Friday, April 15, 2011

Want To Know What I Am Doing This Weekend?

I posted a little about this on my Lavender Hill Studio Blog the other day, so I thought I would mention it here too.

I am entering my mosaic birdhouse in a Decorated Birdhouse Competition at the Grove Park Inn and Resort In Asheville, NC.

This is the 12th Annual Decorated Birdhouse Competition.   I have wanted to enter for several years now, but just did not have the time to devote to it.


There will be all kinds of birdhouses there.  Not just mosaics.  Judging is based on Craftsmanship, Originality, Difficulty, Theme and Overall Appearance.

I used 12 different patterns of china on this birdhouse and the two bluebirds are vintage salt and pepper shakers.


This birdhouse is HUGE.  Just so you can see a comparison, here are pictures of the normal size birdhouse I usually mosaic, next to the one I am entering in the contest.



All pictures can be enlarge if you click on them.  And they will enlarge ever further if you click on them once more.

The awards ceremony is at 4:30 on Saturday.  So if you are in the Asheville area and want to come see the birdhouses the event is free.

Wish me luck!

p.s. I am linking this post up with Decor to Adore Spring Craft Party

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and Beverly at How Sweet The Sound Pink Saturday
Welcome Home,
Penny

56 comments:

Miss Jean said...

You should win, hands down!!! The birdhouse is beautiful and would look so nice on my patio table!!!

Terra said...

I am seeing a win for you; this is a true work of art.

Sandy said...

Good luck -- it looks like a winner to me...

Snappy Di said...

Quite the house my dear. Good luck to you! It's lovely.

Di

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Penny, this is the cutest birdhouse - wishing you lots of luck!! Love the vintage birds...and that tea cup upside down is darling! We know you'll do well!
Karla & Karrie :)

Penny said...

Penny, your birdhouse is exquisite! You stand a strong chance of winning. I will try to come to the event if we can get away but it is a busy weekend. Good luck!
Hugs, Penny

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Amazzzzzzzzzzzzing!!!

Good luck!

Gentle hugs,
.♥.

Brenda Leyland said...

That is the prettiest birdhouse..... and such creativity in putting all those lovely pieces together.

We do WISH you the best............

Kathleen Grace said...

Oooh, I love the front even more than the side! What do you win?

April said...

Penny...that birdhouse is GORGEOUS! You did such a fantastic job on it! I feel confident that you'll come away a winner...you'd definitely get my vote!

Donnie said...

You should surely win. It is beautiful.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Good Luck tomorrow Penny, the birdhouses turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Martina

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It is bluebird-y gorgeousness!!!!! No doubt, it is a winner!
:)
~Becca~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I hope you win! I love the teacup as the perch. Gorgeous!!

Connie said...

This is the most stunning mosaic birdhouse I've ever seen, and I love the size of it! Yes, yes, you will surely win! Did you ever offer a tutorial on how to do those, or are you keeping this to yourself? And I adore the upside down cup perch and the two birds, too! Wonderful job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, that is gorgeous. Good luck in the competition!

Jori said...

What an incredibly gorgeous birdhouse! I love it! I am excited to follow your blog!

Vee said...

It is a beauty! The balcony is inspired. The birds are adorable. It looks like the blue ribbon winner to me.

Darla said...

You have my vote for sure! This is so beautiful....good luck.

Carey said...

Its beautiful! How much does that bird house way? It looks heavy.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness! Your spring project is completely adorable.

Thank you so much for linking up.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Rose H (UK) said...

What a beautiful birdhouse Penny, I'll certainly wish you good luck - though I'd be surprised if there's one better ;o)

Cathy said...

Good luck! Just beautiful.

Pondside said...

Good luck!! It's beautiful.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Penny, The birdhouse is fabulous! I bet you come home with the prize.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherri said...

Hi Penny, I love your birdhouse!!! It is just wonderful and I bet you win!! Good Luck!!

Pat said...

I love this penny. Beautiful birdhouse. I am looking forward to hearing about the show. Best of luck!

Olivia said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous beyond imagination! Gorgeous mosiac craftsmanship and creativity! I choose you!
Hugs,
Olivia

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh my that is so gorgeous Penny. I know if My Mom saw it, she would buy it in a minute!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

P.S. Good luck!

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

That is the prettiest Birdhouse I have ever seen. If you dont win, offer the judges some glasses...cause they must be blind to beauty. Stuuning workmanship...and the little bluebirds and teacup in the front just add to its beauty. Well done and fingers are crossed for you...not that I think you need it lol
Happy Pink Saturday,
Michelle

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I hope you win! That is really beautiful! I love the bird sitting on the tea cup!

cottage_Charm52 said...

Wow, what a beautiful birdhouse!!! I hope you win, How clever to use a teacup on the front!

Debbie

see you there! said...

Best wishes in the competition. I can't imagine you coming home with less than First Prize. I love all the details and the fact that the birds are S&P shakers just tickles me somehow.

Darla

Sarah said...

That is so beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful time at the contest!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

I think you should win! Your birdhouse is so very pretty.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Your birdhouse is gorgeous! I just know you're going to win! It's spectacular!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jackie said...

On my Penny -- the bird house is exquisite, so creative, a true work of art. It is a winner!!! And so are you!!! Good luck with the competition.
Love,
Jackie

momgen said...

Nice one...Happy PS! Mine is up.

Mine is here

All That Glitters said...

gorgeous penny!!! I just know you will win!

Holly said...

Penny~
you are so talented! This is stunning. I wish that I could see it in person. I would vote for you too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mimi Sue said...

Adore the dishes you used, the colors are gorgeous. Mimi

stampdiva said...

Hi
This is fabulous and so unique
Love it!!
Wishes for a Beautiful Pink Saturday. Here in Scotland the sun is shining so it might well be a beautiful day, very rare here lol.
Lynne x

sandy said...

That birdhouse is to die for. I am certain you will win. Your craftmanship is perfection!

ElmwoodCats said...

Awesome..most amazing birdhouse I've ever seen. You should win hands down! What is the prize?
Did u show an "how to" for this?? I must search your blog...Luv the little glass window,birds,colors...

Jeanne said...

Penny, this is the most beautiful birdhouse I have ever seen. I'm serious. I am always looking at birdhouses because I have a soft spot in my heart for birds and their houses. I am in love with it. I see a commission coming. BIG smile. Your mosaic art is stunning. I mean it!!!

Good luck with the contest. I wish I could see it. I truly can't imagine anyone topping your entry.

Love, Jeanne

Adrienne said...

Your birdhouse is fantastic! Of course you will win - hands down. No question!
~Adrienne~

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your birdhouse is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! There is no doubt in my mind that you will win. I love that little bluebird mosaic right at the peak of the roof. This is an absolutely stunning piece of art, Penny.

Sue said...

Wow, Penny! This mosaic birdhouse is gorgeous! I'm sure lots of hours and love went into creating it. Best of luck to you in the competition. :-) hugs, Sue

Beverly said...

Penny, it is absolutely gorgeous! Good luck. I know this will be the most beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.♥

Donna said...

Penny, Good Luck to you!! Your bird house is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!

Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Donna

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Yes! You're going to win, I'm just sure of it. That is FAB.U.LOUS! So springy and HAPPY! I LOVE it!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

bj said...

My gosh, Penny, this is the prettiest thing I've ever seen and I am going to be *knock me down* surprised if you don't walk away with the BLUE RIBBON.
WHEW..it's a good lookin' birdhouse.

Melanie said...

Wow, you MADE that birdhouse?! I am so impressed! It is just gorgeous. How could it not win??!

Sarah said...

Penny, can't wait to hear the results. Your entry is fabulous! How clever to use the salt and pepper blue birds. Very creative and your craftsmanship is incredible. Definitely, FIRST PLACE! ~ Sarah

Ruth Welter said...

Gorgeous birdhouse Penny!!!

Ruth