This is a photo of my circa 1890 pastry server (taken without a flash). How do I know that this particular piece is an 1890s pastry server?
Cause Martha Stewart magazine says so. Here is a photo spread from the March issue featuring the pastry server in the centre.
It's the same as mine! (way ahead of you on that one, Martha, call me anytime for TIPS on how to do STUFF). Here is a photo of my 1890s pastry server (with the flash). Pretty, huh?
Actually, there was an entire article on bird motifs in decorating. And here I thought that birds were so over. And weren't fish supposed to be the new birds? (or something like that). Anyway, the truth of the matter is that bird motifs are classic and have been around for a long time. I've always been drawn to them.
Here is a bird-themed needlepoint chair detail.
Bird salt and pepper shakers. I'd never really noticed before, but these particular birdies look somewhat unintelligent. Oh well.
Alabaster bird baths. Love these things, they have no real purpose, except to tickle peoples' fancy.
A birdy-themed wall hanging in my daughter's room (out of focus ceiling shot due to extreme toxic teen mess on the floor). Oh, and one of the bulbs is out in the chandelier.
Little wooden bird on windowsill.
Birdy votive holders.
Did you know that a bird dropping landing on your head is good luck? It's true. I'm looking forward to spring when there's a real bird extravaganza, complete with songs, laying of eggs, and much twittering and swooping. I'll be on the look-out for the first robin. Can't wait.