Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lavender Chicks in a Silver Barn!

You have to check out these cute lavender chicks (or hens, which are more like it) I bought last month at Silver Barn Antiques in Columbus, Texas. I LOVE Silver Barn Antiques for several reasons. First of all, they have some very unique finds for your home, and lots of great choices for that special gift for the person who has everything. Most importantly they carry top of the line body care – and because they have SUCH distinguished taste, their body care line includes Hummingbird Farms Aromatherapy Body Care. Of course!

Now take a closer look and you will see that these hens are actually made of lavender buds. Check it out!
Isn’t that great! This is going to be my next project. Well – let me restate that. This will be my mother’s next project. Between the two of us, I think we can figure out how she can make these cute little lavender hens.

They’re basically made out of styrofoam and loose lavender buds. Now Lord knows I have bushels and bushels of lavender buds! So – Mom, if you’re reading this, go buy styrofoam and let’s get started!

The tail looks like pieces of shaved bark.

The wings are made of the same shaved bark, which I’m sure you can find at any craft store.

The red stuff is crepe paper. Not sure yet what the little beak is. Who knows, maybe Michael’s sells little chicken beaks. Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions on how to make these lavender hens I’m all ears. I think it would be a great project.

In the meantime, if you would rather just buy them (which is what I did), contact Silver Barn Antiques and I’m sure they will fix you right up!


Painted Groove Girl said...

How cute? do they smell good?

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Deb, They're really cute! Do you think they used the same process to make paper? Put all the stuff in the blender & maybe form it on the styrofoam before it dries flat????

I'm interested in your thoughts....

♥ Diane

Jill said...

looks like you have a great project brewing.. can you find something for my sister tiney to do??? LOL

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

They're totally adorable, Deb! Question. Do the lavender buds have a scent to them?

Justine :o )

marshavick said...

I'm already thinking how we can put this all together.
Do you think I could have a future in this?
Love you,

Theresa said...

Those are adorable, and I'm not even fond of chickens!

Greyeyes said...

Deb, I love chickens. I have a crazy collection of green and vaseline glass candy dishes and my favorites are the nesting hens. Pretty cool stuff. I think that i'd use it's either super 7 or triple seven spray adhesive to apply the buds. It's super sticky and won't let go and the best part is, once it has cured it has no residual smell. It must be good stuff one of my artist friends uses it. You take care, D

xoxo~ Meg said...

Deb! Those are absolutely DARLING!!!

justabeachkat said...

Cute, cute, cute!

I'm stuck at the airport, but at least I have my laptop and can blog while I wait!


Susan S. said...

Hi there...I just popped over from another blog and can't believe this is the first time I've found you! VERY COOL BLOG! And how cool about being a Lavendar Farmer! :)
I'm in Houston and am going to pass through Columbus on my way to Warrenton in a few days. I'm doing to check the Silver Barn out! Thanks for the tip!

Lavender Chick said...

Diane - You asked about the process. It looks to me like they simply cut styrofoam into the proper shape - the body is one piece and the head is a second piece. Then it looks like they simply glued the two pieces together and then used spray glue to apply the lavender buds.