Monday, June 13, 2011

Pretty Plumes

Ive always had a fascination with feathers, especially peacock feathers. One of my fondest memories as a child were the 2 peacocks that lived on my street, Herman and Henrietta, in urban Jacksonville, Florida mind you.
I never new where they came from, all I new is that they were the most glorious birds I had ever seen. Every few months I would walk around the neighborhood and pick up these beautiful feathers that they had shed and put them in a vase. I must have been all of 4 years old.
Not much has changed, although there are no peacocks living in my neighborhood,(but if I had land, i would most definately have some), however, I still love feathers! SO much so, that a few months ago I added some grizzly rooster feather extensions in my hair, Im might be little obsessed with them. I dont think the fly fisherman, or PETA are all to happy about this!
The grizzlies are quite expensive right now, as this is a huge new trend,but I have recently ordered lots of colorful feathers, from rooster, to peacocks, duck and guinea hens (dont worry, no birds were harmed to get these beautiful feathers that I know of. I would like to think they were collected just how I collected them as a child, maybe Im just being a little naive about it.)
I will be making a beautiful selection of feather earrings as well as feather clip in hair extensions, so be on the look out! I have a few listed on etsy so be sure to check them out!

1 comment:

pattikm said...

Article doesn't say who wrote it! I too love peacock feathers as well as the birds themselves! I have a whole room decorated with them.:-) Patting Martin