Summer Hours
Monday:11 - 6
Tuesday:11 - 6
Wednesday: 11 - 6
Thursday:11 - 7
Friday:11 - 9
Saturday:10 - 9
Sunday:12 - 5


Dressed for Adventure on Halloween

Do you remember your first step out into the crisp dark night, dressed in a costume, clutching the handle of a plastic jack-o-lantern? Or maybe it was an empty Wonder bread bag? Or was it a Star Wars pillow case?20141021_200856

The adventure in front of you promised mini candy bars, glowing popcorn balls wrapped in orange or yellow cling, and Tootsie Pops. How many licks does it take? I always lost count.

I look back at my first trick-o-treat escapade with fondness. Hand-in-hand with my dad, walking down the sidewalk, a father and his three-foot devil, dressed in red. I probably don’t actually remember that night first-hand, but I’ve heard the story countless times. I’ve seen the Kodak proof.

This Halloween as you make your way through the neighborhood with your children, be sure to stop at Birch St. House & Garden. We will have candy and non-candy treats for your little devils, angels, and Elsas. 4PM – 7PM


Meet the Artist: Chistoph Gervais

UPDATE 9/24: This morning, shortly after opening, I sold one of Chris’ photographs, and another customer was eying a couple of them for his new apartment. Be sure to come to tomorrow evening’s opening. His work is dynamic.

Please join me in welcoming a new photographer, Christoph Gervais, to Birch St. House & Garden with an artists reception on Thursday, September 25 between 6-8PM.

gervaisTREERoslindale resident and frequent participant in Roslindale’s and Jamaica Plain’s Open Studios, Gervais will debut a selection of his work, that evening. Birch St. House & Garden will donate a portion of all sales that evening to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

“I enjoy photographing unique views and hidden details while exploring our spectacular world,” says Gervais.

As always, this is a great opportunity to meet with friends, family, neighbors. Enjoy an evening of art, wine and a little retail therapy, all while supporting a good cause.

Learn more about Gervais on our Facebook event page.

Flash Sale: Stock Up on Linens this Weekend

Now is the time to stock up on linens for your home or the gift closet. Today through Sunday, September 21 all Couleur Nature and Eklund linens are discounted 30%. Choose from tablecloths, runners, and towels.

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2015 Calendars are Here

photo(5) If you’re like me, 2015 is already starting to fill up, and this is why I stock 2015 calendars and datebooks in September. Three out of the four calendar brands Birch St. House & Garden carries are locally made, including Roslindal’s own Trees of Boston, by Erik Gehring.

  • Erik Gehring (Roslindale, MA)
  • Lisa Houck (Dorchester, MA)
  • J&J Graphics (Marblehead, MA)
  • Found Image (USA)

I also stock PaperBlanks. As much as I love technology, I just can’t break myself from keeping a datebook. The act of writing down my appointments, meetings, etc. keeps me reasonably on track.

Filling Up This Fall

After the last few weeks of summer and a wonderful — but always too short — vacation, I’m back and unpacking my newest acquisitions of housewares, jewelry and accessories.

Over the next few weeks, you can expect to see a steady flow of new products. Naturally, I encourage you to drop by often to keep tabs on the newest goods. That way I can catch up with you. But, knowing falling back into school and work routines can take a bite out of your shopping time, you can stay current by following me on Facebook and Instagram.

image(38)One of my most recent arrivals is the Roslindale Soap Company. You may know Miriam Ownens, founder and creator of this locally made, all-natural line of soaps, from the Roslindale Village Farmers Market. I use and lover her soaps; however, it’s her tea bags for the bath that I am head over heels. For more information, check out her Facebook page.

Labor Day Break: Closed 9/1 – 9/5

It’s been a wonderful summer. I had fun helping you with wedding gifts, birthday gifts, and hostess gifts. Although I’m not a gardener yet, I enjoyed helping you pick out a new addition for your gardens, whether it was a whirly gig, a new bird bath or the perfect set of gardening gloves.

And now I’m heading South for a few days to catch up on my summer favorites, swimming and shopping .The store will be closed from Monday, 9/1 through Friday, 9/5. See you post Labor Day.

Coloring Contest for the Kiddos


[UPDATE] Congratulations to contest winner Hailey, age 11! Thank you to all the children who participated this year. To see entries, stop by Birch St. House & Garden now through the end of August. They are posted in the window.

Hey kids! We’re having a coloring contest. Pick up your coloring page at the Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market or Birch St. House & Garden tomorrow. Let your creativity flow. Then bring your page back to the shop next Saturday, August 9th during our Back to School Trunk Show. The Best in Show will win a prize! All entries will be displayed on our windows in August.

Back-to-School Shopping Starts Here

10527286_10154351186995024_4205913215420138071_nStart your back-to-school shopping at Birch St. House & Garden and save. This year, I’m featuring lunchtime essentials by Crocodile Creeks, including lunchboxes, water bottles and snack boxes. Save 10% when you purchase a lunch kit (one each, lunchbox, water bottle, snack box set).

We also offer locally made, reusable snack pouches and sandwich bags by Proof.


Vote for Your Favorite Businesses in Boston!


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[UPDATE 8/26] Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. We came in number 2 for Best Home Goods store on the Boston A-List.


{Insert Here} Shameless Plug for Best Home Goods Store — It’s that time of year again. Time to vote for your favorite Home Goods store in the city. (Hint, hint, it starts with Birch St. and ends with House & Garden.)  


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Actually, there are a number of awesome Roslindale businesses and organizations up for Best of this year. I started my voting this week and got up to 13! I’m pretty sure there are some more votes I need to cast. After posting this  


So please, take a few moments to log onto and show your support for our local businesses.

Roslindale Customer Appreciation Day, Saturday, June 21

Thank you! Thank you for being the most wonderful customers a shopkeeper could ask for!
To celebrate Roslindale’s third annual Customer Appreciation Day, I’m giving away a Birch St. House & Garden reusable shopping bag to the first 20 customers in the door. After that, this exclusive bag will be FREE with $40 purchase. We open at 10AM on Saturday and will be rocking this promotion into the wee hour of 9PM.

Be sure to stop by on your way to/from the Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market!

Visit for a complete list of participating businesses in Roslindale. There are more than 20 businesses with promotions and sweet acknowledgements.