After a long bunch of years in retail and merchandising, I started the handmade part of Bird and Pear in my dining room after looking all over creation for cheerful, quirky, gifts and home accessories that reflected a South Texas aesthetic and made me smile. BUT(and it’s a big but), I live in reality. Things can’t be too dear. Purses really get used to carry stuff. Pillows are used for lounging. The dog sleeps on the sofa for crying out loud. It’s got to be cute, colorful and most importantly, hold up. Mexican Dresses were the answer! I grew up wearing these easy, cool, 100% cotton, super colorful dresses. The flowers simply make any day more delightful and the little extra flourishes like the butterflies, birds and bows unique to each stitcher are so very fun. Recycling these became the backbone of our handmade line of gifts and home accessories.
In 2016, we were invited by the City of San Antonio to introduce our darling line of products in a pop-up shop in one of San Antonio's oldest neighborhoods. With the deepest respect for San Antonio's history and our position as the "front door" to so many people from other places, we have created an oasis amidst the souvenirs and indifferent mass market retailers located downtown. Because I adore the images and sun soaked colors of Mexico and kooky, silly displays that contain the unexpected, cards that make you laugh out loud, things for kids that encourage an actual conversation and games and puzzles for nights with the family, you will always find an amazing selection of gifts alongside our handmade items in our downtown location. Each and every attentive, smiling team member at Bird and Pear stands ready to help you source something unique and different, provide extra knowledge about the history of San Antonio or recommend the latest trendiest place for craft cocktails. We dearly love to laugh around here and hope all of our customers leave feeling like they've had a wonderful welcome to our friendly city!
Each and every piece in my shop is lovingly and painstakingly sourced or actually made by yours truly. Since I firmly believe that my and my employees' time is worth something, I price things accordingly. Therefore, I am not able to offer discounts. I will occasionally offer a coupon or promotion. The best way to see these is to favorite my shop or follow me on social media.
And remember: We have 10,000 things to make you happy!
San Antonio, Texas