Bo Bo the Blackbird

28 September 2012

I am Acrylic blackbird Meet the latest addition to be added to my jewellery collection. I discovered I am Acrylic at Bestival, where the lovely Brendan Fan and Ruth Williams were manning their little stall full of kitschy acrylic jewellery in the Secret Emporium tent. They were super friendly and I couldn't help but admire their little set up - easily the cutest stall inside the tent! See their blogpost on their stall here. After perusing the acrylic brooches and awesome lightning jewellery, I ended up buying this little blackbird ring.
blackbird3blackbird2 I'm full of anecdotes lately but my granddad used to have a pet blackbird (to this day I don't know if people actually have blackbirds as pets, is this normal?!) and his name was Bo Bo. Something not so normal was that Bo Bo had actually learned random bits of Cantonese, probably after years of my cousins and I trying to teach it our Chinese names. This bird never ever learned my name (much to my dismay) but it did however learn to greet my granddad whenever he would come home. I miss that bird, so this little ring reminds me of him!

31 comments:

  1. That's the sweetest little back story! No, it's not normal to have a pet blackbird, but that makes your tale even cuter :)

    p.s. Love the ring!

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  2. This ring is super adorable! p.s. your blog is looking gorgeous! You made changes to the layout right? xx

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  3. Such an adorable ring, Winnie! I love the little story behind it too, I always wanted a pet bird when I was little, and my parents never complied with our wishes! Super jealous of my cousins who had one in Malaysia! xx

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  4. Ahh why didn't I find this stall, I would have loved it! That ring is so cute!

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  5. That is such a lovely ring! Such an awesome story too, not sure if it's normal to have a Pet blackbird but it certainly is cool!

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  6. I love the story of your grandad's blackbird. That ring is the sweetest. Off to check the brand out!

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  7. Such a lovely anecdote and the ring is super cute too.

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  8. A very sweet anecdote! I seem to acquired a pet chipmunk since I moved to Canada, which I don't think is normal either! Love the ring.

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  9. such a sweet story! It is a beautiful ring. Love the story behind it! We used to have a blackbird in our garden for years, but he grown old and then he was gone.
    xxx

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  10. awn this is the cutest! my grandpa used to have a parrot, but he only learned bad words haha.

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  11. It's common in HK for people to keep birds (usually men), so maybe it wasn't so strange to have a blackbird. My gong had a range of birds in those wooden cages. Sad they are locked up though! x

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  12. Ah, what a lovely ring (and lovely blackbird your grandfather had). I think it's so lovely that it remembered names!

    And I finally found tupperware at Tesco, hahaha. Still on the hunt for hangers. If you're down in London, let me know! I'd love to say "hi!" :)

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  13. I am so obsessed with rings and I love love this blackbird ring, is so unique and different

    http://www.alwand.co.uk/

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  14. oh your blog is just too cute! let's follow each other! xx

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  15. That's such a sweet story, it amazes how smart animals can be. I love this ring, it's so sweet. xxx

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  16. i love this ring! So cute!

    xx
    b

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  17. omg, that birdie ring is sooooooooooooooo cute!!! bobo? hehehe your grandad gave the birdie a cute name:)think it means treasure in cantonese???

    I'm finally back from Europe so please stay tuned as i will be updating my blog very soon:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  18. This ring is so cute! It reminds me of the pet crow (don't know if this is a normal pet either haha) my grandma used to have and he'd speak in Cantonese but in an old man's voice!

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  19. I love this ring and the little story makes it even better! :)

    Maria xxx

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  20. Aw love the ring and the story :) x

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  21. Wow, so adorable! What an unique ring!

    xx
    http://www.sevenoutfits.blogg.no

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  22. Ooh what a delightfully cute ring.

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  23. this is too cute!!!

    x
    http://chirpofmind.blogspot.com

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  24. omg so cute!!
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