Journal

The Gathering Room Transformation: Part 1. My Favorite Chair

I’ve loved flipping back through pictures when I sit down to write these stories for you about the early days of Plume as we prepare for this new chapter and expansion.   Here’s another picture taken by my friend Lana from Art & Soul Photography just a few days before my opening day.  (I’m chuckling at […]

Why I started to bake…

You may remember when I shared a bit about Patty’s Place previously, the little shop that stood where Plume is now.  This was Patty’s card. Patty had a vision of a gathering place of local artisans complete with coffee, tea and some pastries.    It’s a vision I  shared and maintained for Plume.  Since day […]

Pretty Darn Fun.

In case you missed the memo, we’ve been having some pretty darn fun felt flower workshops around here. We started back in November with our holiday edition and everyone came and made these cute hand-stitched felt flower hoops. Beth Costello from Heartgrooves Handmade is the designer behind all our class samples and she also teaches […]

National Popcorn Day 2018

This Friday January 19th is National Popcorn Day! To celebrate we’re excited to Launch our Frequent Popper Cards with GOPO. Starting tomorrow, Thursday Jan 18th – Saturday Jan 20th sop by Plume anytime during our normal business hours and pick-up your card.  BONUS:  Grab a free 16oz bag of GOPO with any purchase on those […]

Plume 3.0

I’ve been busting at the seems to share with you some of our plans for 2018.  The most exciting of which is THAT WE ARE EXPANDING!  We’re staying put in our current location but adding another 1200 sq feet of space to our foot print on the west side of the shop. There are so […]

My 2018 Word of the Year

I stayed open today in spite of the weather because once I’m here…I’m here and I have so much organizing and planning and book-work to do it was a good opportunity.  Jeremy was able to pick the kids up and work from home the rest of the day and worse case scenario he’ll pop up […]

A Day Worth Celebrating

Wednesday November 1, 2017 I can’t believe it’s been 4 years.  I’ve learned so much.  I’ve made mistakes.  I’ve taken 1 step forward, 2 steps back.  I’ve had small victories and moments of elation.  I’ve had months I’ve paid myself and months I’ve gone without.  I’ve had days I wanted to lock the doors and […]

Maker Monday: Meet Jana

Welcome to my very first post on the NEW blog & website.  It’s going to take me awhile to get all the previous Maker Monday stories moved over here so if you’d like to go back and read them…you can find them here. But for now… Behind every successful person, there’s a wingman.   Someone […]

Maker Monday: Meet Beth

Who is this rock star? When I first heard of “Beth Costello” I was working on some Women’s Ministry social events at my church that involved scrapbooking.  This was back in 2006 or 2007?   I kept hearing about the fabulous scrapbook pages this gal was coming up with.  And let me tell you, Beth’s […]

Maker Monday: Meet Kailey

After opening Plume in November 2013 and surviving my first Christmas season I started learning more about what customers were looking for in a little shop like mine.   While my original vision was to mainly have locally repurposed painted furniture and home decor, it became clear that my customers were also looking for, and […]

Maker Monday: Meet Brooke & Nick

Brooke & Nick Bartlett first met on a blind date.  According to Brooke, it didn’t go so well, but eventually they hit it off.   You can probably tell by looking at these pictures what a joyful, fun-loving and quirky couple they are.   I have so enjoyed getting to know them. I don’t know […]

Maker Monday: Meet Lacy

Meet Lacy Stroessner, the creator and maker behind Madre Beads.   When I first met her in 2007 she was Lacy Donaldson, bright-eyed college girl on her way to becoming a teacher.