Obsessed. That’s exactly how I feel about birds. Here’s the evidence. I sketched a crapperific little brown thrasher for my den. I drooled over my mom’s christmas bird decor…well not literally because it would ruin the ornaments. And I even bought a little white ceramic birdie even though it gave me the stank eye. So I am officially obsessed. Therefore, you can bet your bottom dollar that when I saw a trio of birds at my local antique store, I was flyin high. They were so cute, I think I even mumbled ‘cock-a-doodle-doo-hoo-hoo-hoo!’
Wanna meet my chicklets? Ok – introducing Mr. Blue…Mr. Blue Bird. Yes. He is white. Let’s not let racial prejudice get in the way here.
Say Hi to Lady. Lady Bird. Yes, she likes wildflowers 🙂
And finally Larry. You guys can figure that one out 🙂 He can really fly for a white guy.
Their tiny little birdie bodies are perfect for just a smidgen of chic (or chick) accent in our den. And because they are all white, they really pop against the dark grain of the bookcases as well as stay well within the bounds of non-gaudy animal sculptures guidelines. C’mon. This ain’t the Neverland Ranch.
Even scattering the little feathered friends around the room allow the trio to seem less like a set of triplets and more like individual accent pieces. And don’t
parents of (coughJohn&Katecough) multiples usually want their own space anyway?
Larry is taking centerstage on this stack of neutral bound books over on the other side of the room. And speaking of having birds on every side of the small space, let’s talk about themes for a moment. Even though the den definitely has a theme of birds throughout…the birds aren’t overwhelming because they are subtle in size, with very little color variation (they are all white) and they are now reached their max in number.
And if I ever get tired of the avian theme – I could remove them without changing the basics of the room such as furniture, major art, or color scheme. I am also sure that these three would be never get stuck in the yard sale pile – seeing as how they would be a cinch to store and would be just darling used as decor at an Easter brunch buffet or a ladies tea party. Definitely $5 well spent for the trio.
Going along with the birdie theme is this structural little white-washed birdhouse that I also picked up for $5. Seeing as how I didn’t need to do a thing to it (love the patina), I thought that the cutesy little thing would be a perfect way to play on the theme without adding another bird into the room.
I love how the clean lines of my bird ‘church’ seem to bring out the best in the reflective mirrors hung above them. And how Larry appears to have escaped the cage and looks to be taking flight…GO LARRY GO!
Well, there you have it – one trio of birdieboops and one birdcage. Dontcha just love getting new pets that don’t poop, eat or die? I do.
So what do you think? Good purchases or too many hens in the house? Also, I thought I got a pretty good deal but do you think the price was fowl? Also, my dear bloggie friends (Anon that means you!), pray with all your might that my mom will sell me her bamboo birdcage….this good egg wants it for above the fridge and I am sure that with a few extra prayers, God will change her heart. (Sorry Mom…I can’t help but play dirty. P.S. You are one hot spring chicken!)