So many of you in blog land have wonderful collections that you share from time to time. I enjoy seeing your collections of pottery, vintage items and other displays. Also, linking with Mockingbird Hill Cottage for Favorite Things, and seeing the stories behind the lovely items, it occurred to me that I too have a collection. In my yard, and scattered throughout my house are various, unique birdhouses. Many have a story. The little stone church birdhouse in this photo is one of my favorites.
What makes this birdhouse special to me, is that it was a gift from my wonderful neighbors when they moved, so many years ago. But still, in 2012, I remember the lovely times we spent in our neighborhood.
Another church birdhouse; this one made from wood, hangs in my garden to remind me of our Cocker Spaniel, Casey. Her ashes rest beneath a stepping stone nearby.
Finally, this battered, painted birdhouse with a rusty chain has seen better days. It was a gift from the artist who we purchased our house from, almost 20 years ago. She hand painted it for us and left it with a nice welcome note. The birds have used it well over the years and it still means a lot to me.
All these birdhouses are special to me because of their stories and the memories they bring :-)
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