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!