Here is a slideshow of all the pics.Bob Timberlake Gallery Lexington NC
This fountain is made from grinding stones and is located in the Bob Timberlake gardens at his gallery in Lexington, North Carolina. It’s about a 40 minute drive from my house. I’m going to spend the next couple of days taking you through the gallery and showcasing some of his beautiful displays. This is a repost from my old blog but worth the revisit and has quite few updates. I’ll store all the pictures on my sidebar when the show is complete. The pictures were taken March 1st, 2008.
The staff at the Timberlake galleries have done an outstanding job of planning and creating a place of visual, scent, and audio stimulation. The sound of the running water is complemented by soft music playing in the background. The containers are always potted up nicely with seasonal blooming varieties. The cafe within the gallery has several gourmet coffees and dessert scents wafting through the air. The gardens have been furnished with Timberlake trademark Adirondack furniture and swings. It’s inviting and calming. A sense of real down to earth goodness surrounds you while taking in all the sights and sounds.
Mr. Timberlake just recently brought a law suit against Lexington Industries who are the manufacturers of his line of furniture. They are the main employer of this town and have been for many decades. They carry his line of furniture and he’s had a long standing relationship with them but he would like to be released from his contract. Recently, Lexington Industries decided to move their furniture production line overseas. This greatly distressed Mr. Timberlake and he no longer wishes to do business with them.I understand his deep seated relationship with the locals who labor in these factories because my father built a furniture business from the ground up in 1957. My father died in 1980 but recently that company fell to those around them who moved to overseas production. They couldn’t compete. My family no longer has an invested interest in that company but it was sad to see. I certainly know how Mr. Timberlake feels on this matter. I also understand the business end and the desire to make money. It’s just really sad to see NC lose so much of the furniture manufacturing side of the business. It’s as much a part of our heritage as tobacco.
I do not know his future plans to carry furniture. I will cherish the pieces I have just in case he decides to retire. He’s a quiet peaceful man and paints many of his pictures from the Lexington countryside. Many of the old homes and items of interest in his prints are right in his own backyard.
Here is the link to his galleries: https://www.bobtimberlake.com/index.cfm
This is his beautiful gallery in Lexington, NC. The gardens are to the left of the building as you are looking at the picture.
Let’s go outside and please take one of the afghans provided on your way out. They are to the right of the photo and provided for your comfort. This little room is a connector room between the cafe and the art/furniture/home accessories part of the gallery.
We’re almost there!
This weather vane sits on top of the gallery. It is a trademark of the Timberlake line. North Carolina heritage is rich in tobacco farming. There is a trend to turn these tobacco farms to vineyards and is seeing much success in that area. One of topics this summer for you will be the wineries of NC and their gardens. Mr Timberlake very much honors this rich heritage of tobacco in his many lines of merchandise. You will see this tobacco leaf embedded in much of what he offers.
My North Carolina