I have admired Penny's work so years now, even went thru my own Mosaic era thanks to her. After kids it became too dangerous. Now I just lust from afar. She nailed yours girl! Her details are what makes each piece so uniquely hers. It will look lovely in your wonderful cottage. Lisa

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

BAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! I want a penny piece!!!! how exquisite!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a great piece of art! I love the pattern and colors that she chose. Very nice!

chasity said...

beautiful work

Claudia said...

It is simply amazing. Penny is so talented and she has created the perfect piece for your home. Love the "Cottage" on the chimney!

xo
Claudia

Sandy said...

I love everything about this birdhouse - the colors, the bird, the "cottage" sign, the heart, the butterfly, the glass tiles, the glass door knob....I could go on and on. I must visit Penny's blog.

Vee said...

Well I know Penny is a talented and gifted artist, but this just takes my breath away. What sweet touches she added just for you. It must make you grin every single time you see it!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a gorgeous birdhouse!
Love it!

Nan said...

Oh that bird house is so sweet and cute, I just love how Penny made it, a treasure for you I'm sure. Hugs Nan

myletterstoemily said...

oh, that little birdhouse is just enchanting.

what genius to use 'cottage' to such
perfection.

such a treat to see.

Elsie said...

Becky~ I love your birdhouse. That
is so cute. Wonderful job!!:O)

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Wow that is the prettiest bird house I have ever seen! What a talent Penny has. Thanks for sharing!

Signs and Salvage said...

Oh WOW!!! So lovely!!! I love all her sweet, special touches! What a blessing she is!!

Take Care,

Kristin

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, your little birdhouse is beautiful! The colors are so lovely. Beautiful work.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a beautiful birdhouse - I love how lacy it looks.

jane and the happy crow said...

What an adorable beautiful little thing! You are very lucky to have one, I am on my way to her blog to see more. Jane xx

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Over the last few years I've seen many of Penny's beautiful creations...... but ....
this one is just maybe the cutest ever! Love the china choice.
Donna

Elyse said...

hi becky!

LOVE your birdhouse! i recently won one custom-made by penny and it is just unbelievable. she is so talented and you are so right, she does think out of the box: doorknobs for perches, mirror windows, it's all positively dreamy!

enjoy your so tweet birdhouse!

xo
elyse

Kelli said...

That is AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS! :) How lucky you are! Just found your blog through Cozy Little House. I'm liking what I see and I'm sure I'll be back often! :)

Linda said...

absolutely adorable!

Pokey said...

Very 'tweet', indeed!

Secondhandrose said...

A year ago I would not have liked the bird house in brown. But oh how my tastes have changed! I love it ! Especially in the white cupboard. I am so liking that color palette. Come for a visit.

karen

Daisy Cottage said...

HOW PERFECT!!!!!

I LOVE IT!!!!

Penny did a FANTASTIC job creating a bird house that reflects YOU and your home! This is absolutely precious.

What a treasure. It is beautiful.

Yay Penny!!!! Yay You!!!


Divine design vision girls!

LOVE IT!!!!

xo,
Kim

English Cottage in Georgia said...

So beautiful!

Denise said...

That is so very very nice and thank you for telling me about the baby breath sitting along side........ You are an excipitional lady and I am so happy to have met you......

I think I might have her make me a bird house..... that is just amazing. I love the little cottage sign at the top......