birds words

It’s funny — I’ve noticed that some of my favorite bird-themed design comes from Portland, birthplace of Portlandia and the phrase, “Put a Bird on It.” I spotted this beautiful hand-carved ceramic trivet at Alder & Co., one of my favorite shops in PDX. The dark brown glaze is warm and rich, and each trivet comes with a leather cord and hooks for hanging if you’d rather show it off than use it to cool hot pots. Ever since I picked up my first Lee Hanson tile back in 2006, I’ve been a fan of hanging pieces like this — they add dimension and texture to a wall without costing a ton of money. Click here to check out this trivet in detail and shop online ($195 each). xo, grace

  1. Bec says:

    This is delicious! I too love anything with a bird on it! X

  2. Tami says:

    “they add dimension and texture to a wall without costing a ton of money.”

    . . . at $195 each?!? For a trivet?!?

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      If you’re using it like I mentioned, as wall art, $195 is not a lot for a hand-cast tile. That work takes a lot of time.


  3. I have something very similar at home which I found last year in a second hand place in Finland. love it!


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