Wintry Ohio day

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Even though it was cold out
side we hope your hearts were warmed....

Here are more pictures from our "creative class".
Darcy is @ store today and I'm home still in my p.j.s replying to our emails and working on a press release for our friend Margo. I really want to get everything accomplished plus go antiquing today, we'll see.

"goodies" to enjoy

I think it's important to show how we use our products
that we sell. Embellishing simple things can turn it into a keepsake.

finished box--- everyone's box turned out
to be their very own work of art!
Wintertime is the season to work on your projects.
Thanks again for attending our class, Darcy & I hope you felt spoiled.
Kara & Darcy

Pics from "She's Crafty"

Friday, January 26, 2007

Well, we had fun! We scurried around all day Thursday to prep and fluff our studio. We were pleasantly surprised @ our endeavor in organizing this class. The best surprise for us was how unique each individuals main project turned out as each gal received the same components. Darcy and I ended up being even more inspired at how well received the class was. (We promise next time to have more glue stations, grin)

We hope you gals had as much fun as we did!

Darcy & Kara
{Coming soon--- notice of next class featured on our blog!}

Creative class

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Here is a picture of the area where the owners work
on projects and teach others to create.

French General's Book by Kaari Meng is here!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hello Friends,
Our favorite book is back in stock...."The French Inspired Home" we love Kaari's work and enjoy having her products in our store. Check out her website
Wow, we spent last evening finishing inventory and pricing the rest of Valentine's Day goodies.
We hope to have the store ready by Tuesday, Jan 23 sparkling for our customers.

Our crafting class is Thursday evening the 25th. We are finishing our back room space making it more appealing for us as well as enjoyable for our classes. Thanks to Darcy, Matt and Kip for painting the back of our 10' doors a chalky french gray. Now we need to hang lighting and mirrors to finish our creative space.

Our shipment of Barbara Schriber arrived along with other fav. vendors. Fun! Fun!

We're set to arrive in San Fran Feb 14th. We will be checking out the Gift Show there along with our favorite haunts (Matt & Kara used to live 80 miles east of San Fran). My business partner Darcy will be going along as well, we will have a ball catching up with other store owners there and can't wait to see Mary Hada's showroom! We will be blogging while we there with pics and funny anecdotes.
Best, Kara & Darcy

Pictures of McMaster & Storm

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Pictures of the store's interior.

McMaster & Storm; some history.

Monday, January 15, 2007

McMaster & Storm was started by two friends, Kara and Darcy, in the spring of 2005. Prior to starting McMaster & Storm Kara had a store in Turlock, California, Paris Flea Market, and Darcy had a store in Piqua, Ohio, The Clay Pot.

Kara and Darcy found an appealing storefront in downtown Greenville, Ohio ( a small town northwest of Dayton, Ohio. Greenville is the birthplace of Annie Oakley, Little Miss Sureshot, and the downtown is part of the Ohio Main Street Program.

The name of the store, McMaster & Storm, came about by combining two surnames from the store owners' ancestry. McMaster & Storm is a mix of new merchandise and vintage items. The store offerings range from European soaps, linens, and Opinel knives, to antique lighting and furniture pieces.

Valentine's Day.

McMaster & Storm is focusing on a vintage inspired Valentine's day. The store is being redecorated and rearranged. We will be featuring Amy Butler fabric and patterns (, and products from French General (

A new year in the Midwest.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

McMaster & Storm has made it through another Christmas in the Midwest. We are looking forward to the new year and a buying trip to San Francisco and the surrounding area.

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