Thursday, March 10, 2016

Gifts for your Garden and Wildlife at The Gift Shop

We have a few more days to go, but I think we are all ready to think Spring! That means more time outside. Here at The Gift Shop we have some fun and functional creations to add to your outdoor spaces that will brighten your gardens, and help wildlife.

Who doesn't love the sweet sound of wind-chimes? We have them created from glass and ceramic, each with their own special music.
First we have examples of chimes created from glass by Theresa Lowe. She uses fused stained glass, and beads attached to tree branches.

Glass wind-chimes from Theresa Lowe (LOWE)
Next we have ceramic chimes from Nancy Garcia. She uses glazed ceramics, and glass beads, attached to branches for her pieces.

Ceramic wind-chimes from Nancy Garcia (GAR)

How about something special for the birds? Tom Need has created  Oriole feeders for these special birds. Orioles are attracted to the bright orange color of the feeder, and the sweet treats that you add to the glass feeding bowl.
Oriole feeder from Tom Need (NEED)

The birds will also love to drink from one of these special bird-baths from Nancy Garcia. Each is fashioned from ceramic clay, glazed with a wildlife friendly glaze, and a sturdy branch to perch on.

A ceramic bird-bath from Nancy Garcia (GAR)
If you have toads in your yard, they will want to adopt one of these toad houses from Nancy Garcia for their own. They are made from ceramic clay and come in small and large sizes.

A small toad house from Nancy Garcia (GAR)
(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

Come in soon. The weather is getting warmer, and we would love to see you here at The Gift Shop.

Starting Saturday, March 12, be sure to check-out the incredible art work from our talented young people at the "2016 Macomb County Annual Secondary Student Show" here at Anton Art Center.

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