Happy Wednesday, Y’all! We’ve got a super fun Wednesday With.. segment planned for you guys. Today, we’re hearing from Alicia Shaffer with Three Bird Nest. We first found out about Alicia’s company a few Christmas’ ago when a random package arrived at the shop addressed to The Organic Bloom. We opened it up, and to our surprise, found the most darling scarves, headbands, and boot socks. Needless to say, we’ve been in love with her ever since!
Here is her story:
I started Three Bird Nest in November of 2011 on a whim. At the time, I owned a women’s clothing boutique and just needed basic cute headbands for the shop. Pulling from my design background, I decided to make a few for the shop. They sold really well! So, I opened an Etsy shop, figuring I’d help pay for dance lessons or offset the boutiques’ sales. I decided to name the shop after my three kids (and my tattoo which is my three birds in a nest) and called it Three Bird Nest. The orders started coming in pretty quickly and I figured it was just because it was it was Christmas and people needed last minute gifts.
I remember being so stressed with getting all the orders out & crying at 3am because I was so overwhelmed with getting everything made & shipped on time. Yet at the same time I was so overwhelmed with joy at the success of the shop and appreciation for my customers. Needless to say, I kept at it & added Spring items- scarves and leg warmers that added variety to my line, as well as offer additional items for my repeat customers.
I ended up selling my boutique early this year because it was just not possible to manage life, my family, Three Bird Nest, and the store. Now I am able to focus solely on Three Bird Nest (and my family of course!).
In just 18 months, Three Bird Nest is one of the fastest growing (if not THE fastest growing) shops on Etsy and now has it’s own dedicated online shop. I now have a whole team of 100% dedicated, amazing individuals that help make the items and keep the shop going.
Three Bird Nest focuses on free spirited and boho inspired women’s fashion accessories that add just a little touch of amazingness to your outfit. We make everything from leg warmers with lace, to leather headbands, to infinity lace trimmed scarves.
I am beyond grateful each and every day for my customers. I LOVE hearing their stories, how they wear my items, and how my shop has inspired them to open their own Etsy shop or to start their own business.
XO – Alicia
Thank you so much for sharing, Alicia! We are so happy to feature you and your amazing products on our Wednesday With.. segment.
But, the giving continues! One lucky person is going to win this super cute scarf and headband:
Ahhh, precious! There are a couple of ways you could win- 1. Head over and like her Facebook page! Be sure to let her know The Organic Bloom Wednesday With.. segment sent you. That’s easy enough, right? 2. Leave her a comment letting her know which of her items are your favorites. Still pretty easy! 3. Comment on this post and let us know which Wednesday With.. segment has been your favorite so far. Easy-As-Pie!
Happy shopping, happy giveaway, happy Wednesday!
– Team Bloom & Three Bird Nest