Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Woodland Gallery Review

I first visited Woodland Gallery today. I have been wanting to discover a pottery place and Woodland Gallery sort of landed in my lap. I missed a street and accidentally discovered Woodland Gallery. If you like supporting mom and pop businesses, you will love this resourceful store.

After speaking with a very pleasant employee, I discovered that an incredibly talented family runs the store. The father specializes in photography, the mother makes the pottery and teaches classes, and the daughter designs jewelry and art and makes clothing alternations especially bridal gowns. She also creates couture dresses.

Woodland Gallery has pottery pieces, jewelry, art, quilts, and other handmade art. I especially loved the melted bottle serving trays.  You can even bring in your glass bottle and have it melted down into a serving tray.

You can take pottery classes in the studio that is located behind the store. There are classes for children 8 years old and up, teens, and adults.  The studio has 5 potter's wheels.

If you're a mom, they have a mom's night out on the weekdays.  It is $25 per person and the class size is 5 adults.  You can call 348-0060 to schedule an appointment.

You can also take a sewing class too.

 It is located at 126 Powell Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  Their phone number is 615-348-0060. 

Their hours are:

Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Please visit their website at www.woodlandgallery.net for further information such as class schedules, costs, directions, etc.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wired Coffee Company Review

When I walked into Wired Coffee Company, its funky vibe and mellow warmth swept me off my feet.  I felt like I walked into a Tom Petty video from the 80s.

I ordered a caramel macchiato and it was perfection. Wireless Coffee Company uses Bonjo Java beans, which is fair trade and 100% organic. Wired also uses high quality syrups such as Ghiradelli and 1883 The World's Best.

The  friendly pink-haired barista told me about the shop and even introduced me to the shop's mascot-a tiny coal black dog that occasionally dances on command.

Wired Coffee's relaxed ambiance is heightened with a stage with a piano, overstuffed couches and chairs, and monthly revolving art work. My favorite part is the Cozy Corner Nook, which is a small room with comfortable overstuffed seats and a packed bookcase.

Wired Coffee Company  has Writer's Night every Thursday night at 8 p.m and Wired Open Mic every Friday at 8:30 p.m.  On Saturday nights, you can watch movies on Wired Coffee's eight-foot projection screen for free.

Wired Coffee Company is located at 699 West Main Street, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. If you are driving towards Rivergate, it is right after Blue Goose Cafe.

I rate this store 5 stars for its menu, friendly service, entertainment, and incredible atmosphere.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville Tennessee!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Itty Bitty Sandwich Shop Review

Itty Bitty Sandwich Shop is itty bitty in size but generous in taste and variety.  The sweet cook, Ruth, makes everything from scratch each morning and offers a wide variety of delicious boxed lunches. A boxed lunch includes a sandwich, choice of potato salad, pasta salad, sweet vinegar coleslaw, or chips, and dessert.

Ruth makes out-of-this world desserts daily such as hummingbird cake, strawberry-rhubarb cobbler, banana pudding, chocolate chip cookies, hot fudge cake, apple crisp, coconut cake, and several other scrumptious delights.

Itty Bitty is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  If you're in a hurry, you can fax your order in and pick it up before 11 a.m.  The fax number is (615) 264-5732. Itty Bitty is located at 706 West Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Their phone number is (615) 264-6300.

Please visit their website at www.ittybittysandwichshop.com to view their menu.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville Tennessee!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hendersonville Samaritan Thrift Store

If you like to hunt and dig for treasure, you will enjoy a trip to the Hendersonville Samaritan Thrift Store, which is located at 116 Dunn Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

The hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday:  10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Hendersonville Samaritan Thrift Store sells used clothing, books, magazines, games, movies, toys, household items, purses, shoes, furniture, etc.

You can drop off items for donation during the store's hours of operation or call 824-5652 to schedule a pick up of larger items.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hendersonville Public Library

Hendersonville's 38,000 square feet library offers a variety of activities from star gazing to book clubs.

The renovated library offers numerous resources such as wireless internet service, a periodical room, book clubs for adults and children, a room for young adults.  You can check out DVDs, videos, children's educational materials, and books on CDs.  

The library hours can be a bit confusing.  You may want to print out the hours and post them on your fridge for future reference.  

The library hours are:
Sunday:        Closed
Monday:       10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday:       10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday       10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday:           Closed
Saturday:       12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

If you wish to check out a popular book such as The Help, you need to reserve a copy.  I cannot tell you how many times I have tried to check out Eat, Pray, Love and it is never available.  One of the librarians will call you when the book is available.  You can always renew your books on the library website unless it is a new release.

The librarians are helpful, kind, and friendly.  I cannot sing their praises enough.  One of the librarians even sent me a card when she found out my mother was ill.  Another time my daughter was giggling loudly in the children's section and one of the librarians said she enjoyed hearing the sound of children's laughter.

The library also offers several interesting programs for people of all ages such as:

ABC Club is held for 4-year-olds during the school year.  You can sign up during the first week of August.

Teen Programming.  Middle and high schoolers can participate in activities every Thursday night.  Please check the library website for updated details.

Adult Book Club meets the third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m.

Stamp Club.  Monthly meetings are held.  Please call 822-3137 for further details.

Star Gazing.  Cumberland Astronomical Society bring telescopes to the library for a night of sky watching.  Please check the library website for times.

For further details and updates on upcoming events, please visit the library website at http://www2.youseemore.com/hendersonville/Default.asp?

The library is located at 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and the phone number is (615) 824-0656.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville Tennessee!