Friday, October 14, 2011

My Growing Collection (obession) of Ravens and Crows ~AKA Great Finds~




The above picture is of my collection of Ravens and Crows as of a few weeks ago before I added a little more. It seems to be a little easier to find these birds in the Autumn season. You could say I am obsessed with them, but I say, I just love them. I think that is why I listen to them when they seem to be "talking" to me.




These precious little crows I found at The Dollar Tree. Justine from Justines Halloween was able to buy a whole murder of these little creatures. She is turning them into cute witchy crows. There were only four left by the time I got around to going to The Dollar Tree. Of course, I just had to have all four.




Speaking of Justine at Justines Halloween, I couldn't resist this aceo of "Queen of the Ravens" . The above picture doesn't do this wonderful painting justice. She fits right in with my other Raven Goddess pictures.





And last, but certainly not least, Stacy, from Magic Love Crow, paints the most amazingly adorable crows.  Again, the above picture doesn't do them justice. I ordered "Horny Crow" aceo from Stacy's etsy shop and was surprised and flattered when I opened the envelope to find a letter and two extra aceo's. Stacy knew how much I loved "Bride Of Frankenstein Baby Crow" and  added that the cute "Laugh" Baby Crow. What an honor and a blessings to receive such beautiful and heartfelt gifts. Stacy says I got the extras because I'm special. Thank you my friend for bringing tears of happiness to my soul.

Both Justine and Stacy are truly amazing artists and I am blessed to have met them both in blogger world. I will definitely be buying more from these two wonderful ladies. If you are looking for some unique and beautiful gifts, please visit their websites and etsy stores  (you can find links to the etsy stores at their blogs). Thank you Justine and Stacy for adding to my Raven and Crow collection.

Blessings, Vivienne

24 comments:

  1. Ohhh Vivienne...I love crows too. That is on my list today to look for while I am out shopping. I need some smalls ones to put in my dining room and a couple for my studio.

    I just adore Justine's work too!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  2. Hi LuLu

    I hope you are successful in the crow hunt.

    Have a lovely weekend as well.
    Blessings, V.

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  3. Thanks so much for the sweet write-up! :) I'm glad you were able to get some of these little crows too. It sounds like they were pretty popular in your town! There were a few left at our Dollar Tree the other day, but they weren't in the best of shape. It looks like you got some good specimens. :)

    I'm glad that you like my Queen of the Ravens aceo! It looks like you have a whole raven art collection going. That was so nice of Stacy to send you extra aceos!

    So where do you plan to display your Dollar Tree crows and art collection? My little crows are wearing their witch hats and sitting on the guests' plates for tomorrow's party!

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  4. Yay...gorgeous post kindred...and yay..I talk to them too...I share your love for them! My mom just bought me a crow..so sweet! I love all yours...fabulous! and all that art..dazzling and beautful!
    I have a few photos I got of a murder..they are blurry but i still love them.
    Thanks for this magical sparkle to my day!
    Victoria

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  5. Another blogger posted about this Raven candle holder, but I don't remember who it was. Anyway, it's great and on sale: http://www.zgallerie.com/p-11193-raven-tealight-135.aspx

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  6. Hi Justine

    You are very welcome. I was surprised that The Dollar Tree had any crows left at all. My girls were laughing at me when i got excited over finding them.

    Queen of the Ravens is very beautiful and she sits on my bedside table watching over me as I sleep. The Horny Crow , Bride of Frakenstein and Laugh Crow will be framed if my daughter doesn't still Horny Crow from me. They will sit on my book shelf and bedside table. The little crows are scattered about the house.

    Have a blast at your party with your little witchy crows!!!

    Blessings, V.

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  7. Hi Victoria

    Thank you... I'm happy to know I'm not the only to talk to crows. I took a picture of my talking crow but it turned out blurry as well. Very sweet of your mom to by you a crow.

    Blessings, V.

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  8. Hi Scared

    Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to check it out.

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  9. I ADORE those crows!!! A physic once told me that my father's spirit often visits our family in the form of crows. When I told my brother that his face went white and he told me that often his whole yard will be filled with crows while no other crow could be seen at any other house on his street!!

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  10. Hi Lil Dreamer

    Thank you. How very cool that your father visits you and your brother in crow form.

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  11. I like crows and ravens, too. They're such smart birds. But, sadly, in the mountains where I live we don't have crows, only ravens. I like ravens, but I wish we had crows, too. I read (somewhere, can't remember where) that crows will always remember a kindness done for them by a human, just as they will always remember an unkindness done to them, and they have very strong family bonds and will actually mourn, as a group, when one of theirs passes on.

    I love your collection!

    Blessings, Victoria

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  12. Awww, I am so touched! Thanks Vivienne ;o) This is so sweet of you! You are special ;o) And, Justine's art is amazing! I think you have more crows then I do! I am jealous! LOL! I think you should share ;o) Blessings my friend!

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  13. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Hallowe'en drawing!

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  14. Hi Victoria

    Thank you. I have heard of those tales as well. I think that is why I like them so much.

    Blessings, V.

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  15. Hi Magic Love Crow

    Oh , Stacy, you are so welcome. You truly are a blessing. I might just have to share some of my crows. Spread the joy of them around.

    Blessings my friend, V.

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  16. Hi Adsila

    Thank you!!!

    Blessings, V.

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  17. Hi Silver Fox

    You are very welcome. It looks like I'm not the only one who liked your drawing.

    Blessings, V.

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  18. I love ravens too, great collection !!
    Have a magical day.

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  19. These are all so beautiful--a great collection! I bet you have a wonderful time dressing your home, your personal space with these magnificent symbols.

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  20. Oh my! How lovely these paintings are!
    Especially the "baby crows"! Just love them!
    Thanks for pointing me to these great ladies blogs, too! :)

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  21. Hi Moncha

    Thank you. Have a magical as well!

    Blessings, V.

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  22. Hi Auroran Lauriel

    Thank you. I love to dress up my home. Always fun when you change things up.

    Blessings, V.

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  23. Hi Sal

    I am happy you like the paintings and even happier you stopped by. I hope you enjoy visitimg their blogs.

    Blessings, V.

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