Living between the forest and the sea, birds are an ever-present part of our day. The dawn calls of the robin and chirps of the sparrow give way to afternoons filled with chattering cardinals, wood thrushes, phoebes, and the Maine state anthem, Chickadee-dee-dee.
The whippoorwill dances in the field at sunset while the barn owl wakes from her day-long nap. Birds are part of life in the country that we cherish. Their resilience is inspiring and we want to be surrounded by their beauty.
Peeking around the corner, you'll be delighted to find a little bird doing a big job. Whether they're holding open a door in your home or just sitting on the shelf looking cute, it will add a perfect touch of whimsy to any space.
Maple Landmark is known for making products that balance functionality and sustainability with great design. Using eco-friendly ink and consciously harvested wood, the Middlebury, VT company has been brightening toy boxes and homes for over 40 years.
-Measures 1.5" wide x 2.5" tall x 4.5" long
- Waterbased ink, urethane, lacquer
- Sustainably harvested Vermont maple
Maple Landmark has been making eco-friendly, educational wooden toys, games, and gifts since 1979 at their shop in Middlebury, Vermont. We met them at a New England Made trade fair in 2017 and couldn't resist their sustainably-harvested hardwood products.
The company seeks to honor the unique history and tradition of New England, from the mills built by the early settlers to the furniture and novelty factories of the 1900’s.
Maple Landmark founder and owner Mike Rainville first came to woodworking as a hobby in the 1970’s. When it was clear that working with wood had permanently hooked Mike, he set up the workshop that would eventually be home to a thriving family business.
The choice “Maple Landmark” as the name for the business was a natural extension of the name Mike’s family used for their maple sugaring business and dairy farm, Maple Landmark Homestead. His grandfather, Fletcher Brown made maple syrup for over 65 years.
From the Makers:
We pride ourselves in being a local company that supports other local companies who operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. We employ about 40 local folks year around. As a result of these practices we produce products that have always been safe and of superior quality.