Sunday, July 14, 2019

Teddy Bears and Friends

Teddy Bears and Friends
We're getting so many new things in the shop that it's hard to pick just one thing to talk about. But the alpaca is always delightful, especially the Teddy Bear and Friends line of unique plush animals. So soft and cuddly!

A variety of alpacas to cuddle 
Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Saturday, July 13, 2019

New Yarn Bowls and Creative Items from Lenny Mud

Lenny Mud came out with some great new designs and I just couldn't resist.

Blue Willow Yarn Bowl by Lenny Mud
Fun chicken "I Love You" yarn bowl by Lenny Mud

Instagram plate from Lenny Mud
We're heading into the warm summer season but there are lots of wonderful breezes here in Meadows of Dan. The Blue Ridge Parkway is busy and Meadows of Dan is hopping. I saw some nice peaches up in town this morning and some other lovely produce as well. I heard through the grapevine that Nancy's Candy has some wonderful new flavors in truffles!

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Flowers at Poppy's

Evening Primrose
Shop flowers with barn quilt on the trail

Blue skies

Flower beds at Poppy's
Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Monday, July 8, 2019

Tractor Seat Prince



Leslie's nephew came to visit
This young fellow thought that our tractor seat stools were super cool and comfortable when he and his parents stopped by the other day.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day!

Blessings and safe travels on your Happy 4th of July! (Photo coaster by Lantern Press)



Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Sunday, June 30, 2019

New at Poppys! Beautiful Souvenir Coasters from Lantern Press

Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Mountains Souvenir Coasters

People have been asking for souvenirs but I wanted something special. These ceramic coasters from Lantern Press, made in America, are beautiful and useful. I think they are also unique!

Lantern Press Souvenir Coasters
We also have some fun themed coasters as well and some that feature motorcycles.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Friday, June 28, 2019

Alpaca is everywhere, oh my!

Wonderful selection of alpaca socks! 
We have so much lovely alpaca now it's hard to know where to begin. But the sock display is full of wonderful alpaca socks and Sandra sent the cutest ever little knitted alpaca glove key rings.
Charming alpaca glove key rings and pom poms
Everyone needs one, right? And the alpaca pom-poms have been very popular.

Tiny alpaca glove key rings
We have the pom-poms you can sew onto your hand knitted or other favorite cap or hat and just in are pom-poms with lobster claws to attach to just about anything special. Come look and feel for yourself!

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Fibery Goodness

Several types of fiber for spinning and felting
Filling up the fiber shelves on this cool, lovely morning at the shop in Meadows of Dan.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Saturday, June 22, 2019

It's Summer in Meadows of Dan

Primrose
Lovely friend Bonita gave me this primrose for the shop flower bed.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Peeking into the Alpaca Room

Alpaca Charm
Fun alpaca, warm hats, a beautiful shawl, unique wool garlands, alpaca pom-poms and much more!

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Wolles Yarn Creations Color Changing Yarn

These gorgeous color changing yarns from Wolles Yarn Creations knit or crochet into beautiful and unique items. I've got my eye on that purple to white ball when I get these socks done.

Wolles Color Changing Yarn
Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Friday, June 14, 2019

Alpaca Hats!

Hats! Oh, do we have beautiful alpaca hats and headbands! See more designs at The Alpaca Home Store and we have these and more available right here at Poppy's in Meadows of Dan.

Nordic Hat

Lots of subtle color in this charming hat
Fun slouchy beret
We have soft, warm headbands in several styles.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March


Thursday, June 13, 2019

New at Poppy's!

Hand Painted Folding Sun Hats
Sarah Reyburn, local artist, just brought in these lovely silk sun hats that she hand paints in unique, one-of-a-kind designs. They fold into a cunning matching pouch.

Green Bee Tea Towels
New tea towel designs from Green Bee. I was pleased to reorder and restock the popular cat and dog themes as well.

Charming Felted Ornaments by The Winding Road
People love the mobiles but several folks asked for the individual animals. So here they are, in little ornaments featuring unicorns, jungle animals and farm animals. There are some kitties, too.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Monday, June 3, 2019

Patrick County Barn Quilt Trail

Tree of Life Barn Quilt at Poppy's in Meadows of Dan
Poppy's  is proud to be on the Patrick County Barn Quilt Trail. There are over 40 locations on the trail and at least 4 barn quilts at shops right here in Meadows of Dan. Come into the shop to get a list or at least be on the lookout as you travel around the county.

I took a class sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead to make this barn quilt. The class was delightful and we had so much fun. It was wonderful to see all the different designs and exciting to know that we'd be a part of the larger trail. So many people have come in already to look at the barn quilts in the area. Right now I'm working on a crocheted version of a barn quilt to put on a wall inside the shop.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Sunday, June 2, 2019

New Alpaca Gloves and Fingerless Mitts!


Beautiful alpaca and leather gloves and fingerless mitts.
 We have so many new alpaca items here at the shop! Sandra brought new toys, new scarves, new leggings, new socks and these wonderful driving gloves. Well-made, very warm and with leather in the palms for comfort and security.

Black men's gloves
These gloves would make a marvelous gift for a motorcycle lover or anyone who works or drives in cold weather conditions!

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Friday, May 31, 2019

New Jewelry Line at Poppy's!

Earrings and Pins from Rigadoon Glass Studios

Rigadoon Glass Studios charming earrings

We are so glad to have Amy Jean Nichols of Rigadoon Glass Studios join our little family of artisans here at Poppy's! Amy is an artist who creates wonderful and unique glass jewelry in her fifth generation farmhouse in Ohio. Her designs range from sophisticated to quirky and nature themes influence her work with lines including elegant tree leaves and flowers. She works with enamel on copper and with glass to create jewelry with character and individuality.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Poppy's Grand Opening, May 25, 2019!


Grand Opening! Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9 AM to 5 PM. Snacks, lemonade, great people to meet and handspinning demonstrations.

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Projects at Poppy's

Projects at Poppy's. So, in between pricing gift items, processing books, straightening shelves, planting flowers, entering accounting data and the usual chores for Dad, sometimes I get to knit, crochet or even spin.

Super Fine Blanket Sampler by Marken of The Hat and I
My cousin Amy and I have each been working on this lovely blanket, made with Patons North America Kroy Sock FX yarn. Or I may have some other Patons sock yarn mixed in there. Once you get the very easy pattern figured out, it's great listening to podcast or audio books work.

Fingerless mitts (my pattern) in Atlantic Breeze Alpaca blend yarns
I have some lovely yarns from Atlantic Breeze Alpacas and I've been whipping up these samples to show how nice the yarns looks in a finished object from a couple of partial balls that Sandra included when she brought the yarn in. There's only a little of that deep burgundy left!

Dreamin' of Tulips from Think Outside the Sox in Sock-ease yarn
Don't anyone faint. Yes, I don't do socks, and yes, this is a sock. I can't imagine what got into me. The pattern is an easy one that was jazzed up in the original with color changes. I'm just going along with this subtle stripe and so far I'm pleased with the effect.

Merino wool on the Haldane upright wheel
I finally got a chance to bring the spinning wheel up but I haven't gotten a lot of spinning done yet because I need to bring a better chair. I hope to ply this nice burgundy with some dyed angora or a blend to give it some punch.

But right now it's a beautiful day and between customers, I think I'll go plant some gladiolas!

Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November. Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March

Monday, May 6, 2019

We're Open! Beautiful New Location in Meadows of Dan!



Poppy's 10 Concord Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday to Monday April to November.
Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Friday to Sunday December to End of March