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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Such Sweet Birdy Finds

Thought I'd show you some lovely little things I've acquired lately that have a bird theme to them.

I have a  plan to make up a few themed retro or vintage baskets that can be used for picnics etc, and am in the process of collecting things that I think will be suitable for them.
Salt and pepper shakers are items that I seem to be unable to pass by if they have that "thing" about them
Aren't these the sweetest little bird shakers?! They are only about 2ins high.

I picked these little lovelies up when I met up with Laura for coffee on Monday. She very kindly threw them in for me with her order at a florists' wholesaler. They're much larger(approx 3in) than the small birds I've used previously in my work, and I can't wait to use them in a larger piece very soon!

These egg cups will be used for some of my listings for The Chocolate Crow Trader for March. Thought I'd make a couple of little embellished eggs to go into each of them to be used as pinkeeps.
The wooden one at the back will be the one I put up for sale on The Crow and the other will be made up as the Free Pattern that I'll be donating. This one is a keeper, as it seems to be made of Bakelite and it's really quite lovely to hold and look at.

Awww how sweet is this!!?? My mother found it on the ground under the large tree she has on her footpath, and figured I'd like it! Uh, yep!!! I sure would!  :)))
I suppose strong wind must have blown it off the branch it had been on. Hope there weren't any eggs in it!
It's about 6ins across, but I'm not sure what to do with it or where to put it yet. But I'm sure I'll think of something.  :)

Use what talents you possess: 
The woods would be very silent 
if no birds sang there 
except those that sang best. ~ 
Henry Van Dyke


  1. I adore birdie themes!
    Those salt and pepper shakers are adorable!

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

  2. All very sweet the egg cups.

  3. Hi Pam, Sweet things. For me it's like seeing Spring arrive. We had nice warm weather today 57 degrees. I'm still looking at snow and ice but it did melt alot tomorrow it should be in the 60's. When I see these things I think of Spring and Easter. Thanks. Hugs, Linda

  4. Love the design printed on those salt and pepper shakers.......... so simple and stylish. What a lovely quote too at the bottom of the post.

  5. Love the salt and pepper shakers. Your new little birds will look cute in the nest. :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  6. I love your picnic basket idea, & those are just the prettiest salt & pepper shakers!

  7. Hi Pam, When you have time hop over, I included you in my P.S. post. Hope it's getting a bit cooler for you. Hugs, Linda

  8. Hi Pam, love your bird theme; so cute. Re. your quote by Van Dyke...perfect and oh so true!


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