Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Keeping it Local...

My time spent with our social networking on Facebook and Twitter is time well spent.  It has introduced us to many local businesses that we might not have known about otherwise.  See, with working seven days a week, we don't get out much, ("wink").  One great example of a connection we made on Facebook was our "friending" with Old Growth Riverwood, a local husband and wife wood working enterprise.  Old Growth Riverwood located in Castle Hayne, reclaims lost pieces of history and transforms them into unique and beautiful wood products for home or business.  When I read that on their website an idea immediately popped into my head.  We were planning a new display area in the shop, so why not contact Chris at Old Growth Riverwood for shelving.  Well, the rest is history now, literally.  The display is finished and all the shelves are historical...reclaimed from the bottom of the Cape Fear River.  Over a hundred years ago, these logs were cut from trees somewhere upriver and were floated down to mills to become lumber.  The logs were rafted together, but the heavier dense logs sank to the bottom of the Cape Fear.  Now they are wonderful heart pine wood shelves floating on the walls of our shop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Catching Up with New Artists

Is there such a thing a bloggers block? Looking at the last post date, I think I came down with a case of it. But I'm re-focused, refreshed and ready to write. Some exciting new artists have joined Crescent Moon. Let me introduce them.

Ted Sam
ple was a 25 year glass blower with Steuben Glass in New York state until he and his fam
ily relocated to North Carolina a few years ago. He is blowing glass again out of our favorite studio on Castle Street, RDG Designs, owned by Jane Greer. Mike assists him in the studio and some wonderful designs are happening. His latest... Lemon Yellow Vase...shown to the left is stunning and priced at $110 Look for more postings on Ted and his work soon.

Meet Jennifer Thomas, a local artist from Castle Hayne. Jennifer walked into Crescent Moon earlier this week and wowed us with her simple, yet artistic ornaments. We are thrilled to be the first gallery to introduce her work. Using stained glass and putting her own painted twist on the designs, she embellishes them nicely and wraps up the whole package with a stenciled box. Makes the perfect gift for $30 each. There are 5 styles: Drop, Oval, Paisley, Mushroom and Frame. Shown below are Drop and Paisley . Come in and welcome Jennifer by buying an original.