The Shoppes at Farmers Hardware
The Shoppes at Farmers Hardware • “The Shoppes at Farmers offers a unique shopping experience in the heart of historic downtown Boone, North Carolina, at 661 West King Street. We feature a wide variety of merchandise including: jewelry, handbags, totes, footwear, apparel, baby gifts, handcrafts, framed art, home décor, furniture, toys, stringed instruments, kitchenwear, birdfeeders and much more. Our eclectic emporium combines goods from local artisans as well as experienced retailers to create a one-stop shopping experience like no other in the High Country.” See the history of Farmers Hardware of Boone below.
Accents Fashion Accessories • Accents Fashion Accessories is for today’s modern woman who wants to be current is all aspects of her life, but wants to update her wardrobe every season without breaking the bank.
Dancing Light • In addition to representing artisans from across the country, our little artistic family of 3 each contribute a product line or two to the Dancing Light booth.
Glamour Puss • Glamour Puss Boutique features fashion accessories and gift items at prices that will make you purr.
Jewel Heist • The Jewel Heist includes the creations of local artisan April Graham. The works focus on the use of natural materials: gemstones, pearls, leather, silk, horn and bone. April uses various metals including both sterling and fine silver, copper and brass. • WebSite
Tazmaraz • Tazmaraz carries a wide variety of women’s gift and accessory items ranging from handbags to sunglasses to decorative measuring spoons. We feature seasonal fashion accessories including ASU jewelry. • WebSite • FaceBook
Turtle Old Man Jewelry • Turtle Old Man Jewelry is handcrafted by Jim and Cindy Rice and, since 2009, their son, Eric. While they each excel at different types of jewelry and materials, their work harmonizes into stunning silver and semi-precious creations. • WebSite
Angella Eisman Design • Designer, Angella Eisman, contracts local seamstresses to produce beautiful pillows, scarves, bags, hair accessories and more. Most items are created from recycled cashmere and felted wool which makes them not only luxurious and soft but eco-friendly. • WebSite • FaceBook • Pinterest
Lucky Lily • We offer a large selection of handbags, travel bags and accessories designed with quality, style and functionality in mind.
The Lotus Garden • The Lotus Garden is a boutique for both body and soul, offering a variety of everyday organic clothing, yoga clothing, yoga props, and many beautiful gift items from around the world. • WebSite • FaceBook
Turtle Toes • Turtle Toes offers a selection of Unique Footwear such as Turtle Toes Pali Hawaii Sandals, Marbellas, Sloggers Rain Boots, Unique Umbrellas, Naked Bee Products and much more. • WebSite • FaceBook
Apple Hill Farm • Apple Hill Farm sits on top of Valle Mountain on the site of a 45-year-old apple orchard. In addition to the orchard, the farm is home to alpacas, donkeys, goats, horses, llamas, and chickens. Our store and booth feature gifts and accessories made from amazing alpaca fiber. We also offer local honey and apple butter from the farm, as well as, Lodge cook wear and other gifts. • WebSite • FaceBook • Twitter
Fall Creek Woods • The local artisans of Elkland Handwerke create our hand-crafted furniture & home accessories, all made from fallen trees indigenous to this area. You will also find one of a kind burl & dough bowls, bread boards, spatulas & unique trees. To compliment these wood items, we carry several other artists & craftsmen’s pieces. • WebSite • FaceBook
Appalachian Baby Company • Appalachian Baby Company encourages families toward a lifetime of physical activity, environmental awareness and the love of adventure, starting from birth. We offer a variety of toys, kid carriers, and infant clothes. All of our bibs, burp clothes, appliqué onesies and blankets are hand crafted right here in Boone, NC. • WebSite • FaceBook
Dona’s • A large collection of baby clothes and baby items, books, cards, home and gift items, and many Christmas items.
The Kitchen Sync • The Kitchen Sync offers unique and functional gifts for the kitchen and bar.
Animals… Naturally! • Animals… Naturally! offers holistic pet health products and earth-friendly pet supplies. Dr. Maggie Federhart, a holistic veterinarian in Boone, started the booth as another step towards her mission of educating pet owners and creating healthy and happy pets. • WebSite
Appalachian Music Shoppe • Appalachian Music Shoppe is the High Country’s premiere string instrument shop. Our booth offers entry-level bluegrass instruments by Johnson and Savannah. We also keep an assortment of how to books, picks, tuners, strings, and other accessories • WebSite • FaceBook
Dancer’s Corner Boutique • We specialize in basic and fashion apparel for the dancer. From ballet shoes to zebra foot mittens, if you need it, we will get it for you. We offer wear for ballet, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance. We can outfit clogger’s needs as well. If you need a character shoe, we have several options that we can special order.
My Cell Phone Accessories • Come check us out for cell phone cases and chargers for almost all makes and models of cell phones.
Nona Louise Sewing • Always the perfect little something. Creative gifts for you and your family. Handmade items for you, baby & home. Custom orders available. Custom embroidery upon request. • FaceBook
The Horse Spirit • The Horse Spirit features a collection of equine inspired gifts and home decor perfect for horse enthusiasts of any age.
Whiskerz • Whiskerz features cat and dog themed gifts, jewelry, and decor for pets and the people who love them.
Huck & Filarious • Huck & Filarious is an eclectic assortment of whimsical pendulum clocks, funny signs and cards, and locally handmade goods.
Mill Wood Art • Designed and manufactured in the United States, Mill Wood Art® pieces are unique in every way. The natural beauty and warmth of the wood creates a striking focal point to enhance any room. These pieces are available in a variety of designs & sizes. • WebSite • FaceBook • Twitter
Personally Yours • Personally Yours is collection of unique gifts featuring a personal touch. Offerings include monogrammed afghans (woven in North Carolina), personalized wine glasses and eco cups, and initial note cards and jewelry.
The Illuminated Garden • The Illuminated Garden features beautiful LED light branches as well as nature inspired home accents. The light branches are available in many types and sizes and are a warm and interesting accent to any room in the house.
History • “In 1924, our Great-Grandfather, Clyde Greene, and his business partners opened Farmers Hardware on King St. in Boone, NC just down the block from our current location. At that time, the competition, Boone Hardware, occupied our present-day location. The original Farmers Hardware was smaller and not as centrally located as Boone Hardware. The effects of the Great Depression claimed Boone Hardware as one of its many casualties opening the door for Farmers. In 1932 with Boone Hardware in bankruptcy, Clyde and his associates bought the building and all of the goods for the price of a used Camry today.”
“Like the majority of our family, Clyde’s youngest son and our grandfather, Cecil Greene, was raised in the business. As a young man, he was a traveling salesman for hardware wholesaler, C.M. McClung and eventually returned to the store and bought his father’s partners out in 1963 making it a family venture that lasts to this day. Clyde retired in 1977 and Cecil and our parents ran the business for the next 27 years. The rise of big box enterprises and their superior buying power coupled with changing dynamics in Downtown Boone resulted in the closing of Farmers Hardware in the summer of 2004, marking the end of an era.”
“Our goal was to create an environment for retailers and artisans to have their own shop without the traditional overhead. Working to preserve and reproduce much of the original architecture and fixtures, we constructed interior walls dividing the 10,000 sq. ft. four floor building into 100 vignettes of varying size and began leasing space. In June of 2005, we proudly opened the doors as the Shoppes at Farmers Hardware. Today, the Shoppes at Farmers offers a unique shopping experience in the heart of historic downtown Boone. We feature a wide variety of merchandise including: jewelry, handbags, totes, footwear, apparel, baby gifts, handcrafts, framed art, home décor, furniture, toys, stringed instruments, kitchenwear, birdfeeders and much more. Our eclectic emporium combines goods from local artisans as well as experienced retailers to create a one-stop shopping experience like no other in the High Country.”
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