American folklore claims that our founding father, George Washington, as a small boy chopped down a cherry tree and when questioned about it was unafraid to tell the truth – a sign of his sterling character.
Well I always figured if George had lived at my house, truth or not, he would have gotten his little behind tanned good & proper using a branch from that downed tree!
But in honor of George’s birthday week, we are sharing with our readers another great recipe. Based on two of my favorite things: chocolate and cherries…
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Handmade Wooden Arts & Crafts
One of the biggest mistakes that most people make when it comes to decorating with wood art is assuming that it will cost them a ton of money. While it is true that any type of hand made artwork will be more expensive that items that are mass produced; a unique handcrafted item will hold both its beauty and value for years to come.
Held on the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting local, small businesses that create jobs and boost the economy.
Did you know that 67 percent of all the new jobs in the US are created by small and/or local companies?
So you can see that just by shopping small this holiday season, you can have a BIG impact on our economy.
Visit The Mountain Made Art Gallery While You are in Downtown Asheville
Why you should shop small and local on Small Business Saturday
Below are just a few of the reasons why you should do more of your holiday shopping locally this year:
Small business owners really do care about the products they offer
That especially true in places like Mountain Made where we showcases the works of over 150 local Western North Carolina artists and craftspeople.
Small business owners are experts in their respective fields
For example, Mountain Made owner/manager Melinda Knies has been operating this art gallery since its opening in 2001.
During this time, Melinda has been proud to support the entrepreneurial development of the arts and crafts professionals in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. She has been recognized by organizations like Mountain Bizworks for her efforts in the industry.
Small business owners support causes near and dear to their hearts
Mrs. Knies believes that artisan-based enterprises create long-term social benefits and solid economic prosperity, particularly in our Western North Carolina community.
Se we only work with best regional artisans, writers, and musicians from the Asheville and Western North Carolina area.
Small businesses are committed to improving their community
Here at Mountain Made we strongly believes that local people should be able to create a better life for themselves and their families through the application of their artistic talents and skills.
And with these thoughts in mind, Melinda has personally worked with hundreds of WNC artisans to help them better market and promote their artwork.
Small business owners get to know their customers really well
After so many years in business, we have a pretty good idea of what our customers want and like:
Artisan jewelry made from gems, beads & precious metals
Fine ceramic art and hand-thrown pottery,
Handcrafted quilted wall hangings
Gourd art & Handwoven baskets,
Hand-turned wood bowls & accent pieces,
original paintings, prints & photographs
Metal garden art,
Hand-blown glassware, ornaments and stained glass art,
Plus books and music CDs by our local authors and musicians
Please consdier Small Business Saturday with Mountain Made!