It has been a long while since we updated these pages to show off some of the great items we carry in our store from local and perhaps not-so-local artists. So, with the summer season beginning to wind down, here are some of the items we hope you will find interesting.
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Hand-Woven Textiles by Barbara Page
Here is a sampling of beautiful textiles created by Mount Ida weaver and veterinarian Barbara Page. She weaves scarves, placemats, tea towels, baby blankets, etc. Barbara works with cotton, bamboo, and tensile. The best thing about Barbara’s textiles is, aside from her donating her talents and office time to the Warm Hearts Humane Society of Montgomery County, she gives all proceeds from her sales to Warm Heart!
Handmade Greeting Cards by Diane Edington
Handmade cards for all occasions by local artist Diane Edington. These are some of the most amazing cards ever! Diane thinks of even the smallest detail when creating her cards. Diane decorates her cards with stamps, cut outs, found objects, etc. The envelopes are even customized to go with each card!
Photo-inspired Prints and Cards by Rhonda McKinnon
Rhonda Mc Kinnon is a painter from Sante Fe, New Mexico. Rhonda was inspired to create paintings from her photos of our beautiful area. Black Dog Design is offering occasional cards and frame-able art inspired by Rhonda’s paintings.
Local knife company McCoy Knives offers folding and fixed bladed knives, cedar boxes, Arkansas whet stones in gift packages with honing oil and a cedar or leather holder.
Clocks and Lake Signs From Reclaimed Wood by Shane Benton
Shane Benton has a local tile business. This very talented young man has many talents and wood work is one of them. Shane creates clocks, lake signs, and other objects from reclaimed wood. Shane is also one of the most creative tile layers I have seen.
Crystals from the Starfire Mine – Shirley and Cathy Burch
The Burch family mined the Starfire Mine for years. Shirley and Cathy Burch are sharing some of their many years of collecting treasures with us. We have quartz crystals, agate, geode, fools gold, and other minerals. There are price ranges for every budget.
Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions from Evergreen Acres Mini Farm
Evergreen Acres Mini Farm is a local business run by owners Tommy and Penny Walden. The couple farm organically, keep bees, and produce products from honey and wax. And, best of all, they raise these miniature goats and make wonderful lotions and soaps with their milk. Goat milk soap has great moisturizing qualities and is really healing to irritated skin.
Hand-crafted Furniture by Harry McMahen
Harry McMahen is a very unique furniture maker. He loves making chairs, tables, and swings that look like they would be puzzles to make. Harry leaves the wood in its natural state to be stained, varnished or painted by the new owner. He is welcome to custom orders also.