Thursday, April 19, 2012

An ostentation of peacocks

Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

A flock of peacocks is called an "ostentation," "party" or muster, depending on which Google hit you believe.

I love all shades of blue, but I really think peacock blue is my favorite hue these days. I began collecting peacocks recently on Pinterest. At first I was collecting only beadwork, but I branched out to purses, scarves and other works of art and craft.

These shoes, for example. I couldn't even stand up on those spindly heels, much less walk in them. But a girl can dream, can't she?

Apparently lots of others are fascinated by peacocks, too. Many Pinterestesses (I just made that word up!) have boards devoted to them.

When I was my 20s, I was hugely into Flannery O'Connor (into that Southern Gothic thang, y'all), and one thing I remember about her is that she raised peacocks for a living. That is the sum total of my knowledge of the actual birds.

But this is a jewelry blog, so let's show off some beady peacock bling.

Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

Source: via Geneva on Pinterest


  1. There's a charming little book called "An Exaltation of Larks" that lists all those words for animals in groups. I have had it about 30 years and even in this move we're making (in abt 5 days) I couldn't bring myself to throw it out! I love the Ostentation of Peacocks. So perfect.

  2. I love that beaded peacock earring.

  3. Una preciosidad!!!
    Hasta pronto, un saludo


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