Salem Creek is a place where you will want one of everything they have. A talented force is behind these beautiful pictures. These folks start the previous year planning just how to wow us for the next season. Christmas is my favorite time to visit Salem Creek in Winston Salem, NC.
Ken Gaither is the owner and started this beautiful store in 1982. Home furnishings, garden collectibles, scented candles, soaps and lotions, unique gifts, seasonal decorations, and the best staff anywhere are located in the building you see above.
Greetings of seasonal aromas fill the air as you first enter. It’s a treat for the scents as much as the sight. You don’t know where to look first. I usually go straight for the source of the scent and tuck it away in my basket. The store is two stories tall and open in the middle revealing the level above.
When you shop below, the view above is filled with decorated trees of all sorts. The upper level also has their Dept 56 and other popular holiday accessories. Look at their website to see all the name brands they carry.
There is no problem finding the gift items on your list and then several hundred things for yourself. The best way to see the store is by making several trips around the main circular isle. It will bring you past wonderful displays like the one above. It will take you numerous trips around to see it all.
This time of year brings us the very best decorated trees and festive atmosphere. In the fall, you will see lots of pumpkins and tables decorated to overflowing with scarecrows both scary and nice. For today though….it’s snowmen, holiday decorations, floral arrangements, jewelry, special food items, and lots of breath-taking trees. It is very merry and bright.
From gingerbread themes to those of elegance, Salem Creek will surely treat you to the very best. There are snowmen trees and those decorated with quiet shades of gold.
If you don’t have a place setting for the season…..here is one for you.
You haven’t seen anything you need yet? How about giving them a call? Connie can help you with making your home a comfortable place to come to at the end of the day. Debbie can assist you with the holiday ornaments or suggest a theme for your tree. Kay knows the whole store and makes every season bright. Then little Hannah will make your check-out go smoothly. Now there are many more dedicated folks who make your shopping easy and smooth but those above are friends of mine.
Most of the folks who work at Salem Creek have been there forever. Ken is a bit of a perfectionist as I can see from the way his store is nicely decorated. He carries himself that way too. He looks like he could be walking the designer avenues of New York City as a fine southern gentleman.
It would be hard for me to change the black and white check on this love-seat…but you could if you wanted to as they have hundreds of options.
You say give me something non-traditional? They have that too.
…..and why do you suppose this appeals to me and my craftsman home? Could it be the color or my interest in all things nature? Either works actually.
Who doesn’t like a nutcracker?
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a few festive trips to Salem Creek.
*** please see their site for information on items you might like. I do not give out brand names or prices. I have been known in the past to purchase an item for you and send it by UPS if you send a check ahead of the purchase. The best experience is to visit the store!