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Friday, February 18, 2011

Put a Bird on it - Part II

The bird thing has taken over my house.
That’s karma, isn’t it.
More often then not, when I’m out looking for specific trash, I usually find what I want.
I want birds.
I want owls.
For .50 cents, how can I go wrong with a hand-painted ceramic owl?
Have birds and owls always been there and I didn’t see them?
It’s like when I was pregnant with my first child.  I remember every where I went I saw pregnant woman.  All of a sudden it seemed like everyone was pregnant.  Was this a new phenomenon or was it because I was more aware?
I find this amazing velvet-covered vintage clover.  Yes, that’s the scene of an Irish pub on the front, cobblestone and all.
A few days later, I find this owl dish towel hanger.
No, I don’t want to hang a towel on this.
I just want the owl
In my Irish pub.
I love this for St. Patrick’s Day.  I’ll hang it on my front door.
I find a bird cage
and more birds inside.
The plastic grapes are a nice touch, don't you think?  I've got big plans for this beauty.  It's called heirloom white spray paint, vintage jewelry and NO plastic grapes.  
So, here's the question.  What if I put a bird on anything I find?  
Does it make the piece more valuable?  
More treasured?  
Can it make for a better re-sell?
A Boscoware Belgium Cast Iron Pot?
An old wood crate?
My $1.00 cheese dome?
The constitution of the United States of America?
I see the potential.
Maybe I should be putting birds on all my trash.
A retro cabinet hutch?
A vintage desk?
My Crouse-Hinds Walk/Don't Walk Urban Light Post?
A retro lamp shade?
Man, this bird thing could be huge.  It really brings trash to life.  I'll let you know if I see an increase in my profits.
Or maybe, I'm just mocking it.
I'll never tell (hee, hee, hee)!
To see Put a Bird on it - Part I, the beginning, click here.

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  1. i ADORE that lamp shade! Are you planning on selling it? and for how much?

  2. I hope there is a bird on it part 3 I love these! LOL
    That painted ceramic owl is a beauty!! I also would have purchased it had I came across it.
    I like how you put the other owl in a pub.. it's a reall Hoot! =p

    That vintage desk you have is gorgeous!
    And so is your sweet baby girl. =)

  3. Dear One of my Favorite Bloggers, :)

    I love reading your blog and I want to present you with the Sylish Blogger Award. I hope you will accept because you deserve it!

    I LOVE birds right now- owls, too. :) I wish I could find all the amazing things you do. Currently on the hunt for a chair to recover- no luck.

    Check it out!

  4. I LOVE that lamp shade!! It's so cool! Can you please email me if you're interested in selling it? Or trading it for several vintage birds? ;)

  5. Thats a danish modern desk. Worth big bucks. Def research before putting a price on that one!

  6. Thank you so much for all your great input and advice. I did sell the lamp shade and the desk. Can't wait to see the trash I find this next week.

  7. I recognized the desk, it was featured on I Heart Mesa last week. I've loved reading your blog lately, you've had a lot of fun posts. I'm bummed I missed the estate sale, guess I need to read more often. :)

  8. That lampshade - love it. Love it! It's really cool. Ok, ahem. Found a ton of owls at a local thrift shop this week, but only walked out with 2 of them.

  9. I like the idea of adding a bird to each item. But then maybe not everyone sees birds as quaint. Seven years ago I suddenly saw and heard birds. Funny how that went. Then 2 years ago the mama of mine and me began feeding the birds around here. I used to say I wouldn't ever do such a thing. Funny how that went, too.

  10. love love love the owl Irish pub!

    just darling!

  11. towel, owl...

    cute images, love your taste.

    Greetings, Happy Firday! Blessings…

    Friendship Awards, Enjoy!
    Thanks for the support, You Rock!

  12. You've got some SWEET finds there!! I'm way impressed especially with the walk/don't walk sign!!

  13. You make me laugh!

    Some of those pictures reminded me of the "Where's Waldo" books!

    I found myself trying to spot your little feathered friend!

    Thanks for a fun and terrific link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "T".

    The owl in the pub was pretty darned funny.