The one-room, 53 year-old wooden building was originally the Jones Cash Store on Peace Haven Road. Renamed “The Country Store,” repurposed as an antique and craft shop, and relocated to Country Club Road, the building was donated to the city in May 1976 to be moved to South Fork Park.
Today, this original building has been expanded at least five times to accommodate the arts and crafts fashioned and consigned by Forsyth County senior citizens.
Beginning with 25 member craftsmen, the shop is known today as the Cricket’s Nest, with more than 600 members who fill the shop at 4401 Country Club Road with handmade, unique, and seasonal items for sale to the public.
Check out the Cricket’s Nest website for news about hours of operation, membership, upcoming crafts festivals and events, and other news at www.cricketsnest.com. The Cricket’s Nest also has a Facebook presence with current announcements, often made by members concerning items they have just placed in the shop for sale. Join Facebook through the website.
Members bring in new items each week, so each week it’s a brand new store! Here are some of the handcrafted items available at the Cricket’s Nest: baby and layette items, American Doll clothes, children’s clothing and toys, seasonal items and gifts (currently featuring winter and Valentine’s Day), scarves and hats, bags of all descriptions, eyeglass cases, draft dodgers, dog bone pillows, local history books, jewelry, woodcrafted items, kitchen accessories, quilts, furniture, wreaths, and more. The photos in this post show a few of the items for sale at the Cricket’s Nest.
Drop by and see what’s new at the Cricket’s Nest!
Black and white photo courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection. Current photos by Molly Grogan Rawls.