I want all of these things from Catbird

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Catbird primarily sells jewelry, and their Williamsburg, Brooklyn store is always too mobbed to even contemplate entering when I’m in the neighborhood. But I do like puttering around their website, and in so doing recently, discovered all sorts of other cool stuff they’ve got on offer, like this incense kitty from covetable French brand Astier de Villatte. I am also quite fond of this clever  Marie Antoinette incense burner, also by Astier.

And I love how pleasingly old-school this John Derian paperweight—and the whole idea of a paperweight in general—is.

Who doesn’t kind of need a roll of gold foil tape made of copper for wrapping special gifts, hanging stuff on the wall, and etc?

This plate is a little sweeter than my taste typically runs, but I really dig it.

I could use a smallish pocket mirror for lipstick spot checks and the like, and I think the heart here looks so cool and hand-drawn.

And, OK, why not, I’ll throw in a few pieces of jewelry too, just for kicks: I like white diamonds all right, but I like black ones better because they feel less precious to me, and are cheaper. This necklace is graceful and just the tiniest bit goth.

I would love to add this gold ring to my stack.

And finally, I’m pretty certain I’ve shown you this snake ring before, but it’s so good—really simple and elegant—that I’m doing it again, so there you go.

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    Leigh
    28 Mar 2019
    8:18pm

    Aw, we love this post, thank you! I used to pore over your Lucky editor letters! xo Leigh from Catbird

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    MaryAlice
    28 Mar 2019
    12:33pm

    Love Catbird, and they have wonderful customer service. My Rainbow Stardust ring broke and they were great about it, repaired it quickly and at no charge.

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      Susanna
      28 Mar 2019
      6:29pm

      I’ve had my eye on that rainbow stardust ring for a while! What part broke? Did it lose stones? Does it seem particularly vulnerable to problems?

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        Susanna
        28 Mar 2019
        6:29pm

        And I agree that they’re great. They’ve untangled my necklace for me when I just couldn’t do it.

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        MaryAlice
        29 Mar 2019
        11:07am

        It may be. I actually had to send it back twice. First time a stone fell out, and 3 months after I got it. Then 4 months later the band snapped. Both times they repaired it promptly, and no problems since.

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    D.Morgendorffer
    28 Mar 2019
    12:08pm

    I did a quick browse of the Astier de Villatte offerings on Catbird and noticed that they do scented erasers. However, they are grownup versions of scented erasers, scented like Mediterranean herbs or sandalwood. I think I’m biased towards them because their appearance reminds me of my favorite eraser, Staedtler. In the interest of fiscal restraint, I think I will have to be very careful when I visit that website. (I already kinda knew this because of the John Derian stuff. Anybody that stocks John Derian stuff knows how to compel money from me.)

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    Ann
    28 Mar 2019
    11:15am

    My friend gave me that little heart mirror one year. I just adore that gift for my makeup bag.

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    Viajera
    28 Mar 2019
    11:29am

    Oh dear. Please don’t with the head.

    Sorry but you know I am no Yes Man.

    I have no objection to the cat.

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    Kimberly
    28 Mar 2019
    9:03am

    I have a couple pieces of jewelry from them and I love it!

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    Bethany Ball
    28 Mar 2019
    8:24am

    I have both incense burners and they are my prized possessions. Especially the cat. Had not realized the tiny head one was Marie Antoinette! Good to know.

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    Susanna
    28 Mar 2019
    8:37am

    Love Catbird. Love that necklace. I’d love to add it to my jewelry drawer, but for now I’m content wearing this one.

    https://www.catbirdnyc.com/maleficent-necklace-gold.html

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      Elle
      2 Apr 2019
      9:27am

      Oh my that’s lovely. Do you wear it all the time or just special occasions? I’d just keep it on, wondering if it withstands day to day wear. Cheers

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    y.k.
    28 Mar 2019
    8:09am

    yup! I want every single thing here (ok, not the last ring. I”m not a snake person). The description of that rainbow in the clouds plate is so good-
    So many little tropes in one little tray, to cradle all your bitty bits and bobs!

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    Elle
    1 Apr 2019
    10:28am

    Love that you featured Catbird! I went to school with Rony – she was always the coolest girl. The above the knuckle rings she wore are now her bread and butter, looks like. I’d love to see more from local style makers and especially women owned businesses. Thanks, Kim!

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