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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Skilled Vintage Hands No.3


Vintage Thingies Thursday has arrived again. However, this time without Coloradolady at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com. As most of you know, she is taking a little time off from the blog world. We must not let her down, and show her we can do our vintage thingies anyway.



I posted this photo on post No.1 of the this series. I added my father-in-law again this week to show the tower he is standing by in the picture is the same one on my first photo. Bear in mind, these are his original creations. Seems he liked the color red. People came from all around to buy these birdhouses. To my knowledge, none of them were left in the family.







Do not miss next week's showing. It is the last in a series of four. You will see more of the great birdhouses he designed.

29 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi LV Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. I love the photos you posted, and the last one I believe looked like a pagadoda? That is my favorite of all. I love the way the little shingles or roofing curls. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. That tower is way up there. I am sure that the birds would be happy as they would be so safe.

Have a beautiful Thursday sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are works of art.Too bad none stayed in the family.
Blessings,Ruth

Sunny said...

Wow, LV, these are truly works of art. How creative and whimsical.
Thank you for sharing :)
☼ Sunny
P.S. Thank you for your kind words while I was under the weather.

Postcardy said...

I love the birdhouses. I'm guessing from the plaid pants that the first picture is about 1975.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow LV, these were so very creative! Very cheerful!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh LV, what wonderful birdhouses! What talent your father-in-law had. I'm so sorry that your family doesn't have one as a keepsake.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post today.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Oklahoma Granny said...

What incredible bird houses! They are just a delight to see. Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love birdhouses...always have! And I love your photos. Your father was truly a talented man! They are really works of art! It's sad that none are left in your family. My grandfather used to make porch swings and people would come like crazy to buy them, but like your father's birdhouses, none are left in the family. Thank you so much for sharing something so special with us. I can't wait to see your last installment next week.

-April

Pam said...

Those are wonderful. You don't see people making those anymore. Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

Oh, I've really enjoyed seeing all these works of art, LV..thanks so much.
I love the little birdhouse at then end. So pretty.
xo bj

ewenique said...

I love the birdhouses, its sad you don't have any in the family. But at least you have your pictures.
Margaret

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat, LV.... Your father-in-law was a very talented man... I love all of those fancy bird houses.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

These are great birdhouses. The red really makes them stand out. Your father-in-law was definitely skilled.

Maureen said...

What a superbly talented man!

Alea said...

Wow, his bird houses are amazing! What a talented man. You just don't see such detail now.

Ulla said...

What unusual birdhouses!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wow, more of your father-in-law's artistic creations! They are wonderful. I don't know if he was an architect or not, but he would have been a great one.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Miri said...

Gorgeous! These are simply unbelievable! True works of art and that's not for the birds!

P. said...

What I'd give for one of those houses now! They're beautiful!

gail said...

love birdhouses!-these are too cute!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again,

What a lovely collection of shots!

And many thanks for stopping by yesterday & also becoming a follower! Much appreciated. I do love your blog too!

XOXO LOLA:)

Mary said...

How ca-ute these are. They don,t make 'em like they used to. I'm gonna show these to my DH...give him some ideas. He's pretty good with carpentry....used to build houses.

Just Breathe said...

They are all so cute. I bet the birds loved them!

Mrs Quilty said...

What a talented man he was! Beautiful work!

Vonlipi said...

Those are totally AMAZING! I'm so glad I got to see those pics, these are wonderful creations.

Thank you SO much for sharing :)

JEANNE said...

This is just awesome. How sad the family doesn't have any to remember his works of art in building birdhouses.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sarah said...

Those are so creative! Thanks for sharing them, LV!

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Sarah
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Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Those are terrific - like little birdie condominiums! I'm just back from vacation today. Missed you and your sweet posts!

Anna said...

Wow, these are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.