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The Feathered Witch - One-Time Box Purchase

The Feathered Witch - One-Time Box Purchase

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  • "If you have any issues with your purchase, please reach out to me at shannon@birdmoss.com, and I'll personally do everything I can to make it right."- Shannon, Birdmoss Curator and Liaison

In April 2024, subscribers met the Feathered Witch.

The stories say she is an Owl; or a Crow; or something else. If she has a name, it has been forgotten, so she is called the Feathered Witch. The few who have met her say that she is very tall. Her feathers are mostly blue-black, with a few bright white ones highlighting the ridge of each wing. In some moments, her plumage appears to ripple into dark hair. She can run across the sea without wetting her feet.

Her hut is sheltered by oak trees, with a thatched roof which recalls a nest. Inside, it is crowded with cabinets and baskets. Surfaces are covered with scraps of paper (recipes, lists, hasty sketches), abandoned cups of tea, ingredients for medicine, and half-finished projects. Sprawled on the pages of an open book, a bright green Lizard basks in the sunshine. Spiders and Beetles scurry in the corners.

The hut is always left unlocked, just in case a wandering Ranger needs shelter in the night; but an oily thumbprint upon the door and window shows that the Witch has protected every entrance.

The Feathered Witch Box includes an abundance of beautiful objects; hints and additions to expand the story; a mysterious document; and a lore card.  

Some items are available for individual purchase.

  • Mysterious Document
    • An instructional document is augmented with marginalia which will help you interpret clues.  It is available only in the Feathered Witch Box.
    • Lore Card
      • The Feathered Witch are introduced in a full-color collectible 4x6 inch lore card.  The artwork for this month's lore card was created by Joanna Rzepecka, a Warsaw, Poland-based illustrator. She says, "My work is inspired by biodiversity, mainly animals. Through my work, I'm trying to capture moments where nature is untouched by humans. Peaceful scenery, colors, and rough textures are some things that I enjoy the most."
    • Cypress Cones
      • The Witch guides you through the clutter and sweeps a pile of notebooks and burlap bundles from the small bed. She smoothes her feathers into place, revealing graceful fingers. Locating a small bag of cypress cones – they look like carved beads – she rolls one over your hands and arms. She pauses a few times to breathe on the cone; and once to breathe directly on the translucent skin of your wrist. Add your cones to your altar or curiosity cabinet. Or, they can be used for purification, then tossed in a summer bonfire.
    • Quill Pen and Ink
      • Frowning, she pulls a feather from her own wing and whittles the end into a nib with a small pocketknife with a colorful handle. Then she rummages on a table to produce a small vial of ink, the same uncanny leaf-green as her eyes. She dips the pen and traces the veins that run down your left forearm. The sensation makes you shudder. In some spots, the ink feathers and she scrutinizes its patterns.
    • Spouted Vessel
      • She looks around for a clean cup and finds a small glass on a shelf. Clear and delicate, it has a curious shape, with a curving spout and two little feet to balance it. Its size makes it suitable for medicinal sherries and bracing tonics. Do not use it for hot liquids.
    • Mint and Hibiscus Tisane
      • She fills the glass with a russet-colored cordial and tells you to drink. It cools your mouth and throat. In Birdmoss, mint is used for purification. Hibiscus is thought to attract the petal-like particles which drift in the Current, creating a grounding connection with grass, plants, and trees. Together, they remove the effects of the Darkness and reinforce your spirit. Try sweetening this tea with amber sugar. (May contain peanut fragments due to intercropping.)
    • Glossy Beetle
      • She scoops up an emerald-green Beetle ambling along a shelf. She murmurs to her; then kisses her; then places her on your left shoulder. Try quickening your brooch – with lavender oil for tranquility, or a touch of gold dust for abundance. 

     

    Teacup in photos is not included.

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    Johanna K.-.F.
    Feathered witch is so magical.

    I had just signed up to Birdmoss and was looking forward to my introduction to Birdmoss. Image my surprise when the feathered witch arrived. So special and lovely. I don’t know what I love best. I see each box gives a part of a story and I’m excited to keep receiving boxes and finding out more about the magic that is Birdmoss. I have purchased more individual items and I am getting lots of enjoyment from them. Especially Gilbert the mouse. I love getting lost in the magically world of Birdmoss.

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    Denise H.
    Fulfillment of my artistic vision

    When I opened this box, read the mysterious document and perused the artifacts, I felt an instant sense of serendipity. I had created a diorama which I named “Belladonna’s hut”. Inside lives a green witch and her companion crow named Jacob. Her home is filled with bottles of various elixirs, books, charts and herbs. Shannon’s story perfectly describes Belladonna and breathes life into my artistic vision.

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    Loralea K.
    Just perfect…

    This was my very first Birdmoss box. It was packaged so carefully, like a treasure waiting for me to open. The items inside were snuggled securely with crinkled recyclable paper. I used absolutely everything sent though, the crinkled paper makes a wonderful accent to display my other crystals and findings. The items are high quality, and unique.
    I’m enthralled and extremely pleased with Birdmoss and can’t wait for my next months collection to arrive.

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    Phoenix
    Likely my most favorite themed box yet!

    Birdmoss is ALWAYS magical... the April 2024 "Feathered Witch" box met this description at every level. The beautifully curated items; the thoughtful prose, artwork, and marginalia,; and, the ever expanding story of Birdmoss and its residents. Immediately upon unboxing it, I was inspired to create my own project - including some of the treasures.

    This is a box for anyone who creates, dreams, or imagines. I can't recommend it enough! ♡