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Bird Bottle Ornament with Cardinal

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  • Ornament in bird bottle shape
  • Features nesting cardinal
  • 2 1/2"L x 1 1/2"H x 1"W (Approx.)
  • Resin
  • WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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    Our distinctive bird bottle is recreated as an ornament to hang on your Christmas tree, complete with a nesting cardinal. The bright scarlet red of Virginia's state bird adds a colorful accent to this historically-inspired decoration. Don't miss the opportunity to add an iconic Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area piece to your holiday collection.
    These unusual birdhouses were apparently quite popular in 18th-century Williamsburg. Fragments have been unearthed throughout the area, and a 1746 inventory and 1752 advertisement provide further evidence. Though it's tempting to attribute their use to an enthusiasm for bird watching, bird bottles served a more practical purpose: nesting birds made ideal insect control around homes, kitchens, and stables.

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