By now, if you've been following our blog or other social media, you know that we have transitioned from the interior marketplace we occupied and are taking a different approach. We continue to market our creations here on our online store, however we're now taking a different approach to "brick and mortar" venues. In our ongoing "learning" process, we realized that our "niche" products (end grain cutting boards, cheese boards, pepper mills and sets, and other culinary tools) reach our target customers best when placed in venues where compatible products are found.
Hence, we recently were welcomed to show our wares in a local olive oil and balsamic vinegar store here in our hometown. ( Olive Tree and Vine..... check them out here http://www.olivetreeandvine.com ). We were already personal fans and customers of the premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars... and the owner, Jennifer, graciously agreed to make a space for some of our goods.
If you've never taken the time to sample premium olive oils and vinegars and incorporate them into your cooking, you don't know what you're missing.
Here's a view of our products on display
What else is new?
My latest project involves "turning" chess pieces to accompany the custom Chess Table I made recently. My lathe as quickly become one of my favorite tools to work with and I'm loving trying my hand at this project. Below are my first "Pawns"....
Twelve more pawns to go and then I tackle the knights, bishops, rooks, queens and kings.
This should be interesting:)
But when completed, some discriminating chess lover will be able to purchase a custom chess game table with handcrafted mahogany and beech chess pieces.
So, New Directions.... New Venues..... New Products.......New Ideas..... and New Friends......
And always, a lot of Sawdust:)