The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

Garden Gate: Episode 200 – Salt Box Shoppe rustic bird houses (Oct. 9th, 2020)

Every couple of years we head to the Lake Huron area to camp or visit and attempt to see some of our artists who live and work in the area.  This year we were able to visit two after camping for a few days at Pinery Provincial Park.

First stop was to see April Gregory of The Salt Box Shoppe and to pick up some of her beautiful hand made rustic bird houses. These pieces of art are made from completely recycled materials. Old pieces of tin roof with paint that is flaking off, door knobs, tree tapping spigots, hinges, forks, knives…all kinds of quirky things.

The houses are also functional meaning that they can be opened for cleaning.

Mount them on a 4 x 4 post in the centre of your garden for a beautiful unique focal piece. The bird family that gets to occupy it will be the envy of the bird neighbours.


Next stop (and on the next episode) is a visit with Pottery Richard Mund.

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