Weckery

Today is a happy Tuesday as I arrived back in the States about one day ago from my trip overseas. Being away for almost two months takes a toll...but I'm happy to reunite with family and friends and return to life in the South. I've been passing out my gifts, some of them handcrafted - which reminds me of how handmade pottery, no matter where you find it, is a one of a kind gift idea that is as decorative as it is functional. Keeping this in mind, Weckery, a shop based in Fayetteville, West Virginia, is certainly worth checking out...

Married couple, Emily and Brad Weckesser combine their talents to create these pretty pieces. Brad brings woodworking and potter skills to the table while Emily adds her talent in painting, color and design. 

They've chosen a speckled white color scheme for this collection, which I really love, but Emily and Brad are more than happy to customize the glaze, or even add personalized words or phrases of your choice. 


At the Weckery shop, you'll find beautifully hand thrown, hand glazed and handcrafted mugs, vases, pitchers and serving sets that complement many home styles. So next time you're searching for that perfect gift idea, it's a good shop to have in your back pocket...

 

Photos: Weckery     Content: Sweet Peach


Solitude...

Complete soitude is something I crave from time to time. And if I had an address and an invite to this one room abode, I'd be in my car and on my way in ten minutes. This is The Shack, located on South Fork Mountain in West Virginia. Created by Broadhurst Architects of Washington D.C., it's beautifully designed, well thought out and has a certain manly, rugged appeal, don't you think? 


If you're looking for HBO or a wireless internet password for your laptop, you won't find it here. As they state on their site, "This fundamental shelter has no electricity. Oil lamps provide light. Heat is provided by a small wood stove, which is also used to heat water that is delivered to the 'kitchen' sink by a gravity system." Rusticity never looked so good...

Situated on 27 acres, The Shack is propped up from ground level to help deter mice, snakes and the occasional curious bear. I would love to see that sky on a clear night and hear the noises that fill it up. I bet it's sublime...

The Shack was built as a family retreat for clients and not available for rental. But, because of its popularity, the one room structure inspired the masterminds of Broadhurst Architects to create a prefab version that can be delivered to your door with directions to assemble. It's called The Crib and I want one...

The Crib comes in three sizes; basic, full and extended. The way it works is you or your contractor build the foundation according to their specifications and then they'll ship all the materials you need by truck. Assembly takes just a few days. And voila, your very own Crib. It's instant, low maintenance cool. Gotta love that...

 

Photos: Broadhust Architects, Anice Hoachlander    Content: Sweet Peach


Lost River Modern

It's Friday and if I could, I'd be off on a weekend getaway. I miss cabins in the mountains... being able to star gaze and slow down a bit. At Lost River Modern in Lost River, West Virginia, it would be easy to do just that. In style, of course.  

This is a spacious, modern cabin with lots of big windows to bring in the light and trees. It's designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture, the creators of incredible, jaw dropping abodes, including the original Dwell Home in Pittsboro, North Carolina. 

This cabin has a master bedroom, bath and living space on the upper level and downstairs you'll find a second bedroom, bath and media room. All of which is beautifully designed and decorated. You have to appreciate that in a mountain cabin. 

They wanted the home to feel as spacious as the five acres it sits on. A pop of vibrant color can be found in each and every room along with the light woods and bamboo flooring. I love that, it makes the space so cozy and inviting. 

This cabin is actually a prefab cabin, which means it was built off site. The basement level was built first, then the 64' x 16' prefab module was hauled into place via a large crane. As they say on their site, We were "determined to prove that modern prefab can be both specatacular and affordable." With a budget just over $350,000, I think they've accomplished that and then some. 

If you'd like to read more details about the build, check out their extensive blog on the project. The home is a two hour drive from Washington DC, so find out the rental availability and book a weekend trip. The nightly rate starts at just $200- would be great for a girls weekend or a romantic getaway. You deserve it, don't you think? 

 

Photos: Lost River Modern   Content: Sweet Peach