Friday, July 25, 2008

Here it is...

Today's Greeting
OK, here's a little tour of my shop - this is actually the back of the store..

Seed


Through the hummingbird feeder display

Lots of feeders


Birdbaths, fountains, statuary

Books, Software



Here they are!


These are the most amazing bird figurines anywhere. They are hand-carved of basswood, and have glass eyes and bronze legs..


More figurines - porcelain and resin...

These are solid oak, hand made rocking chairs from PA - Amish made

Vortex Optics

Tilley Hats

Sandy and Rod -

Bluebird boxes -


Poster I made for the front of the store.

OK, that's a good part of it - my "retirement adventure."


18 comments:

Christy said...

Very nice tour of your store. Those rockers look so comfy. Wish I could make your shop one of my places to visit on a regular basis but the drive would be killer.

The Birdlady said...

So it would, Christy...but I'm glad you came by.

NCmountainwoman said...

First you take my breath away with that fantastic and perfect photograph. Just when I can breathe again, you take me though the lovely shop. I must get up there to the shop and drive through Shenandoah NP again.

Thanks for this great post.

TSannie said...

I am verklempt! Do you have those safflower cakes, (they're held together by gelatin)? Our "wild bird center" is going out of business and I am bereft!

Your store looks just wonderful!

June said...

What fun to see your shop...especially your sweet cards on display. With your cards, The rockers, the figurines, and oh yes, the poster are very special too. I'm going to surprise you one day and drive up to see it first hand!

Jack and Joann said...

We are so lucky. We are only about 3 miles from your store and get to stop in often to get inspired. My favorite things in your shop are things related to bluebirds. Now that I know that you produce those cards, I'm going to buy lots of them. Your book gallery is great too. Maybe I missed this in the shop, but a little area to sit and read would be divine. You would steal folks away from Starbucks across the street. Please, please stay in this shopping center.

Jack and Joann said...

We live in Piedmont on a side street off of Piedmont Vista Drive. That arbor and swing backs to Piedmont Vista Drive. We are on a pipestem. I bet you have been by there on business. We got our arbor and swing in Aldie on route #50 at the Amish made furniture place and painted it to match the wood trim on our house. It was a 30'th wedding anniversary present to each other and it is the one anniversary present I remember and use all the time, even in winter.

Jayne said...

Wow Helen. Wish we lived closer to you... I'd be emptying your shop of things on a regular basis. It's really lovely. I'd love to have a retirement venture like that. Thanks for the tour!

Mary said...

What a terrific store! Your hard work and knowledge of what is needed is evident! I wish I lived close enough to visit. I really want to buy some of the lovely cards you post all the time. Those are so great. That wood carving is wonderful....I have a friend who is a bird wood carver and exhibits in shows. Takes a lot of talent! Everything looks great. You can be proud of your efforts.

Bird Girl said...

That was just amazing, Helen! I would love to stop and shop and get lost in this place! Wonderful tour and great, great store! We have nothing like it where we live for miles around!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for the tour of the store. Looks like some place I could spend a lot of time in... and money too probably. LOL!

fishing guy said...

Helen: Best wishes on a great opening and I do hope your great cards sell well.

Naturegirl said...

Birdlady yours is the ((best kind)) of store! I would be there every day..we'd become great pals! I am sure it is a labor of LoVe!
Your first photo is stunning! Great capture! If you're into cats eyes I have that today! purzzzz.. ^.^ NG

Willard said...

Helen,
Thanks for the photo tour of your store. I hope the venture works out well for you.

Your cards are so beautiful and should sell quite well. The store looks like a bird watchers paradise.

Stacey Huston said...

what a wonderful "retirement adventure" Great store. I am so glad your going online, when/ If we get moved I am really going to need more bird feeders.. love the figurines also.. thanks for sharing

Roy Norris said...

Thanks for the tour Helen. A really nice light and airy shop with quality displays, which makes it a pleasant experience to shop in.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Oh I love your store birdlady...I want to live in there...it illustrates your love of birds and also your creativity...what a wonderful tour, thanks for taking us there...cheers.

Marsha said...

I loved this tour of your store! What a wonderful place and I could spend hours browsing. I really like the oak rocker too, I have never seen anything like it. Thank you very much for the tour. I hope the 70 mile drive went well.