The Menagerie

One of the things you notice in our home is that we have a lot of small collections. Russel Wright pottery, trios of vases, and birds.

Lots of birds.

What started as a term of endearment and a reminder of her grandmother has now grown into a small collection of objets d’art. It’s our own little menagerie.

Vedel Birds

Kristian Vedel Birds

We recently acquired a trio of birds designed by Kristian Solmer Vedel (1923-2003). Vedel designed his family of Birds – children, parents and grandparents back in 1959. Though only the small Bird was originally produced, it quickly became one of the most successful Danish wooden products from the 60’s. The three smoked and natural oak birds we have are re-production versions, but they are still all handmade by a small wood turner in Denmark.

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Memorial Day


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy