My very first project post....An elegant, funky, bird feeder!

December 13th, 2009 in member junk     
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Bird feeder ready for delivery!
Save the worms!  Feed the birds!
I made a small sack out of scrap fabric and filled it with bird seed.
Bird feeder ready for delivery!

Bird feeder ready for delivery!

I bought some old table legs in early November and painted them.  I had no idea what I would use them for, except I knew they would be for something outside in the garden. Then, while at a flea market in North Carolina I saw a box of bird feeders made out of tea cups glued to dowels.  That's when I knew what I would use my table legs for!  I bought a cup and saucer at Goodwill, and went to the hardware store for a piece of steel rod to go into the ground.  Here in Louisiana, wood doesn't have much of a chance if put into the ground.  It is MUCH too wet for wood to survive!

Today I am bringing this to a Christmas party where we are having a charity auction.  We are all bringing gifts to auction off a the party.  The money will go to an agreed upon charity.  Gee....I hope someone likes this thing!  

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, artwork, eclectic, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, ceramic

Comments (11)

hummingbirdwatcher writes: Wow love the idea, thanks for posting the pics! Let me know when you come up with a hummingbird feeder Posted: 8:37 pm on February 23rd
artteachergirl writes: Love the colors!It will brighten any garden! Good job and congratulations on your bid success! Posted: 12:44 am on December 28th
shabbychick writes: Abigail - what a sweet project, and so glad it made some $$$ for your charity! Time to go collecting cups/saucers!

Looking forward to more of your posts.

Kathy Posted: 10:46 am on December 22nd
suewhitney writes: Hi There and welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!! Glad to have you here and will look forward to seeing many more posts from you. No pressure...hahaha! Love your bird feeder....most excellent!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:18 am on December 15th
RustyDiva writes: Great project to auction off and I'm not surprised it went 2nd highest! You did a really good job! Welcome to Junkmarket. Posted: 10:16 am on December 14th
everythingsAcanvas writes: Well my goodness! I am so surprised! My bird feeder brought in the 2nd highest bid of the auction! I suppose I'll make some more! Thank you all for the nice comments and the warm welcome. I really appreciate it.
P.S. I thought maybe some of you fellow bird lovers may enjoy this page on my website:

Cheers! Posted: 10:14 pm on December 13th
alicemom writes: Abigail, This will be a big hit I am sure. Welcome to JMS. It is a fun site with lots of nice folks!
smiles, alice Posted: 4:16 pm on December 13th
MakinItHappen writes: Nice work, and what a fun gift! Posted: 3:46 pm on December 13th
fellowjunker writes: Love your creation.....well done. And welcome to the JMS site--looking forward to more of your posts.
xojanis Posted: 1:45 pm on December 13th
everythingsAcanvas writes: Thank you, Gailmarie! My very first comment ever! :-) Posted: 11:20 am on December 13th
monakent writes: LOVE this idea!!! The colors are wonderful, as are the cup and saucer and the feed bag. Can't wait to see more. gailmarie Posted: 10:54 am on December 13th
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