Recently, I hung out with Gloria Culver at the Crockett Creek Vintage Market and took a few photos that I posted online. So much fun trying on hats and looking at the amazing art products she has available.
While I was there I looked around the whole store and a lot of my friends have booths and displays as well. I also visited Array of Hope and Flowers by Wanda.
It’s definitely a one stop shop with anything you want or desire. It’s interesting to see what’s on offer. Duck Duck Goose has some really cool stuff. All salespeople are passionate about what they do and it shows.
Gloria said: “My creative mind is a lot faster than my hands, but I still love to work or create something new. As you can see, my heart makes things for children that inspire them to use their brains and imaginations to create for themselves.
“I started sewing in 7th grade. I have always loved art. My interests have changed over the years. Sewing for girls was a challenge with these sequined dresses, but there was still time for watercolor lessons. Gloria continues. “Mary McCarroll and I have had a booth at Heritage Days for several years. We have made over 300 sculpted dolls. Martha Lane has been running Christmas open houses for 10 years and my interest was nurseries, Santa Claus and everything Christmas related. My late husband, Harold Wilson, had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for about 8 years and my hobbies slowed down for a while. I started again with new interests. After taking a needle felting class at Tennessee Tech, I started felting sheep, Santa Claus, and now felted jewelry.
Gloria concluded by saying: “My booth has a lot of stuff, like children’s reading pillows, machine-embroidered tea towels, bibs and masks. My most recent are travel dollhouses and beds in a small suitcase. Ideal for imaginative recreation. Who knows what’s next? I always thought I would write a “A Hundred Ideas Using a Can of Tuna” book.
Megan Hurley texted me, “Katie Conro and I love having a stall at the Crockett Park Vintage Market. We were recommended to check them out as soon as we got here about 4 years ago and it didn’t take long for us to be tucked away. Katie and I are proud to be able to share the art we create on the farm where we live. on and become a part of the community here. We use clean energy, solar and hydroelectric power. Our art is either made from nature, inspired by nature or recycled. I really enjoy helping out with custom projects ranging from sewing, macrame, wood firing, and painting. I work to incorporate more nature into my art by using the woods that surround me. To discover my work and join me: cloversionsshop on Instagram [email protected] ”
Array of Hope is a multidimensional ministry here to serve our community. We have a free clothing program as well as other ministry opportunities. We are grateful for all that God has done in our lives and we express it in our daily lifestyle.
We have a thrift store and daily specials that allow us to cover the overhead and then reach out to those around us with food, clothing, Thanksgiving and Christmas blessings.
We have a free clothing program that helps the underprivileged in the area as well as the homeless and those in distress. We make ourselves available for the needs of our community our top priority. Volunteers are greatly loved and appreciated. Donations must be in very good condition. Thank you for helping us help others.
Crockett Creek Vintage Market is located at 315 Armstrong Road Rogersville Tennessee 37857. Phone: 423 500 1025 open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday closed Sunday
Crockett Creek Vintage Market now has a few vendor spaces available. Sell your antiques, vintage, collectibles and handmade items. Come or call for more information. Don’t forget your furry friends this holiday season. CCVM offers local handmade Moochies pet treats in a variety of flavors. GMO-free, preservative-free and gluten-free.
Melissa Nelson has an amazing display done by Michael Trenholm and like she said it’s perfect. Its wonderful fragrant candles await you in all their splendor surrounded by magnificent works of art. Melissa has some cute boxed collections available for Christmas and I have posted pictures online. Make sure to see and smell for yourself, because you will have a deliciously delicious experience.
Wanda Seaton said, “Flowers by Wanda has been in business since 2001. The company moved to Rogersville in 2011 and it was a great decision. So many Rogersville customers have become good friends. I want to thank everyone who does business with me. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and God bless you all.
Before leaving, it started to rain and I forgot my umbrella. Incredibly, they had the most wonderful umbrella perfectly designed for me with all of Rogersville’s historic homes and businesses printed on it. And like my disguised unicorn bracelet, it was the only one.