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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Birds of a Feather

What's It Wednesday #118

While decorating our home, I ran into a slight gender dilemma. There are two males in the house. What was a girl to do?

Then I remembered that animals tend to add a nice male touch. Then I came up with the perfect masculine touch. I will add Peacocks to the decor. I mean they are male animals of course. I couldn't very well put a bunch of peahens around the house. Besides, peacocks run around wild where we live.

It was only right that I represent the men in our home. So I found the cutest bejeweled peacock at Pier 1. While there my son eyed a few peacock pillows for the family room.

My son has become a master at discovering great finds. He eyed this painting at the Home Goods. Not bad for a six year old. 

I felt I still needed more males in the house. This metal peacock is prominently placed on the side of a kitchen cabinet. He adds texture and interest to the kitchen. 

I didn't want the house overly masculine you know, but when my son spotted these two gentlemen at Kirklands, well I couldn't very well leave them there. Besides they were on clearance.

A matching pillow to the one on the desk chair on the couch and an accent pillow was just what was needed to liven up the family room.

Now my hubby has his favorite place on the family room couch. He really enjoys all the "masculine" touches. Don't you agree that adding male representation in your decor also adds elegance? Well that's my excuse/story and I am sticking to it. ;-)


Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!

Here are this Week's Features:
Little Miss Maggie

Brocanteuse Rose

Our Home Away From Home

Wilker Do's

Junk Chic Cottage

Fishtail Cottage
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Ivy and Elephants

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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the peacock in the first photo it's stunning. I also love the print your young man found! Great job! xoxo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

All of your peacock accents are stunning! Your son has a really good eye! Thanks so much for hosting. Glad to link up! Have a great week!

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for the fun party and thank you for the feature of my coffee table. Have a wonderful week and also a great Mom's Day on Sunday.

Unknown said...

What incredible features !
And I have to run to Pier 1 and get that jewelled peacock - I'm in love with it!
Thanks for the party - hope you have a wonderful week

Lou Lou Girls said...

Thank you for hosting such an amazing party. Please stop by our party. We would love to have one of your amazing projects at our party.
Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

Sarah said...

Pretty peacock pieces. Thanks for hosting.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the invitation and for hosting this party. New follower.

Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

Shannon said...

Those peacock pillows are so cute. I like the touches of them. Thanks for hosting. Your son has an amazing eye for a 6 year old.

Shannon ~

Jill Harrison said...

gorgeous peacocks - aren't they the most glorious of birds! I always think they know how magnificent they are.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love your features this week, always. Thank you for hosting and sharing your peacock decorations too.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Paula! I LOVE this post because I love peacocks. Wow, you have been busy shopping! I have to have one of those peacock paintings but we don't have a Home Goods here, maybe I'll look online. Everything looks just beautiful!
Have a great rest of your week,

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Love your peacocks!!! I have finally crawled out from under the six weeks of preparing our home to put it on the market. I am so happy to be able to visit you ladies. However, we now have to show our home which means keeping it super clean at all times. Then we will be sorting stuff for different shipments to Korea. We will leave the US sometime in July so although one BIG job is complete we now must move on to the next. Thank you for always hosting and for your lovely post and photos. Have a great week ladies. Hugs, Beverly

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm joining in this week. Thank you Paula! Loving all those lovely spring features!

Tarnished Royalty said...

I always enjoy looking at and reading your posts Paula. Thanks for the party! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your peacocks are beautful. I especially like that jeweled peacock in the first photo! Great features this week too. Thanks for hosting.
Blessings, Deborah

Crafts a la Mode said...

Thanks for sharing your peacock paintings. Oh, and thanks for the party. Best wishes, Linda

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

The peacocks are gorgeous! i love the features this week...white and pretty! thanks for hosting-aimee

Rhissanna said...

I love your peacocks! I have to admit, I don't like entirely feminine interiors when there's a husband and wife sharing the same house. Everyone's taste should be reflected in the home they live in. The peacocks are a fabulous idea. They go well with elephants, too!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the idea of using peacocks in decoration. They have such gorgeous colours! Thanks for hosting!

Deanies Stash said...

Thank you for hosting. I love all the peacocks you have added to your home.

Susie said...

I love your peacock accents. It all goes well with the browns too. Hope your son keeps that touch of decorating. xoxo,Susie

Nancy's Notes said...

What wonderful features this week, they are all awesome! Oh my, your peacocks are beautiful too! I'm so happy to be here, thank you for having such a grand party!

Rhonda said...

I'm surprised you found all these peacock decorations, I never see any! I agree that they are beautiful birds to add to your home, their colors are beautiful inspiration. Thanks for hosting! Happy Mother's Day!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I loved seeing all the beautiful peacocks in your home.

Maria Elena said...

Your home looks gorgeous with all the peacock accents! Thank you so much for featuring my porch and also for hosting. Enjoy your day! Maria

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I absolutely adore peacocks and you have found some beautiful specimens.

Thank you for hosting!

Jenn said...

That bejewelled peacock is stunning!! I may just have to go check out Pier One on my lunch hour!

Vintage Paint and more... said...

Peacocks are so glorious and majestic and your are just beautiful... love everyone of them... thank you for sharing and for hosting such a great party... Cathy

Curtains in My Tree said...

It was nice looking through your house as I eyed the new peacocks in the house
Peacocks seem to be very popular now I see them everywhere and for every decor even on clothing handbags and gorgeous throw pillows like yours

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Paula. I just love how your home is over run with testosterone!! So beautiful. A dear friend and decorator once told me that most men love the feminine touches to their home because it reminds them of you..Thanks for hosting and have a very Happy Mother's Day..Judy

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Paula,
Love all your peacocks, and I can
see they have rubbed off on your son for sure. How cute!
Thanks for hosting this fun party every week, know it keeps you hopping probably.
and Have a Delightful Mother's Day
Blessings Galore,

Alessandra said...

Your son has an incredible eye for a 6 years old! The peacoks are wonderful and...happy mother's day!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Love your gender perfect decor, of course you couldn't go wrong with a personal shopper that has your style in mind! Thanks for hosting~~~

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous birds! Wonderful features - I do appreciate you hosting,

Jeannie and Linda said...

Love the pillows and prints, rich colors. Thank you so much for hosting.

Unknown said...

I love the pillows! A masculine touch for sure! Either way, very cool! Julia

The Charm of Home said...

I love your peacocks. Thanks for hosting!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Thanks for hosting, love those peacocks. Sorry I'm late got confused on the day?

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - so honored to be featured on your blog today! xoxo

Heirloom treasures said...

I love those colours and what a little gem the peacock is. I think you have your son well trained Paula.

June said...

Such beautiful peacock details in your lovely home Paula. Your son certainly spotted a treasure with that painting!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Your son has quite an eye! Thanks so much for hosting, and Happy Mother's Day!


Crystal Grandeur said...

Peacock symbol of India.Lovely post.Loved all the things.Thank you for hosting. and plz do visit my post.Love and hugs..Sujatha..:):)

Teresa said...

Now, I bet it was a huge effort to redecorate your way-too-gorgeous home to please the men in the house ahahahah
But I do agree it can be a challenge not to enter a rut when decorating and how hard it is to know what they like or want to see there - my men (and my tomboy girl) are of the "whatever, Mom/Teresa!" line.
So glad your your young boy already has eye for decor and pretty things.
Peacocks were a lovely - PERFECT - touch. They add whimsy and charm to an already whimsical, charming and loving Home.
Blessings and Enjoy,

Alison said...

I love peacocks and have been reluctant to decorate with them. Now I am truly inspired to start adding a few to my decor! I love the bejeweled peacock, along with the painting and pillows the most! Great finds!

I didn't link up this week, but will be back next week for sure!

Under the Big Oak Tree

Lou Lou Girls said...

Thank you for being part of our party. Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We love to have you!
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

The peacocks are a perfect touch for your decor! We have a special love for the color & beauty of male peacocks... Marie raises peacocks, blue & white, and they are incredible. I love finding special items for Marie that sport a lovely peacock!

Happy Mother's Day!

Blessings, Edie Marie

ileana-carmen said...

Thank you for hosting us.

bj said...

I love your all looks so beautiful.
Love all these features from last week..:)

Linda said...

Gorgeous! LOVE peacocks.
Thank you for the party, too!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

JP said...

I just returned home from a Mother's Day vacation and found my computer on and opened to your page. I think that was to remind me to comment which I didn't before I left.
I loved the tour of your home with all of your gorgeous peacocks...I just have to pass them on!


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