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Author Topic: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek glassworks (Exnar) birds!  (Read 7815 times)

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Offline Anik R

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I just wanted to show off my happiest addition to my Czech glass collection... two perfectly weird birdies from Beranek glassworks (Czech Republic). 

The blue one is 9cm tall and 12cm long. The orange and green is 7cm tall and 22cm long. 

I'm extremely pleased with them though I know they are not everyone's 'thing'.  ;D
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 12:51:53 PM »
These I do like Anik - they have so much character and quirkiness.... I bet they cheer you up every time you see them!

and they would go so well with my collection of Beranek "Tropical flowers".
I bought the flowers in TKMaxx, many years ago. I just fell in love with them!

They're massive and very awkward and unwieldy. I had to make three trips by bus between the shop and home to get them all back.

Michael was not happy. I stuck to my guns.  :bat:

Then I was delighted to see that Dan Klein shared my taste, when I went to "A passion for glass" - his collection on exhibition in Edinburgh museum.... where he had a great big pink Beranek tropical flower, exactly the same as the last one Michael moaned about me dragging home.

I was justified. So there. nah, nah ne nah nah Michael!

I really like contemporary Beranek.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 03:22:36 PM »
Thank you, Sue! These two silly birdies really do bring a smile to my face. They are fabulous in every way. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford a whole jolly flock. 

 :hi:
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 04:42:22 PM »
I believe these are serious collectables of the future.
But loads and loads of fun to have now!
You can put them in different positions to imply different sorts of communication between them - a whole flock sounds like a good idea to me!
 :sun:

(I'll have to try to get pics of my "flowers" for you.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 05:24:41 PM »
Please do.  :)
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 01:02:51 AM »
ooooh, I like them!  :mrgreen:
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 04:58:35 AM »
Thank you  ;D
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 08:46:44 AM »
I would be very happy to have them sitting on my shelf  :chky: a really sunny cheerful look . fabulous . :thup: jp a bird lover for life .

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 09:31:01 PM »
They are lovely Anik....I really think they are fun,  and I have just had a look at their website and they have some wonderful sheep and rams......I will certainly have to look into those.......brilliant, a whole new make to collect!! :chky:

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 09:48:41 PM »
Whatever you do, please, please, please do stay away from this giraffe/bird with the puffy eyes. He's mine, or at least I hope he'll be if no one else bids: Anik's next Beranek

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