Welcome to our virtual gift shop and gallery.
We hope this is a prelude to an in-store visit to the latest incarnation of Plum Nelly on Frazier Avenue. We have remained faithful to the origins and the tradition of Plum Nelly by featuring the work of talented artists in our eclectic collection of pottery, glassware, art, home and bath products, jewelry, paper goods and unique gift items.
We acquire a variety of one of a kind, artisan crafted works, as well as stylish, high quality production pieces, to provide you with a broad range of choices within many price points. You can find $10 handmade ear rings sitting on a shelf supporting magnificent wall art priced over $2,000. Our intent is to provide you with unique gift choices for every occasion.
Browsing our shop is a relaxing yet stimulating experience. You are surrounded by uncommon expressions of beauty and form. Everywhere you look is something unique, yet functional. You can embark, undisturbed, on your own wonderful scavenger hunt, or we can help you find that perfect selection. Our staff has extensive artist and product knowledge and we can acquaint you with the background information to add even more meaning to your thoughtful gesture.
We offer in-store gift and bridal registry and soon will be providing online purchasing options. Please visit Plum Nelly at our Frazier avenue location and see for yourself, the art of the possible in gift selection.
Stop by and check out our new goodies by local & regional artists!
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Plum Nelly celebrates our artists of Chattanooga
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 ~ http://www.4bridgesartsfestival.org/pin-poster-artist/
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.
for more information see : http://www.4bridgesartsfestival.org/
4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL
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.
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. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Plum-Nelly-Shop-and-Gallery
Thanks for shopping local & supporting Plum Nelly for over 42 years of business!