iheartwv Photos & Videos

2 days ago

When we decided to open our shop in @centremarket , one of our biggest concerns was how our Lily, who has autism, would handle it. Surprising us all, as she has done innumerable times before, she LOVES this place. In addition to her other “jobs” (she pokes all those tiny holes in each bone, she peels all the bananas) she has started collecting the money at the end of each day. She is also working on learning the cash register and helping customers. We are just so proud of this kid!! 💜 #differentnotless #autism #zbbites #barkybiter #wholeingredients #dogsofwheelingwv #dogsofwv #wheelove #wheelingwv #wheelingmade #westvirginia #smallbatch #centremarket #wildandwonderful #visitwheeling #visitwv #shoplocalwv #wvdog #wvdogs #westfurginia #wvgrown #wvmade #wheelingfeeling #shopsmallwv #takemehome #iheartwv #bestvirginia #wheelingwag #wv_ig

5 days ago

Thanks to the fine folks over at @threadandgrain for hooking us up with a new car decal! While packing up after #Oglebayfest on Sunday, they noticed one we had purchased from them several years ago was looking exceptionally bedraggled and gave us a replacement. 🙂 #wheelove #wheelingwv #wheelingmade #westvirginia #handmade #wildandwonderful #visitwheeling #visitwv #shoplocal #shoplocalwv #buylocal #familybusiness #madewithlove #oglebayfest2018 #threadandgrain #iheartwv #katymade #wheelingfeeling

1 week ago

Auditioning my new shirt rack and celebrating the final hem that I finished on these raglans. 🎉🎉🎉 We are cooking with gas and just need to get everything packed and in one place so we can set up tomorrow. Oglebayfest in T minus two days, friends. (I’m hoping my stupid cold and puffy face are gone by then.....) #katymade18 #threadandgrain #iheartwv #oglebayfest

1 week ago

Working on a new ornament to debut this weekend at Oglebayfest. I’m putting Bennett and our laser to work right now. ♥️♥️ #katymade18 #iheartwv

2 weeks ago

#scenesfromwebstersprings | An early 20th century view from the porch of the famed Webster Springs Hotel—that shot the tiny town to worldwide popularity | Webster Springs, WV | picture obtained online 💙 #hamrickhome

1 month ago

#nofilter | I’m finally back home in North Carolina after 2+ weeks with family in West Virginia, my heart’s home. (This is the front yard I grew up with. 💛) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ That means shipping times at HamrickAvenue.etsy.com are finally back to normal and it’s time to make and send out all you patient people’s orders from the past two weeks! 💪🏻

2 months ago

Pausing regular posts to share some very sad news. I posted this first picture just last week when introducing you all to Webster Springs, the hometown of Hamricks for generations. I learned this morning that the Oakland Hotel, built in 1909 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, burned around midnight. Foul play is suspected. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s devastating to lose a historical landmark that some saw as only an eyesore. Yet knowing Webster Springs lost its luxurious claim-to-fame, the Webster Springs Hotel, on this day in 1925, an old business building a few years ago, and the treasured Hamrick Homeplace two years ago, all to fire, makes every additional loss that much worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ They can burn down a building, but flames cannot touch the past. We will remember. ___________________ First photo mine—that I just realized was taken July 20, 2011. The rest gathered from Facebook.

3 months ago

THE HAMRICK BARN | A highlight of Webster Springs, WV is, not surprisingly, the Hamrick Barn. (I believe it’s technically just outside of Webster Springs in Bergoo, but it’s still part of a complete tour. ☺️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, this isn’t just any old barn. This barn was built by Benjamin Hamrick, veteran of the War of 1812, around 1833. Benjamin and his wife Nancy were some of the first settlers in that area of the Elk River, and as the population grew, the need for a church arose. Benjamin offered his new barn, and church went on to be held there for a decade, until Pleasant Grove Church was built (which I’ll share pictures of in the future ☺️). The building was then returned to a barn until a descendant donated it to the Methodist Historical Society in 1983 and it was restored. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m happy to say I have been inside, and it’s just delicious to be there, old pews, pulpit, and all. ☺️ Though I am sorry to say I believe all the pictures I have of the inside are apparently the print-and-put-in-albums kind, as the digital ones I have are only of the outside. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aaand now that I dug up these pictures from a trip there in 2008, I have a new computer wallpaper. 😍

3 months ago

Webster Springs, West Virginia is filled with old houses. (Wonder why I love it? ☺️) But my very favorite one (besides my great-great grandmother’s, which is just down the very, very steep street) is without a doubt the McLaughlin house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dr. John McLaughlin built this house in 1894, and he used the little house next door as an office. At one time, “Rimfire” Hamrick (a distant ancestor of mine), who was the model for the “typical mountaineer” statue at the West Virginia State Capital, also lived in this gorgeous house. Today it is the in-progress home of the Webster County Historical Society Museum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though, as I mentioned in my last post, I grew up going to Webster Springs often, I didn’t know about this house until we visited in 2008, and I was thrilled beyond words to find out it was owned by the historical society and that an older man named Alfred Clay could give us a tour. Once we met, he realized that we had common ancestors, and we’ve remained friends ever since! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ My grandparents were with us on that trip, and my grandmother informed us that when she was a little girl, she and her parents briefly lived in the tiny house next door. So we got to tour it too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been back a couple of times since then, and I’m always so excited to tour the house and also see Cousin Alfred again. If alternate realities were a thing 😉 I’d say that in another reality I totally live there and help renovate ... but in reality, part of my heart lives there. 💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————— First picture: Not mine. Probably found on Google years ago 🙂 | Second picture: 2008 | Third picture: 2014

3 months ago

H A M R I C K | avenue There’s a sleepy town tucked deep into the valley in the heart of West Virginia, surrounded by green hills stretching to the sky, fresh river air, and a past that haunts it like a beautiful dream. Many Hamricks have called Webster Springs, West Virginia home since the 1800s, a place that I frequented with my family as a child and a place that I hold as my heart’s home. My precious great grandmother and so many far beyond in the treasured lines of my family tree were born Hamricks, so it is a very special name in my family. I may not be a Hamrick myself by name, but I’m a Hamrick by blood and by heart. And I can’t deny the connection, with the wavy red hair and pale skin that is classic Hamrick. This shop that bears one of the dearest names to me, a name that’s at the heart of who I am, fittingly holds the best that I offer. At Hamrick Avenue, you’ll see two stops along the way: Katya Valera jewelry and Streetlights at Midnight cards, décor, and more—every piece designed and made by this Hamrick-at-heart. And maybe more lines will come to live here in time. So welcome to the crossroads of the best of Kacie Fleming. This is me. This is Hamrick Avenue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ——————— Pictured: the delicious Elk River, the famed Swinging Bridge, and the old Oakland Hotel. More 📷 to come. 💙