Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bird Love

If you haven't seen the Portlandia skit called "Put a Bird on It", you really should check it out.  It's a pretty funny spoof on the hipster obsession with birds and crafting.  When I saw the skit, I thought it was hilarious, and pretty soon I realized that I have a lot of stuff with birds on it.

For instance this owl pendant that I have worn on the first day of work, each semester, for the past couple of years.   The chain is long and the pendant lies just around my bust.   It's great with a boat-neck top or chunky sweater and lucky me, it was a cheapo find at Forever 21... you can't beat jewelry that's under $10!

I also love this little necklace with a bird and anchor pendant... It's so cute and I love the blue stones.  This was another Forever 21 find but unfortunately the chain and clasp on this one are funky and it always ends up tugging at my hair...not fun.  It's an easy fix though, and I need to get on it, because this little birdie is screeching to be worn.

I also have quite a few clothing items with birds on them.

The sweaters are my fave.

I recently found this little pullover sweater at, you guessed it, Forever 21...and there was no way I was leaving without it.

Before I go on talking about all my bird stuff...I must let you know that despite the last three items being from Forever 21, I really. hardly. ever.
shop there!

1:  Because I am no where near being 21

2:  Because I have no
delusions of forever being that age


3:  Because everything in that
store is so dang small

Anywho... Back to the birds.

This cardigan is an oldie but goodie from Lucky Brand that I got several years ago.  I had to repair with a rosette thing-a-ma-jig after I accidentally threw it in the washer but luckily it still looks good and it's very cozy.  Can you see the crane, right smack-dab in the center?  So cute.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, just after eating a big bird and going on a nature walk in which I took a bunch of bird pictures, my brother's girlfriend gave me this bag.  It's the perfect shopping bag from Rickshaw Bagworks.  It has a very pretty screen print of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco (where they live) but the best part is that the bridge is turning into birds!  A-mah-ma-zing!

Much to my family's chagrin, birds have even found their way into my home decor.

Just so you know, I think this is becoming one of those weird obsessions, where I'm not neccessarily looking for bird items, but I happen upon them...and then I have to own them.  It's weird.

In all honesty, my kids thought I had completely lost it when I bought these rooster pillows.

They were genuinely appalled and protested loudly about how much they hated them.  Just imagine a 17 and 15 year old tantruming in Ikea because they think their mom has gone off the deep end as she stuffs 4 chartreuse rooster pillows in her cart.

It was pretty epic.

Just to rub it in, I grabbed a set of these "birds on branches" curtains for the living room.  They are white so they let a lot of natural light in and the print is a fun way to add some texture to the room.

Can you see the birds? I love them.  I also really love the trees and branches...and when I think about it,  I actually have a lot of tree related stuff as well.

Speaking of trees, as I was writing all this down I thought about my Christmas ornaments that I am going to get out this week, and guess what?  I just remembered that I have a TON of bird ornaments and several trees for my house.