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!).

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Have you seen my parrots?


I have to give credit to my friend, Rachael, who corrected me – evidently they are cockatoos!  Either way – aren’t they beautiful?!

I think they would be perfect in this 1960’s-inspired Palm Beach dining room designed by Meg Braff.  Yes, Meg Braff, this is me telling you that your stunning room is missing these amazing birds!

via House Beautiful


And here’s a similar bird on this fabulous bar cart:

via The Glam Pad


Get the look!  My parrots cockatoos are available in The Pursuing Vintage Shop.


Two new little cuties in the Pursuing Vintage Shop today!  Perfect for styling your coffee table or bookshelf!

vintage cloissone birds

These vintage cloisonne birds are full of detail.  The penguin measures 5.5″ high, and the blue jay measures 3.5″.

Vintage Cloissone Penguin

Vintage Cloissone Blue Jay

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