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  1. 4 Ways to simplify your gift giving: Want, Need, Wear & Read

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    Simplify Gift Giving


    Unique Holiday & Christmas Gifts from Mountain Made Art Gallery

    How to simplify gift giving?

    The other week two women were shopping in our store, when the one with dark hair called out to the other and asked, “What do I have to look for again?”

    “Get something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read!”, the red-haired one shouted back.

    Melinda and I looked at each other in confusion,”What did she mean…something they WANT? Something to READ?”

    We had never heard of such before. So naturally, when they finally came up to the counter, we asked them about it. The dark-haired lady quickly pointed to her friend and told us it was ‘her’ idea.

    The red-headed one (both women were in town for business) claimed that it was HER mother that always told her grown kids that this was an easy to made holiday gift-buying quick and simple.

    “Get them something they WANT; something they NEED; something to WEAR; something to READ.”

    We were impressed. Just four little words, yet so very SMART!

    We thought how easy this would shopping for handcrafted gifts inside the gallery. So we thought we share with you…

    A Simple Handcrafted Gift Giving Philosophy: Want, Need, Wear, Read


    Frankly, here at Mountain Made, we feel that ALL art, whether it be an artisan piece of jewelry to a fine art painting or sculpture, should fulfill a want…it should be purchased because you enjoy how it speaks to your heart and mind.

    Or you just apprecicate how it looks.

    By Brian Monteleone

    Hand craved Koi Fish By Brian Monteleone


    Okay, we admit it you might or might not NEED barware but nothing can make a mini-bar or beverage table stand out while like these handcrafted items:

    Handblown Glass “Tipsy” Tumblers & Pitchers by Terri Sigler

    And of course we have to mention that Jason Probstein will inside the gallery every Thursday thru Saturday this holiday seasoning giving live glass blowing demonstrations.

    Ceramic Sake & Wine Decanters by Elizabeth Foley


    Handcrafted Artisan Silver & Coppery Jewelry by Candy Emerson

    “Life is too short to wear boring jewelry” ~ Unknown

    As most women know, a strong piece of jewelry can a make even the most simple of outfits look elegant. The right piece of jewelry can completely change the look of what you wear and how you feel.

    So we invite you to come by our gallery to view some of the best handcrafted jewelry artists in and around the Asheville area.


    “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”

    Mountain Made always has a great selection of fiction and nonfiction books by local authors and writers.

    Two new editions to this wonderful collection are a non-fiction book by Sue Wasserman and a new novel by Celia Miles.

    “A Moment’s Notice”


    Photographer and freelance writer Sue Wasserman says “Nature blows me away with its beauty and its lessons. “A Moment’s Notice” is my way of sharing the magic.”


    “The Body at StarShine Mill”


    A Marcy Dehanne Grist Mill Mystery by Celia H. Miles

    “Flush off the first successful project of her second career that offered the unexpected surprise of a dead body, ex-college teacher, Marcy Dehanne, undaunted, sets off to restore yet another old mill in western North Carolina…”

    So if you are in the downtown Asheville area, then we invite you drop by Mountain Made and check out we can help you simplify your gift giving list.