I have a drawer in my studio that houses an assortment of the old glass clip on birds. Whenever I find one in estate sale land it goes into this drawer. When I opened up the drawer the other day I realized I have quite the collection of them.
Let me also preface this post by saying that I can't bear to throw these birds away. Thus I have a collection of misfit birds. Some are missing tails or the clips on the bottom. Some have the tips of their beaks missing. Some are in fine shape, but some have not weathered time well.
My drawer was quite full.
I took pity on the birds that lacked tails and ordered some replacement ones. I found some spun glass tails like they would have had originally from D. Blumchen & Company. I think I may do some holiday crafting with some of these birds and get them out of that studio drawer.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ___." Time to get out to the studio and fix some tail-less birds! Happy Day!