Sunday, January 25, 2009

Forest Impressions by Timber Bronze

We're pleased to announce Flying Cloud Gifts and Timber Bronze of Joseph, Oregon are teaming their resources together. Timber Bronze is locally owned and operated by husband and wife, Myron and Kendra Kirkpatrick (shown in the picture to the left). They are also family friends of Jack and Judy Burgoyne.

They produce "Forest Impressions" of solid bronze fixtures that compliment every home, including log cabin or rustic home themes. People in city settings who like the outdoors, find Timber Bronze products give them a feel for the woods and the mountains.
Shown below is a picture is a solid bronze towel ring, an impression of the lodgepole pine cone and bark from rural Eastern Oregon. Much of their inspiration comes from the nearby Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Eagle Cap Wilderness, and Wallowa Lake. Their work is cast locally by one of the local bronze foundries of Joseph and Wallowa County.

Timber Bronze carries many bronze products to compliment various parts of a custom built home, cabin, remodel, or new addition. You will find a wide selection of solid bronze cabinet knobs, Pulls, and handles. They are in many shapes and forms of pine cones, bark, acorns, and branches. Other products include bookends, candle holders, door bell buttons, door knockers, drapery accessories, house numbers, stair rods, towel bars, and more.

While talking about their success, Myron said, “Timber Bronze products have also been used on projects such as the lodge at Crater Lake National Park, the sets of CBS Studios in New York and the new Ritz-Carlton Highlands at Lake Tahoe.”

Shown here, Myron is detailing a piece of bronze in his shop, being very meticulous!

Thank you Myron and Kendra for letting us write about your family business. We wish you success in 2009 and look forward to working with you!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wonderful Wacky Women by Suzy Toronto

We're proud to announce the new addition of free spirited, "Wonderful Wacky Women" figurines created by Suzy Toronto. Each figurine offers a different saying and is unique to itself. Suzy Toronto was inspired by the theme of no faces from a conversation with her youngest adopted boy named Chase. When Chase was young, he asked Suzy what his mom looked like. Suzy then responded by drawing a picture of herself with a blank face, so he could imagine what she looked like. Chase seemed satisfied and went back to playing!

The above figurine reads "She Who is My Granddaughter." One of many figurines we carry. To learn more about Suzy Toronto, you can visit her website.

Thank you Suzy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Flying Cloud Family

From left to right, (me) Rocky, (my dad) Jack, (mom) Judy, and my (brother) Jeremy. This picture was taken at the original Flying Cloud Gift Shoppe and Tree Farm in Astoria Oregon (circa 2003). In the background was the horse stalls my parents converted into a gift shop. During the Christmas season they would open daily, giving away hot apple cider while the locals came to shop in our store. This was a local tradition, to come and find their Christmas Wreath and tree. Flying Cloud has been a family tradition, run by Jack and Judy from the beginning for almost 20 years.
As we go into 2009, we look forward to carrying the tradition of quality and personal service!