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Monday, January 14, 2008

The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest
What? I already featured her? That's what I thought...........but this is a different Feathered Nest on Typepad...........not blogger. You can never get enough of a good thing. Bring on the feathers! Oooooh, the imagine of a big fluffy bed just popped in my mind........I can't wait til bedtime.

Manuela is the occupant of this Feathered Nest. And boy does she have some great ideas. Her site is beautifully designed with so many resources for anyone who loves to decorate, get their craft on..........or just plain dream. She seems just as sweet as her site looks.
Just in case you haven't heard how much I love before and afters.........here's a cute table.And now it's even cuter!

I didn't venture too far off the first page before I filled up with photos. I can't wait to go back and dig around her archives. She has those ideas that really make your home unique. Look at these planters. I've been wanting to do this with numbers. You could use these for so many things. And this next photo makes me sad that I have carpet on my stairs, or I would SO be doing this. This just screams style, don't you think?And taking the chalk board paint to another dish.........Like Mrs. Jones a past feature who did charger plates............I also like this idea in keeping just a hint of the dish showing. Great idea. Chicken Fingers.........what time is dinner?She paints just about anything. Painted tables, dishes, stairs..........I love this lady.

And look at her darling living room? Slip covered furniture always wins with me.

Now I have seen plates used for walls..........like above..........I have seen plates used for Mosaic projects, I have seen plates used for making garden art..........but as a garden border? Darling! But she obviously doesn't have an 8yr old boy running through her yard. I'm so glad I found her. Don't get her mixed up with the other nest...........although that's a pretty soft and pretty nest too.

Go find something to delight your senses. Enjoy!

19 comments:

Janet said...

Good choice Kim. Manuela is a super decorator, project maker and all around nice person.

Janet

Jen r. said...

I am so glad you featured Manuela... she's one of my daily clicks!
Jen R

megduerksen.typepad.com said...

i never checked that manuela wasn't the same feathered nest you have already. i thought they were the same!
good choice kim!
-meg

Jennifer P. said...

I think I've seen her name floating around--and now I know who and what's behind it! Painted stair risers, red toille,cute painted side table---I need a bigger house! I agree about the garden plate border though, that would not hold up well to a soccer ball :)!
Great choice!


And as a side note, if you're ever looking for a new blog to feature (or to put in the line up to feature!), I nominate my friend Emily. She's just all-around creative. Always doing little projects to entertain her boys, cooking, knitting, painting---and her blog layout is unlike any I've ever seen. You should take a look www.loriafamilydialogues.blogspot

Betty Jo said...

Wonderful choice! Now I'm off to check out more of your posts. xoxo

Lisa said...

I love to visit Manuela. She always has wonderful projects and pictures and she's such a sweet blogger.

I used to get her mixed up with Dawn's Feathered Nest too-lol.

Great choice Kim!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Yay for Manuela! She is GREAT! Wonderful choice!

Congrats Manuela!

Melissa

Crockpot Lady said...

wow, that plate with the chalkboard paint is really neat. What a great idea!
-steph

madrekarin said...

Nice of you to choose two Georgia gals (withthe same blog name!) for your picks!! Both of these women have amazing talent.

M&Co said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll pop over and visit her site right away. I love that you do this work finding all these inspirational creative blogs!!

mrs. parker said...

She's got some great ideas- thanks for the tipoff!

The Nester said...

As always, another wonderful, inspiring post. Thank you so much, girl! I bet you love when you have to, I mean get to do research!

Love the plates as a border!
Love the "NEST" pots!

Joy said...

LOVE the chalkboard paint idea and the china plates as an edging. Too cool!

restyled home said...

Yep, Manueala's house is a great place to visit..she always has some amazing project up her sleeve!!
She is also a master of toile...bar none!

Linda

Merci-Notes said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful nest with us!!
I love all of her ideas to make her home so wonderful for her family... especially letting the family know what is for dinner!
I also love your narration!
With Kindness,
Mary

Sara Mincy said...

Love her stuff...and the plate border is adorable!!!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Yes, Manuela is amazing and so nice! I have her and Dawn's Feathered Nests both on my favorites list!

Nan said...

Wow! I love that I can find great reading with one click to your sight! Thanks so much - if only my workroom were clean I'd go in there right now and make something! Great sight!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

So glad you featured Manuela! She's a great & sweet lady & I have had so much fun getting to know her this past year. Very talented and has a beautiful home too!

Rhoda