Monday, June 13, 2011

A new home for the dove

The dovecote is finished.


Galen put the final touches on the dovecote this weekend and I finished the painting. I decided to use the same color paint as our house.




The roof is cedar shake which were left over pieces from a project on part of our house, and on top of the dovecote is one of those old electrical wire guides that we used for a finial to add a bit of whimsy. There are three openings, but actually four "apartments" for the dove. The top floor has a double.





We hung it at the side of Mourning Dove Cottage tucked in a nice cozy corner. Hopefully the dove will find it very accomodating.




I am happy as a clam with my new dovecote.

Thank you, Galen.

It's just what I wanted.











19 comments:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Donna how beautiful! I've always wanted a 'dovecote' and here on the farm goodness knows we have a lot of them. Yours is just gorgeous and I love where you put it. Pats on the back to your hubby and you did a wonderful paint job! I hope it fills up soon.
Maura :)

Darla said...

Superb!! It is just adorable and looks very nice on the side of your Cottage.

Ruth Welter said...

The home for the doves is just gorgeous Donna. Galen outdid himself this time for sure. What is more, it looks so lovely on your house.

Ruth

Catherine Holman said...

It's beautiful Donna! I love how you've attached it to your house!
Hugs,
Cathie

Donna said...

Oh How Neat!! It looks Great on the house!
hughugs

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Fabulous job, it looks wonderful attached to the side of your house. Hope you have tenants soon. Have a great week.

Sandy

wildflower said...

Wow! Love it. It looks great attached to your house like that, what lucky doves!

Sherri said...

Oh Donna, you are one lucky girl!! Galen did an absolutely fantastic job on the dove cote! I hope your doves love it.

Happy@Home said...

Your dovecote turned out so beautiful!! I love everything about it and it looks PERFECT where you have placed it. I especially like the scallops around the bottom. Great job Galen & Donna.

~Sheila~ said...

It's beautiful Donna, I do hope your doves take up residence there soon.
Galen did a great job.
hugs
xx

Jeri Landers said...

I have been begging my husband to build me a replica of a dovecote I found in an OLD English book completely dedicated to the subject. Yours is most excellent! We too have the mourning doves, I love the sweet coo they make, and the slow, graceful way they stroll across the grass, so unlike the little hopping sparrows. Glad you found my "Recipe" for the garden markers, I made about 70 of them!

Balisha said...

I wake to the cooing of doves every morning. They have a nest outside my bedroom window. Your new addition to your house is beautiful...my doves should be so lucky. Have a nice day...Balisha

Angie said...

It is perfect, Donna! :D

artis1111 said...

I have to have one of these. Hubby wants doves and this would be perfect Kathy

Zuzana said...

Beautiful dear Donna, the doves will love it.;))
xoxo

The Star Gal said...

A lovely addition to your lovely home. Kisses to Otis & Riley.

Beverly said...

Donna, I love it. It looks just gorgeous there, and it is absolutely perfect for you.

You and Galen create such beautiful pieces.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Donna the dovecote is just beautiful! It looks perfect on your house.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

THAT is gorgeous Donna! What an "addition" to your home - sure hope the doves find it soon...it's prime property :)