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Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds

$29.00 Sale Price:   $13.99

Price: $29.00 Sale Price:   $13.99

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Bird raising in China dates back to the founding of the Qing dynasty in 1644. Members of the new elite class spent their time in teahouses showing off their birds with friends and learning about new and different species. These whimsical, brightly colored blown-glass ornaments celebrate that traditional love for small songbirds as well as the deeper mythological belief that birds are a link between heaven and Earth. 2 3/4''L.

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Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (10)
  • Festive (9)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Easy to store (4)
  • Fits theme (4)

Cons

  • Delicate (4)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (11)
  • Gift (6)
  • Just for fun (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8), Budget shopper (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sweet Birdies

These cute birds each have their own personalities. The set comes in two boxes of six, so it would be easy to keep one and gift the other guilt free!

These cute birds each have their own personalities. The set comes in two boxes of six, so it would be easy to keep one and gift the other guilt free!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dollar Store Quality

They are cheap. That's the long and short of it. They may be advertised as made of glass but feel like they are made of plastic. They are poorly painted at best and...Read complete review

They are cheap. That's the long and short of it. They may be advertised as made of glass but feel like they are made of plastic. They are poorly painted at best and "accented" with kindergarten glitter. The saddest part is that I asked my dear husband to give them to me for Christmas... They will be returned.

I (we) have ordered items from Nat Geo in the past and have been very happy with the quality for the price. This time however was a major disappointment.

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5.0

Sweet and colorful little songbirds

By stella

from Boise, ID

About Me Budget shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Festive
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Gift
    • Just For Fun
    • Parties

    Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

    These darling little songbirds make lovely small gifts for many occasions - I split them up and gave three to several friends at holiday time and kep a few for myself. They were fun to give and well received.

     
    5.0

    Songirds

    By Carol

    from WA

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Festive
    • LOVE THEM
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gift
      • Just For Fun

      Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

      I will look forward to using this next holiday on my small trees. The birds are wonderfully made and add a lot of color. I love them!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      satisfied

      By gramme

      from coldwater, ms

      About Me Budget shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy To Store
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

      these birds are delicate (as i knew they would be), painting by hand is nice. using them on a small Christmas tree w/other small nature ornaments. they are shipped in 2 small storage boxes & none were broken

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Dollar Store Quality

      By JC

      from Maine

      About Me Midrange shopper

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

          They are cheap. That's the long and short of it. They may be advertised as made of glass but feel like they are made of plastic. They are poorly painted at best and "accented" with kindergarten glitter. The saddest part is that I asked my dear husband to give them to me for Christmas... They will be returned.

          I (we) have ordered items from Nat Geo in the past and have been very happy with the quality for the price. This time however was a major disappointment.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          lovely

          By shantia

          from Maine

          About Me Budget shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Classic
          • Easy To Store
          • Festive
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Just For Fun

          Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

          lovely delicate birds for the holidays or anytime during the year...

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          chinese songbirds ornaments

          By M

          from Portland OR

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fits Theme
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Not Quality Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

            these were for gifts for coworkers and were not quite the quality i expected. used them for gifts anyway.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely exquisite!

            By Savvy Senior

            from Lebanon, NH

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Festive
            • Fits Theme
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

            These little ornaments are a bird-lover's delight. No bird in the set accurately depicts any of the real birds in my bird book, and that is part of their charm. They have a delicate sparkle, and their colors are amazing. I can't wait to put them on my tree this Christmas!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well Made

            By Jonathan's

            from Sacramento Ca.

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Classic
            • Festive
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration

              Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

              I will be using these to add to my collection of Christmas ornaments.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Cheap looking

              By NG FAN

              from CA

              About Me Midrange shopper

              Pros

                Cons

                • Do Not Buy
                • Not worth the money
                • Poor Quality
                • Sloppy Painting

                Best Uses

                • Decoration

                Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

                I bought these at half price and they are still way overpriced for such shoddy workmanship.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Cute but different

                By Serah

                from Boston, MA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Store
                • Festive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Decoration
                  • Gift

                  Comments about Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds:

                  Just received these birds. They are pretty and nicely packaged, but they look somewhat different from the ones in the photo. The paint finish on the birds does not have that characteristic sheen of painted, blown glass ornaments. The paint has more of a matte finish on many of the birds. And they have quite a bit of glitter on them - not obvious in the photos - which is something I tend to avoid given the mess glitter creates.

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