On Sept. 29, Desert Bird Mercantile owners Neal and Tammy Wenderlich cut the red ribbon to officially celebrate their new space in Corrales.

The Wenderlichs were happy to have the opportunity to open a location near their home. To be specific, a street away from their home.

The event consisted of food, beverages, speaking with the mayor of Corrales, pictures, tons of smiles and, of course, the cutting of red ribbon.

Desert Bird Mercantile is a local home furnishing store with one other location in Old Town Albuquerque.

“We have been here for five months and have been in Old Town for five years,” Neal Wenderlich said.

However, their furniture is not made in a factory but by the very hands of the owners.

Desert Bird Mercantile offers handmade furniture, artist-designed textiles, artwork, stationary, fabric, custom projects and a gift shop.

“This is kind of a grand opening for us. We always craved having a space just for his [Neil’s] furniture, and that was the primary reason that we opened the space here,” Tammy Wenderlich said.

The new space in Corrales is a furniture gallery and will focus on, and feature, owner Neil’s heirloom furniture.

According to their website, Neil is the woodworker while Tammy is the textile artist. Also, they embrace being a “small batch” furniture store with everything being unique and never the same.

“We are in a multispace area over here, lots of great businesses, we got a small restaurant opening up across from us, so come on down!” the website states.

Desert Bird Mercantile in Corrales will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday or by appointment.

If you would like to contact Desert Bird Mercantile, email [email protected] or call 505-301-0740