A Bevy of Swans

I received an Easter gift of a vintage swan holding some delicious chocolate eggs.

This new addition to my collection inspired me to gather all of the pieces which are displayed throughout the house and form a bevy of swans on the living room mantel.  (Note:  I had to Google “group of swans” to see what it was called.)  They range from a wooden candle holder …

… to a small planter with a Dutch girl …

I love them all, but I’m particularly fond of the pieces that are the kind that were found in the dime store in the 1930s-40s – the kind my mother, grandmothers and aunts would have had in their homes.

I love the large bulb bowl ….

…which my daughter keeps filled with beautiful arrangements made from simple grocery store bouquets.

My usual TV/knitting spot is on a couch facing the mantel where I can enjoy my special bevy of swans.



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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

11 thoughts on “A Bevy of Swans”

    1. Szia!Nagyon tetszik ez az oldal. Ez a harangozó csengÅ‘bojt gyg©eyörűsöÃns! Szerintetek nem fagyérzékeny? KiültethetÅ‘ a szabadba, vagy inkább dézsás növénynek ajánlott? Köszönöm a választ! Lili

    2. Martel : Et vous comment interprétez-vous le 56 %, ce que vous ne mentionnez pas dans votre article ?[]S.Martel répond: 27 avril 2009 à 23:03 Je ne l’interprète pas, mais prétendre que les gens passent un message en ne votant pas c’est surestimer les connaissances et la réflexion des électeurs.On ne peut pas prendre le 44% de non participants en un bloc homogène, pas plus qu’on peu expliquer simplement par quelques raisons pourquoi les gens ne votent pas.[]

  1. I really enjoyed seeing the close ups of your swans. You and Moira are on the same topic – swans! The bulb bowl filled with yellow and white is gorgeous. You do have a wonderful collection, and I’m wondering if you picked them all up yourself, or were gifted them, or whether some of them actually WERE in your mother’s or aunts’ houses.

    1. Susan, my swans are mostly gifts from my older daughter and I bought a few. Unfortunately, none are from my family. I wonder what happened to all of their pieces?

  2. They are so beautiful, so graceful,l and bring back lots of memories. Do you have any chickens in a basket? I have a few of those from my mom.

    1. Darlene, if you mean the pieces that look like hens setting on baskets, I have several of those – something else I love from my childhood.

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