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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 27: For the Birds

Hi everyone, here's a bird-themed installment of my thrifting finds for today! My grandma was always a "bird lady" and lately I've also been noticing I'm drawn to bird stuff as well. Could I be following in her footsteps? Anyway, here you go!:

A pretty pink vintage parrot figurine.

The face on this (1970s?) owl mug is really interesting to me.

I've been finding a lot of these black ceramic figurines with painted highlights. Anyone know much about them?

Another owl, this time in the form of a napkin holder.

A cute little toucan statue.

I almost kept these bird-themed Fire King mugs, but ended up selling them in my Etsy shop.

Yet another ceramic bird statue!

A little trinket box in the form of a gold and black swan.

I framed this pretty illustration from a vintage book. I love the way it turned out with the blue paper background!

I bought this bird statue as a joke one Christmas because it resembles an annoying  (and scary!) parrot that my grandma had for quite a few years. It's come back to me now and is currently for sale in the antique space. Phillip thinks nobody will want it, but I think otherwise. We'll see who's right!

Lastly, what I think is an ashtray or maybe a trinket dish with a bronze partridge. To me, it looks like something for a hunting lodge or maybe a manly study.

Thanks for checking out my finds! I'll be sharing via linkups on Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, and Young Heart. Stop by and see what everyone has to share this week!

PS: Sorry for my lack of Thrifty Thursday post last week, I've had a lot of things going on (good things, luckily!) that have been keeping me very busy. I'll explain more in my next post!


  1. The vintage framed bird picture is stunning!

  2. The Fire King mugs are sweet! I can see why you almost kept them! I also quite like the vintage parrot statue it reminds me of Turners parrots.

  3. Lovely finds. That ashtray/trinket dish is just stunning!

  4. Great collection of birdy things! I love how the framed picture looks!