Saturday, October 13, 2012

Whynot Pottery Celebrates 30 Years

 The only thing I have managed to do for thirty years straight is stay with the same man. Mark and Meredith Heywood have managed to stay with each other and stay with a pottery business for thirty years, through good and bad, family issues, raising kids, and the economic whims of this country and through it all they have stayed true to their craft and true to each other. I think that calls for a celebration!!
 So I went down to Whynot today to raise a glass to a kick ass couple that also happens to make kick ass pottery. I brought my own beer mug because I heard there was beer from 2-5, and as luck would have it, I pulled into the driveway at the pottery at 2pm. My good friend and mentor Barbara McKenzie came with me and we had a great time. You could not special order a more beautiful day than today. We stopped on the way at Allen and Sons for some good NC barbeque and then headed on down to Seagrove.

The shop is full of beautiful well priced pottery, lots of great items for holiday gift giving, so what are you waiting for, get on down there!

 Lots of easy parking, and just what you want to see on a special sale day, lots of cars in that parking lot.

 Four Saints was there with their brews, and as you might have read here on my blog, I know a bit about beer and this is some very good beer. Also very nice folks, I am hoping they have great success with their brewery.

I picked up the cruet I have been wanting and Meredith gave me a tiny vase to match my mug. Awww, isn't it cute?! I always have an ugly bottle of olive oil sitting on my counter or on the dining room table since we eat olive oil on everything. Finally I have a pretty cruet to set on the table and leave out on the counter and it will make me smile every time I use it. I will think about my friends that have been able to make pots and stay together and have a great working and personal relationship all at the same time. I think they should get some kind of prize don't you!?
Mark and Meredith will be celebrating through the weekend, and the weather is looking great so head on down and say hello!


Dennis Allen said...

Thanks for sharing. Wish I had been there but they are about 400 miles too far for a day trip.I agree they deserve a prize but confidentially, I think they already have it.

Amy said...

wow, gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing! looks like a simply beautiful day. yes, congrats to them for all their accomplishments. wish I could've gone; too busy here with work and allergies are almost killing me!

Anna M. Branner said...

It IS so amazing! I'm glad you were able to make it down to help them celebrate!

smartcat said...

Aren't those little pots sweet? As you know I have her sister.
Wonderful photos; they give a feeling of celebration!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey guys, wish all of you could have been there, Mark and Meredith looked like they were having a great time!

cookingwithgas said...

It was a great time, made better by seeing you and Barbara. Thank you for coming out and thanks for those hugs! XXOO-M

Tracey Broome said...

We had a great time Meredith, wish we could have stayed all day!

Shannon said...

well, DOH! I totally forgot this and your kind invitation to go along. Sorry to have spaced. Thanks for the report from the field and congrats on being front and center of the CDC PR.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Shaanon, I know you have been very busy. I figured you had too much going on, so i didnt want to bother you.
We will just have to make another trip when everyone has more time!