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Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Gladiator Bird

I love me some Anthropologie, as many of you do!  I just love to search around their site & visit their store.  This, 'Gladiator Bird,' is the latest find that I fell in love with.  Ya know, with me lovin' all things bird right now.  

It's ONLY $298!!  
{photo courtesy Anthropologie.com}
Whaaaa....298 as in two hundred ninety eight dollars?
Come on people...I know it's crafted from antique decoys & trimmed with one-of-a-kind ephemera...but who can afford that in this type of economy?  I'm just sayin...

As a crafter, I'm thinking I could make a look-alike for a fraction of the cost.  No, it might not be antique but it would be cute all the same.  Hmmm, now let me see what I can get into.  If I do make something like this, I'll be sure to post it!  

Jaime

P.S. Not sayin' that I wouldn't spend this much on handmade artwork...because I have & still will.  But it'd be a bit easier to spend that much on a piece that came from a 'friend' or local artist...know what I'm sayin' peeps?

10 comments:

Robin said...

If you are loving all things birds, does that mean you love me? (Robin? Bird? Get it?)
Oh you can TOTALLY make something just like this, if not better. Why spend that kind of money when you are crafty and talented like you?

Tristan said...

I totally think you could do that!

The Blonde Duck said...

I totally get where you're coming from. It's cute, but not $298 cute.

Sara said...

Easy peasy.. you can do it

KC Mom said...

OOOH, be sure to post it when you make it! I would love one of those!

workout mommy said...

for $298 that bird better do more than just sit there! I want a tweeting, house cleaning, foot rubbin' birdy! :)

faerie enchantment said...

OMG, this bird is gorgeous, But O agree pricey,I love Anthropologie, its so inspirational.

You could definately make one similar. I'd love to see what you come up with!

Xo!
Lisa!

Jill said...

That's a lot of money for a bird that doesn't chirp! LOL! It's pretty though! I bet with all your talent you could make one just like it and fool everyone.

QuirkyDolls said...

Suzie Orman would say "Purchase DENIED"

hellosweetworld said...

It's so cute! I think you could totally make something similar for less. And then i'd buy it for my new "forest-y" bedroom. Haha....