When we go to market, Dane shops circles around me. I have to look at everything, touch it, talk to the rep or artist and on and on it goes. I take days to see it all. Dane is much more efficient. He seems to zero in on stone, wood, steel – and always unique. He talks less and sees more. And so it went when he discovered this line – Elizabeth Keith Designs – recently. He knows some of our customers have blank walls on the outside of their homes that they want to dress up. And he knows many folks are hoping to spend their dollars with “made in America” products. This art is designed and created in Cary, North Carolina by the trio of owners, Chris & Karen Montgomery and Michael Markham.As an artist with the company said “The sun and the moon are constants in our lives, radiating light and life, always with us but ever changing. Artist Michael Markham has been drawn to these celestial symbols throughout his artistic career, rendering sun and moon faces in silver, in fine woodwork and in clay. “The sun is always rising” says the artist. “Perhaps that’s why it’s such a potent symbol for me. It’s reborn every morning.” Read More
Dane found this talented couple and their art at market in January. The paper the prints and greeting cards are made on is impregnated with seeds so if planted in soil and watered, they will grow wild flowers. We brought in a small sampling of their large collection. Hope you’ll come in to enjoy it in person. Below is their story. Read More
Now is the time when new merchandise arrives daily. Thanks to Denise for modeling one the new capes that we brought in, in 3 different colors. They can be worn several different ways, as shown on the tags. Most of these pieces (not the cape) were made in FLORIDA. We are open to Read More
Cedar Street Boutique softly opening November 1, 2016 without our fence being finished, our sign posted or the exterior paint job completed. Now on January 5, 2017 I can happily say we are up and running with vigor! Read More
At Grumbles House we love to eat, laugh, build cool displays, love on our customers and sell. We love when folks visit and we hear them laughing and having fun as they go through the shop enjoying the merchandise and each other. These cotton flour sack towels and reclaimed wood signs make laughing easy.
An evening stroll through our garden in early October reveals a healthy bounty of vibrant color and blooms. With cooler temps and holiday gatherings at our homes coming soon, it’s a great time to visit Grumbles House to choose some color to enhance your yard and containers. Read More
One thing our regular customers LOVE about Grumbles House is that they can visit today and then again in a week and there will be new merchandise to see! Sometimes an influx of antiques, sometimes clothing, often cutesie little inexpensive gift items, yard decor or interesting plants…we frequently have something new to view. Hope you’ll put us on your list of frequent places to visit! Read More
Most everyone loves pretty colors and color combos so these coin purses, bracelets and rings make great gifts for LOTS of folks you may want to “gift”. Maybe usually thought of as feminine, some of these more muted colors in the coin purses & narrow bracelets and rings make great gifts for the guys you love. Handmade in Northern Thailand by women artisans, these products are fairly traded meaning they are paid a fair wage for their days work instead of the historic meager pittance woman are paid in many countries. Read More
Add some fun to your kitchen with these “Shake It Up”, “Be Grate-ful” and “Whip It Good” dish towels with a bold silver rivet for hanging. $9.49 each. Tea bag-rest with funny spoon or Coffee spoon rests make great gifts. Mud pie also makes funny spreaders, ladles & wall hooks. Come see ’em and share a chuckle.
Garden Groupies is a fun little event we schedule most months typically on a Tuesday morning to allow us to show off some of our favorite and prettiest plants. A variety of folks from beginning gardeners, transplanted gardeners (from the north or west to the south) that aren’t sure how to garden here, master gardeners, garden clubs and vegetable gardeners join us. We start off with refreshments about 10 am in the garden or on the porch and begin our talk at 10:30. Read More