Way Back When

It’s been a dizzying five years (FIVE???) since we flung open the doors of The Trove and its lovely backyard barn. We forever adore Roanoke for many reasons, but particularly because it’s been such a wonderful place to express our creativity and commune with our neighbors and fellow business owners, all in a delightful, small town setting.

Roanoke may be small but it’s big on charm, growing and deepening with every business that decides to set up shop along and around Main Street. We couldn’t be happier to have spent these last five years as a small part of its magic, and we’re beyond thrilled with what the future holds… but that’s a story for a (near) future post, friends.

In the meantime, we’re looking back at some of our adventures and realizing just how far we’ve come. Stroll down memory lane with us, will ya?

We knew these beautiful buildings had good bones, and that they only needed a little freshening up. Okay, maybe a lot of freshening up, but the work was well worth it. We’ve hosted so many sales, pop ups and parties both in our barn and on the lawn.

A fresh coat of paint can really make a big difference, huh? Once LML Estate Management put their stamp on the grounds with the most gorgeous landscaping, our little compound felt like home.

Putting on the finishing touches, and remembering how fun it was to take a raw space and fill it with all our favorite things.

The full OG crew of Trovesters on our opening night, which was a smashing success and so much fun! We’ve scattered to the wind a bit, chasing additional dreams, but as we always say, “once a Trovester, always a Trovester!”

Our first purchase was made by the lovely Sherry Holifield. | Most of the OG crew at the Atlanta buying markets one season. When shopping + drinking wine is quite literally your job, it’s easy to feel hashtag blessed. But don’t get us wrong, owning and running a retail shop is not for the faint of heart!

Naturally, there are so many stories to share and future plans to dream up. Swing by #thenoke and say Happy 5th Birthday to The Trove!

Cheers to the next five!

Our Marvelous Midwest

Fall is here and it’s one of the most dazzling seasons for our corner of Indiana. The leaves are gorgeous, the air crisp and the charming town of Roanoke is buzzing with all manner of fun.

We celebrate the season with town gatherings and festivals, hosting pop up shops in the barn with our artistic and crafty friends and decorating for the festive holidays to come!

We’re always updating our assortment of clothing, home decor, jewelry and gifts, always with an eye for the unique and special, as with a strong emphasis on small and local makers and brands.

Swing in to #thenoke and you’ll discover a wonderful collection of restaurants and shops that bring so much zest and style to Northeast Indiana, so don’t be a stranger!

Summer Refresh

We love our barn so much, we like to brag about it from time to tome. And let's face it, she's a charmer! While we spend a lot of time focused on the main store, we decided it was high time we spent some QT inside the barn, so we've been hard at work in our slice of #thenoke, With fresh eyes, updated goods as well as updated plans for more interactive events, we're quite happy with the results, and we're confident you will be too.

Our rearranging and refreshing has made the space more functional for shopping as well as workshopping. We'll have a few more hands-on events and classes rounding out the summer and early autumn, and we can't wait to host our crafty guests in our updated digs. 

The barn is home to a fresh supply of indoor and outdoor garden accents, candles and gorgeous vessels. Sometimes the smallest details end up making the biggest impact.

Come in, check out all the newness and get inspired to do the same in your own home. It's amazing what a few edits, and perhaps a couple of new additions, can do to a space...

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

paper moon roanoke

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!