Sunday, 25 October 2015

New Arrival ... Red Paper House

Jewellery inspired by nature and handmade in Leeds.

Red Paper House were part of the original Bird's Yard when it first started out in Leeds. They've now joined us in Sheffield too!

"Each item is handmade by Amy in her Yorkshire workshop. Hand drawn designs are laser cut, in the UK, using sustainable birch wood. The wooden shapes are hand painted and hand illustrated. All findings and finishings are ethically sourced from a UK company who visit overseas prodcution factories to ensure fair working environments."

Formula for Chocolate on wood necklace

Illustrated trees necklace

"Red Paper House was created through a love of accessories, a passion for craft and a desire to express creativity."
Hot air balloon brooch

Tea cup stud earrings

You can find a range of Red Paper House's laser cut and hand painted jewellery in the shop starting at just £6.

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Inspiration: Kimonos

We have lots of gorgeous vintage kimonos to choose from in the shop, Bird's sourced a variety from Japan for you to choose from (apart from the ones that somehow didn't quite make it to the rails...)

.As well as the longer kimonos, we also have a selection of haori, a shorter jacket style traditionally worn over a kimono.

Here are some outfit inspirations for wearing kimonos and haori...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

New Designer - Golden Browne

The latest designer to join us here in Bird's Yard is Golden Browne, 60s inspired clothes handmade here in the UK by Nic Browne.

Nic Browne bringing her designs to Bird's Yard

Nic says of her work:
"I'm inspired by the swinging sixties and make clothing for modern modettes. My garments are made using a mixture of my own designs and vintage sewing patterns. I specialise in mini skirts and dancing around my room to the Kinks."

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Our Latest Obsession ... Vintage Kimonos

Bird has a new obsession... vintage kimonos. We've got a lovely selection in the shop all of which are original vintage ones from Japan and come in a range of beautiful colours, fabrics and lengths.

Even our tiger in the window is wearing one!

Kimonos in Bird's Yard Sheffield

These are just of few of those on offer...

Vintage kimonos, Bird's Yard, Sheffield
Short vintage kimonos - from £55

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Father's Day Gifts at Bird's Yard

It's Father's Day in a couple of weeks - 21st June - and here are our pick of gifts perfect for dads...

Father's Day Gifts at Bird's Yard Sheffield

Father's Day gifts, Bird's Yard, Sheffield

Father's Day ideas at Bird's Yard Sheffield

Visit us at 44 Chapel Walk, Sheffield to find these cards and gifts, or check out our new website where you can find some of these. If what you're after isn't there, just send us a message and we can arrange for it to be added to the site for you.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Vintage Clothing £10 Sale!

Over in our sister shop Birds and Beards there's a special corner - full of £10 vintage bargains! It won't be there much longer so take a look and get some fantastic bargains while you can.

This is just a little taste...

Wrap top dress just £10

A gorgeous look for summer evenings - £10

Jacket and dress, £10 each

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Persephone Book Group - 4th June

The next Persephone Book Group hosted by Handpicked Books is taking place in Bird's Yard on 4th June from 6pm. This time the group will be discussing High Wages by Dorothy Whipple and everyone's welcome!

High Wages Bird's Yard book group

This is what Persephone Books has to say about the story they chose to republish in their range:

"It is about a girl called Jane who gets a badly-paid job in a draper’s shop in the early years of the last century. Yet the title of the book is based on a Carlyle quotation – ‘Experience doth take dreadfully high wages, but she teacheth like none other’ – and Jane, having saved some money and been lent some by a friend, opens her own dress-shop."

If you'd like to come along and discuss the book with fellow Persephone fans, just get in touch with Evelyn from Handpicked Books at and let her know you'd like a place saving at our free event.

We also have copies of the book on our shelves if you'd like to get one to read for the group, and you can keep up to date with the event over on Facebook