Just pecking away at 12 favorite modern birdhouses (and feeders) for spring, humming Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, “every little thing’s, gonna be all right — and wondering…will it? Will it actually be All Right? And is it also all right if I order not just one, but three birdhouses from Loll? They are sustainable and made from recycled milk jugs, so maybe that is, in fact, all right?
My mother had a birdhouse she was seemingly obsessed with when we were growing up. It stood on a post, outside the window of the breakfast table where she’d tea and toast. She’d just sit, quietly and contentedly, enjoying her garden and the birds.
I didn’t get it, then. Fast forward several years…and I definitely do now.
In my summer-loving heart, I would like to believe that we are through the deadest of winter and that spring is just around the corner. In truth, it is not. But when I took the trash out this week, something was different. It was 21 degrees, the sun was not shining, and the bins took a strong yank — they were frozen to the also-frozen ground. But…THE BIRDS WERE BACK AND CHIRPING! Who are these crazy early birds that don’t know we are not ready yet, that it is not spring, and that there is nothing for them to eat right now?
So I ordered a birdhouse, and then realized that I also need a bird feeder. My plan is to place them where I can sit with my coffee and protein toast, fully prepared to chase off the city squirrels should they get any crazy idea about messing with my plan for the birds.
Stylish and sustainable (made in the USA, from recycled milk jugs.) Most fun of all — you can mix and match from tons of color options; choose one that’s just right for your house!
Sleek, modern, simple and sweet! It’s an open table feeder that cleverly protects the feed from the elements and offers just enough shelter.
Easy to fill, and hang. I love the lines of this one and that it can feed many birds, each in their own spot!
This one is just happy! Maybe everything will be all right after all. AND, possibly even more cheerful, it also comes in happy yellow too!
Handmade by a one-man-show human, this beauty is perfection in clean, simple, practical, functional and lovely modern design.
If the birds and I were to share a beach house, it would be this one. Made in California and couldn’t possibly be cuter.
I am a bit obsessed with this set. The glass lip is designed just-so for perching; they have a drainage hole to keep the feed dry; they are dishwasher safe, and IMAGINE what you get to see as the birds feed in glass globes! They are also absolutely gorgeous.
The second of three birdhouses by Loll I have my eye on. Made from recycled milk jug and possibly my favorite. Comes in eight colors. I recently ordered red for a client’s roof deck, which might possibly have been my quiet little way of signing-off on that complete project. I can’t wait to see it up there in action!
This one is cool because it’s glass and suctions to a window for even more bird watching through the window beauty!
Fun craft for a snowy day of creativity expression! These are meant to be decorative, but they can be functional, too.
Nature’s Way is a small family-owned business in Ohio. Their business is bringing nature back to your backyard. They create all kinds of fun birdhouses from primarily cedar, in thoughtful ways. I love this clean easy, blends-right-into-nature, blue birdhouse.
The third of three Loll birdhouses I have my eye on, and possibly the one I relate most to? It’s tall. It’s also Loll, so it’s sustainable, made from recycled milk jugs, AND, you can mix and match your color selection and customize it to your own happy color combo.
I’m not really that worried about how wrong this will go, I accept that it will. I will send funny videos, my mother will see the situation and quietly come “fix it.” She’s a gentle old Bird like that. I’m learning as I go that birds need houses and feeders and that different birds have different requirements–who knew? These folks, the National Wildlife Foundation do, that’s who. Either my mother or I will let you know how this all flies — Stay tuned.
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PPS: This one is for the Pinner Birds: