Sunday, November 29, 2009

New homes for your Feathered Friends

Feather the Nest has new listings for handpainted gourd birdhouses just in time for Christmas gift giving. Chickadees, hummingbirds, cardinals, a blue jay, eastern bluebird and indigo bunting are among them. Each one is prepped by Fred and handpainted by Bonnie. They are embellished with jute and copper wire to make a hanger in the shape of leaves and tendrils that will oxidise to a beautiful chocolate brown with time.

Each gourd is sealed with spar varnish to protect it from moisture and fading.

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