Direct From Big Sky Country

When Trovester Kate opened up The Trove West in her cherished Big Sky, Montana, we were thrilled - not only for her, but also for the treasures she'd find and inevitably share with us here in the Midwest. While she takes some of our Indiana gems out west, she also brings back indie designers and brands we wouldn't otherwise have access to. Scroll through Kate's latest finds to hit #thenoke from Big Sky Country...

Allison Kallaway Jewelry

Spotted at an area market, Kate instantly knew jewelry by local designer Allison Kallaway would be a hit at Trove West and at the mother ship. Known for her strong metalsmithing skills, the designer found inspiration while working for the Peace Corps as an Art Educator in Botswana. Her modern industrial style includes myriad African design elements influenced by her travels.

Blue Moose Metals

Found at a gift show in Billings, Montana, Kate fell in love with these laser cut, hand finished, metal bottle openers, inspired by nature. These functional tools are attractive and comfortable to hold, and the magnetized back means it'll always be within reach. Blue Moose Metals bottle openers make for great gifts for the beer lovers on your list.

Dandy Jewelry

Kate discovered Dandy Jewelry, by artist and designer Andrea Lithgow, at a gift show in Las Vegas. This New Orleans, LA line is the product of childhood crafting. With a love of texture, color and patterns, Lithgow eventually started working with clay, developing one-of-a-kind glazing effects that have become her signature look.

Montana Leather Designs

Montana Leather Designs is a popular and nationally recognized leather brand that Kate enjoys giving as gifts. The fun and colorful leather bracelets are paired with silver plated zinc or pewter beads and clasps and everything is crafted in designer Olive Parker's western Montana studio. 

Swing into The Trove to shop all the greatest goods from Big Sky Country!

Trovester Travels: Texas

Trovester Jodi Golm traveled to Texas this Autumn for both a fabulous girl's getaway and an inspo-slash-buying trip for The Trove. The charming, down-home atmosphere of The Lone Star State fits right into the vibe of our lovely barn in Roanoke. We love the merch Jodi has added to our assortment and we just know you will too. Check out Jodi's Texas photo journal below for a peek at what she found in the beautiful southwest corner of our great country.

Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie (and more) in Round Top, TX

Magnolia Market in Waco, TX

No buying trip in Texas is complete without a trip to the beloved HQ of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Magnolia is everything fans of Fixer Upper could dream of...

Feeling inspired? Same.

Come shop all the new goods packed into the barn!

Neighbors in #thenoke: Paper Moon

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We adore the spirit and vibe of Roanoke and count our fellow merchants as both friends and partners in the continued growth of the town. As charming as the classic song by the same name, Paper Moon in Roanoke is one of the town's most beloved shops. Located just down the street and around the corner from us, this darling shop stocks goods both old and new. On the first floor, you'll find the softest stuffed animals, toys (both vintage and new) and baby keepsakes, books, greeting cards and other paper goods, jewelry, accessories and home decor accents. The second floor is home to a fantastically curated collection of vintage furniture.

Paper Moon is beautifully stocked for the holidays with the coveted bottle brush trees and other decor, gifts and stocking stuffers, ornaments, advent calendars and a lovely selection of wrapping paper and other accoutrements.

Owner Stephanie McKibben is one of #thenoke's most dedicated merchants, with not one but two businesses in town. Moose & Mollie's, just a hop and a skip across the street from Paper Moon, is our go-to spot for coffee drinks, light lunches, creamy gelato and candy (we're obsessed with the chocolate-covered gummy bears).

Next time you come see us in #thenoke, be sure to shop Paper Moon and grab a cuppa from Moose & Mollies!

Give Great Scents

We love giving gorgeous little gifts for the holidays, especially when said gifts are made by Indiana based artisans and makers. Enter Amber Blends, one of our fav-o-rite fragrance lines, that just so happens to be made just south of us in Indianapolis. 

The range of unisex fragrances is unique and luxurious and features natural ingredients. The scents are sultry and warm, and as they mix with the wearer's unique chemistry, they deepen for a customized finish. We know women who've lost their bottles to their husbands and vice versa, so we're confident these fragrances are gifts anyone will enjoy. 

Our sister store, The FIND, caught up with the owners of Ambre Blends to chat about the history of the company, current products and what we'll be wearing from them next year.

Read the blog post then come shop the comprehensive line of fragrances and bath & body products for those on your gift list - or for yourself (we won't tell).

Smell ya later!

Holiday Stuffing

We dream of the Winter holidays all year long. We shop, plan and curate the best of the best stocking stuffers and gifts in the land, for every kind of recipient. Of course, it would be impossible to share all the goodies we have in store, so we've handpicked some of our current favorites. From tiny treasures to thoughtful luxuries, we're excited to help you stuff your stockings with style!
 

For Her

Ambre Blends Body Cream $24 | Leather Necklaces + Bracelets $38 | Porcelain Initial Ring Dishes $39.50 | Beekman Lip Balm $8


For Him

Jack Black Men's Skincare $17 | Wood'n Steel Wallets, Starting at $45 | Second Chance Farms Scotch Infused Honey $12| Native Union Chargers, Starting at $27


For the Drinker

Porcelain Corks $16 | Straw Cards $7 | Smathers & Branson Flask $65 | Cork Safe (Wine + Champagne sizes), Starting at $10.25


For the Kiddos

Nom Nom Necklaces, Starting at $18 | Maileg Mice, Starting at $20 | Ruffle Socks $6.25 | Notes of Inspiration $8

 

We're on standby here in #thenoke to serve as your elves this holiday season!

Too soon?

Yes, we know Halloween is tomorrow, but some of our holiday merch has started to arrive and we're just so giddy about the goodies! Take a peek at our lovely new Christmas stockings and a few ideas for filling them...

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Chic new stockings to freshen up your mantle...

to be filled with unique and delightful pieces that will bring joy to faces everywhere!

With stylish totes and leather goods, fun and funky jewelry (have you seen the cement jewelry yet? We're obsessed.), cute books for children and the perfect card for the wine lovers on your list, there's so many treasures at The Trove. 

Get a head start on your holiday shopping now, so you can really enjoy the festivities of the season ahead! 

Neighbors in #thenoke: Fearless Cook

Laura Wilson has been treating Northeast Indiana and far, far beyond to her gourmet delights for decades. The Le Cordon Bleu trained chef is talented, kind, driven and generous, and her presence in Roanoke is oh so valued. 

With La Dolce Vita, Wilson has been offering cooking classes, European food tours and Wednesday lunches to die for, in addition to a curated selection of cooking implements and entertaining staples. 

But her latest venture is Fearless Cook, located just a hop and a skip from La Dolce Vita. This new boutique with a mission stocks the greatest kitchen tools like whisks, spoons, spatulas, bar equipment, knives, linens, aprons and locally made wooden bowls, cutting boards and cheese boards. You'll also find a well-edited selection of coffees and teas and various accoutrement for flawless brewing.

Says Wilson, "Together we are going to be fearless in the kitchen. All cooking takes is a good palate and no fear. No fear of failing, burning, pots overflowing, or scalding. Just get in there and cook for your family and friends. If you make a mess, you will learn from it, so chalk that up to a good thing! We have all the tools you need to make and bake with ingredients you can actually pronounce giving you the courage to feed your friends and family with delicious creations and love!"

We adore Chef Laura Wilson, La Dolce Vita and Fearless Cook. Click below to learn more about all of Wilson's gourmet offerings in #thenoke!

Makers Market 2017

We love to fill our lawn in #thenoke with fun activities and local vendors, which is why we host Makers Market days in front of our barn each Autumn. This year, we're blowing it out with an amazing selection of local crafters and artisans on October 7th, from 11a - 3p.

Take a peek at the makers joining us this year:

From top to bottom, left to right: Gilly Flower, Supernovaas, G2G Jewelry, Bohemia Art and Design, Knotoday, Bored Otter Farm,  K1ND Goods, Old Fort Tee Company, Frebella and InJoy Designs. 

Come to charming Roanoke and shop these talented, local, indie artisans. Shop small, support local. 

Chilewich, Why We Obsess

Used by some of the finest restaurants in the world, Chilewich is an obsession-worthy brand and here's why:

Chilewich offers fashionable placemats and runners in every texture, size, weave and color under the sun, so you'll have no problem finding a style to perfectly complement your decor. While we're fans of neutrals (shocking, we know), the saturated spectrum of colors is dizzying and we want. them. all.

Chilewich placemats and runners are so thin, place settings and stemware sit evenly on the surface so they make setting a beautiful table an absolute dream. Let's take a moment of silence to mourn the loss of previously shattered glasses and goblets...

Chilewich's floor mats are also low-profile, so your door will never catch on the pile, and they won't cause furniture and lighting to tip or teeter.

Perhaps the best part, all Chilewich placemats, runners and floor mats can be easily rinsed or hosed off, rather than laundered, making these pieces a practical, durable and good looking home textile option. 

You simply must come in to see and feel these gems for yourself. Come obsess with us...