About Us

liz leatherbury - bird and pear

After a long bunch of years in retail and merchandising, I started Bird and Pear after looking all over creation for cheerful, quality, handmade gifts and home accessories that reflected a South Texas aesthetic with a nice dose of iconography and things that make 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. There was a different one for every Summer and beach vacations where you wore a different one every day were the best! The colors are never dull. 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. !  I adore the Saints stories, the images and sun soaked colors of Mexico and kooky, quirky displays that contain the unexpected.  Things at Bird and Pear are never dull.  Never scary looking.  Never poor quality.  While you might find stray glitter, crooked lines or a scratch in the paint, these things mean this item has been thoughtfully made by hand.  Not just unpacked from a box.  Shipped in from a nameless factory belching out smoke far, far away. Made by a machine – who has no soul!   We curate our collection carefully, always keeping it bright, kitschy and local whenever possible.

Each and every piece in my shop is lovingly and painstakingly made by my own two hands. Since I firmly believe that my 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.

San Antonio, Texas