Our Shop

Greenberry House, Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Welcome to Greenberry House! Here's a look at our beautiful little shop in Meadows of Dan, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our summer hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday through Tuesday.

Bargain books on the front porch!
We'll begin our virtual tour on the front porch. This used to be an open porch with brick and wood pillars but sometime along the way the family blocked it up and made an outdoor room out of it. I had windows put in because when I moved in there was only tattered plastic over the openings. A clever cousin figured out how to hang them and made button closures so that they could be open or shut as needed. Now that the porch is filled with books and cones of yarn, the windows stay mostly closed but can be opened from outside if needed. There's a shelf outside the window that needs to be repaired and I hope to replace the screen door with a permanent door before winter. this where I have the bargain books that I call "Tattered Treasures," Good reading copies: the paperbacks are 50 cents and the hard covers are $1.00.

Low priced cone yarns
The coned yarns are also on the porch, along with a few collectibles and some great sheep posters. These yarns are on sale throughout the summer! Great for weaving, crocheting or knitting.Prices begin at $1.00!

Our vintage and fine book selection
The original house was two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs. It was built in 1900 by a Mr. Hylton and belonged to my grandfather's uncle before my grandfather purchased it after he went to the West Virginia coal mines to get a "stake" to buy property. The farm now belongs to my brother, bluegrass musician Sammy Shelor. My father has a cottage on my part of the property. Family is very important to mountain people. I have book shelves lining the walls in this main room of the house, which probably served as a parlor or living space. There is a double fireplace in the center of the house but one side has been boarded up. I renovated the room to add a double window and alcove and a wall of bookshelves.

My quality book catalog is extensive and I continue to add more titles. To see just a few of the books in the collection visit our online book catalog. There are also a few collectibles here and this room serves as a cozy place for our Tuesday afternoon stitching group.

Local yarns from talented spinners and hand dyers in Southwest Virginia and Northwest North Carolina
I'm already trying to figure out a way to expand the yarn section, which is located in the little room that served as a dining room when I was a child. It's just off the kitchen and I'm eyeing the kitchen, which serves as an office and place for the dogs to hang out, to see if I can put more yarn there. It's either that or the bathroom!

Quality wool and other fibers from local farms in our area.
Our yarns are amazing for the simplest projects and the fine wools, which are not harshly processed like commercial wools, are next to the skin soft. Our fibers are available by the fleece or in processed roving or batts. Great for hand spinning or felting.

Great handmade hats by local artisans!
It's hard to describe the next room, which is an eclectic collection of handmade hats, scarves, clothes, and knitted dishcloths, along with vintage collectibles that range through everything from toys to jewelry to vintage gifts to handmade cards. You'll need some time to see it all!

Hand made 100% American cotton dishcloths and vintage collectible gifts.
Little collectible cars and other unique creations
Check out our other pages to learn more about resident artisan Leslie Shelor and about our animals, our projects and other news here at Greenberry House!

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

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For our online catalog please visit Scraps of American History.

For our book catalog please visit our Biblio.com listings..

3 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

What are your hours of operation?

Leslie Shelor said...

Hours are listed in the sidebar at the right.

Danielle White said...

Please consider another hours listing. The sidebar doesn't display when viewing your site from a mobile device.