Monday, June 28, 2010

2nd Time Around: A Different Bird Feeder

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Last week I mentioned that I would be traveling to Mentone, Al. and would probably visit the White Elephant antique store. Well, we never made it to the antique store. We did go to Mentone, and from there we ended up driving a few miles to a Collinsville, Al, a small community south of Mentone. Each Saturday they host an event called Trade Day. It is like a giant outdoor flea market. The brochure said that the event drew crowds of about 30,000 each week!

I did buy some jewelry for my flea market booth, and also found these bird feeders made of giant timber bamboo! I fell in love with them at first sight! The man that made them was selling them at great prices, and the more you bought the cheaper the price.  He told us that people in the Philippines build homes out of this type of bamboo.

So, after buying several, I gave one to the hostess who invited us, am giving one to my daughter for her birthday, and will probably sell the others in my flea market booth.

This one was the one that I gave our hostess. Her home is right on the brow of the east side of Lookout mountain, and I think you can see what a fantastic view there is from her home!



So, tell me what your wonderful finds have been this week!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that bird feeder. I don't live too far from that town I might make that trip some time!

Diann said...

Very cute bird feeder!

Barbara Jean said...

Love bird anything!!
Sweet little feeder.

Thanks for hosting

barbara jean

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love bird feeders and this one is really unique!

Southern Lady said...

What a neat little bird feeder, Diane ... and so unique!

The flea market sounds like fun. I used to go to the Canton, Texas flea market when we lived in Shreveport, but it's too far to go now that we live in Vicksburg. I'd love to check out the one in Collinsville, but it's probably too far away, too.

I know Kelli is going to love her bird feeder!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Diane. What a great birdhouse/feeder find. I would have bought them too. I bet you had a great time with your friends and going to the big trading show. My daughter was at the Lookout Mountain area taking her boys to boy scout camp on Saturday. She and Bill took them and when she returned we made jam. You could say it was a jam packed day. HA!. She would have loved the trade show too. She is my only daughter interested in vintage and crafty items. I would have loved it as well. I bet the birdhouses sell fast. How are your booths doing? Is jewelry a big seller?

Have a wonderful day.
Love ya, Jeanne

Rebekah Greiman said...

CUTE Bird feeder! I love it. What a great idea!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun feeder! And look at that view! I've never been to Mentone, but it looks like a great place to visit, Diane!


Sheila :P-)

Laura said...

Hi Diane-
I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to host this wonderful meme.
I am joining in today, and I look forward to visiting other entries.

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Lori@live~laugh~love~create said...

Thanks so much for hosting :)


Candy said...

Well now how clever is that! Bet they don't stay for long in your booth.
Thanks for sharing a gift from around the world.
Blessings ;-)

Gail said...

I love anything to do with birds; houses, nest and even feeders. Thanks Diane for hosting.

Have a wonderful day.

Sherrie said...

You know I only Garden to attract birds to my yard. I love watching them out my windows. Love your birdfeeder. Thanks for hosting the party.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

The bird feeder is amazing! I have linked my latest birdhouse made from antique picture frames and old fencing material this week. Guess we are on the same wave length...who doesn't love our bird friends! Thanks for the party! Rory

Bill said...

Hi Diane,
What a wonderful bird feeder, and what an amazing view -- just spectacular! I followed Linda of A La Carte here from a comment she left for me. Love your party; hope my post is an appropriate one to link. I'm big on "recycling," so I love your 2nd time around theme!


Sue said...

Diane, That's an interesting bird feeder- I've never seen one made out of bamboo before! Hope you sell the remainder in your booth. Thanks for hosting the party. :-) Sue

T.Bird said...

What a unique bird feeder! Lovin it!! Thanks for hosting a sweet party!

June said...

Unique feeder, isn't it fun what people can think up.
I'm sharing my suede wreath made from an old suede jacket.

Lady Katherine said...

What fun! What a lovely view your friend has! Such a wonderful gift! I love the bird feeder! It is so unique!

Nancy said...

Oh, this is one of the cutest birdfeeders ever! What a beautiful view she has! Amazing!