Friday, 10 April 2015 20:04

Plum Nelly celebrates our artists of Chattanooga

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Plum Nelly celebrates our artists of Chattanooga!! This weekend AVA will hold the 15th annual Four Bridges Arts Festival and we have 4 of our artists taking part. In fact our own, Dana Shavin is the poster artist and Christina Glidden is the pin artist. Follow this link for more information ~

One of our local glass artist's. Tommy Spake will be there as well as jewelry artist, Janet Campbell. We are so proud of the artists we represent and hope you will stop by their booths this weekend and say hello.

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Saturday, April 11th 10 AM - 7 PM

Sunday, April 12th 10 AM - 5 PM


  • Glidden creates one of a kind, globally inspired wearable art. An American German who was born in Lahore, Pakistan, she began her jewelry business in 2006. The inspiration for her work comes from the many years living abroad in Pakistan, Iran, Germany, Brazil and Mexico. Her work has a modern-tribal tone blending the many cultures she experienced. Sterling silver, vermeil, brass and leather are combined with vibrant gemstones, pearls, horn and wood to create unique pieces. Wire wrapped gemstone rings, and "wave bead"necklaces are some of her signature designs.
  • Christina was a featured artist at Friday Jazz at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2009. Her work is represented by the Hunter Museum Gift Store, Area 61, and Plum Nelly all in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Transitions by CMI Designs in Dalton, Georgia; and Skywolf Galleries, Teton Village, Wyoming
Dana Shavin began her art career twenty years ago as a potter before moving into floorcloth design, painting, and photo transparency work. She has exhibited at shows throughout the country including Cherry Creek Art Festival (Denver), The Plaza and the Brookside Art Annual (Kansas City), Port Clinton (Chicago), and Main Street Art Festival (Fort Worth). Her work has been in galleries in Chicago, Atlanta, Greenville (SC), Roanoke, and Chattanooga, and featured in numerous exhibits. Shavin has many corporate collectors including the Lyndhurst Foundation, and the Southern Saddlery Building. Her public artwork is featured at the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center (2011) and Northgate Mall, Chattanooga (2001). Shavin is also a writer whose memoir, “The Body Tourist”, was published last year by She left that career in 1997 to pursue art and writing full time. Three years later her future husband Daryl Thetford left his career as mental health center manager and Director of rehabilitation services to pursue a career as a fine art photographer. Shavin and Thetford travel to art fairs throughout the country and sell to corporations and collectors thorough galleries. In addition to work as a mixed media artist and writer, Shavin is also a life coach.
Friday, 06 March 2015 19:57

Spring Forward!

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Spring Forward!

Well, the daffodils have begun to bloom & hopefully the cold weather is behind us! This weekend we spring forward . A wonderful array of new things have begun to arrive at the Plum...from bright new colored cotton throw rugs to festive pillow wraps to pottery in a range of shades of Spring to everything Easter. Again, we will have  locally baked Bunny bread here as early as next week (Friday, the 13th!). It is a great hostess gift,  Easter basket stuffer or just a lovely happy to take to someone to say hello & happy Spring! We also have Easter burlap placemats & pennant banners with pastel bunnies & cottontails as well as many other fun items that scream Happy Easter & Spring!  We continue to have a fresh array of flowers, plants & orchids from Bud Floral + Home of  Signal Mountain. 

We also have a great collection of painted blocks from Signal Mountain artist, Melanie Underwood. Her messages are sweet and evoke a smile. Melanie said "I find painting whimsical paintings bring me the greatest joy. I love the child like aspect to it and it keeps me young. I love to incorporate recycled materials to my work and am lucky enough to have built a few homes with my husband that it has opened my eyes to see things in a new way. A piece of trim has become a skinny piece of artwork, a 1 x 4 has become an inspirational piece to prop on your nightstand, and the list goes on. I look at all things differently. I am truly joyful knowing that I can work from home doing what I love!...I'm a creative spirit that finds the joy scattered throughout my day."

Stop in Plum Nelly & check out Melanie's work, Bud's flowers & all the other great new items we have to offer! As always, please check out our facebook page for any fun specials ~ events goin on or images of new items.
 Thanks for shopping local & supporting Plum Nelly for over 42 years of business!

sunshine cow


Monday, 19 January 2015 20:42

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year from Plum Nelly! We have been busy updateing the shop...been to Market and found some lovely new additions for the shop and have added a new artist in the last week. Also, we have lots off wonerful ideas for Valentine's  Day!!! Bud Floral has added orchids and fresh bulbs to what we have and will be bringing fresh bundles perfect to pick up for your Valentine! We also have a wonderful array of jewelry by many local and regional artists as well as handblown glass and pottery shaped hearts! Stop by the shop and let us help you find that perfect gift for your Valentine!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 19:06

Happy Holidays from Plum Nelly!

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Happy Holidays from Plum Nelly! We hope you and yours have a safe and happy holiday. We will be closing early on Christmas Eve at 3 p.m. and closed Christmas day. We will reopen on Friday at 10 a.m.  Next week, we will close at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve and be closed New Year's Day. Thank you for all your support this year. We appreciate your Shopping Local!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, 12 December 2014 20:15

dana ruth designs comes to Chattanooga

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Happy Holidays from Plum Nelly

Saturday, December 13th (12/13/14) jewelry artist, Dana Ruth from Atlanta will join us for a trunk show from 10-5. She is bringing with her a wonderful stash of her beauties showing the wide variety of her work from hand wrought earrings to silver necklaces and rings to hand tanned leather wrap bracelets. Covering a range of price points, she has something to offer for everyone on your list!  She will also be personalizing her hand forged silver bracelets with the sentiment of your choosing and can answer any question you have about her work. Hope you will stop by and say hello!. 

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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 21:18

Heather Hoffman Trunk Show

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Hope you can join us as we welcome Heather Hoffman from Rosedale, MA. We have carried her beautiful work for years and she coming to town. We will be hosting a Trunk Show this Thursday & Friday (December 4-5th). On Thursday we will extend our hours to 8 o'clock for wine and cheese with the artist. For the event she has made an incredible array of lovelies & is loaded with beautiful things! Also, bring your old jewelry & recycle your silver, gold & stones into something new & lovely to wear!! Hope to see you

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