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On the seventh day of Christmas Daily Delights, I give to thee…SEVEN SWANS-A-SWIMMING! (And: SIX GEESE-A-LAYINGFIIIIIIVVVEEEEE GOOLLLDEENNNNN RIIIIINNNGSSSSFOUR CALLING BIRDSTHREE FRENCH HENSTWO TURTLE DOVES AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEEE!)

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Clockwise from top left: Swan Pedal Boat, Swans Black BowlA is For Art Nouveau Pillow with Double Swans, Black Swan Watering Bucket, Swan Egg Cup, Black Swan Decoration.

Swans are iconic in mythology and even on film, from Black Swan to Bella Swan — and who could forget this Billy Madison shout-out? In many cases, they’re both beautiful and tragic (see also: Bjork’s infamous red-carpet swan song), but these design picks only emphasize their grace. I almost went with the classic Swan Chair, but because I wanted a nod to the “a-swimming” in the lyric, I included a swan-shaped pedal boat instead. I may be just an Ugly Duckling without $2,754 and a private lake to tool around on, but far be it from me to deny you, dear readers. ;-P

6 Responses

  1. Rachael says:

    That black watering can swan is so clever, and inexpensive, nice pick!

    Rachael http://thethriftypicker.blogspot.com/

  2. CplusE says:

    I seriously want one of those swan pedal boats! Maybe if I win the HGTV Dream Home 2012 I can purchase one with some of the prize money and use it on the adjacent Provo River. Talk about dreaming big! xD

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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