Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pretty Plumes

When I was outside the other day, something felt different.  What was it ?  It took me a moment before I realized ... birds were chirping! There is something about that sound this time of year that is so wonderful and hopeful. Spring has got to be around the corner.  I walked out of the bank yesterday and a little robin was on the sidewalk in front of me. He cocked his head as if to say hello and the color of his red breast was striking against the gray backdrop of the chilly, gloomy day.

If you've been reading my blog from the beginning, you may have caught on to the fact that I love birds. In my post on pillows, I talked about the bird pillows I had made from a favorite fabric.  In my master bedroom post, I talked about the bird ottoman on my wish list.  I've got a few other feathered friends who have settled in around my house too.

There's just something about birds ... there are so many different kinds and colors. They are kind of like people with all of their different personalities ... the wise owl, the cocky rooster, the diva peacock, the hummingbird soccer mom who's always buzzing forwards and backwards at top speed.

So in honor of Spring and birds everywhere, here are my favorite ways to incorporate some plumage into your home.

I love this master bedroom of Kirsten from 6th Street Design School ...

And of course, if we're going to talk pillows, there are so many cute bird pillows.

ChicDecor Pillows

Dwell Studio

The trio of bird prints I have stacked up the wall in our house always make me swoon. Here is more aviary artwork that I love.

Vintage Treasure Shop

I found these tapestries from Thailand on Overstock. I think they would be stunning, framed and hung on the wall.
Overstock bird tapestry

Overstock bird tapestry

And this canvas from Ballard is so dreamy, don't you think?

I have drooled over this lampshade from Anthropologie forever.

And how cute is this tea towel?

Anthropologie bird towel

Of course, I mentioned the Katie Ridder bird wallpaper that was featured in Sex and the City in an earlier post. Here is another one I like from Walnut Wallpaper.

What about a shower curtain? I found this beauty on Etsy.

Pond Lily

Or these drapery panels ...

The Curtain Call

These are cute for the table ... but I'd also hang them on a wall in the kitchen. They come in 4 colors.

Pier One

How about these to set the table for a lovely Spring Brunch?


And for a table or mantel ...


How about these hooks in your entry or mudroom ...


I would love to hear about your favorite feathered friends!

In the meantime, happy bird-watching!