Cashiers, North Carolina Retail: Home Furnishings and Decor
Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to shine a light on the incredible people and businesses that make up our unique community high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This month we are honored to highlight a locally owned retail shop in Cashiers, aptly dubbed Rusticks. Claiming a “rustic yet sophisticated” feel to the wares that they offer, Rusticks features everything from upholstered and leather furniture, hand-crafted furniture hewn from old wood and refurbished European pine, English and French antiques, outdoor furniture and a wide assortment of distinctive accessories and gifts for the home. They also offer design services to help you decorate YOUR new mountain retreat.
There is a story behind every shop that hangs its shingle out, but this one is particularly representative of the “Blue Ridge Mountain Dream”. Opened in 1992, Rusticks quickly became a fan-favorite for locals and seasonal visitors alike. Owners Ann and Rody Sherrill – who originated from Lookout Mountain, TN – bought a second home in the resort town of Highlands, North Carolina. Ann took great joy in decorating their new home and received rave reviews from visitors also seeking a “rustic yet sophisticated” look. Husband Rody – a recently retired corporate executive – wished to begin a joint business venture with his wife, and the idea of offering unique furniture, accessories and gifts through a retail shop near their new seasonal home town seemed intriguing. Originally located in a small storefront in Chestnut Square in Cashiers, Rusticks opened to such acclaim that they faced two expansions before moving to their own spectacular free-standing Adirondack style building at Canoe Point on Cashiers Lake. Even the new site had to be expanded to include a second floor showroom in 2006. This year marks Rusticks 19th year in business. The Sherrill’s continue to own and operate the shop with the assistance of their store manager of 11 years, Laura Jane Stanton.
Rusticks is a much loved stop along the way for both visitors to the Highlands-Cashier Plateau and natives, and has been an active participant in the popular Cashiers Designer Showhouse since 1999. The shop has been featured in the pages of Veranda Magazine, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, WNC Magazine and Second Home Magazine. Opened seasonally only, Rusticks’ 2010 season runs through November 27. The doors are open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Sundays). Rusticks is located just south of the Cashiers Crossroads off of Highway 107 South at 32 Canoe Point. To learn more about this unique shop and thriving business, visit Rusticks online at www.rusticks.com. If you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind home in the mountains to showcase all of your fabulous finds from Rusticks, call Silver Creek Real Estate Group’s experienced team of brokers at 828-743-1999 or pop by our offices in the Shoppes at CreekSide in the heart of Cashiers.