A conservatory of the present and vintage life

The archaic definition of a conservatory is a place where things are preserved.

4 birds is just that: a place to preserve our memories, thoughts, experiences, and of course,  beautiful vintage.

 Photo by  Holly Yurchison

In our 4 birds blog, we invite you into our family of 6. Come along with us as we absorb the beauty of the natural world, learn the history of our country, meet people from all walks of life, eat amazing food, and unearth vintage treasures.

The blog is a type of pictorial guide along the thousands of miles we have traveled, the journey of life we continue to enjoy each day, and highlights of our love for vintage pieces.

The 4 birds and 4-B vintage shops bring you outstanding vintage pieces – vintage dresses, vintage shoes, vintage fabrics, vintage jewelry, vintage menswear and more, all chosen for their timeless appeal and inherent beauty – into the light of today.


Each piece is carefully selected and photographed with deep respect for the past, a joyful embrace of today, and a thoughtful eye toward the future.

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
Its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness;
but still will keep a bower quiet for us,
and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing..
— John Keats