Name: Bird Mountain
Location: Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Style: Bold, Functional, Traditional
Prices: Most $20 and under
Shipping: No free shipping
Bird Mountain is a newer Etsy shop featuring handmade bags for a variety of purposes including make-up bags, cell phone wallets, pencil cases, and more. The shop is named after the owners’ dog, Birdie, and their love of the mountains they frequently visit. Functionality is a very important part of the designs and the owners’ put a lot of thought into what kind of pocket or strap would be best on each bag. Check out a few of my favorites from the shop.
What inspires your designs?
‘Color’ is a true inspiration, we spend hours laying out different ideas and color schemes, fawning over the combinations and textures. Which also happens to be the best part of all this, the time spent planning, designing, imagining what will come of a little scrap of teal cotton, a red zipper, and a floral print to bring it all together.
“Community is the most important part of this journey. We recently did our first show, a booth at a local quilt exhibit. Just being out there sharing our pieces, talking to other artists about their work was amazing. We left inspired and hope to do it again soon.”
Bird Mountain sent two bags for me to try out. First up is this beautiful cell phone wallet. The color of the fabric is an icy blue-gray with metallic flowers. It is a nice lightweight clutch that would be perfect for those times when you don’t need to take a purse with you. It’s roomy enough for keys and your favorite lipstick, too! Love.
Next up is this adorable little floral coin purse. I’m so glad that Bird Mountain sent this to me! I’m currently collecting change in the bottom of my purse, so the timing couldn’t have been better. And the coral matches my purse perfectly. The colors of this fabric have a fun, vintage feel, and the antique brass clasp is to die for! Both of these bags are well sewn and you can tell they are made with great care and attention to detail. The designs are definitely well thought out & executed. Perfection.
What do you love?