Friday, July 10, 2009

Birds of a Feather

One of my top favorite shops anywhere is Bonnie Crawford's Birds of a Feather. www/
We always go there when we are in Cambria. Above is a picture of her back door. My front door picture did not come out but you know what they say about back door friends!

We had such a great time poking through all of her drawers. That is one
of my favorite things to do there. She has drawers, cigar boxes, and trays that
you can open and rifle through! How fun is that? A treasure hunt in every box.

We found several gems that had to come home with us and She placed an order for my flower pins! I am working on them now and will take a picture of them to share with you before I send them off.

This is a vintage millinery flower pin. Love it! I purchased one of Bonnie's
hand painted seed packets. She does them herself,
very talented lady. Are they gorgeous or what?

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Beautiful beaded flowers! These are vintage but I will be taking a class in the future
from Arlene Baker to learn how to make them. I just love
(have I said that yet?)

We were there on the weekend of the fourth so she had some really great displays showing our country in all of its finest colors.

I bought one of these felt bags. I wanted something that was small and would carry my phone, wallet, lipstick, and keys. When you have a small bag like this your hands are free for shopping and you don't get an aching back or shoulder!
This bag
fit the bill in a wonderful way.
Handcrafted and sewn by a wonderful artist Cindy Farris.
It is made using felt, is fully lined and comes with a soldered charm! Of course
there are birds and nests hand-stitched on them.

These insects are incredible!

Bonnie has real nests! I love them
and her birds are really wonderful!

I thought these black and white ribbons were fantastic.

As Always Bonnie has beautiful and interesting wares to enjoy and take home to add to our collections. Thank you Bonnie for being there! We will be back.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like my kind of shop. :)

RobinfromCA said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you did and so appreciate your sweet comments!

I love your blog - it so pretty! I love those vintage flowers and adore those little lambs! I couldn't stop reading and went through every post on the first page. I will definitely come back and look at older posts!

My hubby and I love Cambria. Your mom's place looks great and I definitely need to check out that shop!! We checked Cambria out as a potential place to move but we want easier access to an airport so we're looking at somewhere in the five cities area. First choices are Pismo and Nipomo. Then we can hop puddle jumpers from SLO airport to anywhere! But, Cambria would be so much closer to there than it is to where we are now!

Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Wow, what a great shop, and the real Nests are definately a bonus!!! I love little shops like this...Seeing my last name is Crawford too, hug Bonnie for me!!! xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

LOVE all of her displays. Even the bugs. One of your flowers would look beautiful on the purse!!

Karen Eileen

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Bonnie's is my very favorite shop in Cambria! She is beyond charming, and you are right, she has the BEST stuff!! Can't wait to visit her again. {Your velvet flowers will be the perfect thing for the shop, too}
xo Lidy

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow, what a great shop! I have always wanted to go to Cambria. Her shop is beyond stunning! Your velvet flowers are beautiful. The fresh flowers, the flowers and did I say the flowers? Wow!

Elyse said...

hi kim!

ooh la la - what a cool shop!


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kim, please email me. I remembered what I was supposed to give you and can't find your number!

Amanda said...

Dear Kim,
Thank you so much for visiting my new blog and for the kind comments. Your blog is BEAUTIFUL! Yessiree, I will be a frequent visitor. I thought I had enough blogs to read--was I ever wrong!