We are so excited that our online shop has officially launched! Yay! We’d love to introduce a few of the makers, their story, and why we chose to select these unique products in our shop.
Before opening our gift shop, we were searching for “blackberry” and “honeysuckle” related products. We stumbled across Willa’s Shortbread cookies in the Blackberry Jam flavor and they are SO delicious, they simply melt in your mouth! Since 1977, Willa’s has baked some of the finest Shortbread cookies.
“From her home in the Highlands of North Carolina, Willa Allen began baking traditional shortbread for special events at the local country club. So well received was her shortbread, she began offering it at local markets eventually having to add a second oven in her kitchen to keep up with demand. When Willa adapted her shortbread recipe to produce cookies, the Classic Shortbread was created and remains an all time favorite to this day with it’s rich, buttery goodness.”
You’ve gotta go watch this video about these little shortbread treasures.
“Today, Willa’s Shortbread is owned and operated by the Rion family who carry on the tradition of high quality and delicious products. All our products are made by hand in small batches to insure freshness and quality. We use only the finest, all natural ingredients and never add preservatives or artificial flavorings in any of our recipes. From our humble beginnings in the Carolina Highlands to our family bakery in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Willa’s Shortbread continues to be a southern tradition we’re sure you’ll enjoy.”
Antique Candle Co.
We discovered these candles through instagram. After reading their story, we ordered a few to try out. We were impressed with everything about Antique Candle Co. From the smell of the candles, packaging, quality, excellent customer service, attention to detail, you name it. Brittany started the company in 2014 with $200 in candle making supplies.
What we love most about this company is their greater mission and passion for Christ.
“Our team proudly curates farmhouse-inspired, quality candles—hand poured right here in Lafayette, Indiana! Our greater mission is to share the love of Christ with all our candle friends. We believe He is the true light and we do everything for the glory of Him. Antique Candle Co. supports faithful missionaries to this cause.”
Browse their full story and shop here.
Cranbury, New Jersey
We discovered these beautiful home products through our online wholesaler. They are a sweet husband and wife small business, with a handful of team members. They have been in business since 2012.
We adored the organic simplicity of their products, their inspirational calligraphy quotes and bible verses, but most of all we connected with their story and vision.
“Our products go deeper than pretty things to decorate your home with. It is our hope that you can snuggle up with those that matter most to you while being inspired by the quotes and sayings on our cozy items. May the products found here speak truth to you and your family. May they encourage you to cherish time washing the dishes together, to slow down and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, and to gather around for more family dinners. These items are meant to bring a little extra beauty into your life, and a whole lot of meaning into gifts for your loved ones. Here at PCB Home, we strive to celebrate love daily and our hope is that with our products you, too, can do just that.”
Browse their full story and shop here.
The Honey Hutch
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
We traveled to Destin last year with some friends and went to eat at Brotula’s Seafood House. It was such a neat place, they had little toothpicks with a barcode you could scan to see all the details about your fish. We got a kick out of seeing who caught our fish and where it was caught. They had a little area with local products and this is where I discovered The Honey Hutch. Their plumeria candle smelled nice, and that was my first purchase from this company. Their packaging is classic and clean, and their eye-catching labels are made right in Louisiana.
Amy Wright, the owner, comes across down to earth and humble. She has more than 3 generations and over 60 years of beekeeping in her family’s history. Her story began at Christmas in 1996, she was given bee hives by her grandparents. Now she has 70 hives that produce about 500 gallons of honey a year.
“I want to have a successful business that provides healthy, sustainable, and natural products to individuals of all ages. I love working with my hands and being outdoors. My job allows me to do both of those things! But more than that, it enables me to do more: give back to mother earth and do something for the overall greater good.”
The owners are also founders of the Sonders Project, a global non-profit charity. They focus their efforts on high-impact project relating to education, clean drinking water, deworming, and honey bee related agriculture.
Browse Amy’s full story and shop here.
These are just a few of the makers we have carefully selected to offer in our shop. We hope you’ll enjoy their products as much as we do.