There's a Method to the Madness

The concept for The Unique Bird was hatched from my love of collecting vintage printed fabrics, advertisements, pottery, glassware, kitsch and more. These items appeal to my interests, evoke a memory or just make me smile. They also enhance my home with a look that is original and individual.

I was a Garage Sale Girly from the start and spent many a happy summer day cruising Kettering, Ohio with my Grandma looking for treasures at garage sales. Always on the hunt for all things Barbie, I loved finding original 1960’s Barbie clothes, not owned by the other girls on the block. My love for Barbie clothes grew into a passion for fashion. As a graduate from Kent State with a degree in Fashion Design, I worked as a designer for Abercrombie & Fitch. It was exciting to infuse vintage detail, fabric patterns and graphic techniques into the designs that I was creating. After seven years in this industry, I soon discovered that I could combine my design skills with my love for collecting vintage home décor.

This Garage Sale Girly has come full circle and returned to scouring garage sales, flea markets and estate auctions, finding vintage items and repurposing vintage items that could decorate your space. The Unique Bird offers affordable, creative, vintage décor not available just anywhere. Items are staged to provide you with visuals of how pieces can be displayed, combined and in some cases used as eye catching storage solutions throughout your home, creating a truly unique look.

I invite you to visit our website and browse our collection. Express your unique personality by decorating your nest with vintage & repurposed vintage items from The Unique Bird.