Monday, November 19, 2012

Pottery, Furniture and a Good Time

As some of you may know, one of our farm enterprises is making and selling rustic furniture.  This year I have also branched out into making goat-milk and other handmade soap.

Poplar table.

Cherry table.
We are fortunate to have a few great sales opportunities throughout the year.  One of our favorites is the three-day open house in early November at Hannah's Pottery in Scott Depot, WV.  Hannah and Don invite several local artisans to attend their open house which makes for a great time and a lot of really nice Christmas gift possibilities.  The weather this year was warm and sunny and many guests took advantage of the beautiful weather to stroll around Hannah's wonderfully inviting eclectic garden.
A view of Hannah's garden.

In addition to Hannahs signature maple-leaf pottery, there was jewelry, vintage Christmas  decorations, our furniture and soap, birdhouses, hanging globe lights and enhanced digital photography.  Here are a few pictures from this year's event.

Jewelry by Jackie.

Soap and pottery.

Don with our furniture.

Hannah's pottery.

We will also be spending the three-day Thanksgiving weekend at the Brass Bell Pottery open house in Lower Falls, a small community along the Coal River near St. Albans, WV.  In addition to pottery there is a lot of interesting history about the falls and the mill that was located there.  The gallery and studio are located at 3707 Phillips Street in St. Albans, WV.  Come on out and spend "shop small Saturday" with us!  You'll know you're at the right place if you see this:


  1. Hello, although I liked your furniture (especially the chairs and the table behind Don), I'm worried if it can hold enough weight. I mean, if I'm buying it, I'd like it to be able to hold heavy weight. Reply please, thanks.
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    1. Alan, Thanks for the question. Most of our furniture is designed to support adequate weight. The bench behind Don is solid oak and is very sturdy. The twig chair behind Don was originally designed for me to use so it is smaller and built using smaller pieces. The oak chair to the left of Don is solid oak and is very strong. Generally for seating, the strength of the materials are somewhat proportianal to the size of the piece.

  2. So you're having your own Black Friday sale? We will be in Spencer for Thanksgiving, but will have no time to go to St. Albans. Sounds like it could be fun.