Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bird ♥

There's something about birds that makes me giddy with joy. I can't put my finger on it. I love to look at them, touch them, and collect them. Now, I don't mean birds like the ones my mom and dad have at home. Those birds, while lovely to stare at from a safe distance, wake you up in the mornings with the perfected sound of a ringing cell phone or the yip of a poodle. They would also gladly remove a wandering finger if given the opportunity. No, I mean the kind of birds that are completely harmless and you don't ever have to clean up after... ceramic birds.

It all started when I stumbled upon my now favorite owl ring at Anthropologie the other summer. It has rarely left my finger since the day I brought it home.

Photo courtesy of krisnations.com

Then to my excitement, during a Christmas present exchange at my grandparents' house Nick managed to wrangle us a vintage cookie jar in the shape of a plump owl.

I was hooked.

Conveniently, I find that birds can also add that extra vintage charm to our wedding reception. The only problem is getting the right kind of bird without the kitsch-factor. After scouring the internet, I found exactly what I was looking for on one of my favorite sites Etsy. A little shop called runny bunny makes these beautiful ceramic birds that I think will go wonderfully with our wedding decor:







And although this may not be wedding appropriate, I think I can find room for this creative trinket on one of our bookshelfs at home:



I'm sure Nick will understand.

1 comment:

Echo said...

I am so in love with birds. Mine infatuation began when I named my third baby; her name means "small bird" and my son's name means "bird of light."

I am currently loving all of the birdie cake toppers on Etsy. The fabric ones are ADORABLE, but I think too cutesy for our vintage-inspired reception. Yours are gorgeous!