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Birds of a feather

Over the last few seasons, we've seen a noticeable nod towards all things avian, most recently the seeming design love affair with all things peacock. I'm a two-time bird owner, so I've enjoyed this trend. My fave: birds of a tropical feather. Granted, one must be careful when selecting anything parrot-esque, as many items quickly fall into the category of bad and/or touristy kitsch. However, I was delighted when I recently spied a handful of decorative items featuring my favorite plumed friends.

Williams-Sonoma Home first caught my eye with this set of tropical bird prints
Upon further research, though, I found a wonderful (and much more affordable) assortment of similar prints available at art.com





















Speaking of art, can you imagine how cheery a collection of these colorful, Panamanian molas would be in an otherwise white space?  I see possibilities for a child's room, too!

Accent pillows are always a great way to incorporate a look that might be deemed trendy.  

This handpainted toucan pillow from John Robshaw's collection via HSN has me a wee bit giddy!
WSH offers a more subtle color palette, perhaps a nod towards a Colonial Caribbean garden?
This unique ring-bearer's pillow would be a perfect touch for a tropical, destination wedding!
If you like a touch of the tropics, but still favor a neutral color scheme, this ceramic pair of parrots from ZGallerie might be just for you!
...And, who could resist a little anthro avian love, in the form of a cute dishtowel?

Ben and I have a running joke about these carved-gemstone birds - they are ubiquitous in Brazil - and definitely fall into the touristo category, however, something tells me, before our tour is complete, you'll see one appear at Casa Giese ;)


7 comments:

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there sweetie, what a colourful evocative post I adore birds!I would like to personally invite you to my Tea Dance over @ My Passport to Style, I do hope you will come. Sharon xxxx

LindsB said...

Lots of bird things...I think the prints you found from art.com are my favorite they are so colorful and fun

elledee said...

oo I love the bird prints! beautiful.

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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh...Pretty birds...such color. I like those art.com prints too...and the pillows! So Brazil, eh?

Style Redux 2 said...

I have looking for an antique aviary.

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the William Sonoma pillow!

Tiffanie said...

Great ideas! I just bought a 2010 Flora and Fauna Cavallini calendar. Hopefully one of these days I will get around to framing the pictures for my dining room. art.com never lets me down. thanks for sharing.

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