Sunday, September 25, 2011

They Call Them Ravens, I Call Them Crows!

 

When Dollar Tree first started putting out their fall items I picked up a package of paper crows, I figured I could do something with them when I started my fall decorating. Of course I forgot about them as I was decorating, until the other day…I think they are so neat!

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Here is my fall mantel, I added a little more to it besides the crows, the one sitting in the berry garland is a feathered one from JoAnn’s!

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I even put them in the long window in the entryway, there’s is alot that come in the package!

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I had one left after I was done so I decided to put one here, also in the entryway!

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After, I did notice that on the package they called them Ravens and all this time I was calling them crows, so I Googled it and here is what was said about it.

They are two different birds but come from the same family, a raven weighs about four times of that of a crow. The raven wing span is about 3.5-4ft where a crow’s is 2.5ft. Crows average about 17 inches long while ravens are 24 to 27 long. There is alot more said but I won’t bore you with it!

So I think I’ll just call them crows and be done with it!

I hope your having a wonderful, restful and peaceful Sunday!

I’ll be joining these parties:

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party at Itsy Bitsy Paper

The Lettered Cottage Fall Mantel Party

Tuesday’s Treasures Fall Party at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Rondell

18 comments:

Eileen @ cottagebeachhouse said...

Whatever they are they look great. I may have to run to the dollar store and pick up a pack. I love the look!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- And my kids call me an old crow!;>) I think I should be a Raven..bigger and more dignified. Love yours and what you did with them! xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

The crows look really cute all over your house! Not scary or Halloweenish!! I didn't know there was a difference between ravens and crows. Now where do mynah birds fall in? My husband says they are related to crows and that crows can talk. I'll have to google that!!

Happy Sunday, Rondell!

XO,
Janie

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love them all over the mirror that is very cute! Sounds like you really got a good deal on them. I call them crows too! ;)

sissie said...

I call them crows too. They look very cute in your fall decor.

hugs
Sissie

Gina said...

The crows look great! I think they look fantastic on the window in your entryway...kinds of like an "enter if you dare". :D

Your mantel also looks great. I love how you laid the garland/berries. I could not get mine to look right when I tried it, so I gave up on it!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I hung some crows up too today Rondell. I love your Fall home, looking so good!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the blackbirds...they make such an incredible impact they make...I am a new follower

cynthia lee designs said...

The crows look great!! I might have to stop by our DT and pick some up. They would look good in my old windows that hang above the fireplace in our living room.

Janene said...

I have always called them crows...calling them Ravens is too Edgar Allen Poeish! I love the dollar store...and they always have so many neat decorating items. I need to stop by soon so that I can start decorating for Fall!
Have a great week Rondell~
Janene

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL rondell, they look like crows to me! They look cute in your house.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love! I would be thrilled if you linked up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your fall decor! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

Ispirato Design said...

I went to three places this weekend looking for Ravens or Crows or whatever you call them. I couldn't find any! I'm actually looking for birds though- I think I'll just end up painting some colorful little ones that I picked up. Your paper ones look cute and kind of creepy :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very creative use of the crows. They're a nice contrast.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Well, I learned something new! I didn't know ravens were that much larger. We had what I guess you'd call a murder of crows in the trees behind our house a few days ago. They're really noisy!
Your paper ravens look really cute!

Marianne said...

Crows, ravens....either way, they are great. I also bought a package of them at the dollar tree along with the bats and spiders. How can you go wrong with 15 in a package. My kids are having a ball sticking them all over the house. I love them all over your mirror.
Marianne :)

the cape on the corner said...

either way, they are a great addition!