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Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Father's Day 


       Many people say that Father's Day is one of the best times of the year.  It's the perfect temperature which is great for grilling out and spending time with loved ones. We at Barrel-Art want to make sure you're prepared with the perfect gift to show your appreciation for the special father figure in your life. 


       There is nothing like a good old barbeque with quality meat and an ice-cold beverage. Try our 2lb. bag of BBQ smoker chips. Our chips are made of red wine infused oak which will add a unique flavor to your smoked meat We offer a variety of flights that are perfect for sampling tasting and serving your beverage of choice. They are the perfect addition to barbeques, parties, and home bar decor Flights are offered in three different stains and they can be personalized with engraving.  Our items are hand crafted from European red wine barrels.  As the wine in these barrels age, the wood from the barrel become infused with red wine leaving it with a beautiful red/purple interior We craft from whiskey barrels as well upon request. 


       We also think Dad will love our newly improved fire pits. Now you can add an oak table top rim to the fire pits. Great for sitting your beverages or small plates on. Fire pits come in full or half barrel.  The full barrel fire pits pair well with our barrel stools and chairs. The half barrel fire pits look great with our Adirondack chairs and barrel benches.  Not only great gifts for dads but great family gifts as well. 


Happy Father's Day!! 

Mother's Day

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Ordering flowers for Mother's day again?  Why not try something different this year! I always choose to go with a pre ordered card and the same 9 am phone call saying how much I adore her being in my life.  After all these years you'd think she could recite back to me every word.  This year I decided, ok, this is the year to venture out and do something different.  I mean after all, routine is good in many aspects of life but this holiday shouldn't be one of them.
In the great words of Erich Fromm "Mother's love is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved", and I'd like to add that a mother's love needs to be appreciated.  This is when Barrel – Art comes in handy. We have a variety of gifts that would be perfect as presents themselves or as an accent to a special evening.
Our moms and wives do so much for us that it is a shame we only celebrate them once a year.  This year consider showing appreciation as often as you can!  Just how would you do that?  You can start by ordering some of our one of a kind garden art.  These specific pieces range from metal hoop hearts to sailboats. What is really unique is the way the decor is created!  Each ring is hand selected off of a recycled European wine barrel and welded/manipulated into different items. No hoop is the same and they all have a rustic, vintage feel.  Perfect for hanging in her garden so she thinks of you all year around, yup, even in the winter when the flowers aren't flourishing and there is no fruit from her labor.
Everyone knows, and thankfully, Mother's day is during spring.  April showers bring May flowers and May flowers appear better with garden art as an accessory.   While your mom or wives invite company over for outdoor events and home barbeques (we sell amazing barbeque chips by the way) your guest will not be able to steer clear of her new outside decor.  Not only is it an excellent accessory for their garden, these hoops will make excellent exterior home statement pieces.
There is a huge range of things to choose from and we are constantly taking custom orders to increase the diversity of our one of a kind products.
For those of you who would like to show gratitude for all that your wives and or moms do in the kitchen, we have something to satisfy those needs as well.  The days of placing dish by dish on the dinner table are long gone. Our serving trays have never disappointed and are great for serving foods to guest and family.
Along with the serving trays are our lazy susans which just so happen to be our second best seller!  These spinning trays are made from the top of a wine barrel and are placed on a swivel. They may also be stained to match your decor in dark walnut, red mahagony, or natural.  Our lazy susans are great for many different items and look great on dinner tables and countertops providing what is needed without the hassle.
Take a look at our shop.  There are many other items that you and your families will find useful.  At Barrel-Art we strive to fill everyone's needs and go beyond expectations.  Remember, Mother's day is May 13th  this year.  Show all the special moms in your life just how much you love and cherish what they do on a daily basis.  Make sure that getting a gift isn't all that you give.  A gift is only as good as the hands it was received from. Unless you are out of the country, well in that case a gift and a phone call is in store.

Wine Tasting For Two

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  While Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, it really doesn’t have to be a holiday to have a glass of wine with your partner. In fact why stress about Valentine’s Day at an expensive restaurant, why not plan a simple and romantic evening at home that will be perfect for any date night?

Bourbon Tasting Party

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Bourbon is the perfect drink for a fun social gathering. Starting with the basics, bourbon is a type of American whiskey and is a barrel aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. There is a distinct difference between whiskey and bourbon. In fact, my friends from Kentucky are very sensitive about the use of the name. (Don’t even think of using “whiskey” and “bourbon” interchangeably!) When I searched Kentucky bourbon online over 3 million results showed up, so I won't get too bogged down with the details here, but our friends at Old Limestone have a great explanation on their site.

Barrel-Art Decorating Tips

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Natural or rustic decor is currently very popular and it can be fun and inexpensive. Natural elements can be found almost anywhere, including a short walk in the park. Twigs, leaves, acorns, pine needles and pine cones are just some of the many elements that can be used as accent or centerpiece materials. Arrange pine cones and Spanish moss on a Barrel-Art Lazy Susan for a beautiful and rustic centerpiece. You can also use fruit or flowers on one of our serving trays as a centerpiece, both will add the perfect rustic touch for almost any occasion. A walk on the beach can also provide great elements. Shells and starfish can bring zing when paired with a colorful background.

Radio Interview

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Check out a recent interview with Crystal Cameron-Schaad, Radio Show Host of Crystal Palate's Wine Country on Cville 107.5FM. Our segment starts at 16:50.

Robots serving beer, bourbon and wine!?

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Christmas Gift Ideas

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It's that special time of year. The Christmas Carols are playing on the radio, the malls are crowded and couples are trying to find that special tree… and figure out how to tie it to the top of the car. It's a great time, but if you're like me, shopping can be stressful.  So let us help you with a few ideas for everyone on your list.  We’ve come up with a few categories that might help.

Commonwealth’s Annual Holiday Artisan Market

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Kick off your holiday shopping and support your local artists at Commonwealth’s Holiday Artisan Market on Dec. 3rd from 12-6pm.

Small Business saturday

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Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend on 11/26 and is a perfect time to step back from the crowded craziness of the malls and chain stores to support your favorite local business. 

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