Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Little Bluebirds

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I think I have enough little bluebirds scattered around the house 
to ensure happiness within these walls for a very long time.

I like that some of them still have their coldpaint faces. 
(Paint applied over the glaze, after the firing process.)

At least two of my birds are genuine Shawnee.  I'm unsure about the others.
(Any experts out there?)
Shawnee did not mark all of their pieces and there were reproductions made. 
It doesn't really matter.  I just love the way they look.  

What's making you smile these days?

Have a happy weekend, everyone!


  1. love those happy little bluebirds, gayle. so sweet.

    have a lovely weekend.

  2. I like your bluebirds. My most favorite planter has bluebirds on it. I don't use it for plants, just decoration.

  3. I love those bluebirds. My mother has one I have been trying to snag for so long. I need to check and see if it is signed. Stay cool. Smiles...Renee

  4. Such sweet little bluebirds :)


  5. Hi Gayle,
    Thanks for coming by to visit, and for leaving your sweet comments.

    Love your lil bluebirds of happiness, they are really cute. Also think the pecan crunch or whatever you called it looks to die for!! Yum Yum,
    I will be right over!! lol

    Also that crinkle glass is so pretty love those robins egg blue colored ones, oh they are so gorgeous. My mom used to have glasses like that but only they were clear glass, still pretty but much prettier in colors.

    Nice blog you have here, enjoyed my visit.....
    Blessings, Nellie

  6. Your blog always makes me smile - I do love the little bluebirds. You have the neatest things.

  7. Everyone needs bluebirds in their home :) Yours are very sweet and haven't seen one with that mark before.
    Happy weekend.

  8. What pretty bluebirds -- what a nice thing to collect.

  9. Hi Gayle, I've enjoyed looking at your blog and now have you as a favorite, so I can follow! What state and city do you live in? Maybe we can meet up someday, looks like we like a lot of the same things. I especially like bluebirds and I LOVE your vintage linens. The dish towels in your title are so sweet! Thanks for leaving comments on my blog, that's how I found you!
    Brenda...the Farmer's Dotter

  10. great pottery and how sweet. Love to collect bird mccoy and shawnee!

  11. I am one ignoramus when it comes to pottery but the bluebirds are cute. I have frogs everywhere in my house. My grandson taking his first steps made me laugh.

  12. Those are cute. My little birds have gone missing since our last move. I just know they're around here somewhere ; )

  13. Hi Gayle
    Your collection of bluebirds is adorable, I haven't a clue about the maker but they are lovely.

  14. What a happy bit of color! I love the bluebirds!

  15. I love that particular shade of blue - on walls, for clothes, on upholstery...

  16. Isn't it fascinating how our tastes in colour change. As I get older blues and greens are becoming more and more vital to my inner peace. Those birds are joyful little souls.

    So much is making me happy these days (despite the usual problems we all face). I love looking at the bumble bees fumbling about our overgrown lavender bush. I'm excited about starting another knitting project. I have just finished a dress for my daughter which I have named 'Dog Rose'...

    Have a lovely Sunday.

  17. I have never seen little bluebirds like that - they are so sweet, no wonder they make you smile!

    Pomona x

  18. Of course I just adore your bluebirds! And, the sweet teatowel in your next post down. You have the sweeeeeeetest things! Thank you so much for visiting me!

  19. I have a few of those birds, but sadly none of them are blue like yours. They're so sweet! And if something isn't marked on the bottom, I have no clue what it is, especially if it's marked USA, because I guess some of those things can also be McCoy or other makers. Either way, your flock of bluebirds are wonderful!

  20. Gayle, your bluebirds are making me smile today, I always enjoy when you share your vintage collections.
    Enjoy your day.

  21. I love bluebirds! Right now I have 5 baby bluebirds in the bluebird nest box and I am so excited because it's the first time I have had a successful hatching:>) I like to keep figurines of these pretty little birds around the house too. I've never seen any like yours. Adorable!

  22. Hi Gayle, Thanks for your comments and for following! I love your blog too. I have one of the bluebird planters and several different kinds in yellow...I'd love to find more in blue. Your header is the garden girls.

  23. Your little bluebirds are SO sweet, Gayle! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog, and for your nice comment about my storage project! I have enjoyed my visit to your blog, too...I am also a new follower! So nice to make a new blogging friend!

  24. Your bluebirds do make me happy. I have a lot of birds in my house, but none like yours. Oh good, something else to look for at the thrift :).
    They sure are cute.

  25. I love your happy little bluebirds!
    I have a small collection of little white birds, a little boring! I may need to add a little more color soon!

  26. Love your little blue bird collection.


THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies