Posted: Jul 29 2017
News from R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
"Small shops don't happen out of someone wanting to make a lot of money. That would be nice, but it's not the first motivation. They happen out of someone having an idea and a passion, a need to explore creativity and joy and then to share that with others and their family. Always hoping for the best. Giving to the community around them is important and necessary. Instinct, intuition and love are keys in creating something for the universe to enjoy. You give your all and in the end hope that your dream works out."~ Joanie Ballard
Posted: Jul 21 2017
From July 21 - 30, receive 20%-70% OFF on a wide variety of rugs in our Little Washington shop. Modern, traditional, antique, new, one-of-a-kind, all deeply discounted. Here are just a few images of our selections in the shop. You can also shop our one-of-a-kind Gabbehs and Antiques online.
Posted: Jun 10 2017
We are excited to be offering S'well bottles in our Main Street Shop. I've loved S'well bottles for years they are especially useful when we travel. There are huge selection of colors and designs it can be hard to choose. I brought in some of my favorites.
Why are these bottles better than other insulated bottles? You can use these bottles for any beverage or liquid, from hot to cold. They stay hot for 24 hours and cold for 12 hours. And, I love that you can use the 25 oz bottle for a full bottle of wine! They are really perfect for daily-use, work, hiking, yoga class, your next summer trip. Designed to fit in any car cup holder.
Stop by anytime and check out our selections. We will be changing them up for each season, and we can special order any design.
Posted: Apr 23 2017
R. H. Ballard searches out classic one-of-a-kind hand knotted antique oriental rugs with geometric designs to merge with both modern and traditional environments. We have recently added a collection of mid size rugs that are true gems. The rugs illustrated here are Heriz, Karaja and Kurdish rugs from around the turn of the century and exemplify the best small rugs from these famous rug producing areas. To learn more about each rug click on the image.
Posted: Apr 13 2017
We were honored to host a Champagne Reception for filmmakers and sponsors during the Third Annual Film Festival at Little Washington. A lively and joyous crowd gathered in our gallery to meet, greet, and discuss many of the films viewed throughout the weekend with the filmmakers, actors, directors, and producers of the many independent films.
Here are some paparazzi moments from the reception.
The crowd begins to gather....
Fans getting a group photo with the actors from "Badsville".
Soaking up the artwork in the gallery while schmoozing.
RAAC President, Matthew Black and Film Festival Co-Organizer Karen Crow.
Directors and sponsors had a wonderful time mingling and discussing the films.
The calm after the storm... Our gallery ready for the crowds...