By Madison Fisler Lewis
Oct. 1, 2014. On Saturday, Oct. 4, for one day only, the Foscoe and Grandfather communities will host the second Home Decor Stirabout. Several business invite guests to stop in for door prizes, refreshments and one-day-only sales to kick off the fall season.
“We held this event for the first time in June,” said Susan Bracewell, operations manager at DeWoolfson Linens in Foscoe.
“It was a great success and we are excited to do it again. It is a bit like an art walk, and the idea is to visit these businesses on the same day, when they are all having special open house events. Each business is doing something different.”
Participating businesses this time around include the following:
- English Antique Imports: English Antique Imports is where antique dealers come to shop. The store sources all of its merchandise from England and France and is proud to offer only the very best. The shop is located at 8599 N.C. 105.
- DeWoolfson Down: Offering European-inspired down comforters, pillows and featherbeds, DeWoolfson Down can have a comforter filled just to the right weight or a pillow hand-stuffed to your specifications. The shop offers luxury linens from all around the world. DeWolfson Down will be offering apple cider and cookies along with a door prize for guests during the event and is located at 9452 N.C. 105.
- Country Gourmet: The Country Gourmet offers all things kitchen, whether a beautiful table setting, glassware, flatware or linens. The shop is located at 10545 N.C. 105.
- Carlton Gallery: Carlton Gallery is one of the most established galleries in the High Country, specializing in all mediums with more than 200 artists represented. Toni Carlton’s studio will be open with her show “Art Songs of the Heart,” as well as the Autumn Group Exhibition. Carlton Gallery is located ate 10360 N.C. 105.
- The Gilded Age Antiques and Interiors: Specializing in 17th-19th century English and Continental furniture and accessories all imported from Europe, The Gilded Age offers items from antiques to interior design. The shop is located at 10890 N.C. 105.
- Tatum Galleries: Tatum Galleries offers a large selection of handmade furniture, patio furniture, accessories and interior design services for residential, commercial and remodeling needs. The gallery is located at 5320 N.C. 105.
Most participating business will have an open house sign or balloons out front, denoting that they are indeed participating in the event.
“Even though it is the end of the season there are always new and exciting things to show,” said Bracewell. “We invite people to see the latest and greatest accessories and designs.”
Items that can be found during the Home Decor Stirabout include antiques, bedding, interior design, art, furniture and much more, all without having to venture from the Foscoe area.
“Foscoe is a unique community,” Bracewell said. “There is an endless variety of businesses to check out. We are trying to introduce locals and visitors alike to come in and see what we have to offer, and this is a great opportunity to do that.”
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