Wednesday, February 9, 2011

~ My Latest Addition ~




I am not a fan of keeping birds in cages. Even when I rehabilitated an orphaned baby bird experts told me I was crazy letting it go back into the wild, "It will die if you do". Most of you know the ending to that story [and I still see my bird every month or so]. But some things, for me, are just meant to be. And for me, birds are meant to be free.
Meaning to all this?
I just couldn't resist buying this vintage tea towel. Not only for the colours but for the all those pretty birds roaming free outside their cage.

35 comments:

  1. This tea towel is just wonderful! What a lovely find.
    ~Amanda

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  2. Oh Simone, I couldn't agree more.
    We are fortunate to live in a space where we are regularly visited by a multitude of feathered friends.

    Your tea towel is a lovely reminder of this joy.

    Felicity x

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  3. Simone..I hadn't read your story of 'Lucky' until today...what an amazing, beautiful tale. I love that you still see him around...no wonder you love this tea towel..it is adorable but your 'Lucky' makes it even better.

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  4. Scrum-diddly-umptious!!
    Would make a wonderful cushion - then you can enjoy it not just when you do the dishes, or frame it on a canvas perhaps... I even saw some work by a textile collector here in Melbourne that made large patchworks of vintage tablecloths and tea towels and had them quilted as throws. She left them whole. Great idea, I thought!

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  5. Gorgeous! I was a bit worried at first that they might have been lampshades and that my addiction might have had to be fed again! A-M xx

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  6. I have to agree with you Simone
    I'm not much for birds in cages... and these tea towels are lovely in that symbology... [is that a word? hahaha]

    Have a great week. Hope things are getting better up there... ciao xxx Julie

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  7. Yes, a lovely tea towel, and it would make beautiful retro curtains for a kitchen! I love it!

    Liz (aka Ninny, from Oklahoma)

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  8. Isn't there just something about nice tea towels that we cannot resist, this one is lovely x

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  9. Amen my sweet friend...so happy to hear you still see your sweet bird...that is amazing and meant to be!!! xoxox

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  10. I like your style! I must get down to your shop one day soon.

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  11. Could you..?
    Would you..?

    Translate this image into a re-peel-able wall paper sheets...!?

    Cheers!

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  12. Can't believe that's vintage - it looks so modern!

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  13. I'm with you on that one! And the teatowel is gorgeous!

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  14. A gorgeous teatowel indeed....you come across the most amazing finds :)

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  15. I love it Simone! Great design and fabulous colours. A antastic find :)

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  16. I don't like birdies in cages either but I do like the cages and have quite alot of them around the house. Not sure why :)

    This tea towel is beautiful.,,,,,LOVE budgies! x

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  17. My mum was quite against birds in cages and she has passed on her convictions! So I am with you, and I totally love tea towel art! I am an avid fan, so many things you can do with tea towel fabric too, so how could you not be.... there are endless possibilities with such great subjects and wonderful linen fabric! X

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  18. This is literally amazing! Where did you find it? xxx

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  19. This is .......fabulous! I want one!! I wonder if you couldn't get them re-printed and sell them in your shop? xxIris

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  20. Love it, this is so pretty!! xxoo :)

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  21. Teatowel is gorgeous- so pretty! Really interesting design x

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  22. Love the teatowel Simone. Thanks for the link to your story, I hadn't read it before. It made me feel good.
    Lee:)

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  23. i just found your blog & had to post about it, i hope you dont mind.. .ive spent the last 7 years in brisbane{until last Nov} & consider it home, i am amazed & in awe of your beautiful sharing & just wanted to let you know.. .i wish i was there to help you, but if there is anything i can do i would love to help from here!!!

    most beautiful wishes!!!

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  24. I completely agree! And this tea towel is so pretty! :)

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  25. What a gorgeous teatowel, it would be lovely framed on a wall.

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  26. Love the tea towel design and colours. You can never have enough tea towels!

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  27. Beautiful fabric... Birds have the right to their freedom. The sight of birds in cages makes me feel sad for days after.

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  28. Hi Simone, what a brilliant find. Not only are the colours to die for but you are so right, so great seeing the birds be free. Quite an 'out there' concept for a vintage tea towel don't you think. Love it. Thanks for your encouraging comments. I'm starting to feel the surge of creative feelings again. Thanks to beautiful posts like this. Pruxxx

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  29. I completely agree with you. I almost think fish look too cooped up in a little tank too, even though everyone says fish have such tiny brains and no memory.
    Gorgeous colours in this tea towel, and lovely print.
    Sonia

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  30. Completely agree--to me a bird in a cage is a sad, sick thing. On a happier note, I've been seeing bird motifs and paintings all over lately -- is it that we are yearning for Spring (at least in the U.S.) or is this a new trend in decor?

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  31. I love it, the subjects and the colors. Do you have any more details about it?

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  32. I want one! Can you tell us what that scribble is in the lower left hand corner?

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