Earth Day and Mother's Day Equals Mother Earth! April 23 2017
Save the trees please... the Best Gifts for Mom are Gentle on Mother Earth!
Not all birdhouses are created equal. Many on the market require newly sourced lumber, but thankfully the trend has shifted to reclaimed wood from barns and other old structures for rustic, vintage appeal. These eclectic bird houses are totally functional and meant for the birds- most being one-of-a-kinds too (our offerings are anyway).
With entries sized for bluebirds and other usual suspects, each features an easy clean-out for nest removal. Ample room from entry to floor space helps keep babies safe from predators and keeps nests cozy & dry. This is important bird stuff! Generous bases allow for easy pole or post mounting as well. Handmade and built to endure the elements for many seasons to come, tall church birdhouses like this will host many happy birdie families over the years!
Some other very cool birdhouses are created from man-made materials like vinyl and recycled plastic. The fancy name here would be poly-lumber. This stuff rocks because color is actually integrated with materials. Scratches, dings and dents are barely visible, the material won't crack, rot or split as wood often does over time and clean-up is a breeze due to the non-porous surface.
Houses and feeders in durable PVC/Vinyl feature copper roofs that are simply stunning for long-lasting curb appeal. In fact, so long-lasting... they're guaranteed for life :)
In the bird bath department (easiest way to attract birds) of reclaimed and salvaged, teak root bird baths are a natural in the garden! Set upon a short stand or placed directly on the ground, birds adore them for their texture and also because birds tend to bathe more naturally at ground level.
From small to extra large (only one of those monsters), the smaller size also works well with a deck bracket that attaches to the deck or porch rail. Hand carved by local artisans in Indonesia, each is unique with it's own grain, texture and character. Definitely a keeper to last for many years!
So there you have it, Unique Gifts for Mother's Day that are gentle on Mother Earth! Be it a birdhouse, bird feeder or birdbath... It's a lovely way to celebrate Mom and Mother Nature too! Because it's more than just the 3 R's of "Reduce, Recycle, Reuse", each of these unique gifts contains an artisan's individual talent and/or their passion for birds. All make long-lasting gifts that bring real joy and happiness via feathered friends!
Make Mom's Day special with a one-of-kind piece to entice more songbirds to her place!