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Hi, I'm Carmen Shenk and I'm an artist designer and I have a small art and design gallery in Staunton, Virginia called "geSHENKe". "Geschenke" is the German word for gifts or presents and we've slightly modified the spelling with a nod to my own name.

Xaver Wilhelmy, is an Austrian artist inventor and a pipe organ builder, and the love of my life. We'll be posting things we've made here on Etsy for your amusement, and for sale. You can even examine the photographs and see how we made something, and then go make your own. It happens, lol! Hopefully something we've made will strike your fancy, and if the price agrees with you, then it can become a part of your home as well. We'd like that.

Xaver and I live in a tiny space with a big view (are you familiar with the tiny house movement?) and have a beagle-pit mix we call Ella Bella…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 2
  • Joined August 1, 2012

Favorite materials

wool, silk, cashmere, cotton, glass, silver, stone, gem, pearl

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About

Hi, I'm Carmen Shenk and I'm an artist designer and I have a small art and design gallery in Staunton, Virginia called "geSHENKe". "Geschenke" is the German word for gifts or presents and we've slightly modified the spelling with a nod to my own name.

Xaver Wilhelmy, is an Austrian artist inventor and a pipe organ builder, and the love of my life. We'll be posting things we've made here on Etsy for your amusement, and for sale. You can even examine the photographs and see how we made something, and then go make your own. It happens, lol! Hopefully something we've made will strike your fancy, and if the price agrees with you, then it can become a part of your home as well. We'd like that.

Xaver and I live in a tiny space with a big view (are you familiar with the tiny house movement?) and have a beagle-pit mix we call Ella Bella Fitzgerald, and a feisty little parakeet we call Dornfelder. I am also the proud wicked-step-mother of one.

Any given day could find us working inside a pipe organ, tuning a piano, dying fabric, minding the gallery, building something, or creating something interesting out of salvaged finds. Oh, and I almost forgot one of our favorite things, cooking together! We often have a dog at our side or a parakeet on our shoulder, and there is often a pot of soup boiling away on the stove. Our lives are full of love and creativity and we are very blessed.

Anything you purchase from us comes from a happy place, no smoking, or cats (not that cats aren't happy, but I'm allergic, so they don't make me happy even though I think they are really cool), and around here things soak up music and gratitude. Shop accordingly.

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