For about a year I’ve been passing by a little sign in Dallas, Pennsylvania that reads: “Earth and Wears” and I’ve been dying to go inside to see what they have but I’ve always been in a rush to or from somewhere so I haven’t been able to stop. However, yesterday, I saw the store was opened and decided to run inside and take a look around (even though I had 1/2 a gallon of ice cream in the back seat of my car). Let me tell you, it was worth the risk…
I walked into a cute little shop full of handmade goods. Lining one wall were shelves of pottery, jewelry and handbags and in the center was a table with soaps and other little trinkets and along the side wall and the front wall were other piece of pottery, headbands, bobby pins, etc. Just about everything in the store was made by local artisans! And y’all know I love the whole idea of buying local, especially when it comes to handmade accessories.
I talked with the owner, Lyn Carey, for a little while and discovered that the store has been opened for about 2 years now and that she makes many of the pottery and a few of the jewelry pieces herself (by total coincidence, the two pieces that I purchased ~ a coffee mug, that reminded me of one that my father used to own, and a funky flower ring ~ were made by her). Lyn also sells her “wears” at local craft fairs and online. One of the things I appreciated most about Earth and Wears is that Lyn also sells handcrafts made by other artisans, for example there were beautiful handbags, delicious smelling soaps and the cutest earrings made from playing cards…
As I mentioned before, I ended up purchasing a coffee mug (no, a girl cannot have too many coffee mugs) and a flower ring. When my daughters saw my ring, they literally tried to rip it off my finger (so now I know where I’ll be going for some Christmas presents). The prices were incredibly reasonable, ranging from a mere $15 for some of the rings to $20 for earrings and a little over $60 for a beautiful handmade capelet (that I’m going back for next week).
If you’re ever in the Back Mountain, please stop by and visit Earth and Wears, and tell Lyn that you read about her shop here!
Earth and Wears
68 Main Street
Dallas, PA 18612
Hrs: Tues ~ Sat 10 AM~5:30 PM (and by appointment)