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10 Years Looks Warm, Loving and Happy!

This dream of mine came to be in 2007. My firstborn was 6 months old and I was given a gift. It was the first ever, Ava Bird lovie, personally created and crafted by Stacy Postema, and it was love at first sight! I knew then that this bird was what I had been waiting for my entire life…

 

I love to tell the story of Little Bird Vintage Designs, how it came to be, how far it’s come today, alongside my family of seven! This month, 10 years ago marks the beginning of this adventure. Little Bird pulled me through those days of early motherhood, along with it, loss of identity, creativity and contributing purpose and value. While supporting my husband through his residency with a full time job as well as raising our three kids during that time frame, Little Bird provided me with a purposeful outlet. It was both creative and meaningful for me. I think all parents long for some sort of positive, creative outlet. Mine has been Little Bird.

 

By 2011, our fourth inspired trademarked design–the Kalli Gecko was introduced as well as the eco-friendly alternative to screen print. Our direct to garment line debuted spotlighting all four trademarked animals in addition to the painted appliqued line in order to offer a lower price point to our growing customer base.

 

Our Buy Love, Give Love Branch was born in December of that year, after reading Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie. I was inspired through his story to join the socially conscious movement and teach my children how one person, one family, one business can be successful AND make a positive impact on the world around them. From our sales that year, we were able to give 40 Little Bird blankets to SAMMinistries, a homeless shelter for families. 285 blankets have since been donated as our business has continued to grow.

 

In 2015, we were surprised with the joy of a 5th child! The Teddy Bird was introduced to our nest, both in home and business. His presence makes us complete and whole. I can’t imagine looking back, how we ever thought our nest was closed before he arrived! NOW, it’s really official. No more animals until perhaps grandchildren arrive!

 

The goal for last year was to get our product into boutiques throughout Texas and Whole Foods. We succeeded tremendously! Not only did we get into Whole Foods, Little Bird could be found on the 8th aisle of their flagship location on Lamar and 6th street in Austin, Texas! An end cap, right next to TOMS shoes, I might add! What a testimony and example of God’s provision and grace. We are also in leading boutiques throughout South Texas. In August, Cultivated Kids, the Earnie Award Winning Dallas Showroom, picked us up and now Little Bird product can be found year round in their beautiful showroom!

 

This year, I look forward to partnering with children’s shelters throughout the nation and finding a way provide each of the children who enter their facilities with a blanket from Little Bird, ensuring warmth, love and happiness is spread throughout the world. Through our Buy Love, Give Love Branch, a blanket is donated to a child in need with every purchase of a blanket, lovie or pillow. In 2016, I resolved that a give be associated with every product produced and sold by Little Bird.   For every apparel and accessory item sold, meals are provided to children in need throughout each community via our partnering Feeding America® programs and local food banks. This past year, 3500 meals were donated from your support and purchases! We look forward to watching these new chapters unfold as we continue to spread warmth, love and happiness, one little bird at a time.

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Perfect Equals Procrastination!

“Perfect equals Procrastination”. This quote hit me right between the eyes this past week as I closed out 2016 and headed into 2017.

I have wanted to do a series to give our Little Bird fans and followers greater insight into the everyday business of building this Little Bird Vintage Designs venture of mine all while raising 5 fledglings throughout these past 10 years! It just seemed like I could never quite coordinate my make-up, hair, attire, time without distraction, thoughts and so on…

And so, without further adieu, I present to you my imperfect take on a vlog that, if you can get past wardrobe, will hopefully provide you with a deeper connection into this venture and your connection to it.

Ten years ago, I began this dream with one trademarked animal. It has now grown into five inspired trademarked animals and four product lines, which each have a Give associated with them, all produced right here in South Texas.

My mission to spread warmth, love, and happiness throughout the world, one Little Bird at a time, was inspired by my personal motherhood story. I wanted to share the same warmth, love and security to children in need throughout my community and world that I am able to provide daily to my own children. I decided to do so through a for-profit give model in order to show my children through example how one person, one family, one business can make a positive impact in the world while also making a living.

Little Bird currently partners with The Children’s Shelter of San Antonio to donate blankets to children in need. We hope to eventually give to children’s shelters nationwide in order to donate blankets within each community they are sold to benefit children in need across America.

For all apparel and accessory lines we carry, a percentage of proceeds are donated to local food banks through the Feeding America program to provide meals to children in need throughout the nation. At Little Bird Vintage Designs, we call this our Buy Love, Give Love Branch!

Follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel, and The Chirp (our company blog) littlebirdvintagedesigns.com.

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness in the year ahead!

Grace

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It all started with a… {Part 1}

Each year I tell the magical startup tale of Little Bird Vintage Designs.  “It all began with a Lovie and our Signature Ava Bird.”   Little Bird Vintage Designs got started 9 years ago this month in Corpus Christi, TX.  My husband was beginning his residency, and we were starting our family with just the one, Ava.

A Hand Painted, originally designed, Ava Bird Lovie was given to Ava as a goodbye gift from my very best and probably most influential of mommy friends, Anastacia Postema.  It was love at first sight!  I knew right then and there in the doorway of our tiny apartment, this was IT!  This was the product I had been dreaming of when I envisioned being an entrepreneur — I had found it!  The moment was magical, I still remember it as if it was yesterday.  I told Anastacia my plan and got to work on implementing it the very next day by heading to the court house and registering Little Bird Vintage Design (Side Note: in 2011, I officially changed the name to Little Bird Vintage Designs.)  It was the first name that came to mind, and since I couldn’t imagine anything but a bird at the time, it just felt perfect.  And the rest is history….

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Anastacia Postema, Ava, Eli and me, 9 years ago…

But did you know it actually all started with TWO Birds?!?!  

Stephanie Harrison of Belly and Baby, now Little Paper Crowns took a huge leap of faith in us right from the beginning and started our initial following and orders for product that February.  It became clear that we were limiting our audience by just offering the feminine Ava Bird.  Thus, a boy version was born!  Since I was a novice at sewing and crafting, I could not figure out how to reduce the size of his hair to accommodate the set 20″ x 20″ Lovie pattern that we had become accustomed to developing, so his existence was only lived out in a few rare samples.

Until NOW!

It is SO unbelievably cool how God works.

Looking back on every step of this business, all 9 years of it, things have gone exactly how things should for each period and season of my life.

  • In 2007 we hatched the Signature Ava Bird and Lovie.
  • In 2008, Leo the Lion, created by our Graphic Designer and Visual Creator, Erin Wallace, arrived and the Nest hasn’t been the same since.
  • In 2009, Maximus Our Octopus came to be and donned the same signature eyes and curve to his tentacles just like the Ava Bird and Leo Lion.
  • In 2010, My husband finished Residency and we moved our Nest to San Antonio, TX just as the market was crashing, Boutiques were leary of homemade businesses and I was expecting our 4th…. Needless to say, I took a tiny step back from Little Bird to regroup….

By the Summer of 2011–our 4th and {final} animal was discovered through brainstorming with Erin over email. (We have never met in person, all these 8 years, and 3 animals, and many web designs between us.)  We new we wanted a reptile, but all the sketches looked too characteristic of Pascal from the new film “Tangled”. Until, my husband struck a pose at the fridge in our kitchen, I took a picture and sent it over immediately, the next day, the design of the Kalli Gecko was born!

  • That year (2011) we not only Launched our 4th Trademarked Design but also our new Eco Friendly Printed Collection.  This Eco Friendly Collection features a new organic option of printing versus the standard Screen Print.  The Method is called Direct to Garment Print and uses 100% water based inks, and blends into the fabric rather than laying on top. It is 100% Environment and People safe. Each animal got a full Collection of both Hand Painted Appliquéd Products and Eco Friendly Print Products.
  • December of 2011, I read the wonderful book Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, and was immediately inspired!  If I was going to do this, I sure better be doing it with purpose and for a purpose!
  • The Buy Love, Give Love segment of Little Bird Vintage Designs was added and the “One for One” model adopted–“For every Blanket, Lovie, Pillow purchased, Little Bird Vintage Designs donates a blanket to a child in need.  Buy Love, Give Love.”  And we do just that, with the hopes of “Spreading warmth, Love and Happiness throughout the World, one Little Bird at a time.”
  • To date, 228 Blankets have been donated around the world.  Visit our Buy Love, Give Love page on the site to read more.

It had been a dream of mine since the beginning to get in Whole Foods Market and on the Ellen Show, AND guess what!  I’m still awaiting my invite to the Ellen Show, but we have been selling out on Aisle 8 of the Flagship Location of Whole Foods Market on Lamar, in Downtown Austin, Texas since the Spring of 2015!!!  In fact, right next to TOMS Shoes in the Whole Body Department!  

Yes, things were growing almost as if I had planned it …

2015 was GREAT, unexpectedly amazing, moving, humbling–to say the least!  I solidified my presence and title of self proclaimed Mompreneur and can hardly wait to show you our Latest Addition to our Nest!!  Come Back February!  I will debut our Latest Addition to our Nest on the 1st day of my favorite shortest month of the year!!  Until Then… Check out our Fresh New Shop Layout on the Site!  Sorted by Animal, featuring each of the 5 Trademarked Designs’ Full Collections including our newest accessory–Little Bird Vintage Designs TERVIS!!!!

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Buy Love, Give Love Blankets Given to aide in Child Therapy

Little Bird Vintage Designs is all about Spreading Warmth, LOVE and happiness and does just that!  When you purchase one of our Products, were you aware that each one has a Give attached to it? With our Blanket/Pillow/Lovie Collections, a blanket is given to a child in need.  Buy Love, Give Love.

Our most recent give took place right in here in San Antonio, Texas at the Center for Family Relations. We co-hosted a party along with the Center for their families that benefit from the services that the Center provides.  Each Child received a Give Blanket and ‘painted their own Bird {Lion, Octopus and Gecko}’ through our Little Bird Craft that we bring to all events.

We are so excited to partner up with the Center to offer continual Gives that benefit their Therapy sessions.  Alongside of the Executive Director, Shannon White, a unique Give Blanket was created to offer as a Therapy tool.  More to come on this as we introduce it into their sessions and receive feedback.

Until then, I’ll share the note we received from the Center the other day.  You play a major role in our Little Bird Gives.  Your purchases and spreading the word of Little Bird helps us to Give more!  Stay tuned for our next Give:  Our very own Taira Alderman Drews will be personally making a Blanket drop in an Orphanage in Belize on the 23rd of August!  Look for much more on that Give in September!

Dear Grace,

On behalf of the families and staff at the Center for Family Relations, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of Little Bird Vintage Designs blankets.  Our families had a wonderful time at the Give event and have fallen in love with their blankets.  One of our little clients was going to begin seeing her father at our center; she hadn’t seen him for a while and was a bit nervous.  The Give event was her first introduction to our staff and facility.  At the Give, she played with staff and other children, engaged in the art activities you provided and had cookies…. She was joyful and lugging her blanket around like an old friend.  Her tension replaced by confidence and security, she came easily to the Center for her visits.

One look in the eyes of a child that received a gift of your blanket, and one understands that this is not just a blanket to them.  It is a tangible expression of security, love and hope.  At the Center for Family Relations, we utilize the Little Bird blanket as a therapeutic tool.  For many Children coming to visit their parent in a supervised setting there may be elements of fear, anxiety, loss of control, anger and confusion.  The Little Bird blanket goes such a long way in helping alleviate those feelings… the soft, textured material is soothing and comforting; the blanket provides a sense of control, security.  It is a gift of love and hope.

As you know, not all of the blankets were given out at the Give event.  I would like to share the story about what happened with two of the Little Bird Blankets that were awaiting a home.  Grandma brought in her pre-teen granddaughter and grandson for grief counseling — their mother had recently died unexpectedly and Christmas was right around the corner.  They were struggling under the weight of this turn of events.  After their session, the counselor presented a blanket to each of the children.  Both they, and grandma, begin to cry.  They explained that this was the first time they had really been able to talk about their mother’s death, and their blankets were the first sense of peace that had experienced.  They shared, through their tears, that they will think of her every time they use their blanket.

Thank you for sharing your joyful optimism with the children at the Center for Family Relations.  These beautiful blankets unfold a story of comfort, love and joy at a time when they so need it… when their world has been turned upside-down.  We appreciate you designating the Center for Family Relations a a partner for your Buy Love, Give Love program, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you!

Sincerely,

Shannon White, MS, LPC-S

Executive Director

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God’s Gift, Light from Heaven

The summer of Teddy… That’s what the Summer of 2015 will go down in history as…  Our world completely changed the day we got the surprise news we were unexpectedly expecting again after closing that chapter in our lives when our 4th arrived.  Little Bird was our 5th child!  God had other plans in mind, and once we made the decision to accept and move forward with trusting in His plan, and letting go of our image of “The Perfect Plan”, we haven’t looked back.   John and I had no idea we had always obviously needed 5 children, we can’t remember what life was like without Teddy!  What a gift!

He arrived early and fast!  {I had my first contraction at noon and he was here by 4:02pm that day–we had to decide, do we go pick  the kids up from school or head straight to the hospital and have family pick the other 4 up???  So glad we chose the Hospital route.;)} He made his grand entrance into the world 12 minutes after we arrived!

His signature hair is proof of his speedy delivery!     

The day we found out the sex of Teddy, at week 13, we found out he was even more of a special gift than we could have imagined.  I can now officially speak from experience from birthing 5 children, you never know how you will react to the news:  Your baby has Down Syndrome, until you hear that exact statement directed at you.  And all the stories are true and immediately relatable.  You instantly know that gut wrenching, uncontrollable, inevitable sadness and despair that envelopes you, mourning the loss of the hope of a “healthy” child.  The uncertainty that follows.  The darkness.  The conversations that come, the choices that have to be decided upon.  The leaning on faith and trusting…  And then, just like many of the stories you hear, there is a light!  And just as quickly as  the news was delivered, that dark period of grief and loss that felt so overwhelming, becomes a blip in your distant memory, the crevice in your heart slowly fills with a new, brighter joy and you find your way out.  At least that was the case for me.  Of course a much abbreviated explanation of my reaction, but there is no need to dwell in that time for me.  In fact, I am so grateful for the gift of experiencing that sorrow ahead of his arrival so that not only I could welcome him into this world with such wide open loving arms, but I could prepare all his loved ones hearts as well.  It’s a natural response to grieve the expectation of a 100% healthy child, but I am so glad to have had the first hand knowledge of knowing our vision of 100% is somewhat limited and lacking.  Each one of my 5 are 100%+ perfect the second I meet them!  And Teddy was no exception.  He was perfect.  He is perfect.

I was struggling with how to bring his uniqueness out into the conversation.  God’s presence and voice was so strong and present throughout my pregnancy and even stronger now that he has arrived.  I feel the overwhelming desire to shout it to the world, and spread the Good News!  I am so grateful and joyous that I get this front row seat to witness first hand God’s plan unfold in not only Teddy, but my other 4 gifts, his siblings and my husband and myself.  He already has shown us so many gifts in ourselves and our family that we never expected, and has proven time and again that He is in control and to trust solely in HIM.  Since I relinquished my vision of “The Perfect Plan” for my life, he has shown me so much more than I could have ever dreamed, and opened my eyes to the beauty that comes in faith and trust.

I am thankful and thrilled for what’s to come…

Needless to say, Little Bird has slowed slightly–not nearly as much as I expected from transitioning a family of 6 to a family of 7, but I do appreciate your patience as we adapt to our present.  I now start each day differently, and with an attitude that is evident in my actions going forward as a daughter, wife, mother, and business owner, ‘Let thine Will be done’!

I felt strongly that I needed to share this with you.  I run things completely differently than I did last Fall, and I am so glad for the opportunity to share my heart and be vulnerable with you.  I am so joyous for this life I have been given and truly want to Shout it Out–and I hope it shows throughout my family, friends, community and in my business.

You will notice some additions to help make you feel more a part of the Flock with our monthly Newsletters–sign up below if you haven’t already, our new Vlog on youtube, which gives you a more behind the scene glance of all things Little Bird and the decisions that go into perfecting each product–including the making of a Little Bird Product start to finish!  You can now purchase everything directly from our Website:  www.littlebirdvintagedesigns.com/shop, and Little Bird Vintage Designs products are also being sold at select Whole Foods Market and boutiques throughout Texas.  As we grow and expand into different venues, we want you to know that our online shop will always be available 24/7!  Keep up to date with Flash Sales and promotions by following along with us on our Social Media outlets too!  {sign up for all of the above through their links to stay completely up to date with all things Little Bird}.

Yes, Teddy will have a new animal that is chosen and was actually created 8 years ago by the original Designer of the Ava Bird, Anastacia Postema.  Although it was Trademarked, it was never added to the Nest officially–until now!  Hoping to debut him by September!!  Thank you for your patience, though!  He came so early, we weren’t ready to for him!;)

Thank you again for all of your support and love for Little Bird Vintage Designs and all that it means to me and my family.  I am excited for what’s to come and glad to share in the bright future with you!

Wishing you warmth, Love and happiness all the days of your life~

Joyfully Optimistic Bird,

Grace

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Welcome to the Nest!

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Teddy!

Theodore Orion Berios, Teddy, was greeted with joy and love as he entered the world in May!

 He is such a welcomed and wonderful gift to us, looking so forward to witnessing first hand all that God has planned for his life–and ours!  So thankful for this bright, beautiful, strong, happy, healthy baby boy.  He has already taught us so much of who we are and the strength of God’s love and commitment and plan for each of us.  Trusting in His will.

I am THRILLED to debut his animal–next week!!!!

You will love the story behind the reason for the animal we chose, even before we met him!

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to a Nest FULL with now 7 members in our flock!  The Shop is open, and orders are being sent out each day right on time, and as we come closer to finding our new groove, I’ll debut our new items in the Shop for purchase!  June looks to be an exciting month full!

Stay tuned…….

From our Flock to yours!, Buy Love, GIVE Love!, Shop Here!

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Tales from a Mompreneur #2

Many ask what my typical day looks like, and in my favorite podcast:  Entrepreneurs on Fire, their second routine question to their guest is always:  What does a typical morning look like for you?

I know my Mompreneur Friends can relate:  Typical?!?!

I have 4 children, and I’m pregnant with my 5th–and that’s this year…  My spouse works shift work, which varies from month to month on which days he’ll be on and then off and then on and then off… I try and be as much a full time parent first, Spouse second and Mompreneur 3rd, but that’s a difficult request when deadlines come up.  Luckily, my husband loves being a full time parent just as much when he’s home, so it makes the balance  a little easier. 🙂

Here are 2 examples of a “Typical” day for me:

6:45:  Wake up, get fully ready for the day, heat up 16 oz of water with lemon and drink up!

7:05:   Check on boys, who are already up eating breakfast together after doing their morning routine of making beds, brushing teeth, and getting socks on–We wear our clothes for the next day instead of Pajamas, a trick my neighbor Fran taught me long ago 😉

7:10:  I get the girls breakfast set, wake them up, shuffle them through their morning routine and then get lunches out (I make a weeks worth all on Sunday night), and we’re out the door as soon as they eat!

8:00ish:  We arrive at school.  We have a bit of a commute since we’ve moved.  It’s worth it though.  I really love this trapped quality time with each of them and it allows us all a chance to fully wake up for the day.

9:00:  I’m back home and start to work.  Everyday is a new agenda for work, some days are filled with producing, some with inventorying, some with webwork, all start with checking orders!

Noon:  I break for lunch, either solo or with my husband, or any employee that might be working that day.  And go for a walk and just get moving for a bit.

1:00:  I wrap up work projects so that I’m done by 2 just in case I need to run errands before I pick up around 3ish, or just take a quick power nap–which as of this year, I’ve had to work into my routine again, with a life form growing each day inside of me.

3:30:  Kids are loaded and we start our commute back home.

By 4:00 we’re home for the day and luckily we live on a fabulous property for both kids and adults that allows for peaceful outdoor play and adventures or just a serene setting to just sit and observe 🙂

5:30:  I’ve got dinner started while kids pair off for showers (we have 2 girls and 2 boys so it makes it easier).  My big kids are so much help with my littles, and thankfully they are all pretty self sufficient beings.  AND it helps that they pick out their own clothes and take pride in dressing themselves.

6:00:  We eat!  Together, when possible, which thankfully is most nights since we’re not quite at that extracurricular phase of life yet…

6:45:  Night time routine begins, books are read by and/or to all 4, and they’re asleep (or content in their own bed winding down by 7!)

7:15PM:  This fluctuates with John’s schedule.  When he’s working, I get back to work in my studio.  When he’s off, I’m off.

Bedtime could come earlier, but it’s usually closer to 11….

and then wake up and do it all again.

ON A DEADLINE:

I wake up at 5:15 and do my morning routine and head to the studio to sneak in 2 hours before my world wakes up, and then work while they’re in school or around them when they’re home, and then by 7:15, work until midnight or so…


Luckily as a mompreneur, I have an inner drive that keeps me going–entreprenuering paired with mommying is challenging, but doable if both roles are something you love and are passionate about.  I love that I rarely waste an hour throughout my day–and when I do, it’s painful.. I feel it.  My biggest weakness is making time to just sit and veg out.  I’ve got so much life to live!

I am so grateful for a fabulous team though!  I couldn’t even think of Mompreneuring successfully without outsourcing–Which I do locally.

Taira has become our Fiber Artist Extraordinaire by just being responsible for that component of Little Bird.  When I was doing it all, the painting was sub par to say the least 🙂  Each Animal comes to you Bold, touchable and soft.  IT’s been triple coated with quality textile paint, heat set, and washed, ensuring your Bird, Lion, Octopus and/or Gecko remains as lovable and bright as the day you brought it home to your Nest!  Completely washablethe painted animals simply get softer with each use and wash!

Karen and Mariana have completely mastered and taken ownership of each stitch sewn on each animal, making each of our 4 Trademarked Animals come to life!  I remember when they first stitched an Octopus and stayed on the line with each curve to all 8 tentacles!  I was sold!  I’m a self taught seamstress (and painter), so the minute I could pass those tasks off couldn’t come soon enough!  They are brilliant at it.  And the 3 of them make such a dream team!

My Website and Marketing are now outsourced to Angela Wysocki, of Make it Radiant. She keeps me on top of my web design and development and provides me with all things marketing and upward moving in my business.

Jennifer Fraser, a fellow Mompreneur and Little Bird’s photographer and visual imaging specialist, keeps Little Bird looking fresh, exciting and completely approachable!  I love her work and style.  I needed my product to come across as touchable and warm in pictures and she achieves that so beautifully!  My tags on each of our products are thanks to her mad skills.

Erin Wallace of www.tinytwistcreative.com, is the creative force behind 3 of 4 of Little Bird’s 4 Trademarked Animals, and the designer of my Brand identity and Visual Image!  We started working together when we just had a Bird in our Nest 🙂

AND Anastasia Postema is the Original Artist of THE Signature Ava Bird!  I will forever be grateful for the gift she gave to Ava way back in January of 2007.   I remember the moment like it was yesterday.  I opened the door to her standing with a lot of crafts she was giving me as she was packing the last of her things for their trek to Oregon to live.  And then she handed me the Lovie, our first Ava Bird Lovie.  It was a beautiful gray, original design, Bird, on a minky square of mint green stripe and pink minky backing, with little pink minky circles on the front.   It was love at first site….  More on the rest of the story another time.

Thank you ladies for making Little Bird a reality!  There’s no looking back–excited for all that is to come!!

Wishing you a Warm, Happy Day today, FULL of Love and Whimsy!

Joyfully Optimistic Bird,

Grace

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Little Bird Unites with Lamar Whole Foods in Austin, Texas April 3-5!

Producing!!! 

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A little change in plans this weekend:

Little Bird and Lamar Whole Foods Market Debut festivities has been moved to an even Bigger and Brighter weekend — Easter!

We wanted to really take advantage of all the fun activities taking place at that Downtown Lamar Location throughout that entire weekend and they agreed!

I promise it will be worth the wait, and I can’t wait to see you and show off ALL OF OUR products alongside Lamar Whole Foods Market location and gorgeous space. They are such a fun, invigorating partner! Excited to be working with Whole Foods!!!

So — Austin, Texas flock and surrounding areas — come see us at the Lamar Whole Foods Market Location the weekend of April 3-5th!

We’ll be sure to WOW you!

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Happy Birthday Little Bird!!!

Little Bird Vintage Designs turns 7 years old this week!!!

It’s hard to believe that this venture began way back in our Corpus Christi days with 1 fledgling filling our Nest and a best mama friend who taught me the LOVE of creating and sewing and fiber arts, Staci Postema.  I’ve attached a captured image below of the VERY first ever Ava Bird Lovie, given to Ava as a goodbye gift when Staci and family moved away from our everyday life in January, 2007, still very much in use and loved in our Nest by our Maximus who only uses THIS LOVIE, and no other, not even his own Octopus Lovie will suffice…  And an original picture of the then Little Bird Team, Staci and Eli, Ava and me.:) I love this picture and the memories it evokes and the spark that both of these gifts ignited so long ago now.

The Original Little Bird Lovie :)

My favorite addition to the Nest, aside from the other 3 fledglings that arrived of course, is the Buy Love, Give Love concept Little Bird adopted a few years back.  Spreading warmth, LOVE and joy throughout the world, one little bird {lion}, {octopus}, {gecko}, at a time.

Wishing you a Fabulous day!  I hope it’s filled with Warmth, Love and Joy, and lots of togetherness!

J.O.B.,

Grace