Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday - Shop Locally and SAVE!

Small Business Saturday -

Shop Small with 10% off Winter Whites at
The Birch Store!

Today, November 30th is Small Business Saturday. Inspired by the first snow fall of the season The Birch Store is offering 10% off EVERYTHING WHITE in the store today through Monday December 2. Visit, call or email.

**New herd of white porcelain trophy deers in stock! Wall mounted or tabletop! Originally $110, use your Shop Small Winter Whites Discount!**

Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's Spring! A Time for New Beginnings, Babies + Bunnies, of Course!

Oh, hello baby bunny in a darling red pram; I know YOU mean spring!

Hello faithful Birch (B)log Readers!

It's been waaaaaay too long since you've heard from me. Let's start anew! It is Spring after all, and I do apologize, most sincerely. I promise I have a really good excuse. His name is Oscar Osceola Spierer, born November 7th, 2011 at home in Brooklyn. He is a real charmer with handlebar eyebrows and is just about the happiest guy I ever have  known! See? ======>
So quickly I shamelessly flaunt my cute baby to gain forgiveness digress...

Let's talk about Spring!

We had an early taste of warm weather and happy blooms this March, (never mind it's rawther chilly and mucky today), and we want more! The Birch Store is welcoming spring (and just in time for Easter) with a new crew of woodland friends. 
I must give credit for the phrase "woodland friends" to a young Kjell C. Many years back on an ATIS High Peaks Camp trip Kjell discovered his toothbrush was not in his framepack. He stepped to the edge of the trail and cupped his hands to his mouth: Woodland friends? Hello? Woodland friends? Can you lend me a hand and bring me back my toothbrush? *******************************************

These Danish-designed woodland friends would happily help you find your toothbrush! They have the most darling outfits (one bunny sunbathes in a bikini!) and the sweetest personalities. Come visit the store to meet the friendly families and admire the adorable window displays Cheri and Barb created for them. Or, feel free to reach out to us from afar; we'll gladly ship a bunny or other buddy to Easter baskets in any locale. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Feeling French? Bien sûr!

Bensimon Lacet Coquille

Sometimes I like to "look French". I'm sure my notions are hackneyed and no Parisian would ever mistake me as one of their own; nevertheless long-sleeved striped shirts claim an entire drawer to themselves in my dresser, and if you catch me in matte red lipstick, you can bet I am having one of "those days". It's not any single go-to outfit that makes me feel I've accomplished my goal, but a certain laid-back chic that arrives from combining clean lines with a pop of color and perhaps the perfect je ne sais quois accessory. Bensimon's perfectly French, canvas shoes go a long way in this pursuit. They're a simple casual sneaker (or slip-on), sans ridiculous branding, that ooze laissez-faire in fun pops of color or the perfect faded neutrals. Keeping it super relaxed with the laid-back price-tag of$55 a pair, you don't have to limit yourself to just one color. Check out how cool international street-style bloggers are wearing theirs here and here.


Saturday, June 18, 2011


Father's Day is tomorrow! If you're like me you basically never give presents on time (but you make up for it, by always giving great presents!) So, here it is, the "it might be late, but don't you just LOVE it?!!" Father's Day Gift Ideas:

Areaware Cherrrywood Cubebot Areaware Medium Magno Radio $275

Areaware Small Magno Radio $230 Areaware Micro Magno Radio $155
Areaware Large Magno Radio $305
Rumba Mercer Watch $175 Tokyo Boy Brown canvas watch$62 Tokyo Bay Blue Canvas Watch$62
Tokyo Bay Orange leather Watch $74

Tokyo Bay Striped Canvas Watch $62 Tokyo Bay Red Canvas Watch $62

1. The Areaware sustainably harvested cherrywood Cubebot.
This modern little rubix cube has amazing design appeal and is a super toy/desk distraction for any age.

2. Areaware Magno Wooden Radios
Made from naturally harvested new growth wood, these little AM/FM radios (with ipod jacks) have not only won multiple design awards, but deliver great sound!

3. Watches!
Father's day is synonymous with watches. It's just true, why fight it? These modern watches are affordable, and have a subtle modern cool. (The Rumba Mercer is also available in black with black face, white with white face and red with black face).

As always please call or email for further details, and shipping information:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

...and we're BACK!

When I was little I remember every June a Luna moth would arrive at the same spot on the exterior of our camp on Otis Mountain. For me, this meant the beginning of summer. It always blew my mind: how on earth had all of these awesome pistachio-colored moths - who didn't even share life at the same time - agree to come back to the same spot year after year??? It still blows my mind. (Any lepidopterologists out there who can shed a little light on this phenomenon?)

Anyway, I present to you the LUNA MOTH and the beginning of summer.

Luna Moth on the Sale Tent at The Birch Store

It was a long pupation,(a never-ending winter and an underwater spring can really slow a lass down!)but we've finally emerged! Let the Birch bLOG resume!

It's officially time for summer and all that comes with its glorious arrival: luna moths, sunshine, allergies(!), thunderstorms, flowers and NEW CLOTHES, NEW JEWELRY, NEW COLORS and ALL OF THE FABULOUS STUFF WE ORDERED at the gift show.

Let the fun begin!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Announcing the 2011 WINTER SALE

30% off

Starts Thursday, February 17

Winter clothes, hats, scarves, more hats, mittens, boots,clog boots essential cashmere, and selected housewares, ALL on sale!

White+Warren Cashmere,Uggs, Pajar,Christopher Blue,Isis

and more 518.576.4561

Monday, February 7, 2011


Last night I dreamt I was canoeing. I was on an ATIS day trip. Sort of... A big group of familiar faces from summers past, an unspecific river, but full of the river rocks and colors I know so well. There was a bit of racing involved and a moment of being beached, some picnicking, and something else dreamy and mysterious that I can't quite recall now. (I should have written something down when I awoke this morning, maybe then I would have a more exciting memory of this dream...) At any rate, the weather was warm, I was having a good time, and I was in a canoe. The inspiration for this post:

Wow. I hadn't looked at this picture in months: there are those river rocks. Hi sunny river, apparently I dream of you. This canoe is not for traveling (unless you are a lilliput), but it is for picnicking. It's a serving bowl - cru d'etat? Chips and salsa? There are even paddles for spoons. (Remind me to tell you about the ATIS canoe trip when we forgot the paddles!) This canoe is eco-friendly, made in Mexico of 100% recycled materials.

Warm sunny rivers may be still be a ways off, but in the mean time let's all host a party in honor of them.
Sweet dreams.

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