Robert Burns was born in the "Butt" or kitchen of this cottage on January 25, 1759 and spent there the first seven years of his life. From this humble beginning as a labourer's son, Burns progressed to become the toast of Edinburgh when his early love poems and country verses were published in 1787. The cottage at Alloway was built by the poet's father with his own hands.
This Burn's Cottage keepsake is handcrafted from ¾” thick wood in the U.S. The colorful details on the front also include our famous black cat mascot, Casper, either sitting or reclining. The back includes a short description. You can set this keepsake on a mantle, shelf, desk, or perch it on the molding above your window or doorway. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your very own Village.
You will get 1 of 2 variations of Burns Cottage when you place your order. We will pick randomly when we pack your order.
Look for our trademark black cat, Casper, on every Cat’s Meow. Handcrafted in our Wooster, Ohio workshop.
There are a limited number of this piece available, which is reflected in the price. With your purchase of this building, Faline will donate 10% to Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade sewing and training program for marginalized women throughout Africa. Visit their website: www.amaniafrica.org (no wholesale orders)