Hey there! Thanks for finding your way to our shop! We're a mother/daughter duo in Texas. We've always dreamed of working together in some way, and in 2015 the idea of Salt Shop Handmades was born. Tapping into, exploring, and praying over the existing and growing gifts and talents in our lives, we've invested a lot of pride and joy to create quality products that we know you'll love as much as we do! Thank you for including us in your life stories.
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I realize not many women have close relationships with their moms. I am forever grateful that my mom and I have a close, genuine relationship with one another. We've dreamt together, cried together, laughed, grown, and now developed a partnership together. Growing up, I've watched my mom use the seemingly countless talents that she has in painting, sewing, calligraphy, and cooking. She's always allowed me to find my own strengths and passions and encouraged all of them along the way. I've come up with some pretty hilarious ideas over the years and she's never put them down or thought them as silly. My passion for design, decorating, colors and textiles, and pretty much everything I love about the home started with her. That's why our shop makes so much sense. It's a combination of the talents and gifts we've been blessed with and developed over time, each bringing something unique to the table. God has been so good to us, and by His good grace and nothing we've done to deserve, we are excited to embark on our Salt Shop journey! We are delighted for you to be a part of it.
Most of my thoughts while working on Salt Shop have been of gratitude toward my Heavenly Father for gifting His talents on this appreciative life. I have had ample thoughts of the people who have helped to teach and fine tune potential they somehow saw in a shy country girl. My first sewing instruction came from my own mother who insisted that I learn to make my own clothes when I was only 12 years old. We spent many hours together tag-teaming sewing projects. By the time I reached high school, I had learned to love textiles, design and the beginnings of becoming a seamstress. Both my mother and my home economics teacher, Mrs. Ullom, were serious perfectionists, so I spent much time with the mantra of “Thou shalt rip what thy hand seweth!" I have also learned that perfection is not part of my equation, but rather to find contentment in a not so perfect idea that requires grace. I have come to highly appreciate the more simple, uncluttered, and gentle things this life has to offer over the years, and Salt Shop and everything it resembles is a beautiful example of that.