Drum roll, please. The Pantone Color Institute has rolled out the Fall/Winter color palette or 2022-2023, and it is filled with colorful contradictions. Typically, colors in the fall and winter tend to be a little muted and more rooted in the happenings of nature’s calendar. Think browns, greens, and muted tones of red and orange. This year, you’ll see those colors mixed in with bright Rose Violet and the pastel tints of Nosegay and Waterspout.
Behind the Scenes | Inspiration
September 2, 20226 minute READ
Friends Day is September 10, 2022
Friends Day recognizes organizations that work in each of our hometowns to activate volunteers around beautiful community assets, which contribute to residents’ quality of life and the economic viability of the region. On September 10, each Mast Store location will donate 10% of the day’s sales to benefit the efforts of its local partner. Guests may also round up their purchases to provide additional support September 9-11.
Inspiration | Local Flavor | Mast Family Favorites
August 23, 20225 minute READ
It's Wedding Season
Weddings are big events bringing together members of two families to celebrate their union into one bigger family. There’s usually a ceremony, probably some drama, good food, maybe a little drink, and stacks of gifts. Many weddings were delayed because of the pandemic, so this year’s wedding season is super busy. We’ve pulled together several thoughtful gifts that are perfect for any couple requesting your presence at their nuptials.
We’ve all said the phrase, “If these walls could talk, what stories they would tell.” That could be said about many places and perhaps the walls themselves – think about Russia’s famous Amber Room if it’s ever found. Much closer to home, we started wondering about the iconic centerpiece of the Front Room at the Original Mast General Store. Just what is the story of the pot-bellied stove?
Original - Valle Crucis
January 5, 20223 minute READ
A Little Sweet History
"It's better than Halloween!" Disney Magazine said of the Mast Store Candy Barrel.
Annex - Valle Crucis
April 14, 20204 minute READ
Grab a Bite at the Store
Back 40 years ago, you couldn't grab a bite to eat in the Valle. It meant a drive to Boone or to Banner Elk or to Mountain City over in Tennessee. That is until John and Faye Cooper decided to open the Mast Store Deli. Sandwiches and soups were served in the back of the store. Here's a little of that story, including a bit of it in Faye's own words.
Mast Family Favorites | Local Flavor | Behind the Scenes