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Friday, October 5, 2012

Bird fever

I've caught it again...bird fever!

We've sold some Oiva Toikka birds in the store, but I only have one of my own so far...a long-tailed duck that I bought back in July of 2011.

If you've never held one of these marvels in your hands or watched the amazing video about how they're made (first link above), I recommend that you do so. It's a beautiful experience.


Oiva Toikka Long-tailed duck



There are so many more I want...



Hiplu
panik-design.com

Grey Swan
2modern.com

Mirella
ratuken.com

Black Ibis
fancy.com

Fiskarina
uniongrantham.com

Curlew
finnishdesignshop.fi

Rusee Grebe
agilestcollections.com

Whooper Swan
iittala.com

19 comments:

  1. They're terrific, all of them. The Curlew is just mesmerizing.
    But I would still choose your Eames housebird over any of these.

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    1. I should be ashamed for being so greedy. I want them all...and the Eames bird...LOL

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  2. Bid, bid, bid! You will regret it if you don't! Give a birdie, a home, tweet tweet! :)

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    1. She has posted even more!!! I doubt that I have enough will-power not to bid on at least a few...although I will say that the prices on the ones she listed first are going up fast.

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    2. FAST. People stop bidding until closer to auction end time. :)

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    3. I know, I know...Why do the newbies always run the bid up 4 days too early???

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  3. Those are amazing. I have never seen one before.

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    1. They truly are incredible, and no picture can really do them justice. They're much heavier than you'd expect, and the way they play with light is nothing short of spectacular.

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  4. That is a great way to spend your eBay bucks!(I spent mine on a piece of cathrineholm) They are gorgeous. I really like the Fiskarina one...reminds me of those Palatnik sculptures. If you get one (or all :)) we need pictures of them in their new home!

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    1. Oh, if I get one, I'll definitely show it off! :) Some of them do have a Palatnik feel, don't they? I love the Palatnik cats...so long and low and feliney!

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  5. I love Black Ibis. You know you've just invited bidding competition here. You should have kept them secret until after the bidding was over and they were all residing in your beautiful home. You're very generous Dana. I have to go now and see a woman about a bird...

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    1. The Ibis is so cool! I figured that this seller has more than I could afford, so I'd spread the word to anyone else who wants one. :)

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  6. Such pretty babies. Okay, I have some paypal credit. You are in trouble. But you knew that.

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    1. Gotta love PayPal credit and eBay Bucks! Nothin' beats FREE! (Or at least a clever marketing ploy that makes you feel like you're getting something free...)

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  7. Good to know I'm not the only one obsessed with birds! My cats are starting to freak out with them sitting all over the house. HA! These are amazing. Thanks for sharing and I have the same advice as the others... BID GIRL, BID!

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    1. I really am obsessed with birds...Eames house bird, Oiva Toikka birds, Tapio Wirkkala kingfisher and pollo...I could have birds everywhere!

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  8. I totally would'nt be able to choose! *lol* They are all so pretty.

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    1. I know. So many birds, so little money!

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