Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Design Birdhouse

Fred came up with a new design the other day. It was made especially for wrens, chickadees, finches and any other small songbird that has migrated to your area over the last two months. This birdhouse has been painted white, stained and has a hand painted red and white striped roof and white stars handpainted on blue. A great looking birdhouse to show your patriotic side.

Please let us know what you think. We are taking it with us next weekend for our upcoming craft show and hope to get some feedback their also.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

By The Sea

Fred has finally completely finished one of many of the birdhouses we designed from our tag sale finds. This one came out very nice. We found an old beat up rusty beach sign that says "By The Sea" and used it for the roof of a three compartment birdhouse. Fred painted the birdhouse carolina blue. The entry holes are 1 1/4" in diameter and there a floor nails for perches below each one. The bottom unscrews for easy cleaning. I think the birdhouse looks great, but I probably am partial to Fred's work. What do you think?

You can find the birdhouse in our etsy shop.

Stay tuned, we will have more designs to show you as the week goes by.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More Tag Sale Finds

We went out again looking for tag sales even though the weather was not cooperating. It has been cold, raw and rainy outside today. We really did not think we were going to see any tag sales, but had already decided on a luncheon date. We were encouraged to proceed when we saw a bright orange sign that read "Tag Sale Ahead". We were able to pick up another can of paint. It looks like the paint in this can is light pink. The can is a little smushed, but for .50 we can make it work. We also find some old rusty beach signs that Fred can make great birdhouses out of. It seems like the finds this weekend have a nautical flair. We can really appreciate this because we are on vacation in another two months to the ocean front in Maine. We found one more tag sale on the way home from lunch. Here we found a white wooden pail and an aluminum coffee pot with a black handle. All in all it has been a good weekend scouting different treasures we can use for the birdhouses. It was nice having the little extra time to do this. Keep tuned for pictures, as there is always something for everyone.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tag Sale Finds

We spent most of the day checking out tag sales in Connecticut and Massachusetts and think we were very successful. We found a few old funnels, some black hooks, a small can of green paint, couple of golf balls and tees, large shell, wire, wooden seahorses, wooden star fish and a few more this and that. Fred took a picture of our treasures. He has already started designing birdhouses to fit our findings. Keep in touch, by the end of the week we will have pictures for you.

Friday, May 1, 2009

We're Off To Tag Sales

Hi Everyone

We have an off weekend and are going to spend it tag sale hunting. We are so excited because rarely can we devote all this time to something we enjoy so much. We will be looking for treasures that we feel will be suitable for our birdhouses. Stay tuned, we will take pictures of our latest creations and share them with you.

We have updated our show schedule - please take a peek.