Tuesday, May 24, 2016

All About the {Southern} Bird

I know. I know. The post could go in a number of directions, but I am referring to my love of Southern Coastal birds such as herons, cranes, and pelicans. On our recent jaunt to Ocean Springs, we stopped into Hillyer House, one of the loveliest shops on the coast.

I am such a fan of Southern artist Jean McKee that I rarely leave without adding one to my collection. For some reason, this one of an orange-haired heron really spoke to me. I love the colors used especially the pop of orange. The vertical shape is also different than the square-shaped ones I already own.

I added it to the top of the secretary in the parlor and rearranged the trophies I have up there. I am really digging the POP of orange.

When we visited in March, I picked up this darling bird oil also. I do not think that I ever managed to share it with you.

I placed this one on the wall along the lower landing of the staircase. A collection of curiosity-filled trophy cups sit on a demilune table.

J & I love to shop at Hillyer House when we are in Ocean Springs. It is a must-see destination if you are in the area. The staff could not be more friendlier.

More on Hillyer House HERE.

More on Jean McKee HERE.

Countdown.... FOUR!

Southern Birds, y'all!


  1. I love your newest art piece. I too love bird art. Jean McKee is so talented and Hillyer House looks fun.

  2. I really love the art you add to your home. It makes it so personal. Great pop of color there!

  3. Good evening, Ron! Love, love, love your newest piece of art as well the one you bought back in March. I'll have to check out Hillyer House the next time I make it to the coast! Have a great evening! Cheers! xoxo

  4. You have found yourself a gem of an artist! I like where you put it. The nautical picture sh'es working on would do well up here! 4,3, 2, 1,0!


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