LEWISBURG — Samantha Kratzer’s interior decorating abilities are on show in the new downtown Lewisburg dwelling decor and home furnishings shop, The White Silo Co.
Kratzer and her associate, Jon Cataldi, on Saturday celebrated the opening of the 323 Current market St. boutique that attributes reclaimed antique home furniture, handmade signs, Xmas trees, jewelry, components and extra.
“I want people to know they never have to devote a fortune for their house to glimpse great,” claimed Kratzer who displays merchandise in the massive store as if it ended up a home.
Most of the merchandise is developed by Kratzer, a registered nurse, and Cataldi, a basic contractor, but the shop also options things created by Kratzer’s father, Robert Magyar, owner of Stoney Flats Antiques and Primitives in Mifflinburg, and others.
“We’re trying to continue to be absent from wholesale vendors to stay as special as doable,” reported Kratzer who will also take into account personalized orders.
For several years, she’s received compliments about her entertaining style and how she decorates the residence she shares with Cataldi and their four children which she mentioned is inspired by Joanna Gaines, the television temperament, writer and inside designer.
“It’s been her dream” to make a enterprise out of it, said Cataldi, who supported Kratzer by signing up for her at her 1st craft demonstrate showcasing her creations on Sept. 11.
It did not go well. “We sold nothing at all,” he reported.
The few made the decision to try all over again at the Lycoming Honest Grounds, which brought in $200 and a lot of optimistic responses. They built about $1,000 in a few several hours at a subsequent craft demonstrate at Ard’s Farm Industry in Lewisburg which boosted their confidence so substantially that Cataldi determined to dive into the business.
A thirty day period following the 1st uneventful craft present, Cataldi, an admitted “risk-taker” leased the downtown Lewisburg setting up and started renovating it to build a crisp white backdrop for their goods.
“The White Silo is a genuinely pleasant enhance to our downtown,” claimed Ellen Ruby, the govt director of Lewisburg Downtown Partnership.
Kratzer hopes that by opening in advance of Thanksgiving, she and Cataldi will gain from the holiday getaway purchasing period.
And, she points out, not like online gross sales and significant box retailers, The White Silo Co. has merchandise commonly out there with out weeks of waiting.
“Come out and guidance area companies,” Kratzer said.