Sycamore Crossing is owned by Jane Whaley, a part-time resident of Blue Ridge. She and her husband, Bill, reside in Atlanta during the first part of the week, and then head up to Blue Ridge for the latter part of the week. Bill has an Oncology practice in Atlanta and Blue Ridge and spends time in both offices.
Jane is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she majored in Art and English. For the past ten years, Jane has been working in ceramic clay and has developed her own style of "usable art". She has supported the artists` communities in Atlanta and Blue Ridge for many years and has always wanted to have a market or gallery that can promote artists of all kinds, and do it so that the artist realizes a large portion of the profit from his/her work. In order to do this, other types of merchandise have to carry the day. This has worked out well, and Sycamore now is melding fun and fine collectibles with original arts such as beautiful handcrafted furniture by Richard Phillips, exquisitely carved Indians and animals by Jim Marbut, frog bowls, and platters by Sarah Tanner, clay and painted pieces by Jane Whaley, and many, many more articles of art from around Georgia and the country.
To sum up the personality of Sycamore Crossing is to sum up the personality of Jane Whaley: Here, there and everywhere - about this, that and the other. She wants her business while complimenting the flavor of Blue Ridge, to be totally different in its approach. The parking lot is filled to the brim with wrought iron for the home and garden. All twenty-one dealers` rooms have a personality of their own, but combine beautifully to create an overall eclectic ambiance to the entire affair. Jane deals mainly in higher-end merchandise, most old, but some new. She travels all over the world and collects as she goes. At present, Greece, Guatemala, England, Bohemia, Mexico, and France are represented at Sycamore Crossing.
Lyn Mathis, Marge Barber and Jane Whaley all love what they are doing at Sycamore. They love people and beautiful things and would love to meet you and show you around.
Please keep in mind that we buy as well as sell.