ornament box

Each item I sell is packaged as you see in the image to the left. 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. Cards and boxes are made in the USA.

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.

Mom's portrait

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s