Bower Bird

Bower Bird {antiques + curiosities}
open Wed-Sat 11-ish to 5-ish
215 N. Comanche
San Marcos, Texas

Mother of pearl drop and vintage crystal rhinestone ball on 18” 14k gold-filled chain; $40 (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Mother of pearl drop and vintage crystal rhinestone ball on 18” 14k gold-filled chain; $40 (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Wonderful, colorful things… #bowerbirdsmtx  (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Wonderful, colorful things… #bowerbirdsmtx (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Bits n bobs around the shop… #bowerbirdsmtx  (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Bits n bobs around the shop… #bowerbirdsmtx (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Vintage made-in-Japan Fitz & Floyd coral ‘Oceana’ dishes; set of 4, $18.  (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

Vintage made-in-Japan Fitz & Floyd coral ‘Oceana’ dishes; set of 4, $18. (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

This little desk looks like painted wood, little turned legs, and round drawer pulls…but it’s metal!  1930s era from Harris Hospital in Ft. Worth.  $64 (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

This little desk looks like painted wood, little turned legs, and round drawer pulls…but it’s metal! 1930s era from Harris Hospital in Ft. Worth. $64 (at Bower Bird Antiques & Curiosities)

thephilosophyofbirds:

The male bower-bird from Australia attracts females by building an elaborate love bower. After building a little hut out of twigs, he decorates it with flowers and colourful objects such as feathers, a garden, fruit, shells, pebbles, or sometimes plastic or glass if civilization is near. One particular species (the atlas bower bird) actually paints the walls by dipping bark or leaves into the blue or dark-green saliva he secretes. The entire bower-builidng process can take months and often changes the decorations until he is satisfied with the look. When pleased, he preforms a love dance outside of the bower, sometimes offering a pretty item for the female.

Reblogged from ravenousprussian

thephilosophyofbirds:

The male bower-bird from Australia attracts females by building an elaborate love bower. After building a little hut out of twigs, he decorates it with flowers and colourful objects such as feathers, a garden, fruit, shells, pebbles, or sometimes plastic or glass if civilization is near. One particular species (the atlas bower bird) actually paints the walls by dipping bark or leaves into the blue or dark-green saliva he secretes. The entire bower-builidng process can take months and often changes the decorations until he is satisfied with the look. When pleased, he preforms a love dance outside of the bower, sometimes offering a pretty item for the female.

Bronze Bird Skull Earrings, $32

Bronze Bird Skull Earrings, $32

Bronze Crescent Moon Earrings, $28

Bronze Crescent Moon Earrings, $28

"It was always so easy (to find an unhappy woman)"
#winning #bowerbirdsmtx

"It was always so easy (to find an unhappy woman)"
#winning #bowerbirdsmtx

So in love with this big glass bubble of a terrarium (with lid) and rusty/chippy metal plant stand.  $28 & $16 respectively.  #bowerbirdsmtx #smtx #78666

So in love with this big glass bubble of a terrarium (with lid) and rusty/chippy metal plant stand. $28 & $16 respectively. #bowerbirdsmtx #smtx #78666

Antique spool of ribbon #bowerbirdsmtx

Antique spool of ribbon #bowerbirdsmtx

Pink, white, and a touch of aqua in the #bowerbirdsmtx window.  #smtx #sanmarcostx #78666 #antiques

Pink, white, and a touch of aqua in the #bowerbirdsmtx window. #smtx #sanmarcostx #78666 #antiques

Rewired and ReMade the ugly lamp into a pink and gold beauty. #bowerbirdsmtx #vintagepink #vintagelamp

Rewired and ReMade the ugly lamp into a pink and gold beauty. #bowerbirdsmtx #vintagepink #vintagelamp

#vintagecameo #bowerbirdsmtx

#vintagecameo #bowerbirdsmtx

#vintagepink #bowerbirdsmtx

#vintagepink #bowerbirdsmtx