Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bird Houses

This summer I have been delighted to have another grandchild on the island. Eakin Howard is fourteen years old and has been making and selling birdhouses. You may have seen him (or my son Stefen) at their outdoor booth on the corner of Lawton Lane and NC12.


















Eakin uses a variety of colors to create quite an assortment of attractive bird houses. Each house is topped with a license plate roof. Popular designs include college and university logos, pirate themes, beach scenes, and hobby designs.

However, the most popular roof is a custom designed "Ocracoke" plate.


















If you are walking, biking, or driving down NC12 this summer, stop by and say hello. You might even find a birdhouse in just the right color combination for your yard or rec. room.

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This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th parade photos. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062113.htm.

8 comments:

  1. We bought quite a few and were impressed by his business sense.

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  2. Anonymous10:38 AM

    I think he needs to add the zip code somewhere on the house. I think a a t shirt with the zip code would sell and don't forget postcards--- send post cards from the island back home Occupy the OI post office today!!

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  3. Toni W.7:09 AM

    Any chance of having one shipped?

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    1. The birdhouses can be shipped. For information please email showard@quartermasterenterprises.com.

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  4. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Is he going to be there the whole summer? Last year he was there when I arrived but gone when I went to look at his wares. I will not be there until Wednesday Aug 7. If he is going to be gone I will get Maggie to come and get one. Hope you and LouAnn are both feeling better. Thanks Melinda

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    1. Melinda, Eakin will be there only until August 3. Thanks for the good wishes! We are both improving.

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  5. Anonymous8:26 AM

    I bought one from him Thursday!

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  6. Nice post. Old license plates seem to make a durable and creative roof for birdhouses. Thanks for posting.

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