Each item I sell is packaged as you see in the image to the left. The hang cards are made of 100% recycled materials and can be hung on peg hooks or left in the gift box also made of 100% recycled materials.
I’m Melanie Restall and I live in Burnsville, amidst the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, where I draw strength and inspiration from the surrounding wilderness. Timeless stories are told here in stone
, stream, tree and sky. These are the inspirations for my designs, which I hand-cut and craft into beautiful tokens of nature, spirit and imagination.
Wood is a living thing, taking on a character of its own over time and being changed by the forces around it. These subtleties are what my designs amplify, reveal and celebrate. All the wood I use comes from sources that have already seen an original life of use: a beam in a mountain home, timber from a time-worn barn, or the heart of a tree that has weathered its last storm and now faces removal. I salvage and sometimes purchase these pieces of local history for transformation into a new life.
We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors. . . we borrow it from our children. -David Brower