Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A Further Parade of Birds

We've spent the morning making a pair of stollen studded with mixed peel and vine fruits with a fat sausage of marzipan hidden within, and some quick mincemeat, rich with grated quince, vanilla and spice. Mmmm.

Here are some more examples of the big bird love that permeates our house.

The mama bird feeding her chicks is a very recent find, isn't it sweet? Her nest is currently high above the aloe vera on my windowsill.

I particularly love the pattern Acapulco by Villeroy & Boch, which was inspired by colourful South American prints, with the glorious bird and flowers motif originally used by the company in 1977. I have some cups,saucers and plates that I'd like to display somewhere prominent.

The plump brown bird with the blue beak I spotted a few years ago in a charity shop, it was night-time, the shop was closed so I spent an anxious evening before I could return to claim her. She's Columbian and hardly any trouble to look after.

The tiny die-cast robin looks very seasonal next to the giant pine cone doesn't it?


The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

That photo of the robin with the giant cone is absolutely adorable.
I find your blog very charming.
I will add you to the blogs I follow if you don't mind.
Funny...the other day I was cleaning and saw this yellow bird that I put away years ago. I realized it was such a cute little treasure. It is now perched atop the kitchen counter.
You have cool vintage stuff on eravintage!

Enjoy the holidays!

Naomi Devlin said...

I love the charity shop bird and can imagine why you camped out all night just to be the first in the shop (I know you didn't say as much, but if something's worth having, right?). Looking forward to more lovely vintage eye candy.
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