Pie Birds (what they are is added)

I REALLY don’t need anything more to collect. sigh….

I saw some pie birds in a local antique shop and didnt know what they were. I was smitten. I am sure it is the shape. And some have real personality. Came home, started to do a little online research. The local shop wanted WAY too much.

But last week I caved to a weak moment…. and made my first eBay purchase ever. I got all of these for the price of half of one at a local shop. yaY me!

I really didnt need any more “dust collectors”. And I really dont have a good place to put them. But I really DO like them!

Addendum:  sorry, I should have explained what they are.  They are so NOT for cow pies.  They are also known as pie vents.  You put it in the middle of a double crust pie (normally fruit pie) to vent the steam.  Old fashioned baking.  As if I did any.  And they still make new ones too.  I guess they are quite collectible.  Saw one go on ebay yesterday for 250.00.  Nope, I will never collect them THAT seriously!  I have way too much fabric to collect first.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TK42ONE
    Apr 10, 2008 @ 20:56:58

    And they’re called pie birds why? Look like they can hold a single toothpick. But otherwise look like dust collectors. Like I can talk….


  2. Vicki W
    Apr 10, 2008 @ 20:58:19

    If you love them than you NEEDED them! The are very cute.


  3. freda1951
    Apr 10, 2008 @ 20:58:32

    What is a pie bird, Mz Gayle? Don’t think I ever heard of it. They would certainly catch dust at my house.


  4. myolivebranch
    Apr 10, 2008 @ 22:05:07

    want/need……what’s the difference when you’re talking pie birds!


  5. Judy
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 10:39:51

    Oh, memories! Mike’s mum used to have some. One in particular was just like the black one in your photo! (smile) I hadn’t thought of those in a LONG time….thank you! (smile)


  6. janthompson
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 13:40:18

    I have a couple of pie birds that friends gave me. I love them, but have never used them in a pie. Yours are great!


  7. carlafibers
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 23:50:41

    I have never heard of these… thank you for the explanation! I like that they are functional, too.


  8. Business Forum
    Apr 14, 2008 @ 04:01:15

    Pie Birds?? Never heard of them before.


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