Got Plans on Saturday?

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Might we make a recommendation? Spend the day in Downtown Waynesville. There are several delicious restaurants that serve anything from Italian to Thai, to all-American pizza, to sweet baked goods.

There are several shops to visit while in Downtown as well. Visit clothing, art, candy, and jewelry stores…and don’t forget to visit us at High Country! Some people do not know that we have three locations – one being right on Main Street! Take a look at these beautiful vignettes in our showroom:

West Collage

Downtown Waynesville also has events every month that usually involve food, music, and art displays. There is actually an event coming up soon! On Saturday, August 30th there will be a block party in Downtown Waynesville. Festivities for children are from 6-7pm.

Kids on Main Ad

Then, from 7-10pm, there will be live music, dancing, and food!

Block Party Aug 2014

Our hours at High Country are 10:00 am-6:00 pm, so arrive a bit early for the block party and stop into High Country West. We hope to see you soon!




Meet Brenda, Our In-House Expert Seamstress

Have you ever seen a beautiful picture of a bed set in a magazine and wish it was in your home? Have you ever gone shopping for drapes and didn’t find exactly what you wanted? Can’t find pillows that look good on that sofa you just bought? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then you need to meet Brenda.


Brenda is our in-house expert seamstress who has been at High Country for almost six years. If you ever are in need of custom drapes, bed sets, or pillows, she’s the woman to talk to!

Brenda Working 2

Brenda has been sewing all of her life. When asked her favorite thing to sew, she says “It’s all a challenge and I love challenges.” If somebody brings in a picture of what they envision for their room, she will say “Let me sleep on it a day or two and I’ll figure out how to do it.”


Brenda has done many orders for customers. In fact, last winter was the busiest winter she has ever had. Her favorite orders are the ones that have animal print fabrics. High Country is known for having several animal prints in the showroom, so Brenda gets quite a few orders that request animal print fabric.

Take a look at the bed set below. It is in our showroom at the Dellwood location and it only took Brenda three days to make!


Outside of work, Brenda even sews as a hobby! She makes quilts and has redone her mother’s house. Brenda also loves to bake. Her cakes are so good that people even pay her to make them! Brenda used to make the cakes for the Copper Leaf before Anne’s Attic took over that entire building. She is known for her “3 day coconut cake.” It is called “3 day coconut cake” because you have to wait 3 days before eating it – which is hard to do!

Come into High Country and talk to one of our sales personnel about custom orders. You can select the exact fabric and how you want your order to be made! After Brenda receives the fabric, it takes her on average two weeks to complete the order.

Workroom pics

Brenda has a commitment to making high quality products – which is what High Country is known for. Her motto is “If it doesn’t look good to me, it doesn’t go.”

Can You Pass the Salt and Pepper?

Salt and pepper are two of the most popular spices we use to season our food. If you go to any restaurant, odds are, salt and pepper are already on the table!


Did you know that salt and pepper are married? You will rarely ever see salt and pepper separated! When someone asks you to pass the salt, it is proper etiquette to pass both the salt and pepper together.

Here’s another etiquette tip for you – never use the salt or pepper before taking the first bite of your meal because you could offend the chef. By seasoning your food before tasting, you could be telling the chef that you do not think they properly seasoned the food to begin with.

Besides using salt to season food, salt also has other purposes. On Maldon Salt Company’s website, they list a few facts and purposes of salt that you may find to be interesting:

  • “At one time salt bars were the standard of currency of Ethiopia”
  • “Sodium is key in the operation of all signals within, as well as to and from, the brain.”
  • “Every cell in the body contains salt”

There are also many interesting facts about pepper that you may not know! Here are some facts from The Great American Spice Co.:

  • “Pepper is the number one selling spice in America”
  • “In the Middle ages a man’s wealth was measured by his stock pile of pepper”
  • “Pepper comes in many colors, green, black, red and white but all comes from the same plant, the color is related to how ripe it is and how it has been processed”

If you are looking for some fun salt and pepper shakers, visit our location in Downtown Waynesville – High Country West.





Do you like to cook? High Country Furniture & Design is on Pinterest and has 7 boards you can follow – one being “Cookin’ in the Kitchen,” where we post recipes that look appealing to us and that we think you would enjoy. Even though we sell furniture, we are also people who love to eat, just like you!

Cookin' in the Kitchen

A Candle Without a Flame?

Candles are great for creating a warm and cozy feeling in your home. There’s nothing like relaxing by the soft glow of a candle to help you relax after a long day. Here at High Country, we sell Luminara flameless candles. These candles are battery operated and have the realistic look of an open flame candle. They are used in restaurants, hotels, gardens, spas, and more!


Especially if you have small children or pets, it is a relief to not have to worry about an open flame candle. These candles also have a timer, so you can set them to turn off after a certain amount of time. You will never have to worry about blowing out a candle again!

One interesting fact about these candles is that they are used in Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. The Haunted Mansion is “a spine-tingling tour through an eerie haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls and supernatural surprises.” It is a favorite attraction at Disney. The Luminara candles help set the spooky mood. They look extremely realistic – and of course they do because Disney only uses the best!


You have a chance to win a pair of Luminara flameless candles, valued at $59 each! When you comment on the picture we posted on Facebook, telling us your favorite part of the showroom vignette we posted, you will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Luminara flameless candles. If you also visit our “The High Country Home” Pinterest Board and repin the picture of this candle, you will be entered again into the drawing – giving you twice as many chances to win! Contest ends Friday, August 8th at noon.

Facebook August 2014 Promotion