Brand new to Grumbles House this month are the Allsop Solar Lanterns in a variety of shapes, colors and materials. Some (the steel blue, orchard red & white) are made of tyvek. The sheer green, white and chocolate are nylon. Both are strong materials that will stand up to outdoor elements. We are taking a lantern outside each day to charge from the sun, then bringing it inside to show off in a dark room (probably our bathroom) during the day. Read More
Bringing unique, affordable but fun and comfortable clothing to Dunnellon & surrounding area ladies who enjoy something new and fashionable now and then but don’t want to wear the same thing they see everywhere else. With the same fresh eye we use to shop for The Grumbles House, we are gathering clothing and ladies accessories we think ladies will enjoy owning.
We have been proud to carry Heartwood Creations wood boxes for several years now and never get tired of the many styles and designs of high quality hand crafted wood boxes they make. Most are small slide top boxes of varying shapes and sizes but the diversity in the woods and decor are endless. In just “maple” alone, they build boxes from 6 species of wood: maple, quilted maple, bird’s-eye maple, spalted maple, burl maple and tiger maple. They also use teak, aspen, bubinga aka African Rosewood, cherry, walnut & burl walnut, Japanese Tamo, kewazingo, exotic lacewood, sapele and madrone burl. They come from Oregon, Northern California, Michigan, New England and portions of the south in North America but also from British Columbia, Africa, Australia and the southern coast of India. The boxes are embellished with marquetry, inlay and laser engraving (although I don’t typically order these – I like the inlay & marquetry much better). Besides the “secret boxes” as the owner named them, we also carry their cribbage boards, a couple of puzzle boxes, wood pill box, compass, guitar pick box, toothpick holder and ladies golf tee holder. On the back of each box is their signature heart logo.All wood products are made by American wood workers in their Rockford, Illinois shop. The company founder is Michael Fisher. I borrowed a clip from their website to share with you. Our Founder My passion for woodworking began as a child when I was inspired by watching my father make furniture for our home. When I joined the Boy Scouts, I read a book by Eric Sloane called “A Reverence for Wood.” That book, in combination with my love for nature, gave me a deep appreciation for wood and trees. I’ve made many things throughout my life from wood, but boxes have remained my primary focus. When I was sixteen, I made a box from birch for my girlfriend and put a romantic note inside. An early teacher introduced me to the sliding dovetail which i use to this day on Heartwood’s little Secret boxes. I soon discovered elaborate and exotic woods and so began my love affair. Woodworking has always been therapeutic for me. It kept me engaged during tumultuous school years and became something meaningful that involved my heart and my hands. The workshop in my parent’s basement quickly became my favorite and most productive outlet. My love for the medium and the joy I receive form working with my hands continues to inspire me decades later.
We’re always looking for unique, well made, fairly priced merchandise that is fairly traded that we think our customers will enjoy. These funky shoes are a good example of stylish, comfortable something different we hope you’ll like! Read More
I am very excited to introduce Vim & Vigr Compression Knee Socks and toeless sleeves at Cedar St. Boutique. For all of us who are on our feet way too many hours per day, consider investing in your legs by purchasing a couple pairs of wonderfulness (these cute new socks) that greatly reduce the ache and tired of work day feet. We are starting with a small inventory and once the weather cools off, will be stocking up on more styles and sizes as you show me we need to. Styles and sizes to fit a variety of legs, both men and women.Read More
Grumbles House is happy to offer a NO RUST solution for the humid Florida outdoors. We now offer aluminum garden decor and furniture that you can enjoy without worry of rust. Made in Mexico and delivered from Elpaso, Texas by company employees, we received the first couple orders raw or unfinished. Dane has been having fun trying different color combinations and artfully painting the pieces to show you what you can do to personalize your garden. If you’re not adventurous with the paint brush and want to play it safe, buy one he painted or leave it unfinished.