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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Skilled Vintage Hands - No 4



Regretfully, Coloradolady, our hostess for today's Vintage Thingies Thursday, is on a blog "time out". There will still be plenty of great vintage post to be seen at http://coloradolady.blogspot.



My vintage post for the past three weeks have featured some of the wood working skills of my late father-in-law. Today's edition is the end of that series. Trust there was something along the way that was of interest.

More of his unique, original birdhouses.






27 comments:

Marydon said...

LV ~ I love your bird hotels ... what a talented fella he was.

Have a great summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love all these bird houses.I also like the paint on them,really bright.They must have attracted many birds.
Blessings,Ruth

Angela said...

I love all of the bird houses your father in law made! They are all so pretty. I'll bet the birds love them! It would be hard to pick just one of them as a favorite. He truly was a talented man!

Hugs,
Angela

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I hope you're enjoying a wonderful birthday LV!

Oh my gosh, what a talent your father-in-law had! Thank you so much for sharing all of his wonderful creations with us.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Olive Cooper said...

LV, they are bright and colorlful. He was very detailed in his work. Such talent. olive♥

Deborah said...

I adore the last two especially but they are all so unique. Thank you for sharing LV.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love those birdhouses! My dad would have snapped them up too - he is a real bird lover.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I LOVE all those Martin houses - - - he was very creative in his design. I've seen a lot of Martin houses, but NONE like those!

Maureen said...

Oh my goodness - not only did he build awesome birdhouses but hotels too!

P.S. A belated Happy Birthday! What a great post!

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Beautiful bird houses. Thank you for sharing them. Gerry

P. said...

These are so well made and whimsical. I smile as I look at them.

Happy birthday, LV!

George said...

All of these birdhouses are wonderfully whimsical. Your father-in-law was definitely talented.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Loved these posts by your father-in-law, LV.. He was one talented man for sure... I love all of the little bird houses... How special!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

marian said...

from one virgo to another..Happy Birthday LV!!
i love those sweet little bird houses.

thank you also for your sweet comments and best wishes for my birthday which is today 26th Aug. x

Sarah said...

Definitely talented! It's great that you've got all these photos and I think it's wonderful that you're honoring him by putting them up for us to see!

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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

The birds still love those birdhouses I believe :)

Monica said...

Those are just darling! What a talented fellow he was! Each photo made me smile!

Anna said...

Yes, I have very much enjoyed seeing your father-in-law's work, he was quite an artist. And these birdhouses are incredible. What a find these would be now!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi LV!

What a talented man you father in law was! these birdhouses are just wonderful!

Nora Johnson said...

Love those bird houses & happy birthday yesterday! (Mine was 2 weeks ago - we're both great Leos!)

Have a good weekend too,

LOLA:)

Ann said...

Oh my goodness, these are over-the-top great. The apartment complex is wonderful. Love them all.
Have a wonderful birthday!!!
Ann

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

HI!! Thanks for your comment on my blog -- we were here in Maui just 5 years ago and I don't remember anything "vintage reproduction" in the shops even then!

So it's possible you didn't miss anything :) This must be new!!

Terry said...

Howdy LV
These were truly amazing .
Thank you for sharing with us .
Until Next time
Happy Trails

reprise said...

what a talented man! i bet the birds really loved them too!

Vintage Whimsy said...

Wow! Those are amazing birdhouses. I'd love to have a few like that for my yard.

I blogged about birds today too. Well, among other things but vintage birdie prints are one of my favorite things to collect!

Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous houses with us. Your father-in-law was so talented!!

Dina said...

Love these pictures of the bird houses. My dad used to make them and they remind me of him. His were never this grand though.

Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

Wow, these are amazing! Thank you for sharing his work with us, it's a pleasure to see it!

Also, thank you very much for visiting my blog this week!