Handmade Crafts » Blenko http://www.mountainmade.com/blog The blog of West Virginia handmade art and handmade crafts. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:48:29 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.5 en hourly 1 Late Summer Weddings http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/late-summer-weddings http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/late-summer-weddings#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:05:41 +0000 Becky Henderson http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=1231 This week, MountainMade celebrated the upcoming, weekend wedding of one of its employees. As we considered the appropriate staff gift to purchase, we realized that there are still several opportunities for summer weddings before the leaves begin to turn. For these occasions, we’ve selected a few gifts you might want to consider.

Ron Hinkle’s hand-blown glassware is a favorite of wedding couples. These ice screamers, which come in a variety of colors, will serve many sweet treats.

The bride and groom might enjoy Jeff Fetty’s calla lily candlesticks. These candlesticks are his original design and are made from iron, finished in natural black and range in height from 18 to 20 inches. Sold in sets of three, these candlesticks make an elegant display for the couple’s mantle or table. Add a MountainMade taper candle.

MountainMade recently received an order from our potter, Lambros. He creates functional pottery pieces in a variety of popular colors. His coffee mugs, soup cups, casseroles, bowls, etc., are certain to be enjoyed for years to come.

But if it’s Blenko you want to give, MountainMade will have a new selection by Friday. Check the website or give us a call.
Late Summer Weddings

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All Things Red http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/all-things-red http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/all-things-red#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:58:55 +0000 Becky Henderson http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=1121 Red Gifts for Valentine's Day

Red Gifts for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day brings out the reds—red hearts, red roses, red candy—the list goes on and on.

For your “red-day” gift giving, MountainMade has selected a few red items.

These whimsical red felt lip sculptures by Loretta Nolan will bring a smile to many folks. Give someone a kiss today.

If the heart pines for jewelry, these ruby earrings might hit the spot. Wrapped in 14kt gold, Elyssa Marsland’s rubies might spark a fire in the heart.

If you don’t fancy ruby earrings, perhaps the Blenko ruby water bottle might interest you. The Blenko glass tradition continues to brighten homes.

For someone who likes handmade pottery, Scottie Weist’s red leaf bowl would be a wonderful gift.

Maybe we have given you some ideas for your Valentine’s Day giving. Our website has many other sure-to-please red gifts.

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Packing up and Heading to Fairmont http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/packing-up-and-heading-to-fairmont http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/packing-up-and-heading-to-fairmont#comments Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:42:49 +0000 Becky Henderson http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=1063 Rich and Carrie are busy picking out and packing up its artisan products for the Holiday Market this weekend at the historic High Gate Carriage House in Fairmont.

For those of you who can’t make it to Thomas to do your holiday shopping, come to High Gate Friday and Saturday November 19 and 20 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

We’re bringing a selection of product specifically chosen for Fairmont including popular potters Tygart River Pottery, Lambros, and Brian Van Nostrand among others; and glass pieces by Blenko, Ron Hinkle, Appalachian Glass, and Lynn Gundry. Other artisan products will also be available including holiday items, bath and beauty products, toys, photographs, original art works, wooden bowls and utensils, food items and music. We’ll also have a few pieces by Mary Olive Jones.

If you can’t make it to Fairmont or Thomas, we’ll be in Morgantown at Arts Mon

A sampling of the artisan works coming to Fairmont.

A sampling of the artisan works coming to Fairmont.

on High Street December 9-11. Happy Shopping.

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