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    Anne Vaughan Designs

    Anne Vaughan Designs offers unique and affordable jewelry pieces to customers in over 300 stores across the nation. Their bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are created by artisan makers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. These memorable designs may travel far and wide, but the heart of the work remains rooted in the Roanoke and New River Valley! The venture began nearly fifteen years ago, when a brave mother chose to pursue her dreams...

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    Virginia Made

    Meet Lora Cartrett of Tater Tot Trends Written by Faith Jones, Hill City Handmade Tribe. Sisterhood. Movement. All things that today’s woman longs for and needs as she battles the day to day of balancing family, career, life, and self. Lora Cartrett, the founder of Tater Tots Trends, is no different. They are words that she never expected to use to describe the business. Yet, it has become everything the 35-year-old founder wanted her Concord, VA based trendy jewelry line to represent.  Tater Tots Trends began as a creative outlet for Lora as she transitioned from working outside of the home as the director of a daycare to a stay at…

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    Take Me to Piccadilly

    meet magnolia  Written by Cassandra Kuhn  In 2009, magnolia found its roots at a little booth in Black Dog Salvage. Starting just as a small-scale home décor and furnishings company, owners Jessica Durham and Lori Noonkester envisioned a broader future for magnolia and opened their first storefront in Abingdon, Virginia. Soon after the store saw increasing popularity, its Roanoke location opened at The Forum Shopping Center in 2013 to serve more customers and provide a unique alternative to interior furnishings and designs to the valley.  In October of 2017, magnolia moved to Piccadilly Square and obtained a location that offered a larger space to open a Visual Comfort lighting gallery,…