Charleston Forge - Friday, October 25, 2013
Blowing Rock Ale House and Inn, Blowing Rock, NC.
This quaint inn, located in the heart of historic downtown Blowing Rock was built around World War II. It recently got a face lift and opened as the Ale House and Inn in 2013. Charleston Forge loves to support local businesses, and this one happens to be a favorite of ours, partly because of their excellent choice in bar stools. Scroll down to see the custom, handsome and comfortable, stools the Inn ordered from us for the pub.
This Ale House and Inn is one of a kind to the High Country as it's brewery is in its backyard.
The brewery is open daily for tours and tasting of their everyday, special and seasonal beers.
The pub features eight of our barstools. Like all Charleston Forge furniture they are beautifully designed and built to last, with solid steel construction and a leather cushion.
For more information, reservations or the history of the inn, visit their website
Charleston Forge - Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Meet Tom Wooten, a talented designer and blacksmith, who has had a close working relationship with Charleston Forge for over two decades.
Tom has an unconventional method of design which triggers his creativity. Sitting down with a sketchpad and pencil, he often spends less than a minute swiftly sketching a variety of swirls and curves. "The faster I scribble the better the idea," Tom explains. These quick and rough drawings become his designs, and when he makes his way into the forge they take shape.
Tom creates beautiful work using steel, copper and bronze. He often adds other elements such as wood, stone or glass to his art. We are now featuring two candle stands which are CF Home exclusive designs, both can be found on our website.
Charleston Forge - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A cozy autumn evening in front of the fire most certainly should include indulging in sweet, melting s'mores. Hand forged skewers from CF Home's online store will toast the marshmallows perfectly. And on this particular autumn evening, we sandwiched the toasted marshmallows and melting chocolate between the best home made graham crackers we have ever tasted. Yum! They were baked from Susan Barber's personal recipe, which she will share with you. Just drop Susan an email with 'graham crackers' in the subject line. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also purchase the skewers for yourself or as a gift, here on our online store:
Charleston Forge - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Andy and Ernie, seen here in the forge, put the final touches on the new Charleston Forge sign, which will be highlighted in our showroom at the High Point Furniture Market October 19-24th.
We will follow up with a photo of the finished showroom very soon!
The World's Home for Home Furnishings
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn't exist.
- 180 Buildings
- 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
- 75,000 Attendees Each Market
- More Than 2000 Exhibitors
- 100+ Countries Represented
- Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
- Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International
Charleston Forge - Monday, October 07, 2013
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
Very little compares to the colors of Autumn, waiting for those few days where the color is the ripest is a thrill for the nature lover. The fall color hasn't quite peaked here in the Blue Ridge mountains, Photographer Rusty Alberton's is sharing with his photos taken recently in Arizona, where fall is in full bloom. Enjoy!