Wednesday, September 2, 2009
VTT-Vintage Thingies Thursday!!
Gosh, I haven't participated in VTT in a month of Thursdays! I'm glad to be back, and if you would like to see more vintage thingies, go to Coloradolady, where Suzanne is our kind hostess!
Today, I am sharing my pie bird collection. For those of you that don't know what a pie bird is, it's a hollow ceramic bird traditionally from Europe, that was placed in the center of a pie to vent steam, and prevent the pie from boiling over. I stopped collecting these about 10 years ago, when I could no longer get them cheaply. I think this blue one is my favorite.
A plain white one. This one would look good sitting in the middle of a blueberry rhubard pie. Yum!
Three black birds, all a little different from each other. These would be good for venting an apple pie! Does anyone remember the nursery rhyme "Sing A Song of Sixpence"? It goes "Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie, when the pie was opened, the birds began to sing". There is some debate whether pie birds were made to look like the birds of the song, or if they were around before the song. I am a font of information on pie birds, aren't I? Actually I got all of that from Wikipedia!
Ok, maybe this one is my favorite! Isn't she sweet? And in case you're thinking that I have probably made many pies with these, you would be wrong. I have never made a pie in my life!!
But if I did, it might look like this one, courtesy of Wikipedia. But mine would probably be a little brown around the edges. And in a cuter pie plate. And there would definitely be a few slices missing! Have I made you hungry for pie?! If you enjoyed seeing my vintage pie birds, please go to Coloradolady to see more vintage stuff!