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The Artists' Theater

Monday, August 16, 2010


    Over the weekend, Mom and I popped into a great new store/gallery in West Jefferson, NC.  The Artists' Theater is right down my alley with a perfect combination of old and new.  I walked inside and fell in love.



    While many antique stores have that antique feel, this gallery has struck a balance by using antiques, local art, and modern accessories.  Just to make it a little neater, The Artists' Theater is tucked into a building that was built around 1900 and has been everything from a Ford dealership in the 1920's to a movie theater.  The old wood floors reflect years of wear and have been covered in a satin finish, maintaining that old/new feel.  "Theater" style velvet curtains hang in between vignettes as a nod to the old theater it once was.


















    This is the last full week before school starts, so I will not be taking on any major projects, but instead will be spending as much time with our boys as they will allow.  Most of the school supplies have been purchased, but we still need a few things, so we will hit the stores today.

    To make it easy on myself and to share a little bit of why I love Ashe County, I will be sharing some of my favorite things from the area with you this week.  If this isn't your thing, please come back next week, when I'm sure to be rambling on about fabric or paint.

    Have a great week!


    21 comments:

    1. What a wonderful place, I can see why you fell in love with it! I love the hutch in the last picture, and that blue and white wingback chair!

      Enjoy the week with your sons! Mine leaves for college in a little over a week so I plan to hang out with him as much as possible too!

      Kat :)

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    2. This looks like a fun store. I'd have to leave my kiddos at home, though, so I could really take it in.

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    3. Looks like a great store full of finds, love the shape of the black lamp! Enjoy this last week of summer break with your boys! Janell

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    4. I love seeing a mix of old and new. I think it shows off everything so well. I would like my son to find some place this this to show his photography. Just wonderful.

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    5. I'm not far from W. Jefferson. I'll have to give this shop a try! Thanks for sharing!

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    6. Rene, what a fun shop. I love those lamps and that vintage bottle carrier. Looks like a fun place to shop.

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    7. What a great place Rene! We have something like that called Cottage Corners, I love going there! I can spend hours looking! :) I can't wait to see and hear about Ashe County and I hope that you get to do some fun things this week with your boys!!

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    8. Rene',

      Ooooh, oooh and Oooh! Great finds I love it all!

      Extra day for my giveaway as I was tied up all weekend!

      Karena
      Art by Karena

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    9. I would love to visit that store; just the right mix of old and new and funky!

      Enjoy your boys, they will be grown in the blink of an eye.

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    10. Yes, the lamps were all great and so were the shades.

      Janet, you are right about that...in the blink of an eye.

      -Rene

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    11. Looks like a great place. Don't you just love finding new shops that seem to be reading your mind by showing everything you adore? Have a great week!

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    12. Pretty! All of it. I love weekends of treasure hunting.

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    13. Oh I'm a bit jealous. I've had a business plan in mind for just such a store for the past 5 years. I have a few other twists to throw in, but I'm excited to see a place like this. Looks like a fun place to hang out and find treasures.
      T

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    14. I need that tree/water print in the 2nd photo! And I'm loving the idea of up-cycling old oil lamps into electric ones. I think the one pictured there needs a larger shade, but LOVE the idea! Hmmm.

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    15. Looks like a fun shop! Love old and new mixed together and I see a few things I would llike to have. Have a good week with your boys!

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    16. That blue and white chair with the afghan is calling my name! Looks like a great shop.

      Enjoy your time with your sons.

      ~ Tracy

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    17. Looks like a great store!! Have fun this week w/your boys! My son starts school in 2 weeks (his first time ever) - exciting times!

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    18. Loved every single lamp! Could handle taking the vintage phone home as well!

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    19. I am in Kernersville and feel the heart strings pulling when the girls have to go back to school. I have one going to VA to visit a friend she has known since kindergarten and the other will have a sleep over after we meet up with her parents at the Middle school open house this Wednesday night. Both are off tomorrow to stay with my mom and sew and go see movies

      I love that you share the beauty of NC with others. I am new to blogging and will hopefully be sharing more with other about the beautiful NC we live in.
      Thank you for sharing!

      Always, Teresa

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    20. I could live in that store! Thanks for sharing it.

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    21. What a great store. I love it when they mix old and new because that's really how we all live. I love the blue and white chair and all the lamps and I could go on and on. Thanks for sharing this great place.

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