Neighbors in #thenoke: Joseph Decuis

The Eshelman family has built an empire - a delicious and charming empire - in the heart of our dear town. Their renowned Joseph Decuis (pronounced day-QUEEZ, FYI) restaurant has become a culinary destination. What started as entertaining visiting sports insurance clients around their dining room table has become a fine dining experience, enjoyed by residents as well as many visitors from far flung places.

Joseph Decuis is now a multifaceted business with a few different dining and entertaining venues and experiences, as well as two stylishly appointed inns. We love walking down the street for lunch at the Emporium, and getting dressed up for an evening of fine dining on date night. We've been lucky to spend time on the Wagyu farm, located just six miles from Roanoke, and have seen the beauty of the compound first hand during special events. 

Our town is bustling these days, with shops of all varieties and a handful of dining choices for all palettes and price points. Joseph Decuis has brought such magic to #thenoke and we're happy to share a small stretch of road with them.

Come spend a day with us in Roanoke, and be sure to include Joseph Decuis in your plans!

Happy Trails

Our beloved Trovester Kate is leaving #thenoke to fully concentrate on Trove West in Big Sky, Montana, starting July 1st. Kate has long been in love with the mountainous beauty of Montana and we wish her all the best as she spends her cold weather days skiing and her warm weather days frolicking in the fields with her husband and their sweet pups, Sadie and Mulligan.

From wine fueled planning and scheming meetings to market excursions that ended with restorative yoga (much needed after long days on our feet), we've had more than our share of fun building The Trove. So much has changed since we first opened our doors and we couldn't have predicted The Trove would have two sister stores already! Be sure to follow @trovestorewest on Instagram to keep up with Kate and to get a load of all the fun and merch they offer. And if you ever find yourself in Big Sky, be sure to swing by to say hello to our Kate and her Montana friends. 

By the by, Kate's reclaimed and sassy items will soon be leaving The Trove here in Roanoke, so if you've had your eye on something, now's the time to make hay!

 

We're sure going to miss you, dearest Kate! #peaceout

Market Finds

Team Trove's approach to seasonal market shopping is divide and conquer. It's helpful for us to check out different markets with fresh eyes, so we often switch things up and try new spots, meeting new faces, seeing new places and always discovering something cool and unique. Here's an amuse bouche of our latest discoveries.

Trovester Mark went to the Atlanta gift show, where he found a scarf line made with Italian suiting fabrics, and a new line of throw blankets from Malibu Luxxe.

Trovester Kate had to tear herself, and her husband, away from the ski trails in her beloved Big Sky to meet Jodi and Melani in Dallas.

Kate met with the co-founder of jewelry line My Saint My Hero, Amy D'Ambra, and we all settled in for "The House That Pinterest Built: A Conversation with Diane Keaton", based on the actress, director and author's new book of the same name.

Trovester Jodi found some lovely, rustic entertaining and decor pieces, as well as new additions to our growing apothecary department.

We'll have all manner of new goods rolling into the store in the coming weeks and months we just know you'll love. Come see us in #thenoke!

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!

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!

Prepping for Fall

It's always fun to get organized for Autumn. We love sweater weather and the return of our favorite denim pieces, paired with all the fun Fall festivities that fill our calendars like the famous Johnny Appleseed Festival and our legendary Barn Sale (stay tuned for info on that can't-miss event). Here's how we're starting the transition from Summer to Fall...

Take the trickiness out of transitional dressing and refresh your closet with easy layers, paired with upgraded denim staples.

Treat yourself to a new "Back to School" supply, such as a new take everywhere S'well bottle, the most chic tech accessories on the planet or a stylish new agenda. 

Come shop our latest and greatest and get ready for the season ahead!

Introducing Our New Trovester, Jodi Golm!

Meet Jodi...

and help us welcome her to The Trove!

Jodi Golm spent years in the marketing department of a Fortune 500 company. Tired of near-constant work travel, she decided to make a switch so she could spend more time with her family. A lifelong devotee of home design and decor, Jodi started working as a designer for a local builder in August of 2010 and hasn't looked back. 

In her work for Timberlin Homes, Jodi focuses on thoughtfully designed elements, using reclaimed materials and interesting, unique details that reflect each client's taste. From rustic barn beams and shiplap to traditional tile and brick, Jodi is passionate about providing a bespoke vibe for every space and taste. 

Jodi's approach to design is all about layering. Expertly mixing styles and elements makes a well-designed house a home. "My favorite look is when nothing is purely one thing or another - a little bit farmhouse with a little industrial, vintage and antique with new. I love neutrals and prefer texture over color and tend to favor muted tones found in nature, layering them together for that much-needed pop."

When The Trove opened, Jodi "was so excited to find a place where people who love Anthropologie, Terrain and Magnolia Home could shop locally. I've been a fan of The Trove since minute one, so I'm honored to now be part of it!" 

Jodi will be bringing her signature style to #thenoke with finds from antique and vintage markets from the Midwest to Texas, and is always on the hunt for a great architectural piece. The perk of adding Jodi to The Trove mix is that since she's a designer, she can help shoppers pull together their home's look or assist in sourcing complementary pieces.

Take a peek at just a few of the items Jodi will be bringing to The Trove Barn...

Jodi and her family are currently building their forever home on Fort Wayne's north side. She says it's been interesting to be on the other side of the Timberlin building experience, which has given her an enhanced perspective for her client work. Jodi and her husband, both Fort Wayne natives, enjoy traveling, their church and school communities and driving their two busy daughters to all their activities.

Swing into #thenoke and say hello to Jodi. We're beyond thrilled to have her on Team Trove!

FIND Melani Wilson...

Trovester and tireless #ladyboss, Melani Wilson is always on the go. Check out an excerpt from her latest blog post for our sister store, The FIND, below...

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"I have strong Indiana roots and I will always have a special place in my heart, and life, for this beautiful state. It's where I was raised and where I raised my children. It is home to extended family and cherished friends, as well as my business interests. Northeast Indiana is becoming such a dynamic place to live, work and play, which certainly makes it harder to leave for my various adventures and much easier to return home."