UTICA, N.Y. – Artisans’ Corner in Clinton is now selling birdhouses with home-grown flare, that replicate some popular local haunts and landmarks.
Tim Pryputniewcz and Richard Stricker have teamed up to make the birdhouses, and have featured places like Voss Bar-B-Q, the Clinton Fire House and Don’s Rok in Clinton.
“This spring he suggested, you know, if you did like a Don's Rok, I could paint that,” said Stricker. “Don's Rok is an icon from Clinton. Everybody's favorite bar - from the college to locals.”
According to Pryputniewcz, the birdhouses are functional, but they could be purely for decoration as well.
“The novelty of it, that's what a lot of people do with them,” he said.
The two men are taking requests, and have asked for ideas and suggestions on the Artisans’ Corner Facebook page.
Prices per birdhouse range from $45 to $145.