Monday, December 7, 2015

A Fond Farewell...

Hello to all you wonderful supporters of Gathered,
{scroll down for remaining Shop Hours}

After much reflection, I have decided to close the doors of Gathered. Please understand, Gathered has surpassed any expectations I could have ever imagined and I consider it a tremendous success, one that I am deeply proud of! I've been so honored to share the incredible work of a vast amount of local talent with you. Now it is simply time to change course and continue on to new adventures. This has indeed been a life-changing experience! I hope Gathered has made an impact on your life, too, as well as on the small town of Front Royal, helping to awaken folks to craftsmanship, quality, originality, and spirit. I would love to see our little downtown continue progressing in this direction!

Gathered will remain open through the 2015 holiday season, with 
December 31st as its last day. If you'd like to stay in the loop for future crafty endeavors after the holidays (like the possibility of a pop-up shop incarnation of Gathered...), subscribe to our email list on the left sidebar. Please continue to show your support through the end of the year for all the Makers of Gathered by shopping here for your holiday gifts!

Remaining Shop Hours:
Saturday, December 26th   12pm-4pm
Monday, December 28th   11pm-4pm
Wednesday, December 30th   11pm-4pm
Thursday, December 31st   11pm-4pm

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Autumn Poetry...

{ Thanksgiving Week Holiday Shop Hours }
Monday 11/23 .................................. 11-3
Wednesday 11/25  ...........................  11-3
Thursday 11/26 .................................. closed
Black Friday 11/27 .......................... 11-6
*Small Business Saturday* 11/28 ... 10-5
Sunday 11/29 .................................... 12-5

Immortal Mountain Chocolate Tasting ~ Saturday Nov. 28th from 12-4!

~ ~ ~ 
"Besides the autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze..."
                                                                ~Emily Dickinson
natural soy candles by WildwoodVA   |   quilted vintage cotton teapot cozies by Donna la Pré
original watercolors by Cinda Kostyak   |   natural body care by Little Sugar Naturals

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dark Chocolate Sorcery, and more...

Special guest Andrew Speziale of Immortal Mountain will be welcoming this dark, thinly veiled cross-quarter holiday we call Halloween (or Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Hallowmas, etc, etc...) by hosting a dark chocolate tasting at Gathered this Saturday from 10-3.

AND we'll also be introducing for sale Immortal Mountain's garden fresh Khaki-Campbell duck eggs! These nutritional powerhouses are slightly larger than chicken eggs, mild in flavor, rich in fat (think creamy, buttery taste), and great for baking or scrambling-- a foodie's dream. $5 for 4 eggs  (These lovable ducks eat a diet of foraged finds supplemented with locally-produced organic, soy-free feed)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Autumn Rising

Important Announcement:

gathered will be CLOSING EARLY:
Wednesday, Oct 14th at 3pm
Thursday, Oct 15th at 5pm
Sunday, Oct 18th at 4pm
and will be CLOSED:
Monday, Oct 19th

We apologize for any inconvenience,
but do hope you'll stop in soon during our open hours!


"I cannot endure to waste
anything so precious as
autumnal sunshine
by staying in the house."
                                   -Nathaniel Hawthorne

So while you're strolling around downtown Front Royal,
pop in to browse our current autumn collections...
Here's just a sampling:

Illustrated Note Cards by Zoë Tilley Poster  |   Seasonal Cotton Napkins by Blue Moon Petunia
Wee Ones Finger Puppets by Little Paper Crane   |   Luxe Natural Knitwear by NeedleHook Designs

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summer's End

Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.
                                 R. Combe Miller

Thank you to each and every Maker contributing to the gathered community! The shop wouldn't be possible without all of the incredible talent that I get to share with our customers. With around 100 different regional folks' goods being sold here, we are currently refraining from bringing in any new Makers at this time. But please don't let this be discouraging to enthusiastic crafters ~ all potential Makers are still welcome to fill out an application for future consideration!

~ Late Summer Collections ~

Joy Bridy pottery    |    thimble and acorn linen apparel
Happy Creek Organics luxe soap    |    InBlue leather goods

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dreaming of Midsummer...

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere.
-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Our Local Chocolatier

This month's
Chocolate Tasting:

Saturday, July 11   from   11 to 3

Andrew Speziale of Front Royal's Immortal Mountain will be sampling out various flavors of freshly crafted herbal chocolates. Taste a chocolate that's nourishing for both you and the Earth!

1.5 oz bars ~ $5
2 oz heart truffles ~ $6

Saturday, June 6, 2015

As the longest day approaches...

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie--
True Poems flee--
~Emily Dickinson

Thank you to each and every Maker contributing to the gathered community! The shop wouldn't be possible without all of the incredible talent that I get to share with our customers. With around 100 different regional folks' goods being sold here, we are currently refraining from bringing in any new Makers at this time. But please don't let this be discouraging to enthusiastic crafters ~ all potential Makers are still welcome to fill out an application for future consideration!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Farewell May, Hello Shop Kitty!

{ We will be OPEN Memorial Day, May 25, from 11-3 }

"Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air,
Saw you my true love anywhere?
Welladay! Welladay!
For the winds of May!
Love is unhappy when love is away!"
-  James Joyce, Winds of May

top right: lavender-filled linen bunnies by Blue Moon Petunia
bottom left: mineral pigment glazed pottery by Red Hand Gallery

And Welcome to gathered, Zari...
This amazing cat has decided to adopt us as his new home, and we couldn't be happier to have him! Zari's superpowers include greeting customers, following customers around describing in detail each thing they look at, shredding crepe paper, and dunking his head under the running faucet for a drink. He'd love to say hello to you!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wine and Chocolate...

Who doesn't like a little local chocolate to go with their local wine? Immortal Mountain will be hosting their monthly chocolate tasting inside gathered during the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival on Saturday, May 16th, 11-4!
Available for purchase, $5/bar & $6/heart truffle.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Looking for a gift for that amazing woman who raised you? We've got you covered! Or come pamper yourself with lovingly handmade goods if you ARE a mom!

Dyed jersey cotton infinity scarves by LaLaCircuit   |   Artsy cat collage necklaces by Tipsy Pixie
Glazed pottery by Autumn Hills Pottery   |   Quilted sun-print hangings by Angel's Roost Quilts

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Arrivals... tempt you for your next visit to gathered

open-faced jackets by Sandra Charles   |   local scenery note cards by Hart's Desire Photography
botanical illustration prints by Elena Maza   |   spring 18" doll apparel by Carol Spalding

Friday, April 3, 2015

Early Spring Happenings

Woohoo! April 2015 is our 2-Year Anniversary of opening gathered!

Saturday, April 18 ~  Immortal Mountain chocolate tasting from 11-4
Monday, April 20 ~  Bead Embroidery Workshop with Cadyn Speziale from 5-7 pm
{click the Meet-A-Maker tab at the top for RSVP info}

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vernal Beginnings

Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves
- e.e. cummings

'Early Spring' Quilt Hanging by Carol Spalding   |   Cross-body Bags & Wristlet Clutches by Tamra S Bag
Hanging Grocery Bag Holders & Pencil Cases by PeetSwea   |   Spring Garden Jewelry by Kaushambi Shah

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Adornments

Winter is hanging on for dear life-- but no, it won't go on forever. Slowly, we will be wanting to show more and more of ourselves to the warm, increasing sunshine. Here are some of our newest accessories to adorn that beautiful skin (and hair) of yours... And be sure to follow our Facebook page to see all of our current goodness!

Copper Etched jewelry by Acaca's Jewelry  |  Leather & Copper accessories by Little Paper Crane
Artisan Jewelry by Modern Nature Studio  |  Glass Bead-Embroidered Hair Clips by Cadyn Speziale

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Ideas

Here are some recent additions to gathered, some perfect gift ideas for that special, amazing someone in your life...

Immortal Mountain Chocolates      |      Horse & Hare block-printed Valentines

Prints by Zoë Tilley Poster     |     Heart-shaped Lavender Sachets by Donna la Pré

Upcycled Cork Boards by Melissa Brooks

Fireplace Stokers by Michael Bender     |     Rainbow Bridge Lunar/Solar Calendar by Julie Norris

Friday, January 23, 2015

Immortal Mountain Chocolate Event


Saturday, January 31 ~ 11am-3pm
Come sample five varieties of locally crafted herbal chocolates! Immortal Mountain cacao makes an excellent Valentine's Day gift idea for the chocolate lover in your life... Read an interview with chocolatier Andrew Speziale and more about his process on our Meet-A-Maker page. (Bars will be available for purchase, $5 each)

At gathered, we're ALWAYS celebrating all things handcrafted with looooove!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Vignettes

beadwork by cadyn speziale
photographs by margaret ellis
herb-crafted cacao bars by immortal mountain
isabel caudill paintings / the painted branch candles
in blue leather journals / floats your boat button journals
print stitch & paste stationery