One of our favorite Western boutiques, Home Folk, recently opened a retail space! Owner Emilee Gettle and her husband, Jere, own a farm in Missouri where they’ve built a Western town complete with blacksmith shop, mercantile, bakery, and now a place for Home Folk so customers can make a day of their visit.
The retail location came to life from a renovated barn that was original to the Gettle’s farm. Emilee & Jere used the building as a seed library for their seed company for many years, a few people have even been married in the barn. Emilee also blends certified organic tea on their farm, she envisioned the new space as a place where people can shop, look around, and drink tea.
The storefront was several years in the making, and didn’t come without its challenges. The floors fell through 2 weeks before opening, Emilee says that the setback had her on her knees. Moisture from under the building had caused the plywood to rot and ruined their brand new flooring. They wound up pouring concrete instead and to quote Emilee it turned out better than ever!
A stunning custom spiral staircase that weighs over 600 lbs completes the space.
Emilee’s hard work and determination certainly paid off, she was able to complete the barn renovation and see her vision come to life.
Not only is this retail space absolutely AMAZING, Home Folk is also going to continue to add familiar Western brands to their curated collections. Emilee says she’s also looking into creating more of their own fashion and jewelry designs inspired by the Old West, and seeing them through the production process and into the hands of customers.
Who wants to take a trip to Missouri?!