Monday, March 23, 2009

Thoughts on Birds

On Birds by Francis Duggan
The more I learn of birds the more my wonder of them grow
And I come to realize how little about them I do know
And though I recognize many by their chirp or their song
On bird recognition I've often been wrong
You could live for five hundred years and study birds every day
But if you are honest with yourself I am sure you would say
That I know a lot about birds but not everything
Though I've studied their breeding habits for many a Spring,
Migratory birds travel the World from north to southern shore
And I know if I lived for five centuries or more
And when to the scythe of the reaper I eventually would fall
Of birds I may know a lot but I would not know it all
And the more I learn about birds the more I come to realize
So little I know of them and is that a surprise?

As we have made it to spring, and in honor of Erikas love of birds, we have accumulated quite the collection of birds both inside and out the shop over time. I thought it would be fun sharing some with you.

These ducks came over from the creek behind the shop last spring and spent some time with us. We gave them water to drink (some instinct on our part to give an animal water, isnt it?)

We also have a new artist in the shop, Jennifer Normann. Jennifer, who found us through her friend at The Vintage Rabbit, creates wonderful pieces of art using fabrics, glitter, and found pieces. This spring, her mermaids will be featured in Somerset magazine. You can see her well known mermaids at the shop but these are a few of her birds sitting in our chandelier and under the glass cloche on the pedestal. Check her out at And finally, back by popular demand are the little glitter birds with gold crowns!!! We had them at Christmas and they blew out the doors. We feel they are perfect any time of the year. Aren't they cute for only $5.99?!!!!

I know with Brett, aka The Vintage Husband about town around here (Erika's husband) , I feel constantly challenged in what I know about birds. I challenge all of us to take some time this spring and learn just a something more about these wonderful and amazing creatures. They truly are an inspiration.


Rosemary said...

Love the photos! I am a bird watcher. I collect birds and nests.
I just put them all around my house for Spring.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your shop looks great!!! The outside is just adorable! I live in Silicon Valley but next time I'm near Sacramento I'll stop in!

Jeanneoli said...

Everything looks amazing...who doesn't just love birds...especially in the spring.

The Chateau of Remnants said...

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HiHo said...

my Dad always says the first Robin you see in the Spring tells you if your year will be be a wealthy one. Viewing one in fight is good news viewing one on the ground not. Must be the Indian in him?
I find myself looking up at the sky a lot every Spring.LOL

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Always love the birds! Very nice post. ~ Lynn

kari and kijsa said...

Love the pics- and the nests!! Your vingettes look beautiful!!
kari & kijsa

Allidink said...

I'm starting to love birds too! Those are great :)

All the best,

Debra said...

I love all the birds!!! I collect them you see so Your post was great! Thank you for Sharing!