Tucker County, WV | Handmade Crafts

Being Blessed — I Am MountainMade

posted: 42 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  No Comments ;
Most days, you'll find Heidi Haldeen serving artists and guests at The MountainMade Gallery in Thomas, WV.

Most days, you'll find Heidi Haldeen serving artists and guests at The MountainMade Gallery in Thomas, WV.

I have been very blessed to work at MountainMade. I am surrounded every day by a quality, excellence and a committed group of people who believe in what we do: We represent West Virginia artists and craftspeople by knowing and promoting their work.

I am on the front-line. I have other duties, but I am often one of the first people to greet you when you walk in the door, email or call with a question. I don’t always know the answer, but I’ll find out and get back with you as soon as I can.

The “gift” is the relationship(s) I have with our customers.

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Time For Mountaineer Days In Thomas

posted: 45 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  No Comments ;
Thomas, W.Va., is ready to celebrate Mountaineer Days this Fourth of July weekend. And MountainMade would love for you to visit! Rich and Carrie are getting ready for the holiday weekend with a fresh batch of Hurley Bird Feeders, which won't last long. Some of the store's newest treasures are quilted jewelry bags and a wonderful selection of field guides on hiking and travel, and birding and wildflowers.

Thomas, W.Va., is ready to celebrate Mountaineer Days this Fourth of July weekend. And MountainMade would love for you to come visit! Some of the store's newest treasures are quilted jewelry bags and a wonderful selection of field guides on hiking and travel, and birding and wildflowers. Rich and Carrie will be ready for the holiday weekend with a fresh batch of Hurley Bird Feeders, which won't last long.

Summer’s in full swing in Thomas and the celebration is just beginning.

Thomas hosts Mountaineer Days on July 2-5, 2010. It is a celebration of our nation’s independence and a time for many of the local families to “come home.”

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Grafton Memorial Day Dates Back To The Civil War

posted: 46 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;

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Memorial Day brings memories of parades, picnics and a day off from work or school.

In West Virginia, the origins of Memorial Day go back to the Civil War. In 1867, Maj. R. C. Bates was ordered by the War Department to locate a permanent burial site for the Union soldiers who had died in hospitals and battlefields throughout West Virginia.

Bates chose the Grafton location because it was relatively level in a region noted for mountainous terrain and it was near Maple Avenue Cemetery, where many war dead had already been buried. In 1867, Grafton held a “Flower Strewing Day” later called Memorial Day to honor those who served the community and the country during the Civil War.

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The History of Thomas, WV’s Peacock Building

posted: 48 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;
The MountainMade Country Store is located in the Peacock Building, on Thomas, WVs downtown mainstreet. The building was purchased by the Vandalia Heritage Foundation in 2002 and renovated to its current condition.

The MountainMade Country Store is located in the Peacock Building, on Thomas, WV's downtown mainstreet. The building was purchased by the Vandalia Heritage Foundation in 2002 and renovated to its current condition.

MountainMade’s Country Store is located in the renovated Peacock Building, right on Thomas, WV’s historic Main Street. Some of the historic uses of the Peacock Building include residential apartments, saloons and retail shops. Read All

The History and Secrets about MountainMade’s Buxton & Landstreet Gallery

posted: 48 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;
The Historic Buxton and Landstreet Building house MountainMades Fine Art Gallery and Studio Art Classes

The Historic Buxton and Landstreet Building house MountainMade's Fine Art Gallery and Studio Art Classes

The MountainMade Fine Art Gallery and Studio Art Classes are housed by the historic Buxton and Landstreet Building of Thomas, WV. Placing our MountainMade’s Artisan Gallery in this building brings the Buxton & Landstreet Building back to its mercantile roots and provides an ideal display setting for fine art.

Constructed in 1901, Buxton & Landstreet Building served as company store for the Davis Coal and Coke Company. Company employees were paid in script, which they spent in the company store.* Today, the MountainMade Gallery prefers you pay for fine art in legitimate US currency, but we may be willing to bargain. Read All