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Gift-Giving Ideas Now and Then and Local--- Asheville-Style

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We are on the road in Asheville this week- seeking treasures as we look ahead to the holidays, and as we look behind for missed opportunities.

 

Is it ever too early to start your collection of special treasures sooner-or-later to be given as gifts?

 

I don’t think so. Also is it ever too late! No way. Take a look in this mirror and you may see what I mean. When one is a creative gift-giver, looking back and looking forward can come together.

 

Luckily, here the mountains of Western North Carolina, we are blessed with traditional arts and crafts passed down through the generations— there are potters and weavers, and woodcrafters, and glass blowers, and quilters, and yarn artists, …Oh! I could go on and on.

  

 One message around Asheville and WHERE EVER YOU ARE....when it comes to gifts....BUY LOCAL!!

 

That reminds me of the  treasures to be found at Warren Wilson College.  So, this week we are heading on over to Warren Wilson College (see links to other on Warren Wilson College posts  below) for special finds made right at Warren Wilson College by the students of WWC!

Here are a few items we plan to check out:

 

Gifts-To-Be from student blacksmiths, potters, weavers and fiber arts that we’re told are created from rags and worn-out clothes from the WWC free store. Or some bamboo and organic cotton items, or functional and artistic pieces. The “Herb Crew” students have lip balm, massage salve, hard working hand salve, and a variety of teas. 

 

Warren Wilson College Campus Map (Asheville NC)

 

All of this can be found at the Campus Store located in the lower level of Gladfelter which is right near the South Entrance at Warren WIlson. (see map)

 

 

Warren Wilson College Sustainable Practices Guide

Asheville Livability News: It's Dark Green

 Asheville's Solar-Powered and Sustainable Homes and Golf Carts  ( at Warren Wilson College)

 

 

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Comments

JaneAnne, that sounds like fun. It's nice to give unique gifts during the holidays!

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 8 years ago

Hi janeAnne, so many of the economic woes could be eased if people would just follow your suggestions! Buy local, not just gifts but also foods.  When people want to eat out for dinner, try those locally owned restaurants instead of the chains.

It is never too early to be thinking about special things for special people.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 8 years ago

janeAnn,

You reminded me about the great pottery in your area, and we have wanted to head your way just to visit and enjoy.  We are both lovers and students of pottery and had an excellent teacher iwhen we lived in Napa.  All the best, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

hello janeAnn,

I love to shop little butique stores, or find a unique piece in local pottery shop.. We also have some around here.

It is always fun to go shopping there. You can always find something beautiful.

THanks for sharing.

Posted by Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Hi janeAnne~ I'm a big fan of shopping local! We are blessed with great diversity in our chosen areas, and local gifts are a wonderful reminder of the gift giver!

Best regards from Seattle,

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) over 8 years ago

janeAnne, I love the idea of buying local.  It keeps the money in the community supporting local people and families.  Plus, these things are truly made in America!  Have a great Sunday!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 8 years ago

Dear JaneAnne - I love keeping it local...whether it is in your home town & local businesses or in the US.  I also think that everyday shopping like grocers, wholesale clubs, pharmacies, or gas cards are great gifts to try to give.  Thanks for the ideas :)   (sorry I am behind from traveling with work)

Posted by Pam Hills, ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work (Innovative Artistry) over 8 years ago

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