Birdhouse Pins Donated to Benefit South Shore Habitat for Humanity Annual Fundraiser

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Since donating filigrees for "Gilded Gingerbread", a birdhouse designed and donated by a local Realtor in 2007, to be sold at the 14th Annual Birdhouse show and auction, Stephen Guyot, President of Guyot Brothers Company, Inc., has had it in his mind to benefit the fundraising effort with a few small gifts of their own -- 500 of them, in fact.

This year, Guyot Brothers, an Attleboro, Massachusetts manufacturer of decorative brass stampings for costume jewelry and the related arts trades, have donated 500 birdhouse lapel pins to the South Shore Chapter of Habitat for Humanity for them to use as they see fit during this year's fundraising effort.

"Viewing the hundreds of birdhouses on display at South Shore Plaza last spring was a feast for the eyes", Andrea Guyot Twombly, Vice-President of the Attleboro company commented. "Every single birdhouse was different and unique, and certainly beautiful. The creativity and talent that was poured into these works of art was festive and filled with a generous spirit", she added.

Nearly 500 people donated their time, talents, and craft treasures to decorate and display the simple pine structures, creating a virtual village of birdhouses for sale, and more importantly, generating thousands of dollars in donations for the Habitat for Humanity's South Shore Chapter. Every birdhouse, from the simplest brightly painted "bird cottage" to the stunningly ornate "bird mansion" sold at auction to the delight of everyone involved.

"The gift of the birdhouse pins is a token of appreciation for the tremendous effort put into the birdhouse sale, and we hope that their 2008 auction is a record-breaking event for the group", Mr. Guyot added. "It is a pleasure to help feed the creative spirit in a way that so greatly benefits others".

The Guyot Brothers website includes a section entitled "100+ Things to do With Jewelry Findings", and decorative birdhouses are a part of that list. Other ideas include Easter gifts, mirror frame accents, golf ball markers, and kaleidoscopes as well as jewelry making. The page for birdhouse decor can be found at

Located in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of the Jewelry Industry in America, Guyot Brothers, established in 1904, continues to manufacture their line of high-quality stamped jewelry findings, including filigree, charms, floral, and other decorative items. The company maintains a showroom at their factory in Attleboro.

For those who are interested, a free jewelry findings 3-letter is available. Guyot's free irregular e-letter is rapidly becoming the leading method of choice for being apprised of market trends, items in the works, and new Guyot jewelry findings. An archive of past issues is available for browsing at


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