Spring Featured Events
March 31st, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM View Menu
Relish a Delectable Easter Brunch at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant made by Executive Chef James Clark and his talented culinary team.
$49.95 Adult 13 and Up
$44.95 Senior (60+)
$19.95 Children 7-12
Complimentary for Children 6 and Under
For reservations, call 919.918.2735.
Birdhouses on Parade
The 12th Annual Birdhouses on Parade will be held March 23rd through April 9th. Drop by anytime to enjoy the following artists' creations.
Art Lituchy retired to Fearrington Village from Long Island 5 years ago. He was a graphic artist for over 30 years; he now puts his creativity into building one-of-a-kind birdhouses. Art plans to expand to other outdoor creations in the future.
Bosetti Art Tile
Marina Bosetti studied sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982. Before opening her own studio she worked at the Jack D. Wolfe ceramic supply company, slip casting for artist Nina Yankowitz; and with architectural facades at MJM Studios in New Jersey. In 1988, she took a year and half off and sailed a gaff-rigged schooner from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas, then Beaufort, North Carolina, thereby officially finishing her life as a New Yorker and starting a new phase as an artist in North Carolina. She now resides in Raleigh running a custom ceramic tile business, BosettiArtTile.com, and making birdhouses.
Visit www.bosettiarttile.com or call 919.414.8950 for more information.
Artist Beth Greene's "Dwellings" range from the Piedmont to the Coast of North Carolina. The wood and shells used on her creations have been found and collected along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Beth has been recognized with awards from the JC Raulstn Arboretum in Raleigh.
Contact Beth at 252-527-4772 or email@example.com for more information.
Contact Gerry at 919-929-6526 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hebo's Folkart Shop
Sam Ezell (a.k.a. Hebo, nicknamed by his uncle) began building birdhouses almost 30 years ago. His first one was made to be put on top of an old telephone pole, and when he was installing the birdhouse a gentleman offered him $300 for it. This was Sam's first sell. Since then, he has sold birdhouses nationwide.
Contact Sam Ezell at 919-641-8847 or email@example.com for more information.
Jack Riehl is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and international consultant, and with his wife Harriet has restored historic homes in Chadds Ford, Falls Church, and Cape May. Jack has always been a handyman and now creates birdhouses from discarded wooden shutters, adding antique accents. Each birdhouse has a story. His birdhouses may be seen at his Chapel Hill workshop and at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery in Carrboro.
Contact Jack at 609-408-9204 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact Mark at 919-362-8960 for more information.
As a third generation master woodworker, you might say that building is in Frank Ficca's blood. His work is now found in the homes of state senators and some of the yards of the most exclusive neighborhoods of North Carolina. As the creative designer and craftsman of these one-of-a-kind works of art, his imagination is only limited by the availability of unique materials. He wishes that you enjoy his work of art as much as he enjoyed creating it... Frank lives by the motto "from my hands to your home."
Call 336-337-8549 for more information.
Old South BirdHouse Company
It wasn't until a few years ago when Donnie Reynolds moved onto what we call The Farm in Pleasant Garden that he fell in love with bluebirds. Being the third generation in a construction family, he has always been involved in building, but his birdhouses allow him to be creative on a much smaller scale. No two houses are ever the same. All of my houses are designed to receive a seal of approval from the North American Bluebird Society.
Contact Donnie at 336-392-5071 or email@example.com for more information.
North Carolina native, Robert Shuping, has been working with wood for over 30 years, building custom homes and renovations in Chapel Hill and Durham area. In his shop located in Chapel Hill he builds one of a kind furniture pieces and creative wood turnings including birdhouses, bowls, boxes, and other unique items. Robert harvest a majority of the wood used from storm damaged trees and those otherwise being removed. Vi
Shawn Hobbs Designs
Shawn Hobbs is a mixed media artist-sculptor- designer from Peters Creek, NC, a little farming community about 25 miles southeast of Fayetteville, NC. Of the 130 birdhouses he's made over the last three years, no two are alike. Shawn uses a mixed media sculpture approach to most of his art, but especially in birdhouses and garden art. He uses 85% - 100% recycled materials from estate and yard sales, thrift shops, and flea markets. The journey of finding materials is just as fun as building and creating the expression.
Visit shawnhobbsdesign.com, call 910-850-1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sierra Terra Cotta
Sierra Terra Cotta is the pottery production studio of Stan Cheren, designer-craftsman with roots in the NC pottery tradition since 1960. His studio is located near Chapel Hill on seven acres in the lush woods of the North Carolina Piedmont. All of his bird feeders and other designs for the garden have been winter-tested for exposure to snow and ice, and approved by a wide range of birds and acrobatic squirrels throughout the country.
Silver Palate Feeders
Silver Palate Feeders came to life one day by accident. Simone Barbe had been using Vintage Silver Plated serving pieces as planters for a while. As time went by and the flowers went to seed, a chaffing dish planter became a bird feeder. Her imagination began to wonder how she could create a stake for her garden. That was in 2002. Simone's one of a kind feeders have since been showcased in hundreds of art and garden shows across the country. Her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines and has won many prestigious awards. Each piece is signed, dated and numbered. These Vintage Silver Plated Bird Feeders will surely be the most coveted "objets d' arte" in your garden.
The Tin Heart
Greensboro artist, David Hall creates one-of-a-kind pieces of art crafted from recycled materials found in North Carolina. The birdhouses you'll see on display at The Carolina Inn are from David's "Spring Flower," collection. Each is lovingly made from recycled barn tin and house shutters. Bird's love them and you will too.
Contact David at 336-402-1592 for more information.
After being a general contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 40 years, I retired in North Carolina. I'm lucky to have a large shop at home to work with tools whenever I feel the urge. One Christmas I made birdhouses for my children. All of a sudden neighbors and friends asked me to build custom birdhouses for them. I have built styles from a Nantucket salt box to a Canadian ski lodge. Many years spent vacationing in Austria have inspired me to create these Alpine styles.
Contact Tim at 919-544-8777 or email@example.com.
Willow Spring Birdhouse Company
Jim Buckingham retired to NC in 2006 and wanted to find a hobby I enjoyed and one that was relatively inexpensive. My neighborhood had quite a few new houses under construction at the time, so I started getting wood from the scrap piles at each site and began building birdhouses. Most of what I build is old/reused/reclaimed wood and I try to make each house unique, whether by the ornamentation, shape, or theme. For a while, I even constructed birdhouses that looked like the owners' home, barn, etc., but this took away from the "artistic" aspect of building, so I stopped doing that, although I do like to build birdhouses based on barns, buildings, etc. I see in my travels. Gardens are a great spot to place birdhouses, so I build houses that blend in with nature...and I think the birds like that better, too. I was participating in craft fairs and shows but have not been doing that for several months; I prefer to sell by word of mouth or by events such as "Birdhouses on Parade," because I want to keep making birdhouses as a hobby and not a "business."
Contact Jim Buckingham at 919-208-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit www.wyldeheartdesign.com or contact Ciby Newbill at 919-302-4365 for more information.
TRADITIONAL FAVORITES AT THE CAROLINA INN
Seating's Thursday through Sunday starting at 2:30 PM
Afternoon Tea at The Carolina Inn is a delightful experience and should be on the "must do" list for guests. Only the finest teas and delectable house-made accompaniments are served in our cozy hotel lobby.
For reservations, call 919.918.2735.
Join us at Crossroads Restaurant and Bar for our Daily Features
Each day features one unique offering such as $2 off Specialty Cocktails and Half-Price Bloody Marys.