Christmas Shopping

November 25, 2012 in Editorials

Snowman Greeters at Interiors by Design

Chanel Groomes, owner of Interiors by Design, gets very excited when she goes shopping for those special items you’ll enjoy throughout Christmas. There are snowmen and friends that you don’t have to put away till after the cold weather passes, and even they add warmth to those cozy cabins and country cottages you adore. Santa may even want to hang out with the reindeer after the holidays as well. You’ll enjoy these unusual crafted selections and find that they become an affectionate part of your decor for many seasons to come.

Be sure to visit Interiors by Design during Etowah’s Old Fashion Christmas Open House Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8. Enjoy some special treats while you browse and check out the Snowman and Santas watching over the fine selection of antiques and gifts that Chanel has added throughout her store. She looks for items that are made in the USA and is a firm believer that we should support those who make great products right here at home.

Interiors by Design specializes in custom window treatments, bedding, blinds, and shutters, as well as carrying a huge selection of in-stock fabrics and offers a great assortment of fabric samples in many amazing designs and colors. Interior by Design specializes in computer designing. This allows you to see what your window treatments or room changes will look like before you ever begin. She has added more antique furniture and home accessories to her gift, jewelry, and ladies accessory lines as well. If you haven’t checked to see what’s happening at Interiors by Design, you’ve really been missing out on of a lot of fun and great buys and finds.

Handmade Christmas Crafts at Country Kinfolk

You have to put Country Kinfolk on your excursion plans for December. This shop specializes in special handmade tables, shelves, chests, trunks, furniture pieces and many small and large Christmas decor selections such as stars, angels, Santa’s, snowmen, snow bunnies, candles, and much, much more. There are so many custom-crafted items that Steve and Cindy Riggs make, and the list keeps growing. They will customize signs, benches, gates, windows for decor, and mirrors, chairs, small tables, buggy seats, and yes, even more. If you tell them about something you are looking to find, they might just design and make if for you if they don’t already have it sitting in their store. You’ll find some special baby gift items at Country Kinfolk that will make a nursery warm and cozy.

Country Kinfolk is located at 5155 Hwy 11, as you go south from Lenoir City, watch for it on your right. You can’t miss the country hand-crafted mailbox, and many other neat and handy items on the outside. I love to visit their shop for the smells of “Christmas Past” is in the air and you’ll just want to linger and enjoy the music and inhale the scent of cookies baking while you decide what fine crafts you’re going to take home.

Farragut Merchants Celebrate Christmas

Stores such as Gatehouse Antique Market, The Shoppes at Homespun, and The Heart of Country (inside Homespun) are just a few of the stores who will be celebrating with lots of holiday sales from November until the last day of December. Farragut, Tenn., is a burg of Knoxville, and these three shops are all located on or just off Hwy 11 after it turns into Kingston Pike.

Pam and Beverly and all the Christmas dealers at Heart of Country and The Shoppes at Homespun look forward to the Christmas season every year and stock up on their antiques, folk and country decor, vintage furniture, smalls, girl’s party dresses, ladies and men’s accessories and collectibles, primitives, McCall Candles, prints, linens, quilts, treenware, braided rugs and oh so much more.

Gatehouse Antique Market is located a few blocks from them at 620 N. Campbell Station Rd. in Knoxville, right at the Turkey Creek Complexes. Wayne and Susan Flynn just celebrated their first year as the owners of Gatehouse Antiques. The Flynns were the former owners of Past Time Antiques in Clinton, Tenn., and they have made a showcase out of Gatehouse Antique Market. It is becoming another favorite place to shop for antiques, just as their former store in Clinton.

Susan and Wayne have a continuous flow of fine furniture, antique primitives, quality glassware and china, beautiful linens and lots of nice collectibles as well as vintage accessories. They make Christmas shopping fun and take away the guilt for shopping for “ME” when you visit either of these stores in Knoxville.

Both stores participate in the 2012 Shop Farragut Holiday Campaign that kicked off November 17 and will continue through Monday, Dec. 31. The Shoppes at Homespun, Heart of Country, and Gatehouse Antique Market will have sales continuing throughout their stores during this month. These shops are located at 11523 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Whether you are visiting from out-of-town or live in the Knoxville, be sure and visit the Farragut area, as these shops will appreciate you shopping with them this Christmas.