Bird Bottle Ornament with Cardinal
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.
- Ornament in bird bottle shape
- Features nesting cardinal
- 2 1/2"L x 1 1/2"H x 1"W (Approx.)
- Made of resin
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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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I purchased several as gifts, and they are super!
Truthfully, I was VERY disappointed with the fact that the ornament was made in CHINA!!! Seriously?!?!?! Coming from Colonial Williamsburg???? NEVER AGAIN... You owe it to your supporters...we've made the trip no less than 10 times...to at the very least include the country of origin in the description. ***Response from The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg: We are sorry you were disappointed with this ornament, Brian, and appreciate your honest feedback. We have shared your review with the product team. We have also updated the description for this product to include the country of origin, which should have been disclosed and is our mistake. If you would like to return the item for a refund, give us a call or use our contact form to reach us.***