The Aviary

Hello!  I'm Lindsay, owner of the The Aviary.  I live in Loudoun County with my husband & my two beautiful daughters. When I'm not painting or teaching a craft workshop, I'm a nanny, a substitute teacher & a Pure Barre instructor.  I am constantly covered in paint & conjuring up new craft projects. Here's my story--------------->

After years of crafting home decor & making creations as gifts (read: doing favors) for my friends and family, I decided (with much encouragement, support, & help from those very same friends and family) to take this show on the road.

I secured a room in an adorable little shop with a pink polka dotted silo {On a Whim} in Lucketts, VA from which to sell my handmade decor & vintage finds. I moved into the space three years ago with the help of my very talented friends & contributors, Lindsay & Cheryl. It was both exhausting and exciting to move into the shop -- we spent 3 hours hauling furniture & arranging every pretty little detail to bring The Aviary to life.

After moving into {On a Whim}, I started sharing my love of painting, crafting, & creating personal home decor pieces by hosting Sip & Craft workshops at local small businesses. 

I hope that each of my handmade pieces & craft workshops inspires others to decorate with decor that highlights the most important features of any home:  the memories & people within its walls.  

Meet my Contributors (i.e. fellow artists, support, inspiration, therapists)

{Lindsay V} is from Kansas, but resides in Northern Va with her two adorable children.  A former kindergarten teacher, she is an executive assistant by day and a talented crafter by night. She is an expert problem solver.  She can figure out how to make any custom request and any crazy idea that I have into a completed project. She bakes chocolate cakes from scratch, sews adorable banners, builds coffee tables, and is constantly reading, singing and teaching herself new skills.

{Cheryl} resides in Northern Va with her husband and three children.  She recently returned to the area after living in a 1930s farmhouse in Georgia for several years.  She is full of Southern charm, quick wit, antique expertise, and DIY experience.  A former police officer, Cheryl is now a stay-at-home mom who loves to dress up her baby girl, chalkpaint furniture, & read everything from literature to celebrity gossip.

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