Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Many new books and lots of yarn!

One of over 1100 books we have catalogued in our online shop
The fun thing about summer at the shop is delving into the many boxes of books and getting them catalogued, priced and ready for sale. Check out our online shop for many vintage and unusual titles!

We also have some beautiful new yarns from our local handspinners. I've been working on some angora singles from the rabbits that now live here at Greenberry House. Quark and Quentin are very happy in their snug bunny house.

Beautiful bulky hand spun yarns
Elegant hand spun yarn

Baby Clara likes grazing with her mama, but sometimes she wants to be a lap goat!

Little Clara is growing like a weed but still has plenty of energy to romp. She and Mama Rose don't like the rainy days we've had lately and they will enjoy the sunshine when it returns.

Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday. to Tuesday. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thoughts on a Lazy Wednesday

“In life, as in knitting, don't leave loose ends. Take the time to thank the people who matter in your life.” 
― Reba Linker


Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Thurs. to Mon. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Imagine

“Then the maiden climbed into a tree, and, seating herself in the branches, began to knit.” 
― Hamilton Wright MabieFairy Tales Every Child Should Know


Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Thurs. to Mon. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Thoughts

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 
― Elizabeth Zimmermann


Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Thurs. to Mon. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sale! Sale! Sale!

Big sale at Greenberry House tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. All collectibles in the shop 70% off! (Excludes books, yarn, handmade, fiber and fiber tools) All books on the porch 10 cents each! Yard sale outside with lots of bargain items. Come see me!

Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday to Tuesday. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Open for the Season!

Greenberry House 

Spring has finally arrived in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I've opened the shop and we have wonderful yarns, vintage and antiquarian books and unique vintage gifts filling our shelves.

Wonderfully soft, soft alpaca yarn and roving from Ocotilla's Mountainside Alpacas.
We are delighted to be working with a close neighbor, Ocotilla's Mountainside Alpacas, from just up the Parkway at 4388 Buffalo Mountain Road. Pictures cannot convey how beautifully soft and warm this roving and alpaca are. Come and visit to see for yourself!

Chickens enjoying the sun under the pear tree and quince bush.
We had a nice winter with some cold days but not much snow here on the mountain. The animals have been happy and we think we will have some little goats at the end of May. One of our hens slipped away to make a nest and the resident fox caught her, but another hen has a little chick she is keeping warm in the chicken house. I'm hoping to move the rabbits over to the shop before long and we'll have a cozy little farm atmosphere to offer around the 1850s house that shelters the shop.

Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Thurs. to Mon. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This is Sally. Sally Knits!



Greenberry House, 12206 Squirrel Spur Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Thurs. to Mon. April to mid-November. Closed except by appointment or chance. Mid-November to End of March