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Hi, I'm Louise Dawson, owner of J.J. Cardinal's...welcome to our Gifts section of this website.

 

Gifts are special at J.J. Cardinal's largely because of the unique things you'll find in our shoppe. Lot's of hand-crafted, artistic pieces. Many are one-of-a-kind. We have grouped items on this page into 5 broad categories (see list, right). If you would like more information about any of our featured products, give us a call: toll free 1-866-818-6295.

Louise Dawson, founder & owner

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gifts for the home

cookie cutters from Ann Clark, Ltd. - dusted with flour in Vermont Back in 1989, Ann Clark, started out with little more than a pig-shaped Christmas ornament and a dream. Thirteen years of love and labor later, Ann’s creative flair and love for baking has produced a line of handcrafted cookie cutters.

They are made in the U.S.A., and $4.25 each.

mouse-shaped cookie cutter

Moose Cookie Cutter Model# 01-051 Size 4½" H  $4.25

dragonfly cookie cutter

Dragonfly Cookie Cutter #027 Size 5" W  $4.25

acorn cookie cutterAcorn Cookie Cutter
Model# 01-128 Tin cookie cutter with sturdy tin handle and colorful recipe card. Size 5" H  $4.25

 

 

Bird and Berries Table Lamp

Bird and Berries Table Lamp
A perfect little lamp for a little illumination. Uses 60 watt (or less) bulb. 20" tall x 11" in diameter. Metal, glass frame with fabric covered lamp shade. Crystal-like berries sprouting from foliage. $46.95

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"crackle" finish ceramic bird lamps

Ceramic Lamps
Available in three "crackle" finishes: off-white, moss, & sea blue.
Overall dimensions: 16" tall, shade is 9" diameter x 7" tall. 
$34.95

Gourds.....pretending to be fruitMeadowbrook Gourds' Fruit Bowl - apples and pears, about 3 to 4" in diameter with realistic leaf at top. $8.95 each.

also the bird houses and butterfly habitat made by Meadowbrook Gourd >>

Cynthia Tomasik's original line-drawingsOriginal Line Drawings by Tomasik
We feature Michigan-based artist Cynthia Tomasik. (See Louise Notes for related article.) These one-of-a-kind pen & ink drawings are all originals & hand colored. Assortment changes often - starting at $55 for a  5" x 7" matted & framed. Tomasik also offers custom illustrations of beloved pets and wildlife scenes. Louise can provide details; Tomasik drew a special portrait of Louise's cat: Ripley!

ornaments

roseworks

 

 

 

Some years ago, a dear friend gave us a hummingbird ornament made by these folks and we were thrilled to finely find this artist so we could offer their line at our shop.

RoseworksMT is located in Montana. They make their items out of heavy gauge copper which is then hammered for texture, shaped and heat treated with a torch that creates a beautiful rainbow of colors. No two items are exactly alike.  See our display near the jewelry case.

Rosewood's hand-n-heartRoseworks Ornaments
Creative tree ornaments like Rosewood's hand made out of copper and brass. Available in these designs: cat, dog, fox, bear, dragonfly, hand with heart (shown), hummingbird, horse and raven, frog, moose, turtle. $19.95 each. 

We featured one of these ornaments depicting  Michigan's lower peninsula on the front page of our website and we quickly sold out.

Michigan's lower peninsula

rosewood-dragonfly brooch

Roseworks Lapel Brooch
Lapel brooches include all of the above designs and have sturdy back pin.
$24.95

Roseworks Small Michigan Pin
Show your state pride and love of Michigan with this solid copper hand crafted pin by John Rose. Ours exclusive, made in the USA, 1¼” x 1½”, sturdy pin back. $27.50
Roseworks jewelry (on our jewelry page) just a silly little arrow

Margaret CobaneMargaret says: "I have always loved Christmas and confess that I can not resist collecting even now that I am creating my own line of blown-glass ornaments. My fascination with Christmas, nature, gardening and Santa is a recurring subject in much of my work. I especially like Santa because he is such a good, kind soul. I believe he is a symbol of goodness and generosity. Ever since I was very young, I have been inspired by the Spirit of the holidays. My designs are created from my love of the season and all of the traditions that are dear to our hearts."

downy woodpecker ornament

Glass Hand-Painted Ornaments
by Margaret Cobane

Margaret & Russell Cobane are Michigan artists and they've designed a number of very realistic, hand-painted bird ornaments. These ornaments are some of their most popular styles, but we have an overall assortment of 38 different species of birds and a few adorable critters, too. $14.99 to $18.99 each and we think they'd be lovely to display any time of year.

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ornament - assorted, handcraftedWooden Ornaments
Handcrafted, hand painted...various shapes: Christmas Tree, gingerbread figures, miniature bird houses and bird feeders, stars, bird silhouette and more.  Proceeds benefit local charity.  $2 each.
"Who Left The Barn Door Open?"
Crafted right here in Grand Blanc from salvaged barn wood and scrap metal with a gnarly wire hanger.
(Far left)   $5 each

 "Got anything with cardinal's on it?  They're Mom's favorite...."

  manufacturer of kitchen textiles, fabric gifts and home decor items...

spiced hot-padCardinal Spiced Hot Pad
Filled with real spices for a long lasting scent. Just place a hot dish or tea kettle on pad to release wonderful aroma. Protects table top as well. 10" x 10". Made in the USA; item#AC12419.  $14.95

cardinal toteCute Little Cardinal Gift Tote
Use can use this little gift bag and fill with your favorite items, note cards, jewelry, or any thoughtful gift. Great for holding gifts to a hostess, teacher or a friend. 6½" x 5" made in the USA, machine washable. Item #AC18419.  $4.50

potholderCardinal Potholder
Has a heat-proof silver cloth backing, and is machine washable. 7½" x 7½" made in the USA, machine washable. Item #AC21419. $6.95

towel setCardinal Flour-sack Towel Set
This set contains two 27" x 30" 100% cotton flour sack towels. They are soft, lint free, highly absorbent, and quick drying. Guaranteed to be your favorite kitchen accessory!  Machine washable and the package is tied with a pretty satin ribbon. Made in the USA, #AC34419.  $16.95

spiced mug padCardinal Single Spiced Mug Mat
Place a warm tea or coffee mug on the mat to release aromatic scent. Protects table top, too. Filled with real spices. 5" x 5" made in the USA. Item #ACS11419. $4.25

cardinal towel & notepad - boxed setCardinal Flour Sack Towel and Magnetic Note Pad Set
This set contains one 28" x 32", 100 percent cotton flour sack towel, one matching magnetic note pad (packaged in clear cello) and a really nice pen. The towel is folded so that the design shows and the entire set is neatly tied with a ribbon. Towel is machine washable. # ACU26419  $13.95

Alice’s Cottage Dragonfly Motif Kitchen Accessories

Dragonfly "Mug mat" 5” X 5”, item #11475 $4.95
Spiced hot pad, 10” x 10”, item #12475 $14.95
Large canvas tote, 15” x 17” x 4”, item #17475 $16.95
Gourmet caddy, 5.5” X 9” X 2.5”, item #19475 $5.95
Pot holder, 8.5” X 8.5”, item #21475 $6.95
Set of three boxed lavender sachets, 10” X 3” X 1.5”, item #330475 $16.95
Set of two flour sack towels, 32” X 28”, item #34475 $16.95
Gift caddy, 4” x 4” X .50”, item #18475 $4.95
Towel, pen and notepad set, his set contains one 28" x 32" 100% cotton flour sack towel, one matching (3½ x 8½) magnetic note pad (packaged in clear cello) and pen, $13.95

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Janet Ontko - clay forms - logo
from Fresno, California
Since 1995 Janet Ontko has created tiles reminiscent of styles during the “craftsman” era. All hand pressed into molds of Janet’s original designs, hand finished and glazed, then high-fired for years of durable outdoor use. Plastic-coated hanging wire fixed to the back. Sizes below are inches.  

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Snail in brown glaze or green glaze
8" long x 5" wide X 6" tall, stoneware for indoor or outdoor use, $66.00 each.
Specify color when ordering.

Sitting cat in tan glaze
by Janet Ontko - measures 14" tall and base is 6" x 6", stoneware for indoor or outdoor use, $120.00
[We think this kitty would make a wonderful kitty memorial for someone who's had a recent loss of a kitty companion.]

Tabletop Fountains by Coynes
Glazed ceramic fountains featuring whisper quiet, magnetic-drive pump.   We recommend Fountain Protector to keep your tabletop fountain fresh.

Cardinal & Chickadee fountain >
5¾" diameter x 6¾" high.
$38.95

Coynes chickadee & cardinal fountain
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Cohen Tiles - available in any color as long as it's blue!

 

One size. One glaze color: blue. It works.  Michael Cohen and resident artists at Cohen Title have been making neat, functional stoneware for over four decades. Initially they made a variety of stoneware bowls, mugs, and trays etc.

In 1997 they created a line of Blue Tiles that have become extremely popular.  So popular that they stopped making most everything but Blue Tiles.   These unique handmade tiles are individually cut from stoneware clay. Original designs are pressed into the tile. It is then colored with brilliant blue glaze and highlighted with molten glass.

 

one color: blue

 

Cohen Tiles

Approx. 5¾" x 5¾" tiles have four protective pads and a small undercut on the back, making them equally useful as trivets or as decorative wall hangings. $32.

Cohen Blue Tiles now in-stock: sea turtle, and pig.

Motawi - logo

Motawi Tileworks: For over 20 years, the artisans at Motawi Tileworks have been handcrafting art tile in their Ann Arbor, Michigan, studio. Their distinctive tiles have rich glazes and uniquely American designs, inspired by nature, art and architecture.

Motawi Vertical Craftsman Clock
Handsome oak clocks are made by Schlabaugh & Sons. The Vertical Craftsman clock is constructed of quarter sawn oak.  A note: the oak varies in wood grain and stain opacity. This design holds one 4x8 tile.
Outside dimensions are 9" w x 14" h x 6" d.
Made with pride right here in America.
$314.

Other styles available (right); call for more info.
Toll-free: 866-818-6295

Also new & in-stock:  Motawi wall clocks.

Ruby-throated hummingbird
"Little Sipper" design based on the work of Charley Harper.
Crafted in the US of A
6" x 6", $76.00
framed $168.00

Catnip
Based on Charley Harper's art/design. Made in Ann Arbor, MI
6" x 6", $76.00
framed $168.00

Motawi Tileworks - blue jay by Charlie HarperCharley Harper's Blue Jay
This handsome bird is perched on a snow-covered branch as he scans the winter sky before his next flight. From the Charley Harper Sketchbook: How to Draw 28 Birds in Harper's Style. The 4x8 tile is actually: 3-13/16" x 7-13/16"  and 5/8" thick. A notch on the back makes hanging a snap!  Crafted in the US of A by Motawi Tileworks.
unframed  $62.00
2" oak frame  $154.00

Motawi Tile #4844 - Mighty MacMighty Mac
Michigan's beloved landmark and engineering marvel stands proudly in this 4" x 8" tile. The bridge is rendered in the style of those WPA posters from the 1930s. Actual tile size: 3-13/16" x 7-13/16" Tiles are approximately 5/8" thick and have a notch in the back for hanging unframed.   Made in the USA.
Item #4844
unframed  $58.00
2" oak frame  $150.00

Motawi's Charley Harper Collection: Autumn Edibles"Charley Harper's "Autumn Edibles"
male northern cardinal
6"x 6" tile by Motawi Tileworks 
Crafted in the US of A.
Item #6673
$78.00
Framed $170.00

Winter Cardinal"Winter Cardinals"
Inspired by a print Yamamoto created which was featured in the PBS Series "Craft in America". Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self-taught block printmaker who strives always to fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship. Several years ago, Nawal Motawi, a longtime admirer of Yoshiko's work, approached her for a collaboration. Motawi thought Yamamoto's bold prints would work well as a raised-line tile design. She was right. Yamamoto's graceful, swaying scenes brought the clay to life. Actual tile size: 5-13/16" x 7-13/16", item #6811 & made in the USA.
$126.00
Framed $223.

University of Michigan "Block M"
Go Blue! Officially licensed "Block M" tiles are the perfect addition to either the tailgate table or go all the way and incorporate several into a bar backsplash! 
4" x 4" tile is actually: 3-13/16" square.
Item #4224 is indeed another fine product made in America!
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Michigan State University "Block S"
Spartan S tiles are officially licensed & will be a great addition to your pre-game decorations, or, an awesome architectural element around the home or office. Go Green! Go White! 4" x 4" tile is actually: 3-13/16" square. Made in USA, item #4202.
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Charley Harper's "homecoming"
"Home may be where the heart is for humans, but for bluebirds the heart is where the home is going to be".  From the Harper lithograph of the same name. Actual tile size: 3-13/16" x 7-13/16" x 5/8" thick with notch at the back for hanging. item #4873. $62.00
Framed $154.00

Motawi "spring chickadee"
Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto design
Made in the USA
Actual tile size: 5-13/16" x 5-13/16"
$72.00
Framed $164.00

Charley Harper's "Coniferous Cardinals"
 Coniferous Cardinal - a lone cardinal perched among the conifers on a snowy winter's day. It's the perfect tile to warm your home with winter cheer. Mid-century modern based on the work of celebrated wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922-2007), a self-described "minimal realist." 6 x 6 tile is actually: 5-13/16" square, and 5/8" thick. A notch at the back is for hanging. Made in USA - item #6686.
$76.00
Framed $168.00

Charley Harper's "Puffin"
This image was done in 1971 as a part of wildlife artist Charley Harper's book "Natural History Through the Eyes of Charley Harper". Actual tile size: 5-13/16" x 7-13/16" x 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging. Item #6877; made in the USA.
$98.00
Framed $195.00
   

Charley Harper's "Cool Cardinal"Charley Harper's "Cool Cardinal"
in ebony frame
4"x 8" tile
Made in USA
Item #48F
$62.00
Framed (as shown) $154.00

Charley Harper's "Cardinals Consorting"Charley Harper's "Cardinals Consorting"
male and female northern cardinal on sweet gum
6"x 8"
designed and manufactured in America
Item #6873
$98.00
Framed $195.00

Charley Harper's "upside down"Charley Harper's "Upside Down"
white-breasted nuthatch and red-headed woodpecker
6" x 6"
Made with pride in the USA
Item #6671
$76.00

framed - see right > 

"upside down" framedHarper's "Upside Down" - framed
white-breasted nuthatch & red-headed woodpecker
Item #6671 - framed
$168.00 

see enlarged view >

Charley Harper's "owl"Charley Harper's "Owl"
color scheme: "green oak".
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4433.
$35.50
Framed $122.50

Charley Harper's "cardinal"Charley Harper's "Cardinal"
solo male Northern cardinal.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4470.
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Charley Harper's "olive hare"Charley Harper's "Olive Hare"
black bunny on olive background.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4476-OV.
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Charley Harper's "carrot hare"Charley Harper's "Carrot Hare"
tan bunny silhouette on carrot field.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4476-CT.
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Charley Harper's "Gregarious Grosbeaks"Charley Harper's "Gregarious Grosbeaks" (retired)
on sage background.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4474.
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Charley Harper's "October"Charley Harper's "October"
squirrel with acorns. 6" x 6"
Made in the USA
Item #6672.
$78.00
Framed $170.00

Motawi - framed monarchMotawi "monarch"
framed in thick quarter-sawn oak.
frame: 7½" x 7½" (inner tile 4" x 4")
Made in the USA
Item #4439-framed
$122.50
Unframed - see right >

Motawi "monarch"Motawi "Monarch"
this coloration is called 'tangerine'.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4439.
$35.50
Framed (see left) $122.50

Motawi's "green frog"Motawi "frog"
green frog on green background.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4434GR
$35.50
Framed $122.50

Motawi "lady bug"Motawi "lady bug"
blue background w/ black border.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4475BL.
$38.50
Framed $125.50

Motawi "dragonfly"Motawi "dragonfly"
turquoise w/ black border.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4432TU.
$35.50
Framed $122.50

Charley Harper's "family Owlbum"Charley Harper's "Family Owlbum""
squirrel with acorns. 6" x 6"
Made in the USA
Item #6674.
$78.00
Framed $170.00

motawi-bee-4431.jpg (11283 bytes)Motawi "bee"
"She was a rare thing. Fine as a bee's wing" - Richard Thompson.
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4431-MO
$35.50
Framed $122.50

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"Home for the koalas is Down Under, but they spend their lives up over." - Charley Harper
4" x 4"
Made in the USA
Item #4477
$38.50
Framed $125.50

our Motawi-tile collection as of January 2016

 

 

Motawi Tileworks is proud to feature a collection of tiles based on the work of beloved wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922 - 2007).  Mr. Harper's art is modern, sophisticated, and completely charming.

He has a minimalist style that speaks to us.

 

Charley Harper's "songbirds"Motawi's "songbirds"
2 tiles - sold separately (available right and left facing) gray blue background
4"x 8" by Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbor MI
Item #4868
$54.00 each
Framed $147.00

5-INCH EMERSON EASEL
Designed in-house specifically for Motawi Tileworks unframed 4" tall tiles. These minimalist display easels feature one-piece steel construction and a durable powder-coated matte black finish. Best of all, they're fabricated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. FYI: The shorter 5" Emerson easel is specifically designed for our 4"-tall tiles and will not accommodate a frame. $20.00

7-INCH ROEBUCK EASEL 
Designed in-house specifically for Motawi Tileworks framed and unframed tiles, the minimalist display easels feature one-piece steel construction and a durable powder-coated matte black finish. Best of all, they're fabricated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The taller 7" Roebuck easel holds all of our standard-sized tile and is deep enough to accommodate our wooden display frames. $ 22.00

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Tilesmiles are handmade earthenware tiles made individually by artist Rachel Bates. Each piece are glazed and fired to 2000 degrees. Her handmade glazes are a mixture of blue/green with a touch of pink, and are as individual as each tile. They are great for giving, decoration, and more! No two are exactly alike.  They are all 3" x 3".  Choose from: best friend ever, bless this teacher, grammy, I love you dad, I love you mom, love you with a heart, my mother my friend, my sister my friend, thank you, etc.  $9.95 each

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Bryan Becker Clay Werks - logo

Bryan Becker Clay Werks Inc. was established in 1983. It is a full service pottery studio and gallery, housed in a 1928 dairy barn in Wisconsin.

Each bowl is hand thrown on the potters wheel by ceramic artist Bryan Becker. The clay used is called "high fire" stoneware. After a slight drying time, a special tool is used to inscribed the message around the rim of the bowl.

Bryan Becker's wedding bowlWedding or Anniversary Bowl

“Together forever through love, honesty, respect, faithfulness, compromise, and compassion." 10¼” diameter x 4” deep.
$76.00  

Bryan Becker's housewarming bowlHousewarming Bowl

“May your home be filled with happiness, tranquility, and friendship." 8” diameter x 3” deep. $54.00

Brian Becker's "family bowl"Family Bowl

“This bowl shall have no owner, its journey never ends. It travels in a circle of our family and our friends.” 10¼” diameter x 4” deep.
$76.00  

Bryan Becker's M&M JarM&M Jars

These handmade, wheel-thrown M&M Jars make a great all occasion gift especially for a teacher. Pop the real cork lid to fill with M&M’s or another small-unwrapped candy. Available in a variety of colors.  5½” tall x 3½” diameter.
$24.95

 

Northern cardinal - maleMugs
Stoneware mugs safe to use in either a microwave or dishwasher. Approx. 4½” x 5¼” x 3½” in diameter. Holds 16 to 18-ounces of liquid. Each one handmade, and will vary slightly from photos shown. Most mugs from MudWorks retail for $34.95

Designed and hand-crafted by American artisan, JoAnn Stratakos, potter from MudWorks in Stroudsburg, PA. Some designs may vary slightly from photos.

 

MudWorks Gnomes - no two are alike. Hand sculpted and hand painted gnomes. Approximately 5" tall and about 1½" wide at his widest point.  $31.95

3D Horse      ~      "Bella"

Mudworks - giraffe mug

3D "Mootilda"    ~     Giraffe

     "Pink Blue"     ~       Moose

Mudworks bear mug

    Tree       ~       Bear

Mudworks - birdie mugMudworks crow mug

Birdie Mug     ~     crow munching watermelon   

stoneware horse design mug Mountains and Moon

horse     ~     Mountains & Moon   

More Ceramic creations from JoAnn Stratakos at MudWorks - Made In The USA Craft

Mudworks Spoon Rests - Santa, dog faces or kitty (in-stock). 5" x 6".  $21.95

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Bumble Bee Utensil Holder, 4¼" dia. x 5½"   $42.95Mudworks bee utensil holder

Mug-a-licious!  These attractive designs below are all made in USA, 15 oz., $12.95 each.
Select from (L to R) Woodpecker, Chickadee, Cardinal.

ceramic mugs

ceramic refrigerator magnet

Joann Stratakos Nature Inspired Stoneware Gifts

Refrigerator Magnets - Cardinal with birdhouse, 1½" x 2¼" each one is hand crafted, high-fired stoneware, one of a kind, and only $5.95 each.

Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.

come see our new collection of soy candles....made right here in the USA

Milkhouse Candles

Milkhouse Candle Company was born in 2002. The soy they use to make their candles is grown around their candle-making facility in Osage Iowa, and the all-natural renewable waxes contain none of the carcinogens of paraffin candles. The 40% recycled glassware containers are 100% recyclable, so your candle jars will have a useful life in your home long after the wax is gone. That same Midwest Ethic has stuck with the couple as their family and candle company has grown.

The Creamery Collection - Available in three sizes...

 Cream Jar, 5 oz., (above right) 35-hour burn time, $12.95

Butter Jar, 16 oz., has two wicks, 100-hour burn time, $24.95 

Butter Jar, 22 oz., has a single wick for extended burn of minimum of 4-hours and a total 130-hour burn time, $29.95

"These candles are available in a variety of comforting fragrances. Please ask about our current fragrance selection when placing your order. We will do our best to try to describe Milkhouse Candle Company's wonderful scent combinations. All of their candles are a good choice. Close your eyes, and pick one...you cannot go wrong," says Louise - owner and founder of JJ Cardinal's.

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weighted door stop orange tabby 

Weighted Door Stoppers
Orange tabby cat, 9” wide x 15” tall x 6” deep, silk-screened, made in the USA. $28.95

Other weighted door stoppers also available, (not shown):
Gray tabby cat, 10” wide x 11” tall x 6” deep, $28.95

squirrel lovers puzzlesquirrel lovers puzzleSquirrel Puzzles:  "Who Me?" and "You Want What? When?"
For the squirrel lover in your life with a good sense of humor, these squirrelly puzzles are sure to bring hours of fun. They contain 500 pieces, and have a finished size of 20½ inches x 15 inches. Imported, $11.95 each

see also: squirrel friendly feeders
or,
deter squirrels from feeders

more puzzles that have nothing to do with squirrels >

Mr. Mad Bluebird mugMr. Mad Bluebird mug: 15oz.

 

Mr. Mad Bluebird Mug
12oz.  $9.95
15 oz. $11.95

"welcome to the nut house" mug

Welcome to the
Nut House Mug

15 oz designer mug is dishwasher and microwave safe & Made in the USA!
$12.95 (just one left)

nut-house doormatWelcome To The Nut House - Doormat
18" W x 27" L x ¼" thick, made in the USA! may be used indoor or outdoor, fade resistant, 100% polyester with slip-resistant backing, and hand wash, or hose off to clean! $25.00

Designer Doormat - Cardinals on dogwood. 18" x 27" Other designs include: eastern bluebird, Baltimore oriole, black and white cat, American robin, black-capped chickadee, house finch, and ruby-throated hummingbird. Made in the U.S.A., may be used indoor or outdoor, fade resistant, 100% polyester with no-slip backing, and hand wash, or hose off to clean! $24.00

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Singing Bird Clock - 9" or 13" green frame

Audubon Singing Bird Clock
North American song birds make these clocks an attractive addition to any room. Hear one of twelve of the most popular song birds announce each hour. Complete with light sensor to turn off bird songs when room is dark. Officially licensed by the National Audubon Society and introduced in 1997, the Singing Bird Clock features awesome, clear audio recordings by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Matte green frame. 3 "AA" Batteries required (not included). Available in 2 sizes:
   --  9"  diameter $21.95
    -- 13" diameter $28.95  

* birds heard on Audubon clocks:  summer tanager, song sparrow, purple martin, American goldfinch, wood thrush, common yellowthroat, eastern meadowlark, Carolina wren, eastern bluebird, red-winged blackbird, yellow warbler, hermit thrush.

 

for-the-birds sign

This Place is for the Birds
15" x 5" Heavy-duty twine rope hanger completes the vintage look.
Made of wood right here in the USA. 
$13.95

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Kit Cat® clock & box

 

Kit-Cat Clocks

American made since 1932. These iconic animated pendulum clocks are a valuable piece of art deco Americana that’ll brighten up your home or your office with their contagious smile.
The tail wags, and eyes dart from side-to-side.

Full sized Kit-Cat (15½″ tall x 4″ x 2¾″), requires 2 "C" batteries not included.
Made in the USA.  $49.99

Kit-Cat Jewelry >

 

Wagging Tail Wall Clocks

Hand crafted in the U.S.A. by Terri Floyd. Lower pendulum moves with the seconds; made from 1/4” thick wood, and cut to the shape of various domestic pets, birds & backyard critters. Shown here, Orange tabby. Size: 12½" tall. $42.95   See more >

Pink Cloud's indoor/outdoor thermometers >

See "solar chimes" on our "garden page" >
Also, wind chimes from Majesty Bells and more.... >

Motion detection device

 

Motion Sensitive Table-top Decoration
Northern cardinal figurine is hand painted and glazed. A life-like bird song sings when activated. Battery included, 7" tall x 5" long x 3" wide, $12.95. Also available as American goldfinch, eastern bluebird, black-capped chickadee (same price: $12.95) with actual bird song recordings.

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Bovano of Cheshire - fine enameled art
The artistic sculpture below are original works from Bovano of Cheshire, an original American company of craftspeople and designers producing some of the finest handmade vitreous (glass) enamel fused to copper by kiln firing. Treasures, over 50 years in the making. Each piece has three dimensional appeal - depth is typically 1/2" to 3/4".  Limited inventory in store - these artistic pieces are available on a special order basis - allow 3-7 days for delivery.

Proudly crafted in Cheshire, Connecticut USA

Sunburst Double Layer
This striking sculpture is an original Bovano design, hand made in Connecticut: 20"diameter bronze center and copper coated rods. 
Designed to be wall mounted or tabletop with optional stand.
$450.00

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Optional stand (sold separately) $30. 

Sunburst

Bovano #w452Chickadee on 3-D pinecone
item #W452
6"w x 7"h
$99.

White-breasted GrosbeakRose-breasted Grosbeak on limb
item #W-4116
5" x  8"
$110.

Bovano #W-448

Cardinal pair with Chickadee on Pine Bough
item #W-448
21"w x 34"h
$460.

Bovano -female cardinal item #w4113Female Northern Cardinal on dogwood limb
item #W-4113
5" x  7"
$110.

Bovano -male cardinal item #w4112Male Northern Cardinal on dogwood limb
item #W-4112
5" x  7" 
$110.

Eastern Bluebird - item #w4108Eastern Bluebird on dogwood limb
item #W-4108
5" x  7" 
$110.

Bovano hummingbird - item #W442Hummingbird with wood lily
item #W-442
7" x  6" 
$110.

Bovano #fmw1Orchids
item #FMW1
5"w x 9"h
$80.

Bovano #w4123Robin on Dogwood
item #W-4123
6"w x 7"h
$110.

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Bovano #B18Blue Beauty Butterfly
item #B18
6"w x 11"h
$90.
Renaissance Glass logo Located in the scenic Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina, Renaissance Glass artists have been handcrafting decor glass for over 30 years. Renaissance Glass is well known across the USA and Canada for original glass designs, and hand crafted jewelry created by highly skilled, glass artisans.

suncatchers
window art - suction cups included - "handcrafted in USA" oval sticker is simple to remove

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Flamingo - proudly stands 4¼" tall,  $6.95
(larger version: 8" tall $18.95)

wren
Wren on branch - 5" wide $16.95

bee-hive

Bee Hive - 3" wide $9.95

Kitras logoKitras Art Glass
Modern Designs for the Home, Garden and Lifestyle creatively created in Canada since 1994 All that is required to make glass is sand, soda ash, pot ash, lime and high heat. History sets the beginning of glass production nearly four thousand years ago in Mesopotamia. The Process of making glass was discovered while potters fused sand and minerals while firing their clay. One clever Mesopotamian managed to form a glass tube and blow a bubble at the end creating the first blowpipe and hence the art of glassblowing. Kitras Art Glass follows in this centuries old tradition, and is continuing the tradition of glassblowing.

See Also: new hummingbird feeders by Kitras - beautifully hand-crafted artwork that also functions as a feeder >> 

Kitras Art Glass: Tree of enchantment - decorative globesTree of Enchantment
by Kitras Art Glass Inc.
Hand-blown globes 2" to 6" in diameter, in a variety of colors. 2" Enchantment Ball - Includes little written cards of encouragement. Choose from words of: Gratitude, Family, Friendship, Motherhood, Sisters, Remembrance, Encouragement and Hope. Please specify style when ordering. $25.00

6” Enchantment Ball   Includes little written cards of encouragement. Choose from words of: Encouragement, Remembrance and Motherhood. Please specify style when ordering. $52.50  

Tree of Motherhood
"A mother nurtures and cares for you and helps you to grow to your fullest potential, just as a tree when it is nurtured. A mother can be the person who gave birth to you or the person who has helped to guide and support you as you make your way through the journey of life. The Tree of Motherhood reminds us to celebrate mothers and the important role that they play in our lives."

2" diameter:  $25.00
6" diameter:  $52.50

gift wrapping - Free. 

 

 

"It is the vision of Kitras Art Glass to be recognized as an excellent Canadian glass blowing studio that produces innovative, beautiful and decorative glass objects. We strive to create designs that enhance the modern home, garden and lifestyle. We believe that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted."
-- Kitras Art Glass

Kitras suncatcher: butterfly

 

Kitras Pressed Glass Suncatchers
3" in diameter and available in an assortment of colors: amethyst, cobalt blue, aqua, amber, & green (specify color choice when ordering) and in these motifs: cat face, sitting cat, dragonfly, chickadee, pineapple, frog, butterfly, turtle, and cardinal. Please specify style when ordering.  Made in North America.  Regularly $11.50  NOW ON-SALE $5.75, each!

Kitras Hearts of Glass 
The Kitras "hearts of Glass" ornament allows you to display a colorful symbol of affection in a sun-filled window. It includes this thoughtful message, "This gift is filled with love, it comes straight from my heart. From the moment that you hang it up, we will never feel apart."
It is available in red, pink and purple. 3" x 3".
$25.00   Made in Canada

a line drawing by Louise Dawson
line drawing of wren by Louise Dawson

click to see enlarged view of the Energy Star by Charlotte Behrens

 

Energy Star
A little energy for your self, or share one with someone you love.  Glass suncatcher is 5½ inch diameter. $26.95

Proudly made in the U.S.A. by Charlotte Behrens.

<< "ah, go-on and show 'em a BIG version, Herb."

 

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gifts: great ideas for someone special (to you)

 

Michigan Mittens
These fun and 100% acrylic knit mittens, featuring the custom “Michigan Mittens Map” imprint are available in a variety of colors: great lakes blue, black bear, olive green, great lakes blue, M go blue, go green, "you chive me crazy", rustic red, charcoal, hunters plaid, and fog grey. Please specify color preference when ordering. One size fits most adults. Made in USA.

$28.95 pr.

 

L'Oven Mitts
Now we're COOKIN'! Michigan Mittens took their unique design into the kitchen with these double knit cotton oven mitts featuring their original design "maps" of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on one mitt and the Lower Peninsula on the other. L'Oven Mitts are oven safe up to 425 degrees. We have 'em available in 3 sparkling colors: black, greenery (new for 2017), and royal blue.  Please state preference for color when ordering.  Product of the USA.
$32.95

 

Michigan Map "MI Canvas Painting Kit" 
Now you can paint your own version of Michigan in COLOR! An outline of the state is printed on a real canvas frame, featuring an original hand-drawn whimsical map of Michigan. Use the provided paints to create a spectrum of colors on your personal Masterpiece. Michigan Canvas Painting Kits are suggested for children above six, and for adults of all ages. Canvass size: 11" x 14".
$24.95

 

"Wear This Map" Bandana
Michigan Mittens displays creativity with a "Wear This Map" wearable bandana. It is a complete map of Michigan that you can wear or display as you wish.  We hear they look lovely framed.  Never get caught without a 'Map on Hand", or on your head!  The fabric is 100% polyester, super soft and stretchy. Size is 22" x 22".  Made in USA.
$18.95. 

 

The Twelve Months of Michigan
2015 winner of the Children's Picture Book USA Regional Excellence Award! Also nominated for the "Book of the Year" -Creative Child Magazine, kid category in 2014.  “A colorful fun journey for the whole family! Travel through the state of Michigan with a family of field mice, lead by Pirate Paul and Ana Mae Mouse. Learn about state symbols and travel through the unique and beautiful places that make Michigan great all year round.” –Louise Dawson
Written and Illustrated by Annie Marie E. Chiaverilla, Michigan Author and Illustrator. Enjoy the journey! Produced & printed in the USA!
$14.95

 

 

Old Maid Playing Cards
These 100% Made in Michigan, oversized playing cards feature Michigan’s iconic characters, mascots, and symbols that define the great state! Each deck contains 49 colorful cards in a sturdy collectable box. Sure to be an instant classic and great family game. Produced & printed in the USA.  $12.95

 

Pewter Lapel Pin
 This finely cast and distinctive Michigan state bird, the American Robin lapel pin is created by hand in the USA. Whether you are a novice or true collector, you will appreciate the artistic value and quality of this piece. (Turdus Migratorious), the American Robin, a.k.a. "robin redbreast" became the official state bird of Michigan in 1931 after an election held by the Michigan Audubon Society. Made in USA.
$18.95

Mitten Bird
Made out of mittens that are just a little imperfect; just like all of us, because no one is perfect.  Each Michigan Mitten Bird is a one-of-a-kind, hand sewn and adorned with colorful eyes, wings, felted legs, and softly stuffed for hugging.  Made in Michigan.
$26.95

Nostalgic Felt Pennants by Michigan Mittens
A modern twist on a traditional favorite, these vintage style pennants are completely hand-made in Pontiac, Michigan.
Hang on a wall in your home, cabin, dorm, RV or anywhere close to your heart.
3 designs to select from: Happy Camper, Michigan & Up North
$24.95 each

Olivia's LLC
Something different, something fun, something to make you smile.

Olivia's makes slippers and headbands out of clean discarded wool sweaters and then lines them with warm and comfy new fleece. The slipper's soles are wool felt with leather added for traction and durability. Adult sizes from shoe sizes 5 to 11.
You will find all of her items are one of a kind.

Bert Molenda, owner of Olivia's says:
"We hope our items will get your happy on for you or someone you love."

Recycled, redesigned and handmade in America with care.

(sold out for the season)

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Olivia's slipper - brights
Slippers,  $46.95 (sold out)

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  Abby models headband by Olivia's

  Headbands, $28.95 (sold out)

Earth, Sun, Moon - logo
"Designs for Nature Lovers by Nature Lovers"

Do you need a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or "just because" gift for a Nature-Lover?
These true-to-size comfy t-shirts, one-size-fits-all ball caps, and generous 15 oz. mugs are very original fun-loving designs.

 

t-shirts
T-shirts, size small to XXL, $16.95

cap

 

Ball caps, $16.95

 

mugs

15 oz mugs, $10.95

Earth, Sun & Moon designs:
design elements for Earth, Sun & Moon products

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A unique collection of soaps, lotions & bath products that are "Handmade With Green Karma" and guaranteed to deliver the calmness and tranquility that comes with pure consciousness.
Made in Michigan. See our "personal care products" page for details >

Solmate socks - logo

for women, men, kids & toddlers.
So popular, Louise had Mike make a display unit
to showcase our collection of Solmate Socks, hats & mittens >

so popular, Louise had Mike make a display unit to showcase our collection of Solmate Socks, hats & mittens.

Sol Mates - for spring & summerSolmate Collection - (Unisex) Solmate Socks 80% cotton, 19% nylon, and 1% Lycra for good fit. Crafted with care in the USA from recycled cotton. Available in 4 awesome color combinations.
Sizes: small (woman’s shoe size 6 to 8, men’s size 5 to 7); medium (woman’s size 8 to 10, men’s 7 to 9), and large (woman’s size 10 to 12, men’s 9 to 11).

Full size socks, from left to right: Crocus, Carnation, Cosmos, and Daffodil.
Item #5533. $18.00 each

Solmate - knee-hi blue

Water Lily Knee Socks
by Solmate Socks
Solmate Socks are getting longer as they introduce knee socks!  Knee socks will comfortably fit calves with up to a 15" circumference. Available in 2 color combinations: Raspberry and Carnation.
$23.00 pair

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"You too can dress like Elaine!"

Solmate - kid's socks

Solmate Children's Socks
...They come in sets of three - a pair with a spare!
$19.00

 

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Sarah, our resident model and person of generally good taste, shows off our new collection of caps

Amazing quality..."don't be afraid to use your head for more than a hat rack" ...since 1903.

George "Stormy" Kromer was a real guy - a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer. Not the kind of guy you'd expect to start a clothing company, in other words, but one who happened to create a cap that became known for long-comfort and the ability to stay snug, even in the fiercest winds.

 

the original Stormy Kromer cap - made in MichiganThe Original
Stormy Kromer Wool Cap

Made in Michigan.  Premium wool cap, six-panel construction, hand-stitched and built for long-lasting comfort.  The Stormy Kromer has been an icon of the great American outdoors for more than 100 years...and you can now get 'em at J.J. Cardinal's!  Most styles:  $44.99
Heartwood Creations presents.....Secret Boxes by Heartwood Creations
are crafted so meticulously that their hand-fit dovetail lids remain a visual mystery to the untrained eye. Once the dovetail lid is discovered, it can be opened by sliding it away to reveal a hidden compartment. Crafted from woods such as teak, walnut, and cherry; decorated with an intricate inlayed design. Priced from $9.75
Heartwood Creations

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Little Boxes: Heart-Shaped Cardinal Pair
by Heartwood Creations
Beautiful hardwood with laser-cut image of a pair of cardinals. Features a hinged opening and felt lining, 3½" x 3" x 1-5/8". Made in the USA!
$16.00 

 

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Creative Crafthouse - Home of the Finest Wood Puzzles and Games
These are handcrafted puzzles made with precision cuts out of ¼" thick hardwoods that may include mahogany, walnut, ash, birch, alder, oak, cherry, and maple; most of these woods are grown in Maine. Puzzle designer David Janelle says, "Many of my designs are done with the aid of graphic art skills that I have learned over the years. I try to add a bit of eye appeal to the puzzles as well as interesting challenges." And, we agree!   The puzzles below measure 7" x 7", and include a storage cover with the puzzle solution included. These puzzles make beautiful gifts and they are made in the USA.

Bird Lovers Puzzle
Item #BLP $26.95
Includes a bald eagle, blue jay, northern cardinal, owl, chickadee, mockingbird, duck, grouse, egret, hummingbird, red-bellied woodpecker and American robin. Comes with base and cover.

Creative Crafthouse - bird-lovers puzzle

Dog Lovers Puzzle
Item #DLP $26.95
A beautiful and challenging puzzle with 10 different dogs, some bones, and a dog dish. Can you fit all the dogs into the frame?  

Creative Crafthouse - dog-lovers puzzle

more games and puzzles on our kid's page > 

Squirrel puzzles >

singing birdsSinging Birds - with real bird song recordings. Learn to identify birds with these lifelike songbird, water bird, and bird-of-prey stuffed novelties. Authentic bird songs by the prestigious Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Batteries included and replaceable. $9.95

Our inventory changes fast - call for list of species.

Audubon "talking bluebird"

< Eastern bluebird, one of the Audubon singing & "talking" birds from Wild Republic.

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writing paper, pens, leather portfolios
greeting cards by Eileen Sorggreeting cards by Eileen Sorggreeting cards by Eileen SorgCards by Eileen Sorg of Two Dog Studio
Sorg says, "The original drawings are created completely by myself. I then employ a local print shop to make the prints and cards which I then sign, number, and package and I enjoy creating a narrative by juxtaposing two or more completely divergent subjects together in one image and having them relate to one another in a surprising way."   We think Eileen's art and subject matter is quite creative.

Premium note cards with envelope, $4.50

#421386 is titled Rockin' Robin
#405031 is titles The Power of Self Esteem
#405035 is titled Bug in Your Ear
Tree - free logo Tree Free Greetings
Living sustainable means realizing small choices can have a big impact. When you choose Tree-Free you're helping the world save trees and doing so much more! You're supporting an American-made product and lowering carbon footprint; you're keeping chlorine out of our rivers, greenhouse gases out of our atmosphere and diverting waster from our landfills. Tree Free does not use Elemental Chlorine Bleach in its papers. Cards & envelopes are made from 100% post consumer recycled paper. 20% less waste than conventional printing. Paper made with wind power Green e-certified. Environmentally friendly soy ink as opposed to traditional petroleum-based ink. USA made.  $3.25 each

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Just a sample. Cards appropriate for Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Sympathy, Sympathy Pet, New Baby, and more.

Tree-Free is committed to manufacturing here in the USA: "Thanks for going Tree-Free. Every purchase of a Tree-Free product saves trees, and jobs!  By using recycled paper, we keep our forests tree-full. That's more trees creating shade, producing the air we breathe, and absorbing harmful greenhouse gases. And by producing here in the USA, we not only guarantee quality, but guarantee jobs. This product was made in New England by a family owned business."

Woodfield Press - logoTales from Woodfield are a line of blank notecards by New Hampshire artist Cindy Hendrick and they charmingly tell the stories of the creatures featured in their daily and often whimsical lives.

The notecards are printed on a premium quality 5" x 7" paper, include a white envelope and are individually wrapped in a protective clear sleeve.

A short storyline is written on the back of the card giving further detail to each image. Cindy uses pen and ink and watercolors to create her images. Her settings are taken from the New England woodland and coastal landscape and show her love of nature, gardening, and the animals that frequent her environment.

All cards are printed in USA and are $2.75 each.
Here are some examples of Cindy's cards:

Woodfield - "new-baby"

The New Arrival
The back of the card reads: "Word has spread across the fields and woods and now everyone is eager to get a glimpse of the new arrival."

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The back of the card reads: "The ice was perfect. The bears practiced twirling and gliding until the sun sank behind the trees & they had to take off their skates in the dark."

Woodfield - raccoonsRaccoon Bears
The back of the card reads: "The twins were quite pleased with their efforts as they added the final touches to their new friend."

 

 

 

Gwen Frostic logo

We're delighted to be able to share the work of Michigan's own legendary artist and teacher, the late Gwen Frostic. Ms. Frostic specialized in linoleum block craving - turning her art into various printed treasures...framed prints, note cards, stationery and more.

Fun Fact: Western Michigan University named its school of art after her in 2007: the Gwen Frostic School of Art.

 a book featuring the art of Charley HarperCharley Harper's
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
A never-before-published Harper family treasure, discovered and now brought to print. Perhaps Charley never intended it to be a "commercial venture," but with his artist-wife, Edie, they created this fun little book originally for his family and now it can be shared with yours, too. "An old Christmas carol which proves that it is better to give then to receive."
Hardcover, $9.95
Gwen Frostic: small notesInformal Little Notes Includes an assortment of 12 songbirds, 4" x 6" with envelopes, $10.95

 

 

 

 

Collections Includes 6 large (5" x 7") and 6 small (4" x 6") note cards with envelopes. Choose from: A Pageant of Flowers (below), A Salute to Trees (left), Woodland Animals (below), and Birds of all Seasons. Please specify collection choice when ordering. $21.95Gwen Frostic "A Salute to Trees" collection

Gwen Frostic's Michigan
Gwen Frostic special folder: butterflies

 

Large Letter Notes -
12 large note cards, 5" x 7" with envelopes in a decorated folder. Choose from a collection of butterflies (right) or a collection of hummingbirds (below). Please specify collection choice when ordering. $13.95

Gwen Frostic "Woodland Animals" collectionGwen Frostic Collection: Pagaent of Flowers
Bookmarks - (not pictured) Featuring an assortment of Gwen’s charming prints, $0.79 each. Ask for print choice theme when ordering. Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping. Woodland Animals (above left) - Pageant of Flowers (above right)
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assorted gift pack featuring Gwen Frostic's art

 

See our latest assortment
of attractive gift packs

Gwen Frostic small scratch padsSmall Scratch Pads - In an assortment of prints, 4" x 4½", $4.95

awesome hardwood bookmarks with precise inlaid accents

Mitercraft - logoBookmarks by Ron and Julie Flint at Mitercraft from the San Juan Islands, WA.  Ron & Julie enjoy woodworking and creating pieces of art using hand selected of hardwoods. Each bookmark features rich inlaid designs. Hand rubbed to a beautiful finish, without stains. Allow us to select one for you!  6½" x 1" to ¾" x 5.625"  $6.95  Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.

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Mitercraft key chain

 

Mitercraft key chain - steel hardware with inlaid hardwoods - select from dozens of styles & designs.  Made in USA!  $13.95

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Birds in Color by Mitercraft - these handsome wooden bookmarks proudly feature photographs by Tom Friedel or archive images provided by the US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Mitercraft's unique vintage photo reproduction process compliments each wood's natural beauty!  Select from owls, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, blue jays and more.  Made in USA.  6½" x 1" to ¾" x 5.625"  $6.95

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gifts for your pet

peacock featherPeacock Feathers
approx. 34" long
$1.99 each

"If I was allowed only one toy to have for our cat, Snowball, hands-down it would have to be a Peacock Feather. It's rare for a day to pass without Snowball trying to get me to play feather," says cat fancier Milton Y. of Burton. 

Pink Cloud's cat clockPink Cloud's  tabby clockHappy Wagging Tails Kitty Clock
Hand-made, hand painted small clocks by Terri Floyd and the artists at the amazing Pink Cloud Gallery. Orange tabby. Size: 12½" tall (INCLUDING TAIL). Beautifully boxed and ready to "relocate". Body is made of durable wood; tail pendulum wags back and forth. 1-yr. manufacturer's warranty; requires one AA battery, not included.
Hand-made in the Berkshire Foothills (USA). $42.95

Now also available: puppy dogs, bear, squirrel, & assorted birdie shapes.

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Kit-Cat Clocks shown above
Audio selectionmulti-media reference & field guides (DVD, CD, VHS formats)

 

The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern & Central North America
A Guide to Listening by Donald Kroodsma & Larry McQueen. ISBN: 9781943645015. Cornell Lab Publishing. Backyard Birdsongs is an interactive handbook of birds and their songs for beginning bird-watchers. With a touch-button electronic module housing common vocalizations of 75 species from across Eastern and Central North America, this volume offers a truly sensory way to identify and get to know local birds. Crisply detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations. This 2nd edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and a free download of the Cornell Lab's own MERLIN™ Bird ID App (on iTunes and Android stores). 
$34.95

Backyard Birds - cdBackyard Birds by Naturescapes
Pure nature sounds. It sounds like you have just stepped outside your door on an early summer day. This album was created for people who appreciate the inspiration and beauty of the birds we see everyday. J.J. especially loves playing this CD in winter. The sounds are very uplifting. Running time 58.59 minutes. $15.95

Singing Creek - cdThe Singing Creek - music compact disc
"In my early teenage years I slept outside under a big cottonwood tree besides a creek year round, enjoying the evening breezes and the peaceful sounds of the creek. The little singing creek on the CD lives right outside my window in Peaceful Valley in Tennessee. Let its song, Mother Nature’s sleepy time lullaby, help you sleep peacefully every night." – Bill Chappell
60 min. $11.95

audio-sounds-of-ozarksSounds of the Ozarks and Great Smoky Mountain Nature Sounds
Enjoy 74 minutes of wild birds in concert with natural sounds. These recordings are perfectly recorded and contains no man made sounds. The artist who made these traveled over 4000 miles during a two-year period to find the most beautiful songsters. There is no musical accompaniment; you will hear only the pure, peaceful sounds of nature on these CD's. $11.95

Sibley's flashcard set: "backyard birding"Sibley's Backyard Birding Flashcards
100 Common Birds of North America Learn to identify your backyard birds with the help of leading ornithologist David Sibley. Contains vibrant and exacting illustrations that make for easy identification. Sturdy card stock, $15.99
CD: Birding By EarPeterson Field Guide to Birding by Ear: Eastern/Central
A Guide to Bird Song Identification Revised edition by Richard K. Walton & Robert W. Lawson, Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson. Two compact discs (CD) + 64-page booklet b&w illustrations. Birding by Ear uses an educational and entertaining method for learning bird songs. Instead of merely providing a catalog of bird song samples, Birding by Ear actually teaches. 85 species found east of the Rockies. $30.
Audio CD: Purple Martin Dawn SongPurple Martin Dawn Song For attracting martins! Play this CD early morning to attract martins to nest boxes. Actual Cornell Lab recordings. $21.95

see also: our "books" pages at this site - a wide selection of printed field guides and more! link to JJ's "books" page link to JJ's "books" page 

CD: Birding By Ear - westernPeterson Field Guide to Birding by Ear: Western
A Guide to Bird Song Identification Richard K. Walton & Robert W. Lawson, Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.  3 compact discs, 178 minutes, box: 5¼" x 8¾" with 64-page book, b&w illustrations. Birding by Ear points out exactly what to listen for to tell one bird from another, eliminating trial and error. Designed as a companion to the Peterson Field Guide to the Western Birds. CD series is not only educational but delightful to listen to. $30.
so who is this guy, J.J. Cardinal? click here to find out...J.J.'s Gift Giving Tip
J.J. says: may we wrap it for you? We offer free gift wrapping on all orders. With so many attractive packages to bundle, we stay busy. Our team goes through about 9 miles of ribbon a year!
Stumped for gift ideas? Call us. We'll check and see if perhaps we have a Wish List on record for the person you're shopping for (think bridal registry).
stummped for ideas? gift certificates may be the answer

 

Gift Certificates from J.J. Cardinal's
Issued in any $$ amount you desire; attractively printed on hard card-stock. Obviously there are no shipping charges on gift certificates! 

how to order....Okay, admittedly we're "low-tech" but what we do - we do well, swift, accurate and honest. Your order should be in transit in less than 24-hours, often same day.

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(See our orders page for more information regarding shipping carriers and nominal shipping charges - Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping. )

J.J. Cardinal's Wild Bird & Nature Store®
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