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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

We would like to wish a very merry Christmas, from all of us at Parrot & Lily to our beloved friends and clients.May the joy of this Christmas warm our hearts till the next one.  

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We want to wish you a merry almost-Christmas

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We want to wish you a merry almost-Christmas

Our annual Christmas ornament set is here, once again in a very limited release of ten unique sets It greets you in a custom Parrot & Lily keepsake teak box And inside are six very special hand carved wooden ornaments, inspired by our bigger pieces  These iconic motifs come together to define an ideal Parrot & Lily Christmas- one of beauty, depth, and meaning. Acquire yours now.     

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Intimations of Immortality

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Intimations of Immortality

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,The earth, and every common sight,To me did seemApparelled in celestial light,The glory and the freshness of a dream.It is not now as it hath been of yore;—Turn wheresoe'er I may,By night or day.The things which I have seen I now can see no more.   The Rainbow comes and goes,And lovely is the Rose,The Moon doth with delightLook round her when the heavens are bare,Waters on a starry nightAre beautiful and fair;The sunshine is a glorious birth;But yet I know, where'er I go,That there hath past away a glory from the...

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The Big World of Small Things

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The Big World of Small Things

Art is exploration, and the heart always seeks what is next. There comes a time in an artist's quest for the ideal where they must invent the meaning of their next step themselves. For us, this often means pushing the skill of our artisans beyond comprehension. And when we tried to think big, we ended up thinking of miniatures.  It is funny to think that the earliest 16th century Dutch Dockenhauses were carefully protected from children. A Dutch cabinet house was no child's play;  they would cost as much as an actual townhouse on the canal in Amsterdam. They are better described as cabinets with the features of a...

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