Fall Color Map for North Carolina

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Cool weather has come. It is time for the leaves to begin turning those beautiful colors. Take time for the beautiful scenery in Western North Carolina this time of year by enjoying a peaceful drive, wonderful views, fall colors, lovely streams, waterfalls, great food, and places to stay overnight. Hike the Appalachian Trail, visit one of the National Parks and get plenty of fresh mountain air. Lots to do, lots to see, and lots to enjoy. Make a family memory this October in Western North Carolina.  Dry Falls

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Spring into Summer Craft and Art Show

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Spring into Summer Craft and Art Show #MemorialDay Weekend in Great #SmokyMountains #FranklinNC located at #MaconCounty Fairgrounds a Craft and Art Show with local artisans displaying their #handmade work. I will be there with some of my wooden crafts and more. If you are in the area stop by and visit. Driving thru the area stop and give your legs a break by walking around. Good food by #APRoadsideEats will be fixing excellent chow to order.

Wedding Knives & Servers Personalised

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I put this video together in trying to better show examples of my handmade wedding cake knives and servers. The server not only serves cake, but it will also cut and serve pie. Notice the range of grain patterns and color variations in the wood species. No two are alike due to the nature of wood and handcrafting. Finish is a blend of mineral oil and beeswax. Engraving is by hand carving or using a high-speed engraving also by hand. Laser engraving is not available. Each engraving and without engraving is actually a customized order. Mix or match wood species to fit each preference. Request by custom ordering to meet your decor, just ask and I will let you know if I can meet your request.

Several times I have be asked if they will cut a cake. They will cut cake as well as any other cake knife. The sharpness of the wooden knife is as sharp or in some cases sharper than a metal one.

I got the video too wide. If you can go full screen it is good.

Also on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHmlZHiR4iI

 

 

 


Sunflower from bird feed

From Bird Feed

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Sunflower from bird seed
Sunflower from bird seed

From bird feed to a beautiful sunflower this summer.

My mother has several bird feeders hanging around one corner of her front porch. She likes to sit in her favorite chair and watch the birds. Of course some of the feed makes its way to the yard. Occasionally some of the seed sprouts and makes small plants. Usually they all live only a very short time before getting pulled up or cut off. This spring she let the sunflower live. It ha grown to over eight feet tall with many flowers.

Mom is planning to save seed and wants to have a row across the front next year. That is if the birds don’t get all the seed once it matures.

I took these pictures yesterday, today more blooms were out.

Sunflower from bird feed
   Sunflower from bird feed

Wedding Cake Knifes and Server Sets

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Just completed and shipped these wedding sets. I got behind due to a family medical issue and am in the process of getting caught up. I missed some shipping dates which I never like to do. Things are getting back to normal for me, more or less.

I will be adding a few new items in the near future after getting all current orders out. So keep an eye out for my new items.

Check out my ETSY stores at https://www.etsy.com/shop/themountaineer  and   https://www.etsy.com/people/shoprusticweddings

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