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Melinda Knies - Owner and manager of Mountain Made, an Asheville Art Gallery
  1. We Can Not Tell a Lie – This Chocolate-Cherry Cake is Great for President’s Day!

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    President’s Day is Monday, February 19th

    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…


  2. Super Bowl Party Recipe – Easy Tacos for Football Fans

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    Super Bowl Party Recipe

    Chris Perryman

    Super Bowl Party Recipe

    Okay, we admit it. This recipe has absolutely nothing to do with the gallery, fine art or handmade crafts.

    Just our gift as one football fan to another. 

    You don’t even have to like football  to like this recipe (but as Southerners we do think that’s a bit odd).

    Still this is a great recipe for those who want a quick and inexpensive Super Bowl dish for the half-time party or whenever. (more…)

  3. Decorating with Handmade Wooden Art – Adding Art & Style to Your Home on a Budget

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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.


  4. No Black Friday at Mountain Made?

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    “Don’t Worry…”

    Small Business Saturday

    Come by on Small Business Saturday

    “We Have Small Business Saturday!”

    November 25, 2017

    “Come See Our Affordable Luxuries for Yourself”

    We all know it seems easy to order your holiday gifts online nowadays. Sure a couple of clicks and you are done, right? What about Small Business Saturday with Mountain Made.

    But when you shop at a local shop (like Mountain Made gallery) not only do you help support your community and provide jobs for your neighbors but you also get an amazing handcrafted gift as well.

    This is why Mountain Made is a proud participate in the Small Business Saturday event.

    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.

    Mountain Made an Asheville NC Art Gallery

    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!


    Small Business Saturday

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