Friday, October 29, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie

 For a long time, I have wanted to share my bird collection on Cindy's Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Homes.
I quickly snapped these pictures and a couple are blurry, but you know my pathetic camera story by now, so hope you enjoy my little "Tweets" anyway.

Love this little happy little guy because of the shading on him.

These were first in my collection.  You see these often in antique stores.

You've seen her before. Found her in a trift store and cleaned her up with toothpaste.

This one is on a tall pedestal and sits way up high keeping an eye on things.

These two black ones sit in my a little niche in my black and red entry.

You've seen these silver ones on my entry table before with my little silver display.

  One of my red ones.

I split this pair up, one on either side of the TV.

Love these chubby yellow iron ones. Found them at Homegoods, when I first discovered that wonderful place to shop.

My DIL gave me these two on pedestals to add to my collection.

I've also shown these before when I did the cloche party.
They are in my dining room.

Oh my! Do these have story!  My friends gave me these beautiful alabaster birds, but they weren't my first pair like this.
I buy a lot of milk glass and during one shopping trip, I bought alabaster birds along with a whole bunch of milk glass pieces. I always come home from a thrifting trip and put my milk glass in the dishwasher. It really cleans up shiny and pretty.
I guess I also put the birds in with a load of milk glass. It was several days later that I discovered I couldn't find my alabaster birds. I had long since put away or displayed the milk glass.
I remembered that they were in the dishwasher, but I had reloaded it with dirty dishes, so while looking for the birds,  I noticed gritty sandy stuff in the bottom of my dishwasher.
Moral of this story...don't put alabaster in the dishwasher...it dissolves.
Years later, some of my friends found these and gave them to  me along with a warning not to wash them in the dishwasher.
Believe me, they have never let me forget what happened to my first pair.

Again, be sure to go over to Romantic Homes and see what others are sharing today.

More to come about the "Bye Bye Birdie" title to this post.
It's a good thing.
















12 comments:

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love birds. You have such a wonderful collection
Michele

Linda said...

My house is decorated with birds as well....you have a great collection!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, love the birds..I have a few here and there, I have alway liked them too..mostly have roosters, but they are birds, right??

I have quite a few pieces of my nana's milk glass, always gives me a good feeling when I use them..we do have a lot in common, girl! more and more as time goes on.

Have a great day, I need to sew..I should be doing laundry and cleaning, but sewing sounds so much more fun!

hugs
Barb

Marydon said...

G'day Beverly ~ Wow! You have them all, they are wonderful & love your presentation.
Have a BOO-TEA-FUL weekend!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Susy said...

What is it about birds - I love them too! I especially like your chubby birds. And the dishwasher story is a "hoot". xo

Farmchick said...

Very nice collection. I think the black ones are my favorite.

sewingseedscraftylife said...

Beautiful birds and what a funny story. Did they totally disappear in the dishwasher? Have a blessed weekend, Patty

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

How fun! I'll bet there are lots of cute things tucked here and there in your home. I loved every picture.

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Oh yes, we still get a laugh about your dissolving birdies. Your collection of birds is so fun. You have some unique birds and they are decorating items we can use year around. I didn't know I had a collection until one of my grandsons started counting the birds in my house. Have a great day.

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Beverly! Thank you for your kind words today and for entering the giveaway. You are one of the blessings I have found in blogging this past year! My long overdue gift is coming to you in the mail today. Have a wonderful day!

Shannon said...

Heard a rumor that Homegoods is coming to Bakersfield....in the spot that formerly was Longs Drugstore at the corner of Stockdale Hwy. and California.

Something Special said...

Thanks for your comment. I too love birdies. I have a two year old granddaughter that has to get one down and play with it every time she is here.
I give her the resin one. Love all of your collection.