We are up again at 5 AM heading for the 41st Annual West Virginia Mountain Heritage Arts & Craft Festival. Before we go too far, off to DD to get my coffee. As we drive to West Virginia we cross drive over two bridges to cross the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. We often talk about were George Washington tossed the silver dollar and if it is still there #historylesson. We are always rewarded with the beautiful view of West Virginia’s mountains.
The Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival is held at the Sam Michael’s Park in Shenandoah Junction West Virginia. The festival runs for three days; and is held under an array of large tents. This well managed show is a highlight of the year.
The atmosphere is friendly and warm. I am looking forward to seeing lots of friends and meeting new ones. Each vendor has a prime location and the crafts here are fantastic. The artists here are some of the best in the country. We are honored to be a part of this show. We are usually located in the tent across from the prepared food vendors. They have an array of jellies, jams, spices, coffee just to name a few. Richard of Pennsylvania Soy Candles is one of my tent mates. I always look forward to seeing Richard. He is a lot of fun and makes great candles and soaps.
You can see more of Pennsylvania Soy Candles here.
Soulfully Salvaged Paper Arts is another tent mate. Kellan has a heart of gold, and stands 6 ft. 6 inches; and, always reached up to fix anything that is high without a ladder. Everyone depends on him to reach those things in high places.
I love the hat. Here is some of his creations.
Soulfully Salvaged Paper Arts handcrafted beads are created using paper recycled from magazines and catalogs that would otherwise be tossed into landfills. To see more of Soulfully Salvaged Paper Arts click here.
Two Rivers Turning is a new tent mate this year. Neil’s creates a variety of items from local hardwoods harvested by him.
Not only does he create beautiful bowls he also makes French rolling pins and wood handled kitchen utensils. See more of his work here is his website.
Lots of people attend this fantastic show.
The weather was great and as always the people were sociable.
We were able to introduce our Warmth of Autumn Collection which includes a quilt, handmade table runners and accent pillows. Here is a picture of the quilt
Shanna’ creativity inspired this color combination. Theses rich colors add an autumn feel home’s decor. The colors of bark, fall leaf rust, gold, and deep oranges with a touch of beige. I had lots of fun making this quilt and the results were fantastic.
This show is always a delight. Although the weather was hot the first day, the remaining days were pleasant and clear. For a great show try the West Virginia Mountain Heritage Arts & Craft Show. When you do come by and see us.
Go, make your home beautiful.
PS Boy Scout Troupe helped is break down and pack. They are always a great help.
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