Cashiers, NC, has become a destination for antique lovers. Our little village is filled with an eclectic mix of antique shops each with a different specialty but all with reputable and knowledgeable staff. Several store owners travel the world over shopping for just the right pieces and are direct importers. Because of that, designers have come to depend on the Cashiers Antique District for unique pieces. In fact, many nationally known designers have found our little corner of the mountains, and items from our local stores are showing up on the pages of national magazines. (But, we’ll just keep that our little secret.)
One of our favorite finds is the fairy pictured here. We just knew she would stand out in any room, and she did. Her spot on the screen porch at Fern Bank Lakeside Cottage demonstrates how well this newfound treasure connected the inside space to the enchanting magic of Lake Glenville and its ever-changing nature show.
Dubbed the “Fern Bank Fairy,” this piece came from Dovetail Antiques, a great little warehouse filled with antiques and eccentricities – all with a French twist. Owner Sally Johannessen shops France and beyond to bring back one-of-a-kind treasures small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or large enough to create a whole room. She likes to say she is a pack-rat with a very good eye!
Check out some of these other antique shops on your visit to Cashiers and let us know about the great items you find.
Bound’s Cave Oriental Rugs – Rugs and tapestries as well as needlepoint and hooked rugs. (37 U.S. Highway 64 East in Cashiers, 828-743-5493)
Bumpkins – This store and warehouse is a collection of antiques from Europe and beyond along with furniture and accessories handcrafted from reclaimed American lumber. (9 Cashiers Commons on Highway 107 North in Cashiers, 828-743-5499)
Dovetail Antiques, a great little warehouse filled with antiques and eccentricities – all with a French twist. Owner Sally Johannessen shops France and beyond to bring back one-of-a-kind treasures small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or large enough to create a whole room.
Rusticks – Find upholstered and leather furniture, hand-crafted furniture from old wood, refurbished European pine, English and French antiques, accessories and gifts and porch furniture. (32 Canoe Point on Highway 107 South in Cashiers, 828-743-3172)
Summer Place Antiques – Shop this story for European chests and chairs, dining tables, mirrors, hooked rugs, lamps and chandeliers and items for the garden. (371 Highway 107 South in Cashiers, 828-743-9151)
Ryan and Company Antiques – Don’t miss these shops, each with distinct offerings. At Ryan and Company, find Staffordshire Majolica pottery and ceramics along with silver and vintage jewelry. The sister location is Catbird Seat Antiques, 551 Highway 107 South, where shoppers find chic antiques displayed in an informal manner. Bonus: pets are welcome.
Vivianne Metzger Antiques – Shop more than 500 items in the 1,000-square-foot showroom discovering 18th- and 19th-century French and English antiques, including furniture, custom lighting, chinaware, pottery, artwork and antique books. (31 Canoe Point in Cashiers, 828-743-0642)
Event tip: The Cashiers 37th annual Antiques Benefit Show is July 19-21. A benefit for the Blue Ridge School, this event includes 60 exhibitors with jewelry, rugs, pottery, toys, fine art. Find a full list of vendors on the benefit show website.