Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cashiers Village Customer Appreciation Party!

Join us tomorrow afternoon for low country boil, hot dogs, beer, wine and desserts! Live music, good shopping! Bring your dogs. Treats for them will be in abundance.

UPDATE 8/28/10: A great time was had by all!

Grateful Dudes were great!

LeeAnn and Sara rocked out the hot dogs.

Mary and Dick Holland relaxed in the late afternoon sun.

By 5:30 things were in full swing.

There was always a line for Coach's delicious low country boil.

Old friends...Hobbs and Waldens of Lolli Belle Vintage Hats fame.

New friends.

Thanks to all who came out. We appreciate you!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fourth of July at the Hillside Shops

The Shops celebrated their first 4th of July in what had to be the coolest and least humid July 4th weekend in Cashiers' history. The constant threat of rain never materialized. It was a perfect weekend.

Brookings' in the Garden is our newest addition. The cottage serves as a very nice annex to the handcrafted art the main store now carries.

Marc Hipp, Brookings' guide, was giving private casting lessons in Hillside Park.

Sage Sez joined us for the weekend as a one-time vendor.

Dawson Bryant made a fine model for the tees.

David Berger put the finishing touches on a huge landscape oil on Friday.

No sooner did he get it framed...
SOLD! Awesome.

Rob Childress worked the floor while mom Belva ran a delivery.

Riley Adams rocked a patriotic collar in fine style.

Little Lolli Belle!

A little larger Lolli Belle!

There was no shortage of adorable children and babies.

Evie Auerbach made a new friend when she gave a fan a porcelain West Highland Terrier figurine.

Two of Caroline Brown's Sugar Girls came out to show off their custom made dresses.

And good friends not seen in months showed up with the newest family member!

The Shops are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11-5, though Labor Day weekend, reopening for leaf season on Thursday, October 7th.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cashiers Village Hillside Shops Memorial Day Reopening

It was very hard to believe winter was over and it was the last Saturday in May already. It was great to back in the garden!

We had nice traffic on Saturday, and as usual, many very appreciative visitors who were thrilled to see something this creative and exciting in Cashiers.

Evie Auerbach (Porcelain and Pottery) and Terri Hobbs (Lolli Belle vintage hats) came back after a great October with us last year. The effervescent Caroline Brown is a very welcome new addition. (Sugar, sweet handmade children's clothes)

David and Julie Berger, paintings and jewelry, remain as our anchors in Cottage #1.

Mary Holland came back with her pottery as well as some gorgeous wood furniture and has moved up to one of the double cottages. It's a great setting for her and she's filled it up nicely.

Mary's new neighbors are Belva and Rob Childress, well-known longtime locals. They make very interesting wooden items and do a lot of custom design work for contractors and homeowners.

These candles are stunning.

Here I am (Laura Winzeler Designs) in my new very green digs. Love it!

Dee and Lee Weisz, Weisz Earthworks (woodwork) returned with SIX kittens! And FOUR were still left at home. While there were no adoptions, three enchanted young men played with the kittens all day, ensuring Dee and Lee would finally sleep that night.

Of course all six were named by the boys immediately.

Dawson Bryant, darling son of our own Deborah Bryant (weavings), worked his mom hard but to no avail. (Last we heard.)

Lots of artist demonstrations happening this year. Deb Bryant (What's Your Bag? Hand-Woven Accessories) had a very productive weekend on her loom.

Caroline Brown was sewing (or chatting on her cell phone) every time I looked over there.

David Berger did what he always does: painted non-stop, kept us laughing non-stop, and never sat down. We missed Julie who was in Hilton Head at a show.

Evie Auerbach brought her wheel which fascinated many visitors.

We also did our best to promote the new Women's Fly Fishing classes being offered by super fly guide, Simons Welter, through Brookings' Cashiers Village Outfitters.

Naturally, our chairs were a few hours late and just in time for the downpour. I made no new friend when I asked this man to move them again once he'd set them down.

The rain on Sunday was nothing compared to the tsunami of Memorial Day Monday! Most of us stayed home, or went home once we arrived, due to concerns about flooding and bad road conditions.

We'll be open Saturdays, 11-5, in June and once the 4th of July rolls around, we'll go to our Thursday-Saturday summer schedule through Labor Day weekend.
email for more information. Hope to see you in the garden!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tommy's Coffee Shop Remodeled

April brought some changes to Tommy's in the form of new furniture, added space, counter rearrangement, and the addition of new bakery items.

And cat and dog mosiac tip cups by Laura Winzeler Designs, in keeping with the tip matching program that results in a quarterly check for the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

What used to be the meeting room is now additional relaxing space. However, a new meeting room is about to reopen next to this room.

Zeke and Earl's got a critter mosaic tip cup too.