The Shoppes at Homespun’s Newest Location

December 28, 2014 in Editorials

The Shoppes at Homespun’s Newest Location
Maryville’s Old Cherokee Lumber Building

Winter is the perfect time to check out some of the newest shops, and Maryville, Tenn., has a new one waiting to entice you. The Shoppes at Homespun opened the doors of the Old Cherokee Lumber Company, located behind the Blount Memorial Hospital, in October of 2014, and what a difference their presence has made. This nostalgic building with all its different angles, beams, and open structural layout was the perfect find for owner Beverly Sellers and her husband Will. Sellers found this large, tall, once lumber-filled building at 1410 Sevierville Rd., and thought it offered a perfect home for the wonderful vintage and country primitives and creative decor that she and her vendors love to retail.

Walking inside of the Shoppes at Homespun in Maryville reminded me of seeking shelter out of the cold, and being drawn to the warmth inside of this wonderful rustic and quaint building. Once inside, you will enjoy the natural elements and scents of the woods and outdoors. You become as warm as toast as you browse through nooks and crannies and discover wonderful pieces of twig art turned wreaths. Stop to admire old lumber made into shelves and enjoy the scents of homemade candles and soaps. Reaching out, you feel the texture of twigs surrounding center pieces and swags. You’re imagining the hard-working hands that have put love into each handmade piece, or whose hands gave beauty to the needlework of pillows with floral designs or animals stitched in soft flannel like appliqués or textured burlap added here and there creating more charm. Than you’re picturing the handmade braided rugs in front of your fireplace, along with the woven tablecloths and throws thrown across small antique tables accented with swans and candles, as you find you feel you are already home!

You’ll find selections from Heart of Country and Park Hill and other brands in booths and in small rooms throughout this inviting store. Be sure to plan a couple of hours to shop and don’t dwell too long on something that catches your eye, because I find my favorites don’t linger long here.

The Shoppes at Homespun offer unique and fine quality antiques and vintage selections of furniture and kitchen cabinets from the 1940s and ‘50s. You’ll love the settings that Beverly’s friend and decorator, Carolyn Goff has staged. The lake and cabin decor offers warm pillows with sayings, birdhouses large and small, and other smalls for all those special corners in your home or retreat. All of us have those areas that need a little something new that offers extra warmth and love.

Beverly Sellers has numerous vendors that are constantly filling their booths with new and old selections weekly such as Primitives by Kathy; Creative Co-ops; Tennessee Wholesalers and Ohio Wholesalers’ products; and don’t forget to select your favorite flavor of Tennessee’s Best Jams & Jellies.

I don’t want to spoil your fun by sharing too much. You just have to plan a days outing with your hubby or girlfriends and enjoy the Shoppes at Homespun. I know I will be back to visit and shop with Beverly and her friends soon. Every season will offer more of your favorite creative country decor in the Maryville shoppe, as well as the Shoppes at Homespun in Knoxville. Their Knoxville store has been open for over 20 years, and is located at 11523 Kingston Pike, in the Village Green Center. For directions or information, call Beverly at 865-724-2018.

By Maxine B. Jones, Ocoee, Tennessee

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