Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Truly local

So as you know I love this town and where I live. I am surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. I have a very eclectic city 15 minutes down the road. But what makes this place so special to me is the people we surround ourselves with. The caliber of people here is outstanding. I could not be more grateful for their love and friendships. I was thinking the other day about the creative talent that all my friends possess. Jen is an outstanding photographer, who I learn so much from. Becky creates beautiful art on canvas. Heidi is the mastermind behind Black Mountain Birdie. Her and Richard also make gorgeous cabinet pulls out of old railroad ties. I wish I had them in my home. Not to mention that I would love for Heidi to come in to my house and help me decorate and pick out fixtures! Annie sculpts amazing functional pottery out of lumps of clay. Susan is the mastermind behind the Snuggle Down, an amazing down sleepsak for baby. Margaret possesses a sense of style we all crave and sits down to blog about the latest trends. And this is just my in town friends, my out of town friends run the gamut from bakers, two bakers to be exact, seamtresses, farmers, and complete creative minds. And let me not forget to mention my amazingly talented husband who is a builder and perfectionist. I am always blown away by his quality of work. It is gorgeous and a bit mind blowing that he can start from nothing and end up with something has gorgeous as this screened in porch below. You want to talk about supporting your local economy, why don't you support these people. You won't be disappointed and you will be receiving something that is unique that no one else has!

7 comments:

Becky Swann said...

Thanks for the shout out! We do have amazingly talented friends, you are one of them too! What a great job worth is doing, that is beauiful!

JTP said...

don't forget what an amazing photographer you are!!!! they are lucky to be friends with you. Oh my- that screened in porch.... ahhhhhh! I want that attached to my house!!!!!! it is GORGEOUS!!!!

Margo said...

You are sweet!! What an amazing group of talented women and that definitely includes you!! Your talent is incredible and I am so proud of you!
Seriously though your household is full of it. Worth is truly amazing and that porch is divine!!

Black Mountain Birdie said...

Man! What an awesome group of friends!!! Thanks so much Sunday...I am always in awe of your beautiful talent...photography and every thing else you do with such style! That porch is gorgeous too...lucky person who gets to enjoy it! - Heidi

Courtney said...

BMT is an amazing town and I miss it greatly.. everything about it.. :( but you hit it on the nail.. our friends are all very talented.. (includeing you missy!) Plus most of the husbands too.. Worth, Jeremiah and Nick all create beautiful homes! That's a talent also! = )

Julie said...

Wow, that porch really is gorgeous! Missed you in Below the Belt this morning. We had 10 people!

Annie Singletary said...

thanks sun! so proud to have your amazing photography around as well. that porch is awesome, worth is so talented indeed, it amazed me as well and it is totally over my head.
i love knowing so many creative people!!!