Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tropical Brazilian Birdies

These vibrant, tropical  parrots, macaws and toucans
can cheer up even the darkest corner of a room.
The large, green, carved parrot is actually a drink muddler 
and the smaller birds are stir sticks and food picks.
But I just use them for display. 

I smile when I pass by more bright birdies attached to my refrigerator,
 and I am flooded with memories of a far away place, so dear to my heart.
(A few of you already knew that I spent nearly half of my girlhood and teen 
years living in South America.  Brazil.  Where these birds are from.)

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  1. I love the bright paint and anything made from wood makes me smile : )

  2. The bright colors would "brighten up" anyones day I think.

    Very cool that you lived in South America.
    I had a son serve a mission in Equador for 2 years. HE LOVED IT.

  3. They are beautiful. I can only imagine seeing them in the trees of Brazil. I hope you enjoyed this weather...smiles...Renee

  4. They are pretty birds and another interesting display. What is a drink muddler?

  5. Just the sort of thing one needs in the dark days of Winter!

  6. Those are very cute ;-)) have a good day, dee x

  7. What cheery birds! My daughters' favorite animated movie this past year was "Rio". It was filled with these types of birds.

  8. What cute birds! They are so colorful. Those would perk up anything!

  9. Oh wow, how interesting. Do you ever go back to visit? Such pretty painted birds.

  10. They are so bright and pretty and so expressive considering that they are such simple carvings. Wood always produces lovely results.

    I see you still have your same striking borders on your pictures - did you find a new way of doing them or were you able to carry on as before?

  11. Bright and colorful..looks cute!

  12. They would make me smile too. Love all the bright colors.

    Would you like to return to South America one day to live?

  13. What fun...I love these little guys...I am smiling too now. xoxoxo Happy weekend.

  14. What unique birds! I love a little pop of unexpected color in the decor. Have a great weekend.

  15. Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comment'
    Your little birds are certainly cheery and would brighten any corner
    :0) jeanetteann

  16. These are cheery and bright....make me smile birds!

  17. I didn't know about you living in Brazil! I bet your birds do bring back happy memories.

  18. Oh I didn't know your heart was in Brazil! Such fun birdies esp when it's been so dull and wintery. By the way, I love your green handle post. I adore those too. Have a few floating around my kitchen.
    Love, Linda

  19. Love your colorful and cheerful birds and love the green handles - so fun.
    Have a colorful and bright day.
    Blessings, Erin

  20. I love those things we have that trigger special memories. I can't imagine what it must have been like growing up in Brazil. Your birds are lovely!

  21. I'm too late for your giveaway, but just wanted to say I love your colorful birds! How interesting to have spent your childhood in Brazil! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower.
    Hugs, Cindy @Art,Books,Tea

  22. I can see why those brightly colored birdies would make ya smile!

    What wonderful memories!

    God bless and have yourself a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)


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