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whimsical seedpod birds - set of 3

by Raina Mazwiembiri
Handmade
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  • the story

Take Flight

Handmade in Zimbabwe from pine cones and seedpods from the Ulmbu tree, this trio of miniature birds stand atop your desk or shelf on tiny twisted wire feet. Delicate hand-painted detail brings out the rich colors of the flamingo, ostrich, and kingfisher's plumage.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
24408
Made from
wire, non-toxic paint, seedpods
Measurements
Flamingo: 2" L x 1" W x 6" H;
Kingfisher: 2" L x 1" W x 3" H;
Ostrich: 3" L x 2.5" W x 5" H
Notes
Due to handmade nature size may vary.
Care: clean with a damp cloth
  • the maker

Raina Mazwiembiri

Raina's husband, George, started making seedpod birds as a means to earn extra income for their family in 1994. A few years later Raina joined him and together they sold their birds at local craft shops and markets. As her husband moved on to other endeavors Raina took over the enterprise on her own and now works with two of her daughters.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (19)
  • Bright (17)
  • Attractive (16)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Delicate (6)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (13)
  • Living room (9)
  • Office (9)
  • Kitchen (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (15), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (12), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (13), Birthday (3)

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5.0

Whimsical seed pod birds - set of 3

By 

from Oak Park, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adorable
  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Goes To Good Cause
  • Great Craftsmanship
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decorative
    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

    I am using these birds as decorative items in my home. They are very well made and unique. Items from nature are used creatively in their construction. There is nothing I don't like about them.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Super Cute! Perfect Gift!

    By 

    from St. Louis, Mo

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

      These are absolutely adorable! I bought them as a gift for a family member who has everything but loves unusual colorful items. Nice, high quality painted details make this the perfect unique gift!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Want to order the other set too.

      By 

      from Jamestown, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Colorful Quirky
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

        I like the quirkiness of the items, which is what drew me to them.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        So cute!

        By 

        from Tupelo, MS

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere You Want Fun

          Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

          I love having fun, unique pieces around my home. These fit the bill. I love that they are handmade and are done really well. They are currently in a bookshelf but would be a great for an office or game room.

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

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          5.0

          So lovely!

          By 

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

            These are absolutely lovely! I think I'm going to order the other set!

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Whimsical is Right

            By 

            from Utah

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Artist Info Is Good
            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Hand-crafted Is A Plus
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

            Very unique and having information about the artist was very nice. High coolness factor.

            • 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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            5.0

            Love these birds!

            By 

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Kitchen
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

              I saw these birds on another website first and fell in love. But uncommongoods had them in a bundle and for a MUCH better price. I bought all 6 for myself and they look so cute in my room!

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Little gems perfect for coastal decor

              By 

              from South Florida

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • EXQUISITE
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Delicate

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

              These birds are really the sweetest little sculptures. They are very delicate but well constructed. I put them on top of a small flat mirror so they can be viewed from all angles. They make a perfect addition to my contemporary coastal design. I purchased these for myself but think they would make a very unique gift.

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

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              5.0

              Unique & Colorful!

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room
                • Office

                Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

                These were smaller than I expected but that's on me, not these fantastic little guys. A good way to gauge the size is to look at pine cone which has a diameter of about two or three inches.

                I put these on a dark shelf which makes the soft colors stand out. Everyone that visits walks over for a closer look… that's how eye catching these are. Even my teenager commented on how cool they are and he's normally oblivious to anything not wearing a skirt.

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

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                4.0

                For all bird lovers

                By 

                from Minnesota

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Fun
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Office

                  Comments about WHIMSICAL SEEDPOD BIRDS - SET OF 3:

                  Unique and fun gift for those who love birds. comes with a card describing the artist who created these cute birds from seed pods!

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

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                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  192votes, 11 comments

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods

                  These pretty little birds are made from pine cones and seedpods! Check out the product story to learn more, then let us know if they have your vote.

                  Lydia

                  How cute these birds are, and a great converstion starter.

                  LINDA
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Zimbabwe is o.k.

                  Janet
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love these birds, would have to purchase for my daughter.

                  Julie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I'd buy these in a second!

                  Annette
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very cute.

                  Susan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Ugly

                  Heather
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  The birds are very unique and quite nice but I would not buy this for myself. It would make a very nice gift for someone who loves birds.

                  Karen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  They are unique and beautiful

                  Lucille
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Would make a nice gift, or just to have and display.

                  Vanessa
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  cute

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