Arts and Crafts and a Lake View Gazebo, Stones Bones & Wood at Green Mountain Falls is a gallery of creative ingenuity with nature as the backdrop.
Stainless steel wall hangings inspired by ancient Southwestern petroglyphs add a distinctive touch to the boutique at 6970 Lake St. The pieces are the work of Holly and Bryan Bystedt, who photograph prehistoric rock designs as their artistic source.
The Nordics forged ties with their artists, including Grant Morris, whose medium was wood, which he inlaid with turquoise or amazonite. “He goes out for a hike, picks up pieces of wood, and then turns into something interesting,” Ken Nord said.
Turned wood lamps, pottery by Denise Vrecenar, Maruca fabric handbags, and paper and wood fixtures with LED lighting by Ken Chowdery enhance the boutique’s ambience.
Of the range of craftsmen, Ken Nord is perhaps the most versatile. Mineral hunter, jeweler, photographer and painter, Ken’s latest project is to design and manufacture steel mobiles for an innovative decorative touch.
Its oil abstract of bright yellow and orange, along with the Bystedt’s interpretive art, are a fitting introduction to the shop’s diverse offerings.
Plus, Ken’s scenic photos of Green Mountain Falls frame the greeting cards as well as the signature coffee mugs.
In addition to art, the Nords offer bath and body products, including a CBD lotion bar from Beth Knox.
High school sweethearts from Ohio, the Nords moved to Colorado and opened the store 19 years ago with the idea of showcasing an eclectic inventory.
And, of course, there’s the store’s cat Tursi, who keeps a sneaky eye on customers who occasionally interrupt naps.