hen it comes to home decor, birds give a beak performance. Landing on everything from teapots to tassels, you can practically hear them singing as they adorn every room of the home. Some are whimsical, others stylized and some so realistic-looking you expect them to take flight any moment. All add springtime charm. So go ahead, ruffle some feathers.
One of a kind: Flame-worked blown glass birds are created by local artist Marcelo Florencio and are available at the Burchfield Penney Museum Store, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and through www.florencioglass.com. Prices range from $250 to $650 depending on size and style.
Sweet tweets: Accent pillow, $15, is designed locally by Kathy Durrenberger and is nesting at Village ARTisans, 5560 Main St., Williamsville.
Friendly birds: Spice up your table setting with salt and pepper shakers made of cast aluminum with a bronze finish. Set of two costs $24.50 at Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn.com.
Hanging with friends: Ceramic bird tassel from MacKenizie-Childs is the cat’s meow. Tassels priced $78 to $98 at www.mackenzie-childs.com. Collection also available at the Cottage, 306 Main St., East Aurora.
Little teapot: This colorful peacock teapot pours on the charm. Regularly priced at $50, it’s part of the Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson peacock collection at www.macys.com, select Macy’s.