Birdie Mini Dish

Let this sweet bird figurine watch over your favorite rings and petite baubles.
created by

Tasha McKelvey

$22.00

Tasha McKelvey created by

Tasha McKelvey

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A Tweet Treat

Inspired by the birds, gardens and woodland creatures that filled her childhood, Tasha McKelvey created these adorable stoneware dishes that stole the show at UncommonGoods' Ceramics Challenge. Each palm-sized dish is hand-pressed with a weathered, century-old barn door to give it a faux bois texture, imitating the distinct grain of aged wood. Bisque fired pieces are then glazed and high-fired in an electric kiln. Although these petite dishes are prefect for holding rings and other small jewelry, they also provide a sweet spot to rest your spoon after stirring your morning coffee. Made in the USA.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Virginia

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Tasha McKelvey

created by

Tasha McKelvey

location

Virginia

“Being an artist is as much a part of my identity as being female. I really can't imagine a life where I am not creating.”

Tasha McKelvey likes to get personal. "My greatest hope for my work is that it lives in the homes and hearts of the owners as a reminder of the most special moments in their lives," she says. Her handcrafted, often personalized ceramics are born of specific moments in her life, too. Designs tend to arise from places that recall times of yore—picture books from her childhood, or the Christmas markets of northern Europe she’s visited. Her wonder, in turn, produces more. "I love when families with small children receive a piece of my pottery that features little birds, gnomes, or such and the kids give them names," she says. "It's just so precious.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware clay, glaze
Measurements
2" dia. x 1" H
Care
Hand wash.
Item ID
21159

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BIRDIE MINI DISH
 
4.6

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (83)
  • Well built / quality (61)
  • Good value (33)
  • Cute (8)
  • Ample storage (5)

Cons

  • Not enough space (5)
  • Poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Display (64)
  • Organization (29)
  • Ring holder (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (44), Comfort-oriented (35), Stylish (34), Classic style (23), Modern (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (61), No (39)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (18), Self (10), Mother (7), Child (4), Wife (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (29), Other (10), Birthday (7)

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5.0

Charming!

By 

from North by Northwest

About Me Traditional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adorable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

      This is a charming little, tiny piece of art. I set it on my sewing table to hold the odd button or snap part. Absolutely charming!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      For the Love of all things tiny

      By 

      from Denton, TX

      About Me Classic, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Super cute
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display

        Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

        My Mother and I love all things tiny. Tiny animals, tiny figurines, tiny tiny tiny! This was the perfect gift. She put it right by her kitchen sink to hold her ring when she is washing dishes and just for a cute display piece. My Mother loved it! Now I will have to get one for myself. The only con....it could have been tinier.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Sweet little ceramic piece

        By 

        from East Lansing, MI

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

            Got the piece for my niece, and decided to get one for myself as well. Works well as an attractive storage piece on a shelf in my bath.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            1.0

            I'm sorry I bought it.

            By 

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                I sent it back. It isn't as nice as it appears in the photo, and it's too expensive for what you get.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                so cute

                By 

                from North Dakota

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display
                  • Organization

                  Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                  Very cute. Recipient thought it was very cute.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  4.0

                  Sweet Ring Holder

                  By 

                  from Philly

                  About Me Practical Mom

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • Like A Small Work Of Art

                  Cons

                  • A Little Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Organization
                  • Ring Holder By The Sink

                  Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                  I bought this lovely little ring holder for both our kids' houses, and we shall see how they like them. If they don't use them, I'll take them back!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  4.0

                  Darling little dish.

                  By 

                  from Burlington, WA

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                  • Small Capacity

                  Best Uses

                  • Display

                  Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                  This is just as pictured . Very cute, but very small . Nicely crafted.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Sooo cute!!

                  By 

                  from Philadelphia PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                      My mom saw this and loved it so her favorite daughter order it for as part of her XMAS gift..it is so cute and I love that is it hand made here in the US....i know she is going to be so happy...

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Mother
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      4.0

                      Cute but shallow

                      By 

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Space

                      Best Uses

                      • Display
                      • Extremely Small Things
                      • Jewelry

                      Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                      I bought this as a gift for my SIL. It's very cute but in terms of actual usefulness? Not so much. It's tiny, and the nest/dish area is shallow. I think it could hold one ring or maybe two pairs of earrings. The item description wasn't misleading, I knew it was small and an art piece rather than a mini-jewelry box, having said that, I would be surprised if my SIL chooses to actually use this for anything other than something pretty to look at.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      2.0

                      Not what I thought...

                      By 

                      from Wisconsin

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                          I bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister because I thought she'd find it useful, practical and cute. When I opened the box I was a little disappointed. I realize each item is handmade and therefore unique but the quality was pretty low. the bird's face was misshapen and one 'eye' was larger/deeper than the other making the head look distorted. Also the color from the nest bled onto the main dish portion which makes the piece look sloppy. I liked the included card with info about the artist but in all honesty, I could make something similar but of better quality. I think I will..but I'll wait and see what my sister thinks when she opens it for Chirstmas.

                          I also wish I could add more pictures in order to give others the full effect of the item's 'quality'.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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