Creating your own bird’s nest can be as simple, or as elaborate as you want. For me it is an exercise of celebrating perfection within the imperfection, beauty amongst the chaos. I personally like to approach it with a loose treatment to achieve a more natural look, rather than tight which can appear manufactured. Momma birds construct their nests using snippets and bits containing multiple colors and textures, so when building a nest, I gravitate towards using at least three different materials (ex: sticks,twine,moss,rattan, ribbon, etc.)
With each passing year it becomes harder to find these celebrated symbols of the Country French tradition of bread making. The Panetière was a worthy alter used to lock away perishable treasures from the household’s children and pets, placed on a table or hung from a wall. An heirloom piece handed down for generations to celebrate and appreciate the bounty of their land.