Sentimental Expressions and Designs hosts ribbon cutting

NEWTON, NC (Nov. 25, 2013) – For those seeking homemade gifts with a personal touch for their loved ones this holiday season, start with a visit to Sentimental Expressions and Designs, 112 N. Main Ave. The gift store is located next door to Dana’s Fine Jewelry and shares space with Janaray’s.

Owner Dana Ramseur said Sentimental Expressions and Designs’ crafters work individually with customers to create personalized gifts for all occasions.

“(Customers) can bring in their own special bottles and we can use their bottle to make something unique and different,” Ramseur said. “We also do custom made or special made jewelry.”

Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said, “Dana, this looks like a great space. I want to welcome this new business, and I know you’ve had great success here for many years. We’re here to support you.”

From vintage jewelry to repurposed wine bottles to wedding gifts and custom keepsakes, Sentimental Expressions and Designs is ready to take on any project. Ramseur said the store currently features gifts and other items made by jewelry store employees. Janaray’s features pocket books and scarves.

Sentimental Expressions and Designs is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at or call 828-466-1999.

Sentimental Expressions ribbon cut

From left, Max Sigler, Jan Bumgarner, Newton Commercial Development Coordinator Rob Powell, Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman, Dana Ramseur and Newton Council Members Tom Rowe and Mary Bess Lawing.