Shannon Berrey

dwelling. style. compassion.... Humanite

Monday, November 01, 2010



This was our destination mentioned about in last weeks post. This was my first trip to this little beauty. But, considering it is only 15 minutes from my house, it certainly won't be my last!



Not to mention that Humanities sells the cutest clothing, shoes and even home furnishings.



 Just like the chalkboard states, Humanities is a believer in 'giving back' both locally and globally. We missed getting to meet the owner Erin, but found out her heart was touched when she visited Africa several years ago on a mission trip where she got to witness, first hand, the devastation of AIDS and the orphans the disease has left behind. After working many years in Atlanta, Erin and her husband decided to come back to her home town and open Humanities. This would allow her the opportunity to give a percentage of her sales to two organizations that are so important to them--New Century Scholars and Heart for Africa. Not to mention what she was also giving to Bryson City--a {very needed} lovely, unique place to shop!  



We did get to spend time with Liz-- the artist extraordinaire who is the art director for the boutique. 
Everywhere you look, you get to admire her talents. But, her efforts are actually a team effort,
she is quick to add, with help from her husband. It's hard to believe that this
 pint size beauty is full of so much creativity.  



Aren't these paper mache trees great? What a fun way to display the jewelry
 {'team Liz' made em-of course}  

 



Erin used shutters, old barnwood and doors to construct her fixtures.



And her Grandma's reupholstered sofa makes the perfect place to try on the boots!



They have a pair of these tufted linen chairs-they are such a great size.
Can't you see these flanking a rustic dining table?



Super cute idea!





 


The great front windows consisted of fluttering tissue paper leaves {team Liz}



let's just add this idea to our huge list of 'why we love chalkboard paint'



They have fabulous chunky jewelry which I am all about. Not to mention, great jewelry prices--
the reason that these little lovelies came home with me!
The guy in the middle already made it's debut at the Balsam Mountain Barn Party this weekend!


{Ruby Peoples Photography}

And did I mention that Liz also models for the store?! Is she not the cutest?
She has a new blog that shares even more of her talents. You can check it out here.

I hope to meet Erin on my next trip. I know this store is going to be a huge success!




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