Design Trends: Put A Birch On It

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


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Have you seen the Portlandia episode Put A Bird On It? Well, I am thinking that they need to do an updated version with birch trees - they could keep a few birds too. Since posting about the birch wallpaper that I am kind of in love with and since slightly obsessed over, I feel like I have been seeing birch motifs everywhere. I can't say that I mind though in fact I have a drawing of birch trees that a friend gave me (by request) that I really need to get framed, it is just so lovely. I love the towels by Fine Little Day and those straws need to come to my house. 

PS, if you are wondering, I happen to think that Portlandia is pretty accurate in its portrayal of this little city here in the northwest, maybe a bit exaggerated but not by much depending on what crowds you run with. I honestly don't watch the show that regularly because I feel like I live it every time I leave my house, and maybe I can see my-portlander-self in it a teeny-tiny bit too. 

18 comments:

  1. The throw is so beautiful! My office at work is surrounded by 11 birch trees, so thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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    1. ooo, lucky you! i don't have many in my neighborhood but i used to love them when i was little. they are just so pretty.

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  2. That clutch has my name on it even if I hate birds because of the movie.
    kkises Christine

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  3. Hahaha, oh Portlandia. I did a round up of bird-things a little while ago when the first iteration of "Put a Bird on it" was popular, but I like your incarnation way more! I happen to really love the pattern. I think the neck roll pillow and the straws are my favorite. There was a blogger who drew her own birch wallpaper freehand, I'll try to see if I can find it... aha! http://www.katiespencilbox.com/2011/02/sniffles-and-spring-fever.html

    I mean, you're crafty and a good designer, I bet you could pull something like that off, if you had a lot of patience! xo

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    1. wow! i definitely don't have that much patience at all. i love her blog, though every time i visit i get a little pang of envy.

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  4. I want the blanket, the candle and the clutch too! Lovely finds, Christine!

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  5. Hehe: put a birch on it. I actually tried watching Portlandia today. Sometimes I get it...sometimes. I do love your picks though!

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    1. i agree. i like to catch an episode here or there but i can't do any marathons with it. sometimes it's just a little more weird than funny but when i do find it funny it's worth it.

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  6. I do share your love for the birch. Lisa Cogdon has a birch painting that I just love and I know which birch wallpaper you're talking about - It's beautiful.
    Sadly, I haven't watched Portlandia. Though, if both you and Erin can vouch for the show, it must be good.

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    1. it can be a little hit or miss. it is so portland sometimes it makes me love it maybe more than the non-portlander and maybe sometimes less ; ) but the good parts are really good, it's one of those shows for me.

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  7. I love all things birch and would love to feel like I'm walking through the woods all day.

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    1. i think i love it because it's feels like the epitome of vintage-modern-rustic which is what i like to call my design taste ; )

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  8. Lovely picks Christine! I really love that beautiful blanket and the cute little purse!

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  9. Loving this trend, that little clutch is gorgeous! I've been seeing those straws everywhere online lately :)

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  10. Oh dear - I love all of these, just can't pick a favourite! I do love birch trees and am fortunate enough to live near two silver birches, just beautiful all year around. Thanks so much for finding these!

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  11. What a great round up! Love the log pillow and the blanket. I am definitely signing up for the motto to put a birch on it. Before reading your post I have only watched the Portlandia put a bird on it clip but now I clicked over to YouTube and watched some of the clips there. The no grocery bag clip is really funny. I am the opposite of the guy in the sketch because I always tell the cashier not to bag my stuff because I don't want any plastic bags. I always bring my cloth bags or a big plastic crate ;)

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