HandiLeighCrafted

Copper Roofed Birdhouses

Warrenton, Virginia On Etsy since 2016

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HandiLeighCrafted

Copper Roofed Birdhouses

Warrenton, Virginia | 820 Sales

Announcement    EXPECT COVID-19 Related POSTAL DELAYS

Hello all! I've never been so busy and am literally working around the clock! For those of you waiting for your orders to be filled, count on me to have them ready to mail within the 2-3 week timeframes. For those of you waiting for items to no longer be in BACKORDER status before you place your order, if sales continue to be this brisk, that may not happen any time soon. You might want to go ahead and place your orders now. I thank you all very, very much for supporting my small business!

PLEASE NOTE PROCESSING TIMES ON BIRDHOUSE STYLES.
A few styles are ready to ship within 1-3 business days. Some have up to 4 weeks of processing time.

Keep in mind, I can't guarantee a delivery date in the best of times, but certainly not during a pandemic. Most everyone has been very understanding about this and I do appreciate it! When ordering, keep in mind the Processing Time (the time I need to get the birdhouse ready to ship to you) as well as the projected shipping speed. Please contact me directly through Etsy messaging with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for continuing to purchase from my Etsy shop during this trying time. Many of you are trusting me to craft a very special gift or tribute to a loved one and I truly appreciate the confidence you are placing in me. So far, the USPS Priority Mail system has been running as well as can be expected. However, recently, some of the birdhouses I've mailed have been significantly delayed (especially those routed through busy hubs like Northern VA, NYC, Detroit, Charlotte, Houston, etc.) I will continue to adhere to my published processing times (see each product listing for processing times) and will let you know if I anticipate shipping delays based on my communication with my local post office. If you ever have questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly via my shop contact "button". I will respond quickly.
I will do my utmost to continue to provide you with an excellent product and purchasing experience.

As ever, I'm inspired by my customers! See the newest personalization featured on my "Cardinals and Dogwood" style birdhouse...definitely words to keep in mind these days. Thanks Karen :)

If you are thinking about brightening someone's day with flowers, consider sending one of my flower covered birdhouses instead! It'll last longer ;). Remember, the Cardinal and Dogwood birdhouse makes a heartfelt Memorial tribute, especially when personalized with something like, "When a Cardinal Appears in your Yard, it is a Visitor from Heaven", etc.

The BOGO offer (Buy one full sized birdhouse, get one birdhouse Ornament free) has been so popular, I'm keeping it in play. The cute little FREE ornament would feature birds, bees, or butterflies and would look darling adorning a Christmas Tree, or hanging from a cup hook in your kitchen. Given the fluid nature of my business, I can't guarantee the ornament you receive will match the full sized birdhouse you purchased (and, some of the full sized birdhouse scenes just wouldn't look good on a tiny little ornament) but I guarantee you will fall in love with your birdhouse ornament. Scores of customer reviews agree with that claim :)

If ever you have a recommendation or request for a new design, please feel free to contact me. I will happily consider custom orders!

FREE Personalization makes the gift even more special!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 30, 2020

EXPECT COVID-19 Related POSTAL DELAYS

Hello all! I've never been so busy and am literally working around the clock! For those of you waiting for your orders to be filled, count on me to have them ready to mail within the 2-3 week timeframes. For those of you waiting for items to no longer be in BACKORDER status before you place your order, if sales continue to be this brisk, that may not happen any time soon. You might want to go ahead and place your orders now. I thank you all very, very much for supporting my small business!

PLEASE NOTE PROCESSING TIMES ON BIRDHOUSE STYLES.
A few styles are ready to ship within 1-3 business days. Some have up to 4 weeks of processing time.

Keep in mind, I can't guarantee a delivery date in the best of times, but certainly not during a pandemic. Most everyone has been very understanding about this and I do appreciate it! When ordering, keep in mind the Processing Time (the time I need to get the birdhouse ready to ship to you) as well as the projected shipping speed. Please contact me directly through Etsy messaging with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for continuing to purchase from my Etsy shop during this trying time. Many of you are trusting me to craft a very special gift or tribute to a loved one and I truly appreciate the confidence you are placing in me. So far, the USPS Priority Mail system has been running as well as can be expected. However, recently, some of the birdhouses I've mailed have been significantly delayed (especially those routed through busy hubs like Northern VA, NYC, Detroit, Charlotte, Houston, etc.) I will continue to adhere to my published processing times (see each product listing for processing times) and will let you know if I anticipate shipping delays based on my communication with my local post office. If you ever have questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly via my shop contact "button". I will respond quickly.
I will do my utmost to continue to provide you with an excellent product and purchasing experience.

As ever, I'm inspired by my customers! See the newest personalization featured on my "Cardinals and Dogwood" style birdhouse...definitely words to keep in mind these days. Thanks Karen :)

If you are thinking about brightening someone's day with flowers, consider sending one of my flower covered birdhouses instead! It'll last longer ;). Remember, the Cardinal and Dogwood birdhouse makes a heartfelt Memorial tribute, especially when personalized with something like, "When a Cardinal Appears in your Yard, it is a Visitor from Heaven", etc.

The BOGO offer (Buy one full sized birdhouse, get one birdhouse Ornament free) has been so popular, I'm keeping it in play. The cute little FREE ornament would feature birds, bees, or butterflies and would look darling adorning a Christmas Tree, or hanging from a cup hook in your kitchen. Given the fluid nature of my business, I can't guarantee the ornament you receive will match the full sized birdhouse you purchased (and, some of the full sized birdhouse scenes just wouldn't look good on a tiny little ornament) but I guarantee you will fall in love with your birdhouse ornament. Scores of customer reviews agree with that claim :)

If ever you have a recommendation or request for a new design, please feel free to contact me. I will happily consider custom orders!

FREE Personalization makes the gift even more special!

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About HandiLeighCrafted

Sales 820
On Etsy since 2016

Cindy Leigh, aka “The Birdhouse Lady”, has been making birdhouses, copper arches, and other garden items for over 25 years. After moving to Virginia in the Fall of 1993, Cindy created a new style of birdhouse which became very popular. With lots of wood sawing help from her Hubby David, Cindy continues to create each birdhouse by hand from her Warrenton, Virginia home. This was the inspiration for the name of her business “HandiLeighCrafted”. Prior to moving to Virginia the Leigh's lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and are graduates of Oklahoma State University.

HandiLeighCrafted produces handmade, copper roofed, weather resistant birdhouses for outdoor use or for indoor decoration. Our birdhouses have long been a favorite of area realtors and have also been sold at area craft shows and through select area gift shops, including Long & Foster Real Estate's corporate store.

Production partners

  • Ken Johnston

    Dallas, TX

    Ken Johnston is a wonderful artist specializing in a "photo realistic" painting style utilizing his own unique approach to transparent and opaque watercolor. Ken has graciously allowed me to decoupage his renderings of our hometown's (Tulsa, OK) city parks onto 3 styles of my birdhouses

Shop policies

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Last updated on Dec 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

If you are giving the birdhouse as a gift, I can ship directly to the recipient. Please use their address as your "ship to" address. I will also gladly include a gift card with the birdhouse. Let me know what you would like it to say.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! I've carefully built my business over the past 25 years and value your input. I want you to be completely thrilled with your new birdhouse, and will work hard to make it so!

cydlei@comcast.net

Rush orders

If you are in need of a Rush order, please contact me directly at:
cydlei@comcast.net and we'll see what we can arrange.

Shipping method

I ship USPS Priority Mail. I try to ship your birdhouse within 1 -3 days of the date your payment clears. I wish I could charge less for shipping, but it is expensive to package and ship so that the birdhouse arrives at its destination in good shape. To that end, I cannot combine multiple birdhouses in one container....they might fight ;). I carefully package your birdhouse so that it will arrive as unscathed as humanly possible. If, however, an "inhumane" postal worker manhandles the package, I have insured it. Please let me know if there is a problem!!

Unique Nature of Each Birdhouse

Please keep in mind that it is the nature of handcrafted items to be unique. Variations in color & size, and slight imperfections are indicative of a handcraft and are to be expected. While I do my best to match the original shown in the photo, each piece may be a bit different. These variations lend to the unique quality and character of hand crafted items.

Overwhelming customer feedback has led us to not put a finish coat on the copper roof so that it will age naturally. It is the nature of copper to "attract" fingerprints and blemishes. To return it to its bright, brushed satin finish, you may use steel wool and/or any copper polishing product such as Tarnex.

Custom and personalized orders

Personalization Now Available! (Not available on ornaments). See Photos in "About" section of my shop.