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Father's Day

Father's Day

                     The third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father's Day in America, and this year the holiday falls on June 18th. We pay tribute to the more than 70 million dads in the U.S. and honor the memory of those no longer with us. Did you know Father’s Day was inspired by Mother’s Day? We wondered about the origins of this worldwide holiday, and with the help of the internet, this is what we found out. In 1908 a church in West Virginia held a one time commemoration to honor fathers. ...

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Summer Drinks

Summer Drinks

         With summer right around the corner, more of our days and nights are spent outdoors. We turn our patios and decks into al fresco dining rooms as we catch up with friends and family over cocktails and meals. Since glassware usually isn’t the best option for the outdoors, this is the perfect time to highlight our new stemless tumblers. These insulated tumblers are a great way to keep all your summer beverages cool, and look good doing it! We like to use a few different birds, so everyone can keep track of their own drink. Enjoy them along with...

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Rendering of a Baltimore Oriole by Bird Etiquette

Baltimore Oriole Fun Facts

On the Bird Etiquette Instagram page, bird.etiquette, we feature Friday Fun Facts during the winter months.¬† We post information about a bird that we have photographed along with a design we created of that bird.¬† We thought we would post some of those fun facts here and decided to start off with the¬†striking Baltimore Oriole, one of our most recognizable‚ÄĒand beloved‚ÄĒNorth American species.¬† You can entice one to your yard by offering fruit slices or jelly.¬† With a little luck, you'll¬†be rewarded by a visit from¬†arguably the most brilliantly colored songbird in North America. ¬† Baltimore Orioles got their name...

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Forcing Forsythia

Forcing Forsythia or Hurry Up Spring!

Forcing Forsythia or Hurry Up Spring!

I am eager to greet Spring and all the signs of life that accompany it.  Since patience is not my strong suit, I decided to try to move things along by forcing some Forsythia branches. 

 

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Tea Towel or Dish Towel?

Tea Towel or Dish Towel?

                   Actually it's both!  According to Merriam-Webster a tea towel is "a cloth for drying dishes".   Sounds like a dish towel, right?  They are both the same size and shape. However there is one difference - technically tea towels are made from linen or cotton cloth and never terry cloth.  If a towel is made from terry, then it is a dish towel.   Traditionally, tea towels were utilized during tea service, wrapped around tea pots to keep tea warm, as a cover for baked goods and to dry fine china.  Ladies would...

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Attracting Songbirds To Your Garden

Attracting Songbirds To Your Garden

Worldwide there are over 5000 species of song birds.  Unfortunately, here in North America their numbers on on the decline, mainly due to loss of habitat.  Luckily, there are ways to attract song birds to your yard or garden by supplying food, shelter and a water source.
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