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The Ceramic Bird

22 August 2009 One Comment

What is it about ceramic birds that I find so fascinating? Not sure, I just find them soothing and charming, I suppose. They tend to go well with everything surrounding them: books, plants, portraits, whatever. They have to be old–’40s preferably and the color vivid, the shape interesting; a bit soft, meaning no sharp edges  and certainly not new (please no ’70s birds!)

Here are a few lovely ones from various etsy sellers (you’ll go to their shops and the item if you click on them):

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Here are a few really nices ones, a little more unusual:

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I refused to include any owls–I’m not sure what the appeal is? Etsy possibly has at least 150 ceramic owls on their site! And that’s in the vintage catagory only!I don’t mind owls in general but if they’re too cute and from the ’70s, I cringe. Fawns and owls seem the latest rage, not sure why. Although I do have a fawn on my etsy site, so I suppose I’ve fallen into this trap! I wouldn’t say mine is cute, in fact he’s a little odd.

The main bird photo of the post is from this shop–mysweetiepiepie.

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  • Bridget said:

    Oh so sweet. My six year old daughter often asks me, as children often do, “Mom, if you could be an animal, which one would you be?” I always answer, “a bird”. Finches are my favorite. I love birds in nature and in art. This collection has fabulous variety. Love that art deco looking black and red crow. Thanks so much for including my vintage bird lid.