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Now that we've cleared Valentine's Day, I do dream a little about spring, and to me, that means birds.  Even though I've seriously decluttered over the last few years, a few birds will remain a constant for me. 

 

Have you seen Valerie's new ones?  H399996.  They look to be a bit of a departure for her.  I'm not ordering, but they are cute:

 

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They're a little bohemian, sort of more "global".   I like the black and white, and the fact that they're "mixed media"--  resin, but the flouncy tails are made of metal.  And they are chunky.

 

I always show my first Valerie birds, the ceramic patchwork ones.  Those I've hung on to-- she doesn't seem to do as many ceramic ones these days.  They are satisfyingly plump, and esp. love them in fall and winter displays.  This isn't my shelf, just a photo of the birds I found online.  They're cuter in person:

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Let's look at more birds:

 

A little vintage brass darling.   I don't have any like this, but do have a pair of midcentury small brass quail or partridges.

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Look at this tiny watercolor!  I think it was on Etsy.

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I think this is Rosenthal porcelain.  Not being a purist, I personally like my birds a little bit stylized, not quite so realistic, but this guy is just heart-melting, with his bright eye and jaunty little crest!

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One Kings Lane has these midcentury duck tureens, which I think are handsome, not really cuddly though.

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And they even had French majolica *pigeon* tureens.  Pigeon!  Trust the French, ha.  Not my favorite bird to associate with food, but have to admit, weirdly, they are not repulsive-- at least not to me.  They're sort of sweet.

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This little cutie is all wood.

 

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Now, technically, this vintage parrot isn't "chubby" per se, but, he's so sweet, and innocent, perched above his pale pink rose...

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For a few years, Ganz has made a set of 3 ceramic chubby birds in various colors.  The pale green-y ones are still on Amazon, and I had my eye on some in my local gift store that had them, along with the ivory:

 

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Talk about plump and self-satisfied!   I picked up just one of them in my gift shop, the one with the tail up.  I like that they're a combo of glaze, (which is slightly crackled) and then unglazed, scroll wings and tail.  The scroll work and the un-glazing definitely give them a retro 70's feeling-- and of course I like a little retro whimsy, here and there!  I've also seen them in a deep ruby, and cobalt...  Pretty in ivory too:

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Haven't even talked about adorable owls, could go off on a tangent there, b/c I love them too!

 

If you have any pretty birds, that you either own or just admire, do post.  (@mousiegirl, examples from your awesome collection ALWAYS welcome....)

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I love birds also @Oznell  living or statuary.  And owls don't get me started. So wise and beautiful. All the ones you showed are adorable. 

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Gorgeous little red flame of a cardinal in that bush, @godi !

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I love the birds you posted @Oznell .  I especially love the wooden bird.  

 

I have quite a few birds.  In the last picture I have the urn of one of my dog's ashes and two iron birds on wood.  I don't have them all together like that.  I just did that for the picture.

 

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Day after day the whole day through, wherever my road inclined, four feet said 'I'm coming with you!' and trotted along behind. Kipling





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What a fantastic, unusual collection, @NickNack --  love!  That bird that's part of that fanciful, beautiful tassel, that is such a neat idea.  Would love to have a bird lamp also--- yours is one of the most charming I've seen.  And of course, I like the slightly abstract, stylized shapes of others.

 

Thank you for posting these lovely examples of "bird art"!

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Thank you @Oznell .  I do love birds.  I feed them, too.


Day after day the whole day through, wherever my road inclined, four feet said 'I'm coming with you!' and trotted along behind. Kipling





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I enjoy chubby birds just like you. I've been using this pair of chubby ivory birds (Valerie's) for about 5+ yrs now. I brought them back out weeks ago after putting away the Christmas decor and will leave them until I bring out the Fall decor in mid-August.

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Oh, they are so CUTE, @Susan Louise !   I've never come across those ones of Valerie's, or I probably would have gotten them too!   You've created such a breath of fresh air and nature in that corner-- love your bird lamp as well.  Delightful.

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@Oznell  Aww...bless your heart, thank you!  Smiley Happy