Take home handcrafted yo-yos from Chico, Calif., or homey birdhouses near Medford, Ore.
Fun With Yo-Yos
Your head will spin amid the 3,000 returning toys and contest artifacts at the National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico, Calif. Among the classics on display is an original production model made by Pedro Flores in 1927. Grab yo-yos to go for prices from $5 to $300. Admission is free. (530) 893-0545, nationalyoyo.org .
Not Just for Snowbirds
Birds nest in style in Birdhouse Blessings’ teardrop trailer ($35). Steve Kreisman builds the boxes that his wife, Kate, paints. Find them Thursdays at the Medford, Ore., Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market. rvgrowersmarket.com .
Photography by Kevin Candland 
This article was first published in May 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.