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  • A Birdwell's New Year

    It seems holidays come around faster and faster each year. As a child time moved much slower, right? Christmas and the New Year could not come soon enough. It took forever for Santa to pay us a visit or for the smell of black eyed peas and cabbage to be cooking on Mamaw's stove. 

    One of the most wonderful memories we had growing up was at Mamaw and Papaw's house for New Year's Eve. The joy and excitement of waiting for the clock to tick to midnight along with the anticipation of a brand new year was almost as fun as waiting for Santa! Almost. 

    We loved to spend the night with Mamaw and wait for the midnight hour to come. You see she would simply spend time with us playing games, and singing songs while we clapped along and waited.....and waited.....

    Then as midnight creeped closer, pots and pans, spatulas and wooden spoons would ring a joyful noise welcoming the New Year. Yes, right in the middle of the kitchen floor we would strike up the pots and pans band to ring in a brand new year together! 

    What wonderful memories of time well spent, enjoying the simple pleasures and the love of family being together. 

    We hope you have precious memories of holidays, family and bringing in a New Year. Our wish for 2018 is just that. Celebrating traditions, making new ones along with enjoying each moment the New Year brings our southern homes. Happy New Year!

  • The Making of our Favorite State Candle

    One of the most wonderful things about Birdwell's for us is finding folks who are passionate about what they make and do and bringing those products to you. Our friends at Southern Firefly Candle Co. are just those kind of folks. A small home based business started with family in the southern kitchen. Sharing their blog story about our favorite candle, any doubt it would be Louisiana? 

    Enjoy, whip up some homemade beignets and treat yourself to a candle!

     

    Making candles all day typically means we're surrounded by fragrance. It's usually not a problem unless the chandlers are pouring Louisiana Beignet. Oh. My. Yum. Beignets are typically a time intensive treat to prepare, but we have got a recipe that takes less time with the same great flavor! Trust me, your guests will appreciate this delicious treat!
    The Making Of Our Favorite State Candle


    Instructions:
    Using a mixer with a dough hook, place water, sugar, salt, egg, butter, evaporated milk, flour, and yeast into the bowl. Beat until smooth. Remove dough from mixer and form it into an oval into lightly-oiled bowl. Cover with plastic and let it chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

    Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll onto a lightly-floured board until 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough into 3 inch pieces into any shape you desire.

    Using a deep fryer or large pot, heat grease to 360 degrees fahrenheit. Once temperature is reached, begin frying beignets. Fry 3-4 at a time and flip consistently for an even cook on both sides (2-3 minutes).

    While still warm, sprinkle powdered sugar on beignets. An easy way to achieve this is to pour powdered sugar into a bag, place beignets into the bag, and shake until evenly coated.

    Enjoy your delicious beignets with a warm cup of coffee and a Southern Firefly Louisiana candle burning in the background!



    Recipe from https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/BeignetsHistory.htm


  • Shop 'Til You Pop Event

    Really excited to partner with Good Eats Market and Cafe in our hometown for another shopping and lunch event. Grab mom or your friends and come join us on Saturday, May 13th for a fun day out and about. Great new gift lines and products arriving this week for moms, dads, grads, teachers, brides and more. Can't wait to see you there!
  • Who Doesn't Love All Things Southern?

    We love a good story! That is part of what Birdwell's is about, a great product that tells a story. Recently we were at market searching for unique brands and lines that we feel fits your home. Or maybe a bit of hospitality for a hostess or the perfect gift for that sweet friend or family member. We are excited to share our finds with you! One of our favorites is Southern Firefly Candles. Read their story to capture a glimpse of who they are: 

    Our candle line is hand poured in Nashville, Tennessee, each Southern Firefly product brings the elegant and simple charm of the south into your home. This Nashville gem has quickly grown to be a local favorite in shops and boutiques across the area, and is gaining notoriety throughout the nation with appearances in Southern Living Magazine and on ABC’s Good Morning America. The Ainsworth family began making candles in their home kitchen in 2012. Over time their secret to making a strong-smelling, even-burning, eco-friendly soy wax candles has been perfected. Each candle is hand poured into a signature, reusable whiskey glass so that your Southern Firefly Candle Co. experience never has to end! Now, five years later, the brand has expanded to include room sprays and fragrance diffusers in their aromatic line of products.

    We hope you enjoy our curated collection of, what we believe to be, the finest fragrances for making a house a home.

    Check out the fragrances we selected for your southern home on our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for shopping ideas. Shop and don't forget free local delivery for our Shreveport-Bossier friends!

  • Southern Hospitality

    Growing up and living in the south has it's many gifts and graces. One of the best examples of this is southern hospitality. That genuine, authentic feeling of "you are welcome." Our community is a true representation of this. 

    From the beginning of the Birdwell's idea, our friends and family have encouraged, supported and been cheerleading along the way. Since launching in June we have been embraced by other businesses and connections in the community in ways we wouldn't envisioned. It has been wonderful to get to know you, our customers and new friends. As grandma Birdwell would say, "Thanks A Million!" 

    So in that southern hospitality style, we invite our friends and family to join us for an event where we will gather around delicious food, good company and of course, gift shop! A Sip and Shop Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

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