Vintage and pretty things, bohemian summervibes and a lovely singer-songwriter sound - that is Bluebirds in the Backyard in one sentence. But this isn't all yet. Founder Claire MacNeilage lives in the citycentre of Dordrecht with her husband Angus, son Matthew and baby to come, a family that is musically and creative. The house they live in is build in 1892 and styled completely in a Bluebirds' style wich is published in many interior magazines worldwide. Claire brings in the store all her passions together - from music to vintage, from design to styling, from photography to a warm created atmosphere.
Her dream was to find a big space to build a store together with a coffee cafe and a live stage. She wanted to offer vintage and pretty things like furniture, home accessories, fashion and handmade items for reasonable prices so it was possible for everyone to shop treasures. Besides the shop she dreamt of building a coffee cafe to relax for young and old, for creatives and musicians. All the details were thought out in a bohemian summer concept with many pastels and warm colors. Since 9th of January 2016 the store became reality after working hard to made it possible together with a team of mostly local people who are passionate for vintage and pretty things.
Many people are curious about the name Bluebirds in the Backyard. Years ago Claire was in California and New York. In California she heard the album of Ray LaMontagne - Gossip in the Backyard, a very inspiring artist. She wanted to do something with the last three words for a future business. In the Backyard means to her outside air, freedom and summerdays and long summernights. In New York in a patio between grey walls and high buildings she was surprised to see bluebirds that brought color and joy in a grey world. Bluebirds are the birds of happiness as you can find in many songs and poems. Bluebirds in the Backyard stands for freedom, harmony and happiness in a suit of vintage and music. Bluebirds want to be unique, distinctive and inspiring in the way we follow our heart in our collection and atmosphere.
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