What a wonderful surprise! I had picked out a piece of turned wood to buy that was on display and for sale at the Hi Neighbor restaurant. Our server said that she would call the shop owner, Marcy, where it was consigned so that she could come to the restaurant for me to pay for the piece. Marcy met me at Hi Neighbor, took the piece to wrap at her shop, and we stopped by to pick it up (not even a block away).
Marcy was welcoming and hospitable, told us about the various artists and history of the buildings (the main shop was a small colonial home where the downstairs and summer kitchen have been turned into sale displays for Shenandoah artists, artisans, and craftsmen; the upstairs of both buildings are residences). Grandchildren ages 7 and 9 were with us and she INVITED them to touch various pieces in the shops and told them about how different things were made.
Prices for many pieces were quite reasonable so I not only left with a lovely handmade lathe-turned wood bowl but also a very nice memory of going to Shenandoah Valley Artworks and talking with Marcy. I look forward to going back again when I'm visiting the area.
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