HOUSTON, Minn. — Their love of portray and residential decor led Vicki Olson and her daughter, Kristen Collins, to open Timeless Creations in 2015 on the Olson farm on Hwy. 16 two miles west of Houston.
The enterprise outgrew its authentic location in a small workshop close to the Olson farmhouse, so it has moved to city. On Feb. 10, Olson and Collins opened their new, a lot bigger retailer in a constructing they purchased final summer season and transformed, at 113 W. Cedar St. in downtown Houston.
The constructing now homes three companies: Timeless Creations, Evolv Health (a health heart that Olson and Collins purchased and renamed) and Fingers in Movement therapeutic massage remedy.
“Timeless Creations is a furnishings and residential decor boutique,” Collins defined. She and her mom refurbish and promote furnishings and curate a wide variety of dwelling decor objects, she stated.
“We love to seek out previous vintage objects and blend them with new decor,” Collins stated. “We additionally make our own residence decor objects like customized wall plaques, farmhouse risers, pillows, candles and extra. We now have had different artisans’ handmade objects (resembling wood tables and bowls) as effectively and can be including extra artisans from the world in our new house.”
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“We wish to attempt to get extra of that sort of factor (made by different artisans) in, one thing that’s distinctive and has been handcrafted,” Olson stated.
Collins and Olson additionally make their very own dwelling perfume merchandise resembling candles, diffusers and wax melts, and so they paint shoppers’ furnishings. In addition they promote Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and plan to convey again their widespread portray courses, Collins stated.
Retailer hours are 10 a.m. to five p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday. It’s potential the shop may finally be open on extra days. “It could be nice if we may try this,” Collins stated. “However we would have to rent somebody” to take action.
Olson and her husband, Grant, nonetheless personal the household farm, the place he raises beef cattle, corn and soybeans.
Olson and Collins loved portray and adorning the household’s dwelling whereas Collins was rising up, and later — after Collins married — loved doing the identical factor at her dwelling.
“So we’ve at all times had a love for portray and residential decor, and creating issues ourselves,” Collins stated.
When she and her mom determined they needed to start out a refurbished furnishings and residential décor enterprise, they opted to do it in a small workshop behind the farmhouse. “A bunch of previous farm junk had been there for years,” Olson recalled. “We cleaned all of it out and redid the constructing.”
However Timeless Creations outgrew that location and has moved to city.
“We at all times needed to be on the town,” Collins stated. “The foot site visitors is a bit higher and there are totally different occasions on the town that may be good for us to take part in. And we additionally ran out of room” within the constructing on the farm.
For one factor, Olson stated, “We wanted extra space to do our portray. And we construct quite a lot of the house decor objects that we’ve got within the retailer. So we had been doing sawing and sanding plus attempting to color in the identical house. That didn’t work very effectively.” There’s loads of room to do all of these issues within the new location.