Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bluebird Off the Square
- FURNITURE & HOME DECOR & ACCESSORIES-RETAIL
Welcome! I am Debbie Schmitz, owner and proprietor of Bluebird Off the Square. My passion has always been junking! Some of the most pleasant hours I have spent were with friends, poring through antique and junk sales, from the junkiest to the sublime. After years of renting space in a mall I was ready to move to our weekend home in Brenham and start my small town life and new career as proprietor of Bluebird off the Square. I have been lucky enough to find similar-minded dealers to join me there to create a great shopping experience for everyone.
Why Bluebird off the Square? Well, I have always collected bluebird china and art featuring bluebirds from the 30¡¦s and 40¡¦s, as well as contemporary stuff when I really like it. So, it¡¦s always been my ¡§happy thing¡¨. A few years ago I bought my dad a bluebird house for Christmas. I knew it probably wouldn¡¦t draw bluebirds to his yard in Junction City, Kansas, but he loved sitting outside watching the birds come to his feeder and birdbaths. When he opened it, he explained to me that bluebirds don¡¦t usually nest in towns, they are country birds. I told him just put it up and let any bird move in. The next summer he was surprised to be able to tell me that indeed a family had moved in. Kind of a miracle. Soon Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and I spent as much time as possible with him in his last few months. Those hours spent on his patio watching the beautiful bluebirds flying to and from that house are my precious memories to keep and take out and appreciate. The last couple years brought huge change