There are thousands of items on Etsy at the moment with cockerel motifs. From little Pyrex dishes, to art prints; weathervanes to genuine tail feathers. We’ve picked out a few we thought you might like!
Posts Tagged ‘bird’
We picked up this striking pottery bird last week. It’s actually a money box and it was made by a company whose wares are very familiar to us – namely Shelf Pottery – who operated in Shelf, near Halifax and only a few miles away from where we live in Todmorden. We often come across their pieces at local markets, antique centres & auctions.
It’s quite distinctive pottery in terms of design & colourway with the warm oatmeal, cream, beige & browns. We love some of the stylised birds that they produced in the 1970s era. You can also find some great bowls & vases with quite eccentric and abstract forms. You’ll find a little more info and images of a few more examples on the 20th Century Forum
The little wall-mounted hooks just inside our front door where we hang our keys went AWOL during the redecoration of our little porch area.
I don’t know about you, but if I’m at home, I need to keep my bunch of keys in EXACTLY the same place… AT ALL TIMES… or else cataclysmic chaos ensues prior to attempting to leave the house!
I thought this little fella would look great perched in our porch - available in 4 colours – pink, black, yellow and green.
Snow currently feels like a permanent fixture around the whole of the UK. I’ve really been feeling sorry for our wildlife – especially the birds. One of last week’s Winter Watch programmes told of the decimation that happens when birds can’t get through the inches of snow to feed on seeds, worms, slugs and insects.
Why don’t you help them out? Here are five of our favourite bird feeders that we’ve found online – from low-tech to the bird equivalent of a swanky, Michelin-starred restaurant!
- Flock Follies bird feeder – Feeds the birds AND adds a burst of colour to your garden!
- Roundabout fly-through feeder – Made of polished copper , this one will mellow into a beautiful verdigris.
- Bottle bird feeder – Just add an empty wine or beer bottle!
- Umbra contemporary outdoor bird house – An avian take on a modernist des res!
- Unplugged Barcelona bird feeder – Inspired by the famous, Mies van der Rohe-designed Barcelona Pavilion.
These are the big eyes of our latest owl – in this case, a pottery money box.
They never stay with us long as these feathered friends are consistently popular in our shop.
Whether in the form of money boxes, mugs, pot stands, textile prints, pictures or book illustrations.
We’ve blogged a fair few times about the great illustrator, Kenneth Townsend. He designed the cutest owl as part of his Menagerie series – apparently the owl was his favourite animal!
Another wonderful illustrator with a thing for owls was Celestino Piatti who once said, “You can draw an owl a thousand times, and never find out its secret”.
image credit: Fishink
We’ve had a quick trawl on the web for some more owls – here are some favourites:
image credit: Vintage Kids’ Books my Kid Loves
Wise Ol’ Canister, Orange: £118 – Anthropologie
image credit: mmmcrafts
image credit: Shailesh Chavda