Mockingbird Birdhouse

created by

Dave Vissat

$120.00 $ 74.99

created by

Dave Vissat

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Since birds haven't shown much appreciation for literature, this imaginative birdhouse will do much better decorating the inside of your house than serving as theirs. Designer Dave Vissat stumbled upon this idea when he was making a birdhouse for his mother. He ran out of wood, so he resorted to using an old book as a roof. Then he began incorporating interesting text and illustrations as well.

Now, Vissat searches and scavenges flea markets and libraries for discarded and vintage books, then he scans the cover, makes a print and affixes it to the exterior of the house.

This ornamental wooden house use a book and imagery from classical and popular literature to capture a past era in American culture. The classic To Kill A Mockingbird house, features a twig perch, Gregory Peck movie poster and excerpts of the story as siding. Made in Pennsylvania. For indoor use only.

Artist Dave Vissat spends his days as a creative director for a Pittsburgh advertising agency. But for the last ten years, he has spent his nights creating one-of-a-kind birdhouses out of vintage books.

Vissat stumbled upon this idea when he was making a birdhouse for his mother. He ran out of wood, so he resorted to using an old book as a roof. Then he began incorporating interesting text and illustrations as well. Now, Vissat searches and scavenges flea markets and libraries for discarded and vintage books, then he scans the cover, makes a print and affixes it to the exterior of the house.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, wood
Measurements
8" L x 8.5" W x 8.25" H
Ingredients
Notes
for indoor use only.
Item ID
15807

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Not For the Birds!!

5

All the Library Lovers love the Mockingbird Birdhouse. It's sits on the circulation desk at our little local library. I just wish that the roof were put on the other way around so when you look at it from the front, the title is right side up. If I were doing this, I wouldn't put the nails through the cover. I put them through the block and then glue the cover to the block.

Walloon Lake, MI

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Love it!

5

I love this! I just hope my MIL likes it just as much as me. The only thing I didn't really care for is the back panel, which had the old movie poster on there, but that's a minor complaint. It's very unique and a great gift idea-even for yourself.

Minneapolis, MN

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Fantastic gift - received great reviews!

5

What a unique idea!

Denver, CO

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BOOOKSHELF HEADLINER

5

What a great tribute to a classic book. I added it to my bookshelf along with a copy of the book and it is the showpiece of the room. Glad to get this in a world losing the appreciation of reading a true book. Very creative item and no one would be disappointed in this lovely creation

Grand Forks, ND

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Judging a Book By Its Cover

4

I am a bibliophile and the birdhouse celebrated one of my favorite books.

Naperville, IL

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Great for book lovers

5

Saw this item in a high-end crafts store and was really pleased to find it online.

Baltimore Oriole, MD

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Really imaginative and an excellent gif

5

I bought this and was a bit leary about what I'd actually get but it was everything that I had hoped for. What a neat idea! Even signed and numbered on the bottom. Thanks for a great Christmas gift!

Hanover, NH

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One of a Kind and Beautifully Made

5

I would not usually spend this much for a decorative accent, but To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book, and when I saw this birdhouse for the first time online, I knew I had to have it :) It is even more attractive in person than it is online. I love the vintage cover, and the way the hole is drilled in the perfect spot middle of the tree. The only thing that surprised me about it was the length (mine is a full 12 inches from front to back). If you are planning on purchasing it, you might want to make sure that you have a display spot that is deep enough for it. I highly recommend this birdhouse as a gift for yourself or a friend.

IL

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unique conversation starter!

5

as a Mockingbird fan and lover of folk art this is a very satisfying buy!

kentucky

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A Different Kind of Gift

5

This was a perfect gift for someone that enjoys the book "To Kill A Mockingbird". I was very surprised that the birdhouse is actually made of books (the roof is a book and the sides are coated in book covers). The sticks for the roost is a very neat addition. All in all, I am thrilled with how this arrived and it was a huge hit for Christmas. Although a bit pricy, the quality was worth the payment.

Kentucky

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