Imagine you've owned your own gift shop, for over eight years, filled with hand-picked items and lots of care. Now imagine you come to work one Monday morning to discover that some large vehicle has plowed into the front of it. The awning on the ground in pieces, windows shattered, faade damaged-not a pretty site.
That's what Sharon Lowrey discovered October 22. What to do? Well, not much time for moaning and groaning. Sharon and her husband Steve Lowrey, after calling the landlords and their insurance company, went immediately to work and started rebuilding a brand new shop, next door to the former location. Over three weeks were spent shaping up the new space that started as one plain, empty room. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise, as many customershave commented. Sharon now has a beautiful shop, twice the size of the former one. All the more room for customers to wander from one attractive display to another.
The Heavenly Garden is definitely the place to go whether searching for a gift or looking for something special. Books, jewelry, gifts, cards, wall hangings and holiday items-at such reasonable prices, all are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list.
Donna Barefoot, a local artist, has a beautiful variety of items ranging from hand-painted stemware, floral arrangements, and paintings to her famous glass tree ornaments.
Come by and experience The Heavenly Garden in all its new glory. The address is 7670 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown (next door to the previous store). The hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. They are also open every Sunday (12-5 p.m.) until Christmas. Sharon takes special orders in person or by phone, 304-876-1007, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org) for books as well. Please visit The Heavenly Garden on Facebook. Oh, and don't forget to check out the comfortable chairs by the fireplace where Sharon likes to serve customers a complimentary coffee, cocoa or tea.