Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard hand-made products
These Appalachian Napkin Rings, Appalachian Cutting Boards, the Appalachian Butter Knife, and Appalachian Rolling Pins are made from old tobacco sticks found in many of the old tobacco barns of Madison County.
In its heyday, there were 25,000 tobacco barns in Madison County - with only 18,000 residents!
No two Tobacco Stick Art items are exactly alike. Some have small holes left by termites or wood borers that give them a unique character.
Typically tobacco sticks were made from locally available woods.
The white wood is poplar (sometimes with a greenish tinge) ash or maple, the reddish tinge is pine, and the buff-colored open grain is oak. Ocassionally a piece of walnut was used as a tobacco stick. When we find one we use it as an accent stripe in our products. Each tobacco stick art item is double coated with an FDA approved food grade finish to bring out the color and protect the product from food stains.
These Tobacco Stick Art items make wonderful souvenirs from the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Give a gift of functional Art with History!
Now available for $25 for a set of 4 Appalachian Napkin Rings, $45 for a 8 inch x 15 inch Appalachian Cutting Board,
$35 for a 17 inch Appalachian Rolling pin, and $12 for an 8 inch long Appalachian Butter Knife.
Each item requires $8 for packing and shipping to anywhere in the continental USA.
Part of the proceeds go to the Appalachian Barn Alliance to help preserve the history of the old Burley tobacco barns of Madison County.
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