There are so many "favorite things" here. Some are pretty obvious. But I don't think this one is...I doubt that my family has even noticed it.
This sits on a shelf right at the front door. I see it every morning when I go out to get the newpaper. First, I love the bowl. It is one of several carnival glass pieces that I have. The bowl is filled with deodar cedar cones that we saved from a tree that used to be in our front yard. It was a beautiful tree and produced beautiful cones...they look like flowers. For a while it was just the bowl and the cones.
My dad died in February 2009. He was special...in oh so many ways :). He was a wood carver, among other things...and the bird in the bowl was an unfinished piece that I took from his workbench. It just seemed to want to be here.