Monday, February 6, 2012

Pie Bird

Blackbirds in a Pie
Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

A silly medieval nursery rhyme, but one that came to mind when I received
this beautiful Pie Bird for a dear Christmas gift.

A Pie Bird is a British tradition dating back to the 1600's and
gained popularity in America in the 1930's.
Designed to prevent steam splatters and "soggy crust",
the pie bird is also collected as a novelty.

It definitely works!
Thanks, friend for this special gift.
I have always wanted a Pie Bird.
This bird came from Buck Pottery
in Gruene, Texas.