Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Graceful Swan


 Swans are graceful, exquisite looking creatures, especially when they are gliding by on a body of water.

Dear friends have a beach house on Long Island Sound in Connecticut that we used to go to in the summertime when our kids were little.

A highlight of every stay, for me, was seeing a family of swans on the banks of a nearby pond.

 So one recent day, while doing a little skip-through in a favorite thrift store, my eyes scanned the shelves.

I wasn't looking for anything in particular. It was just a look and see few moments.

Then I looked and saw a charming amber-colored swan.

Not more than five inches long, if that, the swan just called to me.

I loved the shape of her long and graceful neck.

Don't know what that purple reflection is at the bottom but I considered it a stroke of photographic good luck. Looks, in a way, a little like a Valentine heart to me.

It was less than $3 and soooo pretty. 

So now the swan sits on a small kitchen windowsill, dreaming, no doubt, like me, of spring.

DO YOU LIKE SWANS?


22 comments:

Joyful said...

I've always loved swans for their graceful and long, curved necks.

Hindustanka said...

Hi Susan!
I like swans too, they are graceful and beautiful birds.
That glass swan is made with all that in mind, that reflection came out great! Making it more enigmatic...
Have a nice day,
Anna.

middle child said...

LOVE them. So beautiful! Two years in a row we had a pair on the river near us. Only two years but...way cool. I have seen them on ponds here and there.
And the "glare" on the bottom of your picture makes your swan all the more special.

jeanetteann said...

Oh this beautiful swan has captured my heart. It is the most beautiful I have ever seen. It is incredulous that you paid less than $3 for it. I think in Australia it would be hundreds. I'm going back for another look,I love it so. xx

Marta said...

Hello from Spain, swan is always very elegant bird. I can not belive IT cost only €3. Keep in touch

Nellie said...

Swans are such graceful creatures that it would be very difficult not to like them! I have none for my house, however. You find the best bargains, Susan!

Jemma said...

Susan-
Oh yes!! Swans are so graceful and magical. When I was a little girl there were two Trumpeter Swans that lived in a nearby pond-my Mom and I would always marvel over them! Thank you for giving me a smile-
Love your amber swan

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan that is a GORGEOUS swan. I love love love swans. SO gentle and picturesque.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan that is a gorgeous piece of glass! Lucky you to have found it! I do enjoy watching swans!
hugs, Linda

diane.stetson said...

Love swans...saw black ones when I went to Poland and they were gorgeous too. Grandma used to tell stories how they nested in the roof of her home there. Pretty Susan

Ruth Kelly said...

I do love the swans; I have one that is considered a pickle dish. It is clear and is a treasure of mine from my grandmother C.

La Tea Dah said...

I'm sure that swan is dreaming of spring. Just like I am!

We have swans in the pond near our house. I so enjoy viewing them.

janice15 said...


A beautiful amber-colored swan. I love their gracefullness...they are lovely.. have a great day with love Janice

Glenda said...

Oh, yes, I love to watch swans glide gracefully across the water! Also, I love to see a good production of "Swan Lake," or a figure-skating routine done with that music in the background. Always so graceful and lovely. Yours is just precious, and you are a GREAT shopper!! :-)

Lady Linda said...

Yes I do like swans. We have a bird refuse about a half hour from here, close to where my husband just had his antique show. The swans make a visit when migrating....such a lovely bird.
Cheers.
Linda

Susan said...

Our house sits on Swan Lake, but sadly we haven't seen a swam on it in several years. We did, however, on our pond in Connecticut have one that thought he was a goose! We called him Baby Huey and he came to chow down like the rest of the waterfowl we fed. Beautiful piece you came upon, XOXO

Bookie said...

Pretty swan! It was spring yesterday here, jonquils up! This morning, tornado warnings. This afternoon, finally raining. This evening, might see snow. Got to admire the bipolar weather!

DogsMom said...

Oh it is beautufl! The refracted light just adds to its sparkle.
And a wonderful memory of days gone by. You can't put a price on that.

Marianne said...

Hi Susan,

Loved your amber swan! And what a price! I am drawn to anything amber. My mom gave me a delicate, very white, porcelain swan vase many years ago. It looks great with pine and red flowers in it for Christmas. Enjoy that swan.

Merlesworld said...

I like all birds but ducks and swans are my favourites.
Merle....

Shirley said...

Oh yes..I love swans..they are a big part of my Valentine's and we have them in our local park..I love to photograph them and learn about them. I love this one you have shown..sooo beautiful..

Dee said...

Beautiful...I love that you can find so much amber glass....it is rare around here. I love the amber glass.

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