he Art of living is on full display in Keven Hawkins’ Jot ’em Down Market in Cashiers, North Carolina. The shop is still under construction but, Keven gave us a little sneak peak this weekend. I couldn’t resist his store front display of seasonal florals, potted herb and lettuce gardens in authentic aged pots, plant stands and even tuteurs! The lupines that he had grown from seeds were to die for, so of course I purchased three–I like odd numbers when planting in beds. All of the herb and lettuce container gardens were planted in beautiful moss-covered, hand-made terracotta pots with ruffled or braided edges. A large collection of old southern pottery from Georgia and South Carolina was available for purchase that could be re-purposed for umbrella stands or to hold a collection of walking sticks. The Market will also carry books, furniture, and seasonal produce and other necessities to enhance your life. A small kitchen will be installed for cooking demonstrations by regional chefs–I’ve gone to Heaven! This shop is a Must–Stop if you are in the Cashiers–Highlands area.
I left this charming store with two green twig planters, a ruffled-edged pot containing a French Mix herb garden, three Lupines–large and robust, the Pink rhododendron in the brown urn, ‘The Heirloom Tomato’ book and … you know how it goes. This charming new shop should be at the top of your list on your next visit to the Cashiers–Highlands area–you will love it!
All photos by Lissy Parker for Lissyparkerltd.wordpress.com