There’s something for everyone and every season!

Many people have seen the quaint little white house with the green tin roof that’s right next to Cornelius Elementary School. There’s always something pretty on the porch no matter what the season. That said, you should stop in to see what’s new, find a great gift, decorate your home with extraordinary pieces, or simply be “inspired” by this Cornelius hidden treasure.

Inspired is located in Old Town Cornelius at the corner of School and Catawba Avenue, next to the Cornelius Elementary School.

Seasonal decorations and souvenirs

Whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, there are unique decorations to be found at Inspired. In the summertime, there are great pieces for your garden from pots to wind ornaments. Most of the year, you can find marvelous Lake Norman and North Carolina souvenirs.

Unique Halloween decorations.

Housewares that add a special touch

There are beautiful dinnerware and serving bowls for entertaining. Whether you call them tea towels or dish towels, the animal print textiles will bring a smile to your face. They also have ceramic trivets that are literally woven. Those will definitely add a useful as well as conversational piece to your dinner table.

Beautiful serving bowls for entertaining.
Hand woven ceramic trivets that are unique as well as useful.

Inspired by the community of Cornelius

Inspired was founded by the husband and wife team of Mark and Georgia Ferguson. They found inspiration when they landed in Cornelius and want to share their joy with you by offering unique gifts, jewelry, housewares, cards, stationery, paper goods, and original artwork — many of their items were created by local artists or made in the U.S.A.

Mark and Georgia Ferguson, founders and owners of Inspired Lake Norman.

Cards and stationery

I am an avid letter writer. It brings me such joy to write with a good pen on elegant paper. Inspired is the place I go for beautiful stationery, funny or sentimental cards, an inspirational notepad or funny grocery list.

Boxed stationery

Jewelry and purses

I love a dramatic look whether it’s for a casual lunch with girlfriends or a date with my husband. Their handcrafted jewelry is spectacular. And literally, I have never seen a purse made from cork fabric. Wow!

Unique earrings.
Cork fabric wallets and purses for an extraordinary look.

Great gifts for men, too!

Inspired is not just for women. There is an excellent selection of gifts for your favorite guy. Jewelry, soaps, golf themed items, and some great kits/bags for traveling.

Gifts for men.

And then there’s the art …

If you have ever felt at a loss when decorating your home, Inspired sets up artwork and artistic items to give you a complete decorating idea. (And you can easily buy the whole design, which makes things simple.) There is an excellent selection of original art by local artists, American artists, and unique retail items.

Need something for that empty mantel above your fireplace? Here’s a selection that may be perfect for you.
More artwork and textiles.

Just drop in

Whether you are looking for something specific or would just like to drop in to inspire new ideas, Inspired is the place to go.

“We hope you stop in for inspiration.
We’d like you to leave happier by what you’ve laid your eyes on.”

Georgia Ferguson, Co-owner
21136 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC
(704) 997-5500
Article and photos by Ellen Stafford
Ellen Stafford

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