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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fire House Gallery

I am a happy gal and proud to announce that my jewelry now has another gallery to call home.  Since I have moved from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, I have needed to rebuild my business here in the Piedmont Region of Virginia.  Here the mountains aren't quite as large and are easier to travel.  Most of the roads are wavy, gentle hills with large pastures on either side of the roads.  So my hour drive from my home to Berryville, VA was blissful.  The sky was clear and there was just a hint of autumn in the temperature.  As I got closer to Berryville the roads became more narrow and the landscape was full of trees.  I had to drive through the tiny town of Millwood.  It gave me the feeling of being sent back in time.  All the buildings were small, quaint and filled with history.  Finally, I was back on a larger country road, which took me into Berryville.  What a darling town.  It's part of the rebuilding and restoring of small towns throughout America "Americas' Main Street Project' and they have done a magnificent job.    It was definitely worth the hour drive.

Here's a picture of the Fire House Gallery as it looks today.
In the past the Fire House in Berryville, VA served to protect the residents of the area.

I found this gallery through the all knowing 'Google'.  I searched Art and Winchester, VA.  I choose Winchester as a destination, because it's within my hour commute goal.  Up popped a few artists.  Then I opened their pages and started to read.  That's how I found The Fire House Gallery.  I had no idea where Berryville, VA was, so before I did anything I checked out Google maps.  Then onto their web-site and read how to submit an application.  The application was completed, along with a few pictures and then I waited.  A couple weeks went by and I received a call.  To tell the truth, if I hadn't received a call in another week I would have 'dropped in'.

Pendant:  Copper, Patinated, Unikite, Tree of Life ~ Now at Fire House Gallery

I met with the Director and we had a wonderful time chatting about the history of the building and how the residents raised the money to have the fire house restored and transformed.  We also discussed the business at hand, to include the contract they provide and the manifest of the jewelry I was submitting.  I've enclosed pictures of a few of the pieces.
Necklace:  Copper, Patinated, Forged, Agate ~ Now at Fire House Gallery
They provide, as most galleries do, all of the displays for the jewelry.  I do need to create some earring tent cards, as this is the way they display all of the earrings.  I started to do this this morning, but needed to take a break, since graphics don't come natural to me.  I can figure it out, but it becomes time intensive and frustrating.  So here I am writing to you. ~ Much nicer!

Earrings:  Silver, Forged (design by Linda Jones) ~ Now at Fire House Gallery

Earrings:  Copper, Patinated,, Forged, Crystals ~ Now at Fire House Gallery


Earrings:  Silver, Forged, Crystals ~ Now at Fire House Gallery

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoyed my journey to the county.  Have a joy filled and creative day. ~ Linda



  1. Congrats, Linda!! You are making great strides since you moved back to VA - from setting up wire work classes to finding new venues to sell your beautiful work. The Firehouse Gallery looks like a great gallery....I sure love a place that has an interesting history and lots of charm.

    1. Hey There Cindy! Thank you for cheering me onward. I can't wait to see you at ArtBLISS! I'm looking forwarding to seeing your smiling face. Hugs!


Thank you for your kind words. I'll answer any of your questions very soon. Linda