Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love Birds

Love BirdsLove Bird, original art, 5" x 7"
Along with all the red valentine hearts floating around town.

Love Birds Love Birds2, 5" x 7"
And lush bouquets of red roses.

Love Birds The call is out for love birds.

Love Birds My love at first sight for a bird occured at La Musee des Arts Decoratifs a few years ago.

Love BirdsLocal birds are called upon for many odd jobs in Paris.

Love BirdsAnd lovely painted birds decorate many walls, like at Chantilly.

Love BirdsDownstairs my neighbor is round the bend with his new baby Love Birds.

Love Birds They require a lot of TLC too.

Love Birds This is my favorite bird painting in Paris is at the Musee Carnavalet.

Love Birds Stuffed birds at very high-end florist boutique, Oderantes on 9, rue Madame, 6eme

Love Birds More Parisien oiseaux at Pylones - I've got one of these babies.

What I would love to know is,
Have YOU seen any?
I'm bringing along my birdseed next trip...ahem


  1. I paid 9 euros for my piu piu at a Pylones store in Avignon. You introduced me to piu piu, thank you.

  2. Anonymous11:04 AM

    have you been to that bird market in paris? it's pretty amazing!

  3. Annechung, it's 3 years since I bought mine.
    They are evaluating overtime...

  4. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Chere Carol,
    J'aime les osieaux aussi--
    Happy Valentines Day to you too.

  5. Just bring a bag of peanuts, Carol--the birds go mad for them. Stand very still for a long time (this would be extremely difficult for you, I know this) and hold them out in your hand. "If you hold them, they will come." Love your Piu Piu and friend. They're my favorites, you know! And your love bird is great!!

  6. Anonymous11:41 AM

    i love the little piu piu guys. So adorable. There must be black birds and starlings in Paris. And Sparrows. You NYC guys don't look up. Pigeons. There must be pigeons.

  7. What a delightful series of bird images!
    My favorite is the shop window with the birds holding up the lingerie. ;-)

  8. Anonymous11:42 AM

    THAT IS SO TRUE Annie!!!
    I have seen these giant Ravens/Crows/Blackbirds!!!
    I plum forgot :(

  9. Anonymous11:55 AM

    I get your paris breakfasts blog each day and was wondering if you could sneak some shots of small pastry/coffee shops. I am opening a cafe in the next several months and am looking for good ideas. My place will be tiny, 720sf, but will have the kitchen and cafe in it. So if you come across any good shops that have great use of their space please snap some shots for me! Thank you, looking forward to the next blog!

  10. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Your lovebirds are adorable!
    I especially think the feet are appealing!

    And we're on the same page again, since due to doing a nature-journaling demo I did last weekend, I'm can't stop painting birds this week

  11. tu es vraiment très douée.
    moi aussi I love Bird.
    tu es a paris?
    moi oui....


  12. Beautiful selection!

  13. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Adorable, I just love birds, don't you?

  14. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Hi, Carol,
    You asked where the real birds are in Paris? Surely you've been to the
    Bird Market (Marche aux Oiseaux) on Ile de la Cite on Sundays? It
    replaces the flower market, just on Sundays. All kinds of caged birds,
    and Parisian children and their parents browsing. The sacks of all
    different kinds of bird feeds are interesting, plus bird toys, etc. In
    the spring, you'll see bunnies, too.
    No wild birds, though....
    Judy S. in CA

  15. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Do not fail to give the pigeon man at Notre Dame a euro or two. He
    not only feeds the pigeons there, but if he discovers one has been
    injured, he takes it home with him. I have a picture of the two of
    us telling a lovely bird how magnificent her feathers are. She's
    sitting on my hand (but only as long as he keeps his close)

    Bring bread crumbs to the Sacre Coeur and you can literally have the
    sparrows eating out of your hand.

  16. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Your Birdy paintings are so beautiful and happy Carol!! The images of your neighbor feeding the birdies is also so sweet. I so love to see such care and tenderness in people. Thanks for brightening my day (as always) :D

  17. My favorite picture is the last one: miam miam, la tarte aux fraises!

  18. Love your Bird paintings. I really love the photos of your neighbor feeding the baby birds. That is adorable.

  19. Anonymous6:05 PM

    My 2.5-year-old daughter on her first trip to Paris this w/e was very taken with the fat ol' pigeons strutting the Parisian streets. We also saw a whole host of teeny tiny birds in the trees and bushes around the children's playground near Notre Dame, but I've no idea what they were.

    Would SO love to mooch around Paris with you ... Your blog is a joy.

  20. Anonymous5:43 AM

    Merci pour ces gentils petits oiseaux, the second looks like a Barbara'glance when she is surprised by something ! very funny
    corrigé :
    j'ai oublié de te les envoyer - is : I've forgoten to send it (to you)?

  21. Love this post. The birds are delightful!

  22. We have 2 big buzzards that fly over the field outside our cottage. Now they are big scary things not like love birds at all.

  23. Anonymous6:48 AM

    you should try the bois de boulogne for lively -one piece- birds.

  24. Anonymous5:17 PM

    I think most of the birds in Paris are served on plates. :-)


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