Wild Roses is a lacquered oil painting by artist Irina Kouznetsova.
A Rose is a Rose… Or is it? Let’s Decipher its Secret Language - Part 2

June 27, 2022

Welcome back! In honor of National Rose Month, let’s dive into another fascinating look at the super-mysterious language of roses. In Part 1, we mentioned how the meaning of roses can be interpreted by their color.

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Pearls and Butterflies is a oil painting by artist Lynn Ponto-Peterson.
How Do You Shop for a Quality Pearl? Check Out this Insider’s Guide

June 22, 2022

“Why wear one string when you can wear two?” That’s an excellent question asked by the famous pearl fashion designer Coco Chanel.  Today, this June birthstone continues its timeless appeal. It’s the only gemstone that’s not actually a stone! 

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Resonant - Yellow Rose watercolor painting by artist Bonnie Latham.
A Rose is a Rose… Or is it? Let’s Decipher its Secret Language - Part 1

June 17, 2022

Did you know that the rose was the first cultivated flower in the world? No one exactly knows who domesticated the first rose, but it probably occurred in China about five thousand years ago.

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Our experience began back in the 1960's or early 1970's when we first purchased a seascape by M Charles, followed by some smaller paintings by Mary Jane Hopkins. Later on some by Vernon Rollins then one by Barclays Sheaks for my wife's birthday , can't remember the exact date. We always stop in when visiting the area, wonderful place.

Richard & Carole Hockman

Ms. Smith, it was a pleasure to drop by one of my favorite destinations on the Outer Banks. It is a thrill to see your business thriving still and that you took it over from your parents. I have been enjoying the gallery since the early 1970\'s. I purchased a beautiful and dramatic Dan Dunn painting from you last week. It will soon be on my wall. I am so pleased with it and with your services. You are a pro and it shows. Thanks so much!

Keith Florence

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