Iittala's Birth of the Bird

October 14 – November 18, 2017 (Recurring daily)

This fall, The Umstead Hotel and Spa Gift Shop is pleased to present the Iittala Birth of the Bird event. From October 14th through November 18th, the Shop will feature a unique display of how these amazing glass birds are created. Individually designed by Oivva Toikka, each bird is meticulously crafted by artisans in Helsinki, Finland. Beginning as a mere piece of molten glass, these nature-inspired creations are delicately hand crafted through a 7 stage process into beautiful pieces of art. The Shop will be a flutter with new birds: Tegman’s Owl, Blackburnian Warbler, re-released Kingfisher, Lustre Puffball, and a special bird only available during the event, Ruddy Duck. The Gift Shop also features more than 30 birds from the Iittala Birds by Toikka collection. Visit the Umstead Gift Shop to learn more about these beautiful collectibles and see which ones are your favorites.

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