October Newsletter

See the Fall Colors at their Best!

October is the most beautiful month to visit Luray and Page County– thousands of tourists who enjoy scenic drives every autumn can’t be wrong.

Nestled between Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington Forest, Page County often has the most colorful vistas in all of Virginia. In fact, last year Travel + Leisure named Luray the #2 destination in the U.S. for fall color, and we’re hoping for similar results this year.

Visit Columbus Day weekend, October 12-13, and you can also enjoy the Heritage Festival at the Page County Fairgrounds. Local artists including PotteryLady Cathie Miranda, upcycled jewelry maker Jennifer Orenic, watercolor painter Gary Saylor, and white oak basketmaker Nathan Jenkins will be there demonstrating and/or selling their beautiful handmade creations.

We hope you’ll visit Shenandoah Moon as well – remember that we are now open Wednesday thru Saturday until 5 pm. To entice you to swing by the shop this weekend, we’ll have fresh cider and cookies on Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday 1-5. We’re also offering 20% off all “Shenandoah Valley Made” jewelry (by Susan) during Columbus Day weekend.

New Businesses in Luray!

We are thrilled to welcome a new business on West Main Street, opening tomorrow — Thursday, October 10. Custom touches by Christi specializes in home decor and seasonal gifts. Owner Christi Reisinger is one talented lady who also creates custom window treatments and upholCustom Touchessters furniture. The shop will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays and is located in the former Luray Fitness Center building

Another new business that recently (re)opened is Baby Moons — their menu now offers baked goods instead of hot dogs. Their cheesecake is amazing. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in, you don’t know what you’re missing.

More good news! Page Theaters, which closed several months ago, is getting new owners and will continue to operate as a theater. Look for an update in next month’s newsletter.

Welcome Kelsey Stoll

KelseyWe are also excited to welcome Kelsey Stoll as our newest staff member! Kelsey is originally from Ohio, and worked in Alaska before she moved to this area. She works for Shenandoah National Park during the week, so you’ll only see her at the shop on Saturdays. She is a talented bead weaver, and in addition to making jewelry (her birch bark earrings are amazing) she enjoys outdoor activities, raising butterflies, and scrapbooking.

New Products & Other News

Most of our Fall and winter merchandise is now in stock, including a large order of Firefly jewelry made from Swarovski crystal. We have just received another order of our Parsley & Sage tops and tunics, check our Facebook page for photos and new styles as they come in..

If you stop in the shop in the next week or so you may hear lots of hammering. The building is being re-sided, they have already started on the back, and will finish the side and front in the next week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Here’s a reminder about the ongoing classes and events we have here at the shop every month. Call the shop at 540-743-5810 for details.

Classes

Free Essential Oils Class, one Saturday a month at 1pm
Mixed Media Group meets at 2pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
Sit & Knit (or Crochet) meets at 11am on the 4th Saturday of each month

Once again, thanks for reading this and have a blessed and creative week!