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Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 13, 2015

in COSTUME,DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Feather Decor Trends for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and decorating for this holiday is so much fun! Set the mood and decorate your doorways, windows, porches and mantels with these fun yet frightful Feather Decor Trends for Halloween.

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Feather Boas and Garlands are a must and super easy way to decorate your mantel! The Feather Place has a large assortment of feather boas including Black with Black Lurex Ostrich and Marabou Boas! You could even customize your feather boas with googly eyes or spiders.

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We still really like these simple DIY Paper Feathered Bats we shared with you in a previous blog. With just a few materials you will surely terrify and transform any space into a dark bat cave!

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Hanging Black Feather Quills is a simple yet effective way to dress up your Halloween decor. Hang them at your doorway entry or from your ceiling throughout the house !

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Be bold and daring by decorating your space with Black Feathered Trees! You can DIY these Feathered Trees with Black Chandelle Feather Boas and an assortment of Pre Packaged Plumage from The Feather Place! Add sparkle with glitter for a fun festive vibe.

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And last but not least… we can’t leave out our fun DIY Halloween Projects from our retail site! With so many ways to decorate with feathers this Halloween, you can go wrong with any of these Feather Decor Trends for Halloween!HalloweenProjects

Naturally Artful | Beautiful Photography by Thomas Lohr

This week, we’re pleased to highlight the new 2015 book Birds by German photographer Thomas Lohr which showcases birds in their naturally artful state. In Birds, Lohr focuses his lens on the details that make bird feathers around the world so unique. Spotlighting seldom considered spots like where feather meets fold or where wing meets body, Lohr captures not only the beauty of feathers, but also their inherent grace and functionality.

“Birds – I worked on a personal project studying a variety of birds, capturing their textures and colors…”- Thomas Lohr

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Seeing birds of different colors, stripes, and sizes can be an everyday experience depending on what part of the world you live. Even when you can’t see them, their birdsong is there to let you know that they are there, perched on a branch or windowsill somewhere just outside your view. Birds flaunt their elegant and beautiful feathers with abandon, and they don’t need your approval for any of it!

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Those of us living in a city like New York have the privilege of being among flocks of birds everyday. Yes, they are just pigeons, and yes, their wanton pigeon waddle can be a source of great frustration when you’re trying to catch the train that will surely get you to work on time. Whatever your opinion of our feathered friends, including dopey pigeons, if you take just a moment to consider their feathery layers, you’ll find it hard to deny them their natural beauty.

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Feeling inspired by the Naturally Artful and Beautiful Photography by Thomas Lhor and want to shop for or see feathers up close and personal? Stop in at The Feather Place New York or Los Angeles Showrooms where you can shop for feathers similar to the ones seen in these photos! Not in NY or LA? Check out our full line of products available online — The Feather Place.

A Feathered Houzz

by The Feather Place NYC on March 27, 2015

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

A Feathered Houzz

We at The Feather Place have recently discovered a fabulous new site called Houzz! Houzz.com is an online platform that brings together users, interior designers and retailers under one roof, and allows access to the designs featured on the site. Through browsing the seemingly infinite gorgeous images, stories, and tips we have found some incredible feathered designs, and designers we just had to share with you.

Gorgeous Feathered Bedrooms, A Feathered Houzz

 

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Utilize this fab site to revamp your space with feathered decor! Whether it be a soft ostrich statement lamp, a hand made juju hat with coque feathers, or some natural quills and pheasant tails, adding touches of feathers will bring new life to your home.

Feather your Houzz this Spring with feathers from The Feather Place!

 

A YEAR IN FEATHERS

A YEAR IN FEATHERS

From Betsey Johnson’s flirty feathered runway looks to the loss of comedian Joan Rivers and fashion icon Oscar De La Renta, 2014 sure did have it’s noteworthy feathered fashion moments.  Looking back at 2014, Here are some of the top trending feathered moments.

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM RETROSPECTIVE – Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibits His Love for Feathers at the Brooklyn Museum.

This Marchesa collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

NY FASHION WEEK – This Marchesa 2014 collection is for the romantic woman, featuring lightly feathered looks fit for queens.

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MARDI GRAS 2014 – Who let the dogs out…!? Even mans best friend reveled at the 2014 Barkus Mardi Gras parade! Check out how cute they look in their feathered mask and parade float! FYI :  Mardi Gras 2015 comes early next year on Tuesday, February 17th… Plan for 2015 fat Tuesday celebration costumes in advance and SHOP at The Feather Place for all of your feathered needs! 

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NYC FIT “Fowl Play” – The Feather Place has proudly collaborated with FIT, The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, to bring a wonderful feathered exhibit created by Visual Presentation students. Named “Fowl Play”, the exhibition explores ornithology (the study of birds) and how nature inspires fashion. All of the feathers used in this exhibit were supplied by The Feather Place and can all be purchased right here at Featherplace.com.

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CARNIVAL SAN FRANCISCO 2014 – Hundreds of thousands of residents, tourist and revelers hit the streets of San Francisco Memorial Day weekend to help celebrate it’s 36th anniversary! What we love the most about this event is the variety of cultures represented in the parades contingent! Included are feathered representatives from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad, Cuba and islands throughout the Caribbean !

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BURNING MAN 2014 – Feathers make a come back at Burning Man! The Burning Man Official Blog announces that “…if you want to wear feathers, that’s fine … but make sure they’re attached in ways that won’t fail, and if you can’t then don’t wear them, because it’s on YOU if they become MOOP. (And that goes for anything you bring to Black Rock City.)”

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FASHION WEEK NYC – Betsey Johnson’s SS15 feathered collection was front and center and in true Betsey Johnson form; an Over the top, ultra girly “Love and Marriage” themed extravaganza!

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SAYING GOODBYE TO JOAN RIVERS – We are certainly going to miss Joan Rivers ruffling everyone’s feathers on the red carpet and in her E Entertainment TV series  “Fashion Police“!

oscarA FEATHERED FAREWELL TO OSCAR DE LA RENTA – The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest fashion icons this October. “I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta

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BIRDS OF PARADISE EXHIBITION – Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show.

VictoriaSecret2014LondonVICTORIA’S SECRET 2014 FASHION SHOW – Last but not least the Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show in London. Karlie Kloss and her handcrafted 18kt gold gilded feather angel wings stole the show! The Feather Place is lucky to have an inside scoop on the creation of these spectacular feather wings every year when we help handcraft these towering beauties!

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – From your friends @THEFEATHERGIRL

 

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 12, 2014

in DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL,HOLIDAY

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers.“Tis the season for Holiday & Home Decor! With many feather trends on the rise, why not incorporate feathered Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments and garlands into your decorative designs this holiday season. From glittery white feather trees to modern jewel toned feathered wreaths, Here are some festive ideas from across the web to get you inspired!

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Available is many different colors and styles, These feather wreaths are great for the Winter Holidays (they dress up any doorway, and can be used to frame candle holders or vases for floral display). They also look great on Holiday window and door displays. Click on the image below to see the available styles.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Feathers

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Plumed Piranha

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 21, 2014

in CRAFT,DECOR,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

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Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud 3This Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien Salaud uniquely combines a well preserved taxidermic pirahna with beautiful moulted bird plumage!

“…carefully arranging the plumage to reflect the original patterning along the fish…Salaud has created the quintessential frankenfish!” – www.designboom.com

Plumed Piranha by French artist Julien SalaudNo doubt, this is the quintessential Frankenfish – Artfully strange and mystical in the same breath! For more information about this artist and to see more of his feather art, press this link.

“…In the artist’s own words, each of his works offers “a different point of view regarding what an animal can be (that of the Cartesian or the geneticist, the predator or the prey, the sorcerer or the mystic)”. – www.palaisdetokyo.com/en/julien-salaud

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24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 14, 2014

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,FLORAL,HOLIDAY

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, Here are 24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces! We especially love the rich colors and textures autumn brings. This fall is the perfect time to be inspired by the warm golden hues of natural feathers. Using an assortment of Rooster, Guinea, TurkeyPheasant , Feather Ornaments and Wreaths, these centerpieces are sure the make a statement at this years dinner table. Come see as at The Feather Place so we can help you incorporate feathers into your holiday decor!

24 Feather Inspired Thanksgiving Centerpieces

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Feather Centerpiece DIY for The Fourth of July!

by The Feather Place NYC on June 25, 2014

in CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,HOLIDAY

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Fourth of July celebrations are great for bringing the family together; what better way to set the summer mood than with patriotic centerpieces?
We are excited to show you an easy feather centerpiece DIY that incorporates mason jars, flowers and feathers. This fun project is sure to brighten up your holiday festivities!
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  • 3 Mason Jars
  • Spray Paint (red, white & blue)
  • Masking Tape
  • Star Shaped Stickers
  • Fresh Flowers (white)
  • Peacock Swords (red, white & blue)

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flag-step-1STEP 1. Spray paint all three mason jars with an even coat of white paint.

flag-step-2STEP 2. Arrange star stickers onto one of the white jars. On the other two jars, add horizontal stripes of masking tape.

flag-step-3STEP 3. Spray paint the two striped jars red.

flag-step-4STEP 4. Spray paint the star jar blue. Allow paint to dry and then carefully remove stickers and masking tape.

flag-step-5STEP 5. Fill the jars with water and arrange big bunches of white flowers of your choice in each. Add some beautiful curled Peacock Swords for the perfect finishing touch. See Tips & Techniques on our website for feather-curling instructions.

flag-step-6STEP 6. Place the finished jars onto a picnic table; sit back, relax and soak up summer!

HappyMothersDayFeathers_LRWith Mother’s Day quickly approaching many may be wondering, what do you get for Mom last minute? We have it all for Mother’s Day Feather Gift Ideas! Flowers are  everyone’s go-to gift but this year why not try an arrangement with feathers? Use our Feather Picks and Stems with wire for an easy addition to any arrangement, or forgo the flowers and create a fully feathered bouquet.

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floral stems blogFor all the fashionable moms out there we recommend our Feather Pins & Clips, which can be added to the hair, headbands, even gift wrapping… the possibilities are endless! Or show her you care with a unique piece such as a feather shawl or collar for special events, or even just for a fun day of dress up.

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Mother's Day Feather Gift Ideas!

 Shawls, Shrugs and Collars

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Is your Mom into home decor and interior design? A colorful feather wreath or garland is perfect for springtime and brightens any home.

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Top image via PebbleandBee

DIY Love Birds Feather Valentine Mobile

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 20, 2014

in CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

DIY Love Bird Feather Valentine Mobile - The Feather Place

Calling all lovebirds!

Get ready to woo your loved ones with some feathered favors. Decorate for your Valentine’s Party with the Feathered Love Nest Treat Bowl filled with candy hearts or create an air of admiration with the Love Bird Feather Valentine Mobile. For that very special someone, craft a Birds of a Feather Valentine.

This February, feather it up and spread the love!

DIY Love Birds Feather Valentine Mobile

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Directions:

  1. Download and print the bird & heart template. Using this template cut out 4 bird shapes and a handful of hearts. lovebirdsmobilestep1
  2. Sandwich a bit of stuffing between two bird shapes and stitch around the edges. Do this to both birds.lovebirdsmobilestep2
  3. Arrange your feathers and hearts and measure out string.lovebirdsmobilestep3
  4. Glue or tie your feathers on to the string and simply sew through the hearts. Arrange and tie onto the stick.lovebirdsmobilestep4
  5. Hot glue your lovebirds onto the stick (in the proper kissing position, if you please)! Finally, tie a long string to both ends of the stick and hang up to decorate for a very sweet valentine touch in any room! lovebirdsmobilestep5

For more great DIY feather crafts, Make sure to check out our Feathered Love Nest Treat Bowl tutorial and more on the HOW TO tab on our Homepage