Stella Erwin was my great aunt and so much more. Her legacy includes amazing stories about her and her love for life. She has been gone for more than 50 years but her memory remains in my heart.
An amazing 7 years has flown by since Stella Erwin’s was launched in July of 2013. I had this little idea about turning vintage glass light fixtures into bird feeders to add a bit of Victorian flair to the garden. That became our flagship line and it’s going strong. Covered bird feeders and wind chimes made from tumbled vintage glass and vintage bedsprings came next. From there we expanded into a complete line of Gourmet Bird Food and Treats. 2020 will see the introduction of bird habitat accessories.
Who knew my love for outdoors and history would find me in the repurposing and up cycling business? I am outdoorsy – if that’s a word. Love, love, love my veggie garden and back yard. Occasionally there are shots of my little bit of paradise in the product, lifestyle photos.
Once or twice a week, Ms. Miyata, my partner in cycling for 35 years, and I hit the country roads for a spin. She is a 1985 bright teal Miyata 310. We have logged some miles and seen many great places, over two centuries. Hiking in the beautiful Tennessee mountains, swimming in the blue holes, and kayaking the waterways complete my amazing outdoor life.
“Everything vintage,” is a lifestyle, keeping me in a mindset of sustainability. Follow along with us as we find new ways to repurpose lost glass from last century.
I could not do this without Team Stella. Read all about them below!
Stella Erwin’s has celebrated 7 years of business. It has been a wonderful journey made possible by Team Stella. Below is a little bit about each member.
Anna brings innovative ideas to Stella’s product lines. Look closely to see her enhancements to bird seed ornaments. She is also responsible for additions to the Gourmet Bird Food line, which premiered summer 2020.
As Stella Erwin’s exploded in 2020, John joined the team to handle shipping and receiving. Your elegant purchase is in the best possible hands prior to winging its way to you. He just graduated from college is continuing graduate studies.
Mark and Melissa
Mark and Melissa are creative and organizational consultants for Stella Erwin’s. They have been essential voices in our recent expansion. Additionally, Melissa manages a catering company and Mark is a professional horn player.