With all of the talk going around about shopping local, we thought we would do some web Searching. If we wrote our own article, in our own words, about the importance of local shops, it would seem self serving, wouldn’t it? So, we scoured the web for information. Actually, it was no work at all as everything came up on the first pages from pretty reputable sources. Let’s get started.
USA Today says: Shopping at small businesses keeps money in your community to help finance schools and other institutions. You support schools, police and fire departments. When you shop small, the bulk of the money you spend and most of your taxes stay local — helping schools, paving streets, keeping you safe. According to the research firm Civic Economics, for every $100 you spend In a local small business, $68 stays in your community. Continue reading
I rarely post anything personal. I sincerely want everyone I know to feel comfortable being themselves. But with so much anxiety and strife going on today, I just couldn’t keep quiet anymore. (Safety net: This post will likely be long, so few will read to the end!)
I am hearing mostly hatred when it comes to politics, religion, who’s allowed to a public restroom and so much more. Please, please can we all show a little more respect. Not restraint, as I think passion is what makes change. I would much rather have a passionate discussion with someone then a pleasant passing with someone who doesn’t care about their world. Continue reading
Well we have some exciting news!
Our upcoming Event is Wednesday, April 20th from 4 – 7 pm at Good World Goods. 6333 E. Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga.
About us: We are a small family owned shop looking to support artists and our community. Our event will be indoors and out with refreshments. Greg’s Sandwich Works, next door to us, will remain open for the event, so go ahead, bring your family, have dinner and enjoy some beautiful art! We hope you will find a piece that speaks to you – for yourself or as a gift to a very lucky someone. Continue reading
Painter Cindy McCashin’s work, such as this piece of the view before Lookout Mountain, are available at Good World Goods. Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.
Good World Goods may be in a new location, but business owner Victoria York is still planning to do what she’s always done: combine her love of local art with her passion for helping nonprofit causes. Continue reading
You’re Invited! Good World Goods, Wednesday, April 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Open House Event. Artist show and sale Featuring artists Cindy McCashin and Bonnie Scoggins. Enjoy plenty of snacks and refreshments while you shop and meet several of our artists.
In conjunction with this event, a variety of items will be raffled to support The Human Initiative – A local nonprofit helping the homeless in our community.
North Shore; Daybreak by Cindy McCashin
Cindy McCashin is a painter creating works from both familiar places in our area and imaginative land and seascapes.
Pottery by Bonnie Scoggins
Bonnie Scoggins is a local potter creating unique hand sculpted functional art bowls, cups and wall hangings.
More information to come. Fun for the whole family, ample free parking. Save the date, bring a friend and spread the word!
Good World Goods is now located in the Brainerd Hills Center near Wright Jewelers and Greg’s Sandwich Works (formerly Golly Whoppers)
Call for Artists: Hotrod and Automotive Exhibit, all mediums
Good World Goods seeks local artists specializing in visual art attractive to hot rod and automotive enthusiasts for an upcoming show that will be open to the public. All mediums accepted.
You may enter as many pieces as you like. Please send clear images of work in JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include detailed description of each piece submitted and artists background. If you are unable to email your work, please contact us (423-468-4278) for an appointment to drop off works for review.
Exhibit will run beginning April through May. There is no fee to apply. We will contact you regarding your submission with drop off information and details. There is a $20 fee expected on your drop off day. Commission is 40%.
Apply now. We realize this is of short notice and hope that you may be able to submit your works!
Good World Goods
I found this blog post very useful and just had to share. Hope you all like it too! Thanks Whitney.
Most of my clients come to me for help with choosing paint colors. I’m sharing my no-fail ways that anybody can use.
Source: 3 No-Fail Ways to Choose Your Paint Colors
Most people can see quite quickly that I love art. All types of art and creativity can make me very happy. But some may not realize my secret passion. Lamps! Vintage lamps, new modern lamps, table lamps and floor lamps!
Everyone has an opinion on lamps “oh I like that one” or “that’s too plain” but after speaking with guests every day, it seems few really have lamps in their home they love. Ok, before you yawn, let me show you a few designs.
This lamp is bold and modern. Pretty classy if you ask me.
This is a picture of a lamp that was made my myself and Tom Swearingen, wood carver. When a lamp can be personalized (titles) it feels great. It becomes ‘yours’. classic and simple is ok with me, but it doesn’t make my heart skip a beat.
Here are two classic styles that denote travel, or a feeling of exploration.
My most recent passion is vintage, vintage, vintage!
I simply adore these two large amber glass lamps!
But sometimes it’s all about that shade. A shade can change the whole mood of a lamp and your room. So next time your out shopping, check out the lamps.
A room isn’t finished without lamps.Even if you have overhead lighting, table lamps are great for accent lighting. I see them as an integral part of design. What do you think?