For the Birds

Denise Croce is an artist, and she can see potential in what others discard. That's how it was when she saw 3 simple birdhouses at a yard sale. She got home, and painted them to look like the Cape May Victorian homes, with window boxes filled with roses, lace curtains, and gingerbread. She hung them in her front and side yards, and people stopped and asked if they could buy them. "For the Birds" was born, and now Don Croce puts in almost full time hours after his " real " job hammering beautiful bird cottages, and Denise paints full time the Victorian styles she loves on them. These birdhouses are made to last, and are fully guaranteed for as long as you own them. Don uses prime pine wood, galvanized nails, has screws on bottom for easy clean out, and paints with the best acrylic paint so they can be enjoyed by the birds for many bird-generations. You can request any color combination or window style you like.

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54" CD Tower
This CD tower is made to hold a number of things. Besides holding the obvious CD's, it can store videos, or be in your bathroom to hold a multitude of other things, such as soaps and toiletries. The CD tower has 5 shelves, and measures approximately 54 x 7 x 7 ". On a light green-sponged background, Denise has painted arch windows with roses in each lace curtained window, and it is topped with a green roof.
Price for 54 " CD Tower is $155.00 plus $25.00 shipping and handling.

43" CD Tower
Here is another CD Tower handmade by Don, and painted by Denise. This tower is sponged with a soft yellow and has a blue roof. This 4 shelf CD Tower measures approximately
43 x 7 x 7 ", and is priced at $130.00 plus $22.00 shipping and handling.

32" CD Tower
Topped with a lavender roof, this three shelf CD Tower would be a great storage area for any room in your home. Wisteria is tumbling out of the window boxes of this Victorian home. Sponging colors available are blue, ivory, green, yellow and a mixture of rose, green, and ivory sponging. This 3 shelf CD Tower measures approximately 32 x 7 x 7 ", and is priced at $80.00 plus $19.00 shipping and handling.

Video Cabinet
This cabinet holds 28 videos or approx 110 CD's. It is also a great cabinet for a bathroom and can be used for holding rolls of toilet paper, hand towels and soap. 50"H x 8 3/4" W x 7 1/4" D. This cabinet is shown in a beige faux finish, with maroon dogwood spilling from the window boxes. It comes in a variety of colors and can be ordered in you custom colors, using your fabric or wallpaper samples. Construction is entirely of 1" pine with a white pine door. $165.00 plus $25.00 S&H.

Bird Condo
Condo living for your feathered friends! This Victorian birdhouse has 2 holes, and 2 floors for double the nesting power! All of Don's birdhouses are outside nesting houses, with clean-outs easily accessible. With tan sponging, burgundy roses and a burgundy roof, this 18 x 5 x 5 " (approximate) 2-hole birdhouse is priced at $48.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

Multi-colored Roses 13" Birdhouse
Green sponging sets off the lavender arch windows with lace curtains and flower boxes with purple, pink and burgundy roses. The roof is lavender, and this Multi-colored Roses 13 " Birdhouse measures 5 x 5 x 13 " (also available in 11 "), and is priced at $40.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

A-Frame Birdhouse
Here is a chalet decorated in old Victorian gingerbread. There are bunches of grapes hanging from the window boxes. The Bird Chalet measures approximately 5 x 5 x 9 ", and is priced at $31.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

Gingerbread Gable Birdhouse
At the roof gable, Denise has painted ivory Victorian gingerbread, and the green sponging sets off the ivory arched windows with their lace curtains beautifully. The roof is a rose color, and the Gingerbread Gable Birdhouse measures approximately 7 x 5 x 13 ", and is priced at $44.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

Multi-Sponged 11" Birdhouse
Using pink, ivory and green to get this dimensional sponged effect, Denise has painted the roof a light green, and the lace curtained windows are pink. This Multi-sponged Birdhouse measures approximately 5 x 5 x 11 " (also available in 13 "), and is priced at $37.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

Ivy 12" Birdhouse
There is ivy trailing along the roof line of this solid pink Victorian birdhouse. The round windows are grey, and have burgundy roses in bursting from the window boxes, and a green roof. This Ivy 12" Birdhouse measures approximately 5 x 5 x 12", and is priced at $36.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

Bird Cottage
Here is a yellow sponge cottage, with arched blue windows with pink roses clustered under them. There are trailing leaves along the light blue roof line, and blue windows. This Bird Cottage measures approximately 5 x 5 x 9", and is priced at $33.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling.

Entry Table
This entry table measures 11 1/4"W x 36"L x 32"H and can be used in a foyer entry way, or narrow hallway. Done in a deep green faux finish, this table displays off white doilies with maroon dogwood. Entirely constructed of pine it can be done in any colors you request. $86.00 plus $25.00 S&H.

Wall Hanger
This primitive folk art wallhanger will be a compliment to any wall in your country home. Done in a tan and off white crackle finish, it displays an old country stone house. It measures 11"H x 24"W and has 3 pegs to hold hats, coats, or any of your county accents. $33.00 plus $8.00 S&H.

Half-Moon Table
In burgundy crackle finish. Measures 22"L x 11"W x 29"H. Edged in greens with blue and tan flowers. This is a great accent piece for your country style home. $80.00 plus $20.00 S&H. Construction in pine.

White Telephone Table
Measures 20"L x 11 1/4 "W x 32"H. A panel of white magnolias tops this table accented with green leaves. custom colors are available. $80.00 plus $20.00 S&H. Construction in pine.

Double Door Video Cabinet
Measures 45"H x 12 3/4"W x 7 1/2"D. Base is 16"L x 11 1/2"W. Done in an off white and tan crackle finish. This cabinet is constructed entirely of pine and will house approx. 38 videos. Windows are trimmed in maroon and maroon dogwood spice from the window boxes. $175.00 plus $35.00 S&H.

Green Plum Fireplace Screen
This 5 panel screen measures 30"H x 37"W and displays 3 Victorian houses done on an off white background with evergreens on either side. Pictured in greens, plums and pinks, this screen can be done in your custom colors. Construction is entirely of pine. $115.00 plus $15.00 S&H.

Victorian Fireplace Screen
This 4 panel screen features 4 cut out Victorian houses in pinks, blues, and plums, but can be painted in any combination of colors you choose. It will compliment any fireplace in your formal or Victorian home. Entirely constructed of pine it measures 30"H x 37"W. $110.00 plus $15.00 S&H.

Williamsburg Fireplace Screen
This 4 panel fireplace screen is done in pale peach and blue. It is a painting of the Governer's mansion in Williamsburg. It measures 30"H x 37"W and is entirely constructed of pine. This will compliment any fireplace or even hide a litter box. $115.00 plus $15.00 S&H.

Folk Art Fireplace Screen
This 4 panel screen measures 30"H x 33"W and is done in an off white and tan crackle finish and displays a primitive folk art scene of houses done in Rusts & Browns. This will compliment any country style home. $110.00 plus $15.00 S&H.

Custom Stripe Fireplace Screen
This 4 panel screen measures 30"H x 33"W and displays 3 topiaries on a background of pink faux and white stripe background. Pale pink and blue dogwood embellish the topiaries. Available in custom colors and entirely constructed of pine. $98.00 plus $15.00 S&H.

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Don & Denise Croce
For the Birds
11 Penn Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
856-854-3865
ddcroce@yahoo.com