Happy End of Year Celebrations and Shopping Frenzy!

 

Hey Folks! As we wrap up another year and take a look at where we've been and where we're headed, we've decided that this will be our last month at 227 Haywood Road. We have loved having our sweet shop but we have determined that the long retail hours take us away from other earning endeavors that better suit our new family dynamic. We had always planned to keep a foot in the door with other work but with our newest job as parents, it is one job too many to maintain a brick and mortar store front. Mark will be taking his zipline and building skills to the next level by developing a new business plan involving swings, trees and other custom wood craft. Carrie-Welles is excited to be back in the saddle with her long-time real estate career and has joined up with the fabulous team at Mosaic Community Lifestyles Realty. She also looks forward to having some extra time to bounce sweet Baby Burl. While this news seems a bit bitter sweet, we feel great about the time we had in the shop. We are also getting very excited to have the flexibility again to rock on like the free birds we truly are at heart!

But fear not! Wood & Spoon will rise again! After some traveling, we plan to either set up a booth some where or host pop-up shops with our fabulous finds. We are also considering setting up an on-line store. So stay tuned, we will resurface with new, old treasure and handmade wood craft!

We are sure you are all wondering what is next for 227 Haywood with its grand ceiling and magic windows. Short Street Cakes is gearing up for an expansion and plans use the space to continue to grow their booming business! Congrats to Jodi and the gang!

DON'T MISS THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH IN WEST ASHEVILLE!!!

 

We are pleased and excited to be hosting a tasting party for OWL Bakery from 2-6 on Saturday the 13th! We'll have samples to nibble, hot mulled cider, Noble Cider on tap (yay!), and breads, cookies, and other treats & edible gifts for sale.

Check out their website to learn more about this growing bakery and to order delicious wood fired bread!
http://www.owlbakery.com/


At the same time, directly across the street, CHIVA presents their first Pop-Up Mobile Art Sale from 1 til 7pm.Featuring the rad works of Jason Krekel, Victor Palomino and Nathanael Roney, there will be lots of great work from these local artist to jazz up your walls!

Learn more about the good community works of the CHIVA Bus at their website!
http://www.chivatop.com/

 

The hits keep coming with the new East/West Popup Shop next door to ViLLAGERS. Lots of local handmades and more! So much action in one fabulous day!  All of the West Asheville shops will be having some great sales so love up your local businesses and get your feel good, holiday shopping done in your favorite neighborhood!

We have some really incredible sales on our vintage inventory and great prices on our local made consigned inventory so help us go out with a bang! We continue to bring in great new items and will be having a furniture/fixture sale the week before Christmas. We are also in the works of planning a final clearance sale celebration on January 3rd. We would love to see you before we move on to other things, so come on down for a down home deal!

Posted on December 9, 2014 .

Gone Fishin' for Treasure!

So we will be taking off tomorrow on our first of hopefully many purchasing excursions. We have a family wedding in Ft. Myers Florida, to which we decided to drive, while stopping along the way to visit many other friends and family. The advantage to driving is that we can take back roads and stop at as many roadside flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales, and junk shops that we come across. Hopefully this should help get the vintage collection back up to snuff after the holiday season, and possibly give us a little back inventory to replenish things with. Thankfully Wood & Spoon has allowed us the opportunity to take a trip like this, one we have always wanted to do. 

So wish us well, and please come see us after February 1st! We'll be happy to share stories and show off our new toys! Oh, and don't forget to try out the new brunch at the Urban Orchard Cider Company! We'll get there as soon as we are home a gain...

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Posted on January 18, 2014 .

Come one, come all! Grand Opening Celebration!

Welcome friends and neighbors, to a celebration of  you, us, West Asheville, and Autumn!  We'd like to thank all those who have warmed our space already, and in an effort to spread that wonderful feeling, you are all invited to share some good cheer with us on Saturday, October 19th, from 5 to 8pm.  We'll be serving Short Street Cake, Urban Orchard Hard Cider, and some homemade snacks and goodies. CW is planning a free raffle with prizes of merchandise and gift certificates, and we'll be open for business as well. 

It has been an exciting week for us, with a sweet story in the Mountain Express by our friend Ami Worthen, which promotes out shop, as well as many of our neighbors and the bustling little corner of East-West (or Midwest) Asheville we call home. You can read her wonderful writing at    http://www.mountainx.com/article/53515/East-west-revival. We are really grateful to Ami and the Mountain Express for this generous coverage. Additionally, our next-door neighbor Jodi Rhoden has been exceptionally helpful as always, by providing not only delicious cake for the party, but greatly valuable help in bringing our business to the next level. You're the best Jodi! 

The excitement is not just at Wood & Spoon either. Our newest neighbors are days away from opening the doors to the Urban Orchard Cider Co,  and we couldn't be more thrilled for these nice folks (and for the cider)!  Congratulations up the road also, to VILLAGERS on their one year anniversary, and Bari Salon their two year (also featured in this weeks Mountain Express).  Both of these great achievements will be celebrated on Saturday night as well, so we'll be heading to their party as soon as we're done here.  

We are looking forward to a beautiful fall as well, so we'll hope to see you on the trail or the road.  Enjoy!

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Posted on October 16, 2013 .

We Have Lift-off...

It is hard to believe, but here we are, already in our second week at Wood & Spoon! After opening up shop last Thursday, it has been a wonderful treat to see so many sweet friends perusing our collection, and it feels really good  to make a few sales. One unanticipated challenge has been to see so many of our favorite treasures taking flight, but that only makes room for more! 

The neighborhood is also feeling very busy, with the coming of the Urban Orchard Cider Co. across the street, where we will soon be going for afterwork libations and snacks. Everyone over there is really nice and we're very excited to join them in developing this little nook of town. There is also the constant stream of happy cake-owners passing by our windows, and often through our doors. Many of these folks have become our first customers, and we can't thank the crew at Short Street Cakes enough for being there. It should be a delicious autumn!

 Also just in, we have new works by wonderful friends; a beautiful painting by Hannah Dansie, and several wonderful painting/sculptures by Lisa Nance. What a joy it is to spend time in the shop admiring all these lovely works of art! Can't wait to see what's next. 

Posted on October 2, 2013 .

The State of Affairs

Wood & Spoon is coming soon, to a West Asheville near you! We can't wait to open our doors for you and share this little fledgeling business with all of Asheville. See you soon!!!

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Posted on August 14, 2013 .