We've driven past Bearmeat's Indian Den several times over the past few years. This time we made a point to stop in and do some shopping.
Owner David Smith and his wife began 16 years ago and have built their business selling only items made locally by local artists.
He began with a small building with a dirt floor.
There are so many wonderful hand made items that are fabulous to see and can also be purchased.
There are candles, soaps, bead work, baskets, pottery, wood and stone carvings and so much more!
We were both having a grand time here looking at the beautiful workmanship.
I made sure to take pictures of the quilts and other items items that some of you blog friends out there will enjoy seeing.
Attn Nedra, Tanya, and Marty: Check out the quilts!
Not only are finished products here, there are supplies for making your own soap, bead work, etc.
My Honey found something he really liked so we bought it.
The peace pipe to the right is truly a work of art that will grace our mantel in our sitting room.
He will build a glass display case to protect this investment.
Although you can order most items on the Internet and have them shipped, some items are quite large and must be picked up at the store.
The leather dress to the right is so soft to the touch.
The bead work and detail are gorgeous.
Sadly, it was just a little too small for me.
There are also hand woven items available.
Both scarves and blankets are quite affordable and come in a wide range of colors.
We were so impressed by the quality of all of the items in the store.
The owner made a point to remind us that all items are locally made and that there is nothing at all for sale in the store that is from China.
The bead work to the left had to have taken hours to create.
We were impressed by how beautifully merchandise is displayed.
We didn't have any problems finding things to buy.
Although I don't have a picture of them, we purchased some wood furniture for dolls.
We were restricted by the space available in our car from buying much more.
Of course, there were plenty of post cards.
I'm sorry I didn't pick up some of them.
There was a vast selection of oils for soap making as well as beautiful finished soaps.
Attn: Granny! Look at that over there on the left!
There is a large selection of herbal teas.
I'll surely pick up some of those next time.Is this a fun place or what!
Now that I am working on these pictures I realize we should have picked up a few more things while we were there. ;)
Oh, I think we should run back down to Cherokee and pick up a ham for Easter dinner.
Attn Wendy: Check out all the jars of juices, jellies, and veggies.
I hope you've enjoyed my image tour of Bearmeat's Indian Den.
This is not your average tourist shop, that's for sure!