Blog Moving

Strawberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Cake Recipe

In an effort to streamline my business focus I'm now blogging exclusively at blog.gathergoodsco.com. The content will remain much the same as over here. In fact, my first post is the recipe for this Strawberry Buttermilk Rhubarb Cake below. If you've enjoyed reading my content in the past, please . . .

Gather’s New Location & Size, A Tiny Shop

Gather, A Tiny Retail Shop, Gifts & Garden in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

Surprise! I've moved Gather to downtown Raleigh and closed the space in Cary. The new space is a micro shop (only 16ft x 6ft with a larger classroom area in the back) in downtown Raleigh. The grand opening is tonight from 6-10pm. Why you ask? Read on. Let me preface it by saying that this new . . .

Shop Series Feature

Store front in Raleigh area, Gather in Cary, North Carolina

Erin of the shop Amelia in Mississippi has a series on her instagram called Shop Stories where she features other shops around the country. Gather is the featured shop this week. Check it out on instagram and see my "story" here: My name is Michelle Smith and I own Gather, a hybrid gift shop . . .

Google Reader / RSS Feed

If, like me, you read your blogs daily from Google Reader you probably know that it is going away on Monday. The good news is that a service called feedly makes the transition super easy and even imports all your previous blogs into their reader. So, if you want to continue to read my blog (and . . .

Rock & Shop Market & The Makery

Speaking of The Rock & Shop Market, we're working with our friends at The Makery to host a very special sale with them for one week only. Here are profiles of four of our designers that will be at our event next Saturday. You can shop their wares early online at The Makery or in person at The . . .

This Paper Ship Studio

This Paper Ship Letterpress Studio/Loft

I've posted about my friends Joel & Ashley of This Paper Ship before. Here's a picture of them at their National Stationery Booth last year and at a St.Patrick's Day parade we participated in together. They are sweet husband & wife illustrators who recently moved into a new . . .

End of Week Favorites

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A few favorites from other places this week: -       An inexpensive way to hang big art -       Local Durham, NC Illustrator Nathan Golub -       Freckle’s Guide To Thrifting with Kids ** Image Credits: Little Green Notebook . . .

Rock & Shop Market Photo Shoot

Usually, when I have a lot of things going on I stop blogging. My weeks have been filled with lots of exciting things: press features, a Christmas photo shoot I produced and styled for Meredith Publications, a trip to Maine, new living room furniture, Thanksgiving, birthdays, and selling my wares at . . .

Cyber Monday Sale – 25% Off

I'm happy to report I have most of my holiday shopping complete. In case you don't here's an incentive, 25% off everything in my etsy shop with coupon code: "cybermonday" through midnight tonight. I have new items in the shop including this 2012 wall calendar (also in a peachy pink and robins egg . . .