A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony Retail Shops - Part 4, Atlantis Leather

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A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony Retail Shops - Part 4, Atlantis Leather, Unusual Collection of Handcrafted Leather Goods



Kathy and Tom EureAtlantis Leather was founded in 1972 and opened at the Greenbrier Hotel in 1995. Tom and Kathy Eure, owners of this unique shop, have collaborated on the design and production of quality leather work for over a quarter of a century.  Before opening their shop, they sold their work at juried craft shows on the East Coast. 


Atlantis Leather's specialty is the unusual. The comment most often heard is "That's made out of leather"?  And, that is exactly what I said when I saw some of the leather items, i.e., a leaf, fruit, flowers, masks, and so much more.


leataher items



leather maskTom Eure first started doing leatherwork while traveling with three friends from Richmond, Va. to Philadelphia, Pa. by horse drawn covered wagon in 1971. After this three month odyssey he returned to Richmond and opened his first leather shop in the back room of a friends barber shop. leather maskIn 1977, at a private showing of a friends paintings, he met his wife of thirty years plus, Kathy Kaylor, an art student with an extensive background in crafts. The two immediately started to collaborate on the design and production of what was to become their life's work.





In 1978, they decided to move to the mountains of West Virginia, where they raised their daughter Jessica.  Now living in Frankford, WV, they continue to develop their line of handbags, belts and leather accessories.  Classic and lightweight fine leather bags and some of the most unique leatherwork being produced by American crafts.


Since opening Atlantis Leather at the Greenbrier, they have put together a group of top American leather artists to complement their own classic designs. Now entering their sixteenth year in the artist's colony, they continue to find new and exciting work for their shop.


Atlantis Leather at the Greenbrier unique leather items


Everything is hand made
...you will find masks, leather purses, travel kits, embossed journals, leather bouquets, leather jewelry, wooden puzzles of carved animals made into a puzzle (dogs, bears, fish, alligators, snakes, moose, etc.)  They have a carved chocolate lab puzzle that I may have to buy as a Christmas present.


wooden puzzles


Of course, while visiting the gallery I had to buy a beautiful black leather handbag.  The best part..........it was on sale.



Atlantis Leather

Artist Colony at The Greenbrier Hotel

300 West Main Street

White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Sales: (304) 536-1110
Workshop: (304) 497-0555


Next time you visit the Greenbrier, visit the Art Colony and the Atlantis Leather shop....you will find one of the most unusual collections of handcrafted leather goods anywhere in the world.




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This is the 4th of the eight retail stores located at the Art Colony Shops at The Greenbrier.  Previous posts:


Mackenzie-Dow Fine Furniture

Joseph Mendel, Furniture Maker

Virtu Studio Gallery



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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029


Rebecca, Very well done post on a local business...


Sep 25, 2010 12:30 AM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

This has been such a great series Rebecca................such good press on a local business.

Sep 25, 2010 02:04 AM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rebecca, you did a great job showing what this shop offers!    It looks like you could spend a while in here, and not see everything!

Sep 25, 2010 04:50 AM #3
Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Rebecca, you got a treasure there in Atlantis Leather, what a good local piece you've written! I want that leaf.

Sep 25, 2010 05:39 AM #4
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Just when I think the artists and crafts cannot get any better in Greenbrier Art Colony - they do!  I love your presentation of their work!

Sep 25, 2010 06:23 AM #5
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Rebecca.....What gorgeous stuff.  It is hard to believe that it is all made from leather.

Sep 25, 2010 06:43 AM #6
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Rebecca, I appreciate the time and effort you put into these posts. Your presentation is very professional. My favorite, of course, are the leather animals. I have several in my office.

Sep 25, 2010 10:02 AM #7
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Rebecca  Your ongoing presentaion of the Art Colony Shops is outstanding - I keep comung back for more

Sep 26, 2010 05:12 AM #8
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

We just love shops like this that offer unique gifts. Great Localism post Rebecca.

Sep 26, 2010 09:52 AM #9
Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA

Rebecca, I concur with the "that's made out of leather?" question.  Impressive shop. Impressive series.  Thanks

Sep 26, 2010 11:14 AM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, thank you!

Roger, thanks and I have four more to go.

Joan, it is a very nice shop with some great gifts.

Cynthia, that leaf is something I want as well.

Renee, thanks so much.

Carra, I know it is hard to believe..

Kathleen, the animals are carved of wood :)

Karen, thanks I appreciate it!

Lee and Carol, yes they are unique gifts and thanks!

MaryKay, Well, I was very, very impressed with this shop.

Sep 27, 2010 04:10 PM #11
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