Celebrate LOVE with these Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
February has always been a month of transitions and new beginnings. While seemly buried deep inside the stillness of winter, the earth slowly renews itself and prepares for the green growth and warmer weather of spring.
And like the seasons, Valentine’s Day gives us and our relationships with those that we love, another opportunity to be renewed and celebrated.
Especially during these uncertain times of Covid, climate worries and crazy events, we should take take this time to reassess and spend quality time with each other.
We invite you to come by and check out these colorful and fun earrings (made from paper!) by Madeline Parker.
Or this heart pendant from the workshop of jeweler Jennifer Salak.
And the wonderful gemstone jewelry from Gayle Ray.
And the heart-warming and whimsical note cards from our MY BUDDY PAL collection.
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We should have expected it this year since it’s 2020 but holiday shopping is now worst then ever…
Parts of the Internet keep crashing just when you need to get online. Postal package delivery has slowed to a crawl due to large volume increases in mail and a shortage of USPS workers thanks to COVID-19. And even big retail stores have to have limits on the number of customers allowed inside.
So if you are worried that getting Christmas gifts to your local loved ones on time will be difficult then you’re not alone.
But for many, getting out and doing any last minute gift shopping is really not a great option right now.
Not to worry … We are looking out for you with our Personal Shopping service!
Mountain Made Gallery … ready to open for the rush!
How Our Personal Shopping Works – A Simple 3-Step Process
1) First, check out some last minute gift ideas below…
2) Next, call us at 828-350-0307 to check for availability and to place your order … we’ll do the shopping for you.
3) Finally, just pickup your order (curbside or in-store).
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Pottery pocket planters by master ceramic artist Tamara Matthews
Tamara creates handcrafts each of her ceramic pieces. Her artwork is primarily used for home decor and architectural accents.
She says, ” Nature has always been, and continues to be a source of inspiration for my work. Each of my [pieces] are hand sculpted and invites you to run your fingers over the textures. I hope you enjoy them.”
Her pocket planters can give any home or office a unique look of rustic elegance. Each wall vase measures approximately 7 1/2” x 9 1/2” with a 5 1/2 deep pocket. Price: $105.00 (doesn’t include shipping).
Perfect for smaller sized plants such as succulents or air plants. Also a great gift idea for those who love dried flower arrangements.
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