Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Carved Bird Trees

If you're a bird lover like me, why stop at just one? A whole tree full of brightly-colored friends is sure to coax a smile.

This chip-carved tree by Don Noyes is a whimsmical perch. I love how his paint colors and details resurrect the Pennsylvania craft tradition.

This early 20th-Century bird tree from My Country Treasures is home to no less than 12 birds. Notice how the artist incorporated actual branches!

Finally, carver John Bastian sells a variety of bird trees from his site Holly Spring Trading Company. My personal favorite are the pie birds:

These two set up shop in our plum tree last spring. I'm sure they approve bird trees in any form!

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