Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Poetry Bird Feeder / Bath

Here are some close ups and generally better pictures (the lasts ones where taken on my phone) of the Poetry Bird Feeders / Baths I briefly showed a picture of last time. Your comments were lovely and I'm glad people are liking them. At Parham House and Gardens early this month they were proving popular and I now have a couple stocked at the Green Tree Gallery in Borde Hill.

They are inscribed with poems that are sweet and beautiful, full of bird song and spirit. Perfect for use in a garden full of life! And with this long a waited lovely weather we are getting in the UK- utterly perfect!

This one is inscribed with the first verse of the poem by Emily Dickenson. 


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

I thought those words so very fitting.... There are other poems on others with birdy garden inspired sayings and poetry.

Pooled in the middle is my trusted and well used recycled glass. This green and white mix is vibrant and fresh and I also have ones with cool blues and turquoise and some with little hints of purple and amber within them.

The underside is impressed with an interesting leaf from the garden (I couldn't just leave it blank!) And all the fixtures are strong galvanised steel chain and each come with a large hanging hook.

Perfect for dangling tucked away on a tree branch-so very inviting!

As with all my pieces they are stoneware fired so durable and easy to clean. They are frost proof and can be used in the garden all year round. If I were a bird I'd definitely have a little dip of my toe in there!


  1. Almost too pretty for a bird feeder! xx

  2. Breathtaking! I love Emily Dickinson's poetry. Unfortunately the gorgeousness would be destroyed by raccoons/bears in my garden. I think it would be ideal indoors to hang from the bathroom ceiling to hold pretty guest soaps or in the bedroom/dressing room to hold fun jewelery.
    Jane x

  3. Hey Cat, love the poem and the feeder/bath! Well done!

  4. thanks for this post and the pictures. simply beautiful! this inspires me to make a birdbath! love the simplicity of them and the playfulness of the words- and well, the color. hope lots of these sell for you!

  5. What a lovely idea its a gorgeous feeder. Lovely blog