Once a birdhouse has achieved the proper sort of aged patina, move it to a protected spot such as a porch or covered patio. Or, bring it inside the home for a visual link to the outdoors.
Too heavy for a post, the homeowners installed this bird condo atop an arbor. A horseshoe adds a bit of whimsy.
Vintage birdhouses can find homes in unexpected places and serve more roles than simply sheltering feathered visitors. This one makes a sweet planter for a tangle of ivy.
An old birdhouse serves as a hotel in a miniature landscape, complete with tiny 'vacancy' sign and tiny picket fence.
No birdhouse is too small for a charming little corner of the garden. Tiny details invite closer inspection, especially when paired with plants of the same scale.
A Martin birdhouse looks inviting perched above an old chair that has lost its caning and now cradles a flowering container. Grouping vintage items can heighten their effect.
A lone birdhouse atop a pole can look stark and awkward. Here, a swarm of blue hydrangeas spiked with dashes of contrasting orange provide a lush base for this weathered focal point in the garden.