Tis the Season For Southern Crafts: Mountain Made Unveils Its 2011 Handcrafted Holiday Gift List

UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS direct from the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Your Best Guide to the Top 12 Handcrafted Gifts for the Holidays - All from Local WNC Artisans, Musicians and Writers!

Online PR News – 21-November-2011 – – Asheville, NC – Mountain Made, an Asheville art gallery is pleased to announce their 2011 handcrafted holiday gift list. Holiday gift giving has never been so easy!

Melinda Knies, Mountain Made gallery manager said, "We had such a wonderful response from last year’s gift guide that we decided to do it again this season!"

She went on to say, "This year’s gift guide only showcases 12 wonderful items to celebrate the holiday season. We thought we would add our own spin on the traditional 12 days of Christmas song, we all are so familiar with."

"So we have worked hard to highlight a handcrafted version of this holiday favorite."

Ms. Knies, said, "This year’s exceptional list of gift ideas presents some of most popular art and craft items we offer as well as other unusual artwork unique to the Asheville area."

"This list is a must-see for those people who enjoy or collect American-made crafts and Southern folk art. All the artwork in our gallery has been made locally here in Western North Carolina by some the region’s finest artisans, musicians and authors.", she said.

Shopping in the Asheville Area? Drop by and check out Mountain Made's "12 Days of Gifts Handmade for the Holidays!".

1 Raven Perched
2 Goblets Toasting
3 Birds a Roosting
4 Hummingbirds Flying
5 Silver Things
6 Mugs for Drinking
7 Dreds a Dancing
8 Mamas Cooking
9 Wine Holders Teetering
10 Soaps for Soaking
11 Angels Watching
12 Bracelets Sparkling

"And like last year, we are offering secure shipping to anywhere in the US. This way our customers can send their loved ones these handcrafted gifts safely while creating a new holiday tradition!"

But Ms. Knies goes on, "Unfortunately some of the artwork we have on our list are in limited qualities or are custom made by the individual artisan and as such are one-of-a-kind. This means once we sell out, we won’t have any more for this season…"

"Because of this, we strongly recommend that if you are interested in a particular gift item that you contact us as soon as possible. You learn more about our Asheville artists at http://mtnmade.com/blog to see details on ordering or browse our new online mountain music and bookstore at http://www.mtnmade.com/store/

"Of course, if you are too busy to shop or live out of the Asheville area, you can take advantage of our FREE personal shopping service!" Ms. Knies said.

Knies concluded, "Our is always happy to help you choose the right gifts that will make your the holiday shopping, a fast and fun experience instead of a stressful chore! Just call us at 828.350.0307 if you need help."

About Mountain Made

MOUNTAIN MADE is an Asheville NC art gallery that supports the entrepreneurial development of local artisans, musicians and writers from our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on this event, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at 828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at]mtnmade.com or visit http://www.mtnmade.com.
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