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A Nest for All Seasons

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One simple natural element, oh the possibilities!

The idea started with a magazine copy cat challenge. More about that at the end.


And I thought, why stop there.

I wanted to show how you can reuse the nest for each season.


By combining the starfish, nest and white dishes, you have a summer look.

Same place card (a stencil was used to write my name).

You could use this idea to label food items on a buffet.


Add a colorful leaf, simple beauty.

You could use any fall shape, a pumpkin, a turkey (these leaves came from the Dollar Tree~10 in a pack for $1).

The nest made an appearance all year long.

The next time you see them, I’d buy 8-12 and find a way to use them.

Now on to the magazine challenge,

from Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing:

I love these challenges because they make me think.

And I have a gazillion magazines. ย This is from an oldie, but a goodie.

I used some real and faux flowers.

A pinecone, the same nest and place card.

Add some greenery.

The inspiring magazine:

Cooking with Paula Deen

(click on the above link to order her magazine-she didn’t tell me to say that-but I did see her in Sam’s in Savannah one time, but that was before I started blogging-and I did go up and talk to her-because I do stuff like that-just ask The Nester ๐Ÿ™‚

Premier Issue (2005)

The inspiration page:

and here’s what I came up with:

My page take 1.

Take 2.

I couldn’t decide which one to use.

Go through those magazines and get inspired!

p.s. I love Paula Deen!

Sharing here:

At The Picket Fence

Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing

Between Naps on The Porch

Coastal Charm

DIY by Design

    29 thoughts on “A Nest for All Seasons”

    1. There’s something so sweet and comforting about having nests in your decor. I can’t imagine my home without at least one setting out somewhere…. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great seasonal ideas, Debbie!
      xoxo laurie

    2. Love your copycat place settings!!! So pretty and inviting. Going to go snoop around your blog. Thank you for following and I’m following back. Off now to explore ~ Cindy

    3. Debbie this is SO fantastic!! I love that you went the next step (or 3 or 4!) and showed how to make this work for every season. So many possibilities! Your photos look like they are the ones which belong in the magazine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. I love the little nests for all seasons! You did a great job on your copycat challenge too. Paula is awesome, I just love her cookware (aqua speckled… so pretty!)

      Have a nice week and thanks for your visit!

    5. You are just amazing Debbie! I enjoy coming over here so much because you are so darn creative. You style your photos so pretty too. I am telling you, look out for those editors, they may comma knockin!

    6. Oh Debbie! This is beautiful…I like the “take one” copy cat…well, really I love them both!! I do believe I first “met” you from your first copy cat challenge and once again you have blown me away! I love how you have shown it in all the seasons…great ideas here!

    7. Hi there you can bet “cha we will all be buying little nests next time we are out ๐Ÿ™‚ very creative use of your stash all year round–thanks for sharing


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