Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Few Little Birdies

I have mentioned before that I collect birdie figurines so I thought I'd share just a few for Show and Tell Friday over at My Romantic Home. So much inspiration all in one place!

Three little birds, not by my doorstep but watching over my kitchen sink singing... Don't worry about a thing 'cause every little thing gonna be alright... Don't you love the expression on the one farthest to the right - ha! I think maybe the other two talk too much.
This is the complete shelf. I have one on each side of my kitchen sink. I found both of the shelves on the same day from two different sellers on eBay - serendipity!

When they arrived they were both in various stages of disrepair and painted (if you can call it that) two different colors. I cleaned and sanded and cleaned and sanded and painted them in a color I call "Grandma Green". The color goes nicely with my small collection of vintage jadite. It wasn't an easy rescue but the results made it worth it in the end. Don't count things out based on the way they look at the moment. Think past the first impression to what they CAN be!
According to family tradition this figurine was a Mother Day gift from ME to my mother when I was a baby. Two little love birds sitting in a tree... K.I.S.S.I.N.G.... !


My Crafty Little Page said...

Serendipity for sure! Love the color you painted these. :) Nancy

Kiki said...

Yay..these are all so lovely..i love them charming and beautiful! I love bird figurines too..something just so magical and special about them..! Love the way you display them all..a magic touch you have!!

Carrie said...

What a darling collection of figurines...and so nicely displayed on the matching shelves!
Seeing your painted shelves gives me an idea to paint some that I got at a local thrift shop.

Annette said...

That's a sweet collection and the shelves are perfect for displaying them. You just have a knack for finding cool stuff!!!