Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Crafting here at Blackbird!

We will be hosting a Christmas crafting sesh here at Blackbird this Friday, December 17th at 11:00!
These little gems are what we will be making!  Christmas cookies, and cider will be offered as well.  We will read a sweet Christmas book to wrap it up.  Please come join us!  It's always fun, and you'll get to leave with a sweet little Christmas craft that your child makes, which has huge gift giving potential!

If you haven't seen the Advent calendar in awhile, come check it out!  It's getting more amazing everyday.

 Hope to see your faces on Friday!  If you want to attend the craft sesh, just RSVP by commenting on this post, or call down to the shop!  Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Advent news

Our window got more heart, and a lot more birdy over the last two days with the opening of window number 8 and 9.

Only 15 more days until Christmas. Don't forget to stop in the store and get your special little ones some treats from Blackbird!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Advent Calendar: Day 7

Our window Advent Calendar is looking more and more like the fun place to be this Christmas with every unveiling. Today we have 7 windows open, in this big old windowful house! Check out how much light is startiung to come through, and what visions have sprung over the last few days:

On Day 4 we opened the tiny attic window to this little surprise

A couple of mice doing a festive little dance....Day five  revealed this friendly fellow:

And on Day 6, even more.....

Today we saw a lovely poinseta in the window to up the Christmas cheer

What will tomorrow bring? Stop by and find out. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Advent Calendar: Day # 6

Well, if you haven't checked out the Advent Calendar yet, you are missing out!  Today's image is lovely, lively and full of mischief.   Unfortunately, I am camera-less, so I couldn't take a picture.  If anyone wishes to come take a picture of it and send it to me, I'll post it!  How's that for making the customer do all the work? Besides, if I posted a picture of our Day #6, you wouldn't need to come see it for yourself! 

We have some lovely Christmas-y stuff in the shop for all your holiday needs.  Come on down to check them out. 

Also, we will be announcing our next craft sesh soon!  So stay tuned.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Blackbird Advent: Day 3

The little black cat is peeking through the #3 window this December 3rd.  She is pretty cute, and looks cozy all tucked up into the window. 

Tonight we are hosting a special first Friday extravaganza.  First of all, it is a Pajama Party, which means if you bring toothbrushes, you can party down until bedtime, brush the littles teeth, and transport their sleeping bodies from the carseat into their beds when you get home!  No crying, tired little bodies to try to stuff into pajamas after a long day. 

Also, if you are a fan of Andy Smetanka's enchanting silhouette designs (who isn't), then you really should come on down,  because he will be taking orders for custom sihouette NIGHT LIGHTS!  They are magical, and make a perfect Christmas present for anyone.  I plan to give grandma and grandpa silhouette nightlights of their grandkids!  I know, right?

Also, a musically inclined friend of ours, Andrew Hunt, will be seeing tunes for kids to sing and dance along with.  Festivities start at 5pm!

Happy December 3rd!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our Advent Calendar: Watch our window every day until Christmas to see what lovely surprises will be revealed

Happy December!
I am very excited to blog about our amazing Christmas window display. We have created a giant advent calendar, mostly with the crafty talents of our resident artist, Andy Smetanka, but Joanna and I had a blast doing some brainstorming and cutting for this one too. We are hoping you will follow along with us to discover a new scene behind each window as we count down the days until Christmas!

On December 1 we opened up a window to reveal these rambunctious stair climbers

On December 2nd we found this behind the door!

Anyone want to guess what will be behind door number three tomorrow?

Stop by and check it out with us at our First Friday event from 5-8pm. It's a Pajama Party!  Come wearing your PJs, and if you forget, don't worry we will have some that we (hand)made here at the shop!  Also, sihouette artist, Andy Smetanka will be doing customized silhouette portraits of kids, to be put into night lights!  Dreamy Christmas present for just about anyone.  And live music by Andrew Hunt to get you and your kids singing and dancing! Refreshments will be provided.  Come one, come all!
Meanwhile, keep watching our window and counting down the fun surprises until Christmas!