Sunday, May 20, 2007


No, really...this post is for the birds in my collection.
If you have read a fabric related blog or have visited a fabric site in the past month, I'm sure you've noticed the abundance of fabrics featuring our cute feathered friends.

This trend is beautifully depicted by Erin Michael in Paint By Numbers, Moda's Little Bird-Summer in the City, Hooty Owls by Robert Kaufman, and Alexander Henry's Bird Seed.

I thought I would share some of the vintage bird print fabrics in my collection.

First, my barkcloth birds:

My "Mod" birds from the 1960-70's:

The sweet children's print birds:

And my favorite, the romantic birds:

I hope you have enjoyed this little aviary tour through my fabric stash. What birds do you have in your (pottery, paper, fabric, linen) collections?


Rosemary said...

Hi Kimberly,
Glad you liked Isabella.
I love your birds. I especially like the bluebird and the romantic birds.
Thanks for sharing.

smileymamaT said...

Hi, I'm visiting. Love the romantic fuschia birds print. You're list of 7 wierd things was funny (I call home to leave a message for my dog so she knows I'm still on the planet, hee hee)

Sugar Bear said...

Oooo - I love them all, esp. the barkcloth. I don't have much fabric on hand (I'm a rotten sewer!) but I do have some fun feather and porcelain birds!

La Tea Dah said...

You have the most beautiful bird fabrics! I love them all --- romantic, tactile, emotive --- lovely!

Tea said...

Those bird fabrics are beautiful!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a great collection! I guess I like the barkcloth collection best, but then there the romantic birds....they're all pretty in their own way.


Trudi said...

very pretty, love the bark cloth. Where do you find it? Love the mod chicks too, reminds me of my childhood.

Georgia Peachez said...

Oh, these fabrics are wonderful! Love the mod birds and the seersucker, great!!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

okay, those Mod Birds on the Tree make me smile :)

and I love that Blue Jay fabric!

thanks for dropping by :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a collection! With each one I was saying oh-that one is my favorite and I kept changing it each time! The first few made me want to go to Hawaii but I think I like the childish ones the best :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh absolutly gorgeous!!! I love them all...those mod ones are so cute aren't they?

Love that red and white! Heather

Lizzie said...

My favorite is the childrens birds prints- so sweet! I love bluebirds in almost any motif.

I think the only birdy thing I have is a threesome of bluebirds in a picture sitting on a small branch.

cindy said...

i have some fabric with parrots on it. my favorite was the one on top with the cockatoos!

Candytuft Corner said...

I like that bluebird - must be the bluebird of happiness. I don't think that I have any bird fabric or pictures at home, but I do love robins - the small european ones as opposed to the north american ones which are enormous in comparison!

Kristin said... those mod birds! Funky!

Genevieve said...

I have Polka Dots ,Toile, And ticking stripes all in red and lots of it! I love all your birdies! I have had birdie fever lately!

Unknown said...

Such lovely fabric - I do love birds. And I especially love the romanic fabric.