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Our Artisans


Colonial Woodwrights

colonial woodwrights Throughout the store are hand-crafted furniture pieces by Michael Crowley, of The Colonial Woodwrights. Established in 1984, the Crowley's have worked with wood to create thousands of pieces of quality furniture and accessories made in the tradition of years past. Each piece is crafted by Michael with carefully chosen wood. He uses traditional methods of joinery and special finishing tecniques that take 7 to 12 steps to get the desired look— sanding, painting and hand-rubbing that create his hallmark finishes.

Michael's goal is to craft pieces that incorporate traditional styles and design, but are functional in today’s homes. We have lamps, mirrors, shelves and always a variety of furniture pieces that you are sure to love. You can also appreciate the fact that The Colonial Woodwrights has always used US grown wood from sustainable forests and certified mills, as well as reclaimed wood from old buildings and structures. The water-based paints and cotton-based lacquer top coats are environmentally friendly — approved by the strictest of EPA standards.

So, come in and take a look...every room has something that Michael made. Each piece of furniture is as unique as you are. One-of-a-kind and crafted with care! And in today’s global market, it’s nice to know you can still have something hand made (in Mariposa, California) at prices that are affordable. Follow their blog at Colonial Woodwrights.

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Inspired Gemstones Jewelry

jewelry pam toney
Pamela Toney creates stunning necklaces, earrings and bracelets with semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver settings and clasps. From casual to “an evening out,” Pam’s jewelry are wearable works of art.

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Bernadette Davis and Beth Keyes have concocted delicious recipes for tender Scones, seasonal Hot Cocoas and rich Brownies. Available as packaged mixes, they are easy to make and incredibly tasty.

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Jacki's Creations for Generations

jaciki's creations Jacki Hayes knits and crochets heirloom quality baby blankets, headbands, hats, sweater vests, and buntings. Always in a variety of colors and patterns, Jacki’s pieces make the perfect baby gift.

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