Rare Bird Emporium

Rare Bird Emporium


Thank you so much to the Sponsors for the Jacob Bandy Benefit!!!!! Today was absolutely amazing!!!
The credit cards run were $915 total for some of the shirts and auction items, $1,010 cash from the auction and 20% of our sales was $548.40 but we rounded up to $550 so the total amount raised yesterday was $2,475.00 on our books. The Bandy family reported they made $500 in T-shirt sales and $480 in Bake Sale Profits for a Grand Total of $3,455 raised in ONE SINGLE DAY! We have such an AMAZING community! Thank you everyone who supported this event!
Bounce Houses: Jumpers Party Rentals LLC
Luxury Bathroom Trailer: You Dig It Septic and Cajun Royal Flush-Restrooms
VW Bug Photo Booth: 5 Petal Productions aka Brooke Pualani Haukea Hanna Swanson
Martial Arts Demontration: BMB Martial Arts, Fitness and Training
Auctioneers: Greg Huskins
Live Music: Hush Money & River Bradley Dixon
Mashburn Enterprises for loaning the Sound System (Preston) and Muscle (Holly)
Location: Konehete Park--thanks for letting us use the park & PeeWee Davis as well as Justin Hamby for helping us set up power
Wolf Creek Fire & Rescue Dept. - St. 23 Ranger Volunteer Fire Department, Culberson Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Murphy Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, & Valleytown Fire and Rescue
Promotion Help:
Cherokee County NC Chamber of Commerce
Murphy Business Association

Donors of Auction Items:
Glitz & Glamour
Salon 64
Walker Law Firm
BMB Martial Arts, Fitness and Training
Volt Nutrition
Rare Bird Emporium
Simply Sweet Baby Boutique
Serenity Mountain Gift Shop & Boutique
Southern Charm Spa'tique
Papa's Pizza To-Go Murphy
Valley River Brewery and Eatery
Grace Health Services
H & H Sports
Henn Theatre & Andrews Twin Cinema
Blue Moon Elise
Black & White Market
Curiosity Shop Bookstore
Old Tyme Towels
The Murphy Arts Center
Ritz Furniture
Xpress Yourself
Cherokee Guns
The Mason Bar
The Club Shoppe
Badcock Home Furniture &more
Muttigans Murphy
Mercier Orchards
Uniques of Murphy
Peaceful Trails
Carolina Crafting and/or Mike Herms
Anthonys Hair & Color Studio
water; bibles, books, & gifts -Christian Book Store
Elena Ortega-Artist
& Several other countless community individuals that lent their time and dedication today such as Cynthia Cindy Strykowski for making dozens of loaves of Zucchini and Banana Bread, Amanda Davis, who made the Banana Pudding that had rave reviews, and Tristan Hamby who donated desserts also! Katina Zenobi for documenting the event with photos with Any Day Photography by Katina! Thank you everyone who showed up to participate in the auction and other events! We absolutely have the best community in the entire world!

-Anyone we may have forgotten please let us know and we will add you to the list. Thank you everyone so much
Making a new friend at Rare Bird Emporium
What days are you open?
love your drinks and bagels are to die for......really friendly employees too....Thank You All....
Cardinal Christmas Wall or Door Hanging Rare Bird Emporium
A Big Shout Out to Rare Bird Emporium for bringing treats to the Hospital (EWCH) during our difficult surge with Covid Patients!
It was very thoughtful, and supportive, and appreciated by all of Us! Thank You for showing the love!
So excited to share that we dropped off a bunch of new products at Rare Bird Emporium yesterday! This is the cutest shop 😍 Everything displayed there is so darling - I can’t wait to see what they do with ours! If you’re in Murphy, NC - go check them out and grab some coffee. You won’t be disappointed 💙🐾
I'm 5 today! Or as Mom would say, I'm now a real handful.

Mom and Dad celebrated my birthday by taking me to get a puppuccino at our favorite coffee shop. The owners of Rare Bird Emporium made sure I got an extra helping of whipped cream, and they came out to the car to wish me a happy birthday.

It's so great to be loved.
I hope all my furry friends had a safe and pleasant Fourth of July weekend.

Since there’s still quite a bit to do on the house, our only “fun” were the daily runs to for more supplies and our stops at Rare Bird Emporium for my puppuccino. I did get to meet a lot more new friends, especially Saturday, as everyone seemed to be in town that day.

Murphy was filled with tourists and visitors as it celebrated on the Third. One of the main roads in town was blocked off for an extended farmers market/crafts fair. There were people everywhere. I’m surprised they all found parking, but I think a lot of them had to hike a bit from their cars. At least it was a beautiful day, with temps in the upper 70s – my favorite ride weather.

Murphy and a few other towns had fireworks on the Third, while several other towns and private parties shot them off on the Fourth. We got to watch them all from the comfort of our living room. I had to bark a few times to give Mom and Dad a noise warning. I don’t think they truly appreciate my warnings, but, hey, it’s for their own good.
My friend (and illustrator) Carol Karow is a wonderful artist with an eye for the unique!
A graduate of Ringling School of Arts in Sarasota, FL, her portraitures are so lifelike, they look like a photograph! But she can also see the whimsy in everyday objects.
You can find several pieces of the her work at Wild Bird Emporium in Murphy, NC.
Had a great time working with Rare Bird Emporium and Visit Cherokee County on this video! We spent a lot of money on coffee and shopping here and you should too! 
We tell all of our guests that Rare Bird Emporium is a must visit! This is their epic iced rare bird mocha!
They are known for their mini doughnuts & amazing shop!

Rare Bird Emporium is a unique coffee and shopping experience. We pride ourselves on serving specia


Autumn Cider is back on the menu! Try it with a few of our cinnamon sugar donuts!


The shop is full of fall goodness! 🍂


Fall goodies arriving daily!


Rare Bird Emporium where even ugly donuts get a second chance.


Labor Day Weekend seems like the perfect time to announce our fall drink lineup! Pictured here a frozen Maple Brown Sugar Spice Latte. Open Labor Day!


made another delivery! All our goat milk soaps are restocked as well as our seasonal Shower Frostings. We have the 2023 Glazed Chestnut & Fir scent, as well as the 2021 Winterberry & Balsam, and 2020 Holiday Fig. See you soon!


Only three more Saturdays of An Appalachian Evening Tomorrow evening


Hot days need something frozen! One of our barista’s favorites is a rose and vanilla latte.


Felt birdhouses are back in stock! Made to put outside for the birdies, but super cute as inside decor!


New work by These boards make beautiful gifts!


Home Sweet Home handmade by


I’m sure if you’ve been in our shop you’ve noticed some of the cutest pottery! Frenchie mug brought to you by

Photos from Rare Bird Emporium's post 06/06/2023

Sling bags are back in stock!


Open regular hours today 7am-5pm


We will be closed today, Saturday May 20th, for our daughters graduation. Thank you for understanding! 


New drink! Fruit-tea! 🍓 Perfect for these warm spring days. Grab one when you come to pick a gift up for Mother’s Day!


Don’t forget teacher appreciate week and end of year gifts. We have all kinds of great ideas. Come see us!


brought in a new shirt! Great gift for mom or a teacher!


Easter basket goodies found here!

Photos from Rare Bird Emporium's post 03/16/2023

All sorts of new spring goodies coming in daily!


We have a few bouquets left! Come, see us and get yours to enjoy this week!


Kid section is full of so much fun!


Getting out all our Easter decor! March 1st tomorrow! What!?!


All kinds of new spring items arriving daily!

Photos from Rare Bird Emporium's post 02/12/2023

Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts!

Photos from Rare Bird Emporium's post 02/10/2023

is all restocked! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. We also have a wide selection of all kinds of other gifts.


New sweatshirt by with pockets! 😍

Photos from Rare Bird Emporium's post 01/14/2023

So much fun taking my girl to


Help! I need to make bail! All proceeds go to the Rotary Reads program for Cherokee County Schools.

It's Jail or Bail time! Rotary Club of Murphy holds this annual fundraiser to support the Rotary Reads program for Cherokee County Schools! Thanks to Kate Templeton of Rare Bird Emporium for participating!


New products coming in daily! Including these amazing Honey Cream Spreads by Bumbleberry Farms.


Merry Christmas from the Templeton family! Thank you for another amazing year. See you in 2023! 💕 photo by:


Hot coffee and fresh made mini donuts are waiting for you! Open until five today! Lots of last-minute gifts available.

Photos from Rare Bird Emporium's post 11/17/2022

Remember we will be open until 8pm tomorrow evening! Shopping, coffee, live music and fun. See you then!


Open House this Friday evening! Come enjoy a chill evening with live music by and friends. We will be serving all our amazing drinks including decaf options. Open til 8pm.


Next Friday night come join us for the evening! Do your holiday shopping or meet up with a friend for coffee and dessert. See you then!


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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680 Andrews Road
Murphy, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm

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