Guide Birds

Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection

$48.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Under Their Wing

Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide. Each one corresponds to an inspirational word, such as joy, courage, and generosity (a key is included for reference). Keep them where you need a little love, or give them to a friend so they can feel it, too. The decorative leaf-shaped plate keeps your "bird of the day" proudly perched, while the protective box makes for lovely gift-giving and storage. The birds are formed with ceramic molds and then hand-painted by artisans in Mexico. Created by Susan LeVine. Assembled in New York.

Key:
Green: gratitude
Light blue: love
Red: patience
White: honesty
Orange: courage
Dark blue: joy
Purple: generosity

Did you know we also have Guide Bird Mugs?

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Made in Mexico

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Susan LeVine

created by

Susan LeVine

location

California

Artist Susan LeVine was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee where her love of nature was first ignited. A passion for art led her on a journey that began with a year of study in Italy where she was immersed in the beauty of artistic expression and the romance of the Italian culture. Susan's paintings of birds and trees are probably the greatest expression of her love of nature. she feels that nature is always talking to us if we stop to listen. Susan's product designs come from a desire to uplift the spirits of others and share a sense of wonder and celebration of life. Susan now lives in Santa Barbara, California where she gets out in nature as much as possible.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Guide Birds qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide. Each one corresponds to an inspirational word, such as joy, courage, and generosity (a key is included for reference). Keep them where you need a little love, or give them to a friend so they can feel it, too. The decorative leaf-shaped plate keeps your "bird of the day" proudly perched, while the protective box makes for lovely gift-giving and storage.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Alfareria Tradicional's mission is to preserve the manufacturing of handmade majolica pieces in the city of Guanajuato. In this way, they preserve a tradition that the city has had for many centuries.


fair wage

Alfareria Tradicional's starting wage is nearly twice the minimum wage of Mexico. Employees on average earn three times the minimum.


paid time off

All receive vacation time (minimum six days if they have been working for a minimum of one year, and 15 days of Christmas holiday time off).


recycling primary/secondary materials

Water used to wash and prepare the clay is recycled. Pieces that did not pass quality control on the bisque before they are fired are recycled. Broken pieces from the bisque are recycled, and some are used to cover gardens or dirt roads.


charitable giving

Alfareria Tradicional does not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection criteria.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Ceramic, a natural source material

Resourceful Packaging

Packaging is meant to store the birds when not in use.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find Guide Birds: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Exclusive
Made from
ceramic, foam, card stock, corrugated cardboard, flocking
Measurements
8.5" L x 8.5" W x 1.5" D; Bird approx 1.5" H x 1" W ; Leaf approx 3" H x 3" W x .5" D
Item ID
42940

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsGuide Birds
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14)

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5.0

Giving as a gift to several people

By 

from Scottsdale

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    Beautiful inspiring gift for self or others

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Loving Birds

    By 

    from Chattanooga, TN

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    Very well made. What a perfect way to set your intention for the day.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Everything was perfect.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    I would but this product again

    By 

    from Massachusetts

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    Gave as a gift. Product great, special gift

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Joy

    By 

    from Lancaster, Pa

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    I took my guide birds to work and I make it a team activity to pick a bird for the week. The first guide bird we selected was joy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Beautifully done, but cardboard box poor container

    By 

    from Chester, NH

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    See comments above.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Great product. I purchased it for my wife. She loves it!!!

    By 

    from Madison WI and Tucson AZ (seasonal)

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    My wife is an artist with a focus on activities that enhance contemplation and meditation. She was drawn to the beauty of the ceramic birds and the daily journey each inspires.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Whimsical and cute for the "likes nice things" crowd

    By 

    from Austin, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    This makes a great gift for someone who has it all but still appreciates a quality, unique, thoughtful gift.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was as expected. I'm used to free two-day shipping so having to pay for shipping is a drag. Similarly the gift-wrapping service is spendy, considering the lo-fi presentation upon arrival.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    These Guide Birds are absolutely the best thing ever!!!

    By 

    from Pennsylvania

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • They bring joy into ones life.

    Cons

    • 12 now only 7
    • Original set better. There were 12 now only 7.

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

      Please ask the artist to return to the "original concept" 12 birds. One for each month. It gives one a bit longer to embrace the "word" and incorporate it into daily life. They certainly do help make one a better person.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Adorable and inspiring at the same time!

      By 

      from Siesta Key, Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

      The birds and the leaf they perch on are very appealing both to look at and to touch. And being able to choose the feeling that will inspire you that day is very unique. A very unusual and sweet gift!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Uplifting Birds!

      By 

      from Shelter Island, NY

      Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

      An old friend is going through a hard time and these were just the thing to help lift her spirits: "Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending me the wonderful, uplifting birds!"

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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