Coastal Living March 2016 / Ceramic Parrots / Pursuing Vintage

The March issue of Coastal Living is full of colorful fabulousness.

coastal living march 2016

Within the issue, they highlight ways to give your home a boost of color with vintage “treasures”.  I was surprised to see #4: Ceramic Parrots.

Coastal Living March 2016 / Ceramic Parrots / Pursuing Vintage

Let me start by saying: I hate birds.  Real birds (sorry all you bird lovers!).  But they freak me out.  Especially when they are flying around above my head (hello city pigeons!).  However, porcelain or ceramic bird statues I like.  I’ve always found them charming, and have picked up several ceramic birds over the last couple of years.

This pair was just stunning, and they lived on my mantel until they sold so that I could enjoy them for as long as possible!

porcelain cockatiel pair / Pursuing Vintage

This guy just sold last week!  The buyer must be up on the trend!

Porcelain Cockatoo Parrot / Pursuing Vintage

And this little guy, though not a tropical bird, is equally cute and colorful.  (He’s available now!)

Petite Blue Finch Figurine / Pursuing Vintage

And if you’re not a figurine collector, there are other ways to incorporate birds into your decor!

Tropical bird lamp base

Large parrot colorful art

Tropical Parrot Wallpaper

I’m not sure birds work in every decor scenario, but they are fun to look at when used in the right place.

(Okay, now please tell me I’m not the only one out there who is freaked out by live birds!).

Signature Kristen                   Photo credits: 1 / 2 / 3 /

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9 replies
  1. mary beth at MBZ interiors
    mary beth at MBZ interiors says:

    Ha, once my 4 yr. old was playing on the back deck and I was cooking and heard her literally screaming bloody murder. I ran out there and there was a canary that must have escaped from someone’s home sitting on the grill top just a few feet from her. I think she hates birds to this day! I love these inspirational photos and I want that parrot lamp Kristen.

  2. Corinna - ADesignerAtHome
    Corinna - ADesignerAtHome says:

    I hate birds, too! I’m not as terrified as I used to be though. We have a pair f mourning doves who mate on our porch light every year. It’s so beautiful watching the babies grow up- and stick around! I love all animal figurines though. Perfect for eclectic decor!

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