Love, Kara & Darcy from NYC

Monday, February 4, 2008




We're here having a ball here in the city! The last two days have been so exciting as we have found wonderful new things for the shop. AND we made it to ABC Carpet & Home, well worth our time (& taxi fare)!




Have you seen Country Living, March issue2008? Well-- we are in there--- amazing & humbling. We were walking down the street here in NYC and a Borders comes into view, "should we stop & see if it's there?". So we did and after rearranging their magazine racks we found it, and on page 44 there is the title McMaster & Storm.
(yah, yah, Ryan you were right)

To all of you who support and love our store, a hearty Midwest thank you. Now pass the mashed potatoes around (please). Come see us anytim
e.



Our home page is up with shopping coming soon......www.mcmasterandstorm.com
(to ship to those who live away "from nowhere")


27 comments:

Bessilu said...

I read your blog often; I own a shop with a similar sensibility and it's always fun and inspiring to see what you are up to. (perchhome dot com) I'm at the gift fair this week too; I wonder if we've passed in the aisles! Anyhow it was lovely to curl up with Country Living last night after walking Javitz all day and see your faces and blog featured.

ABC Home is directly across the street from my old office and is the reason I was inspired to open my own store. It's a amazing! Enjoy New York and as everyone seems to say during Gift Week, "Have a good show!"

Michele

Olivia said...

Hey Ladies,
Congrats on making it into Country Living. One of thesw days you'll probably be on the cover with your creative ideas! Hope your having fun in the big apple and we will be waiting for pictures! Olivia

Amanda Bevington said...

Hi Kara and Darcy,

I saw your mention in Country Living. I live in Southern California and I can't wait to digest the magazing the minute it arrives in my mailbox. When I saw your store, I had to check out your blog asap! Your store is amazing! I wish I lived near OHIO so that I could stop in on my "way to nowhere" - such a great tag line by the way! Anyway, just wanted to say congratulations on what looks like an amazing store! I love reading about other women who have started a business that they are passionate about, and who have made it into something tremendous! If I'm in Ohio, I'll stop in.

Thanks for the inspiration! - Amanda Bevington
www.amandabevington.com

NotQuiteJuneCleaver said...

What a lovely blog you have here! I just received my copy of Country Living in the mail today and there you are! Beautiful article...beautiful store...you are very talented indeed!

Many Blessings and A Safe Trip Home Again!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your feature in Country Living! Did Kara own the Paris Flea Market in CA? I loved that store and always wondered if she would open a new store in the area. I will now look forward to your online store. I still love my fabulous feather topiaries.

White Cottage said...

Congratulations on your feature in Country Living. I love the look of your shop and SO GLAD to see you're in Ohio!! Next stop from your blog page is Google maps to work out a road trip from my shop to yours! I'm jealous that you got to go to ABC Home though...hearing it's a great place for inspiration, but your place looks just as inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Mashed potatoes? Pass that gravy around too! Biscuits?
Lisa

McMaster & Storm said...

Jennifer, Yes that's meeeee! Paris Flea Market...ahhhh the memories. Started all in Turlock, CA!
love, Kara

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Girls - congrats on CL - The homepage looks great too - love it!

Kasey said...

what a wonderful article in the mag!
It was fun to meet you both at the country living fair in Ohio.
Hope to meet up again.
Kasey
www.lolabboutique.blogspot.com

melissa @ the inspired room said...

oh CONGRATULATIONS! Country Living! How exciting! I'll have to take a peek for that!

Ok, so ABC Home sounds like a good place for me to visit, I'm heading to NYC next month...

Happy Day!

Melissa

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

I was so excited to see you in my new issue of CL~I just LOVED your booth at the CL Fair!!! I am really looking forward to the online shop too!
Congratulations!!!!
- Jenelle
sleepyhollowcraftcompany.blogspot.com

Firefly Hill said...

I just received my CL yesterday and was so excited to read more about you and your lovely shop! I wish I lived closer, but I will look forward to your new online venture. Best of luck to you!

Annie

Likely said...

I read about you in CL! What a darling shop! Wish I lived closer.

Melissa said...

I just read the article in Country Living and had to check out your blog. Your store looks like so much fun. To bad it's not closer to Texas!!

HomemakerAng said...

i cannot wait to check out your blog! just got my countryliving mag! congrats!

www.eclecticculture.com

Adrienne said...

I saw your store on Country Living and it led me to your blog. I admire what you're doing. You're an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ladies!!
Beautiful spread in CL!
love love barbara b

jill flory said...

Looking good girls!!!! I'm dying here waiting for my issue of CL! Just look at all the postings you've gotten already from it!!!!! Yeah! I can't wait to see your pics in the magazine!
I'll pop in sometime next week for some valentine makings for the girls!
God Bless,
Jill

Liz Demos said...

I can't wait to get my copy of CL. The web site looks like a lovely expression of your aesthetic. I eagerly await it's debut. It was so nice seeing you girls in the big city. The days got away from me so I am sorry we never got to share a meal. I am so happy to see you got to explore some of my favorite stops. Knee deep in Christmas decorations here, Country Home comes on Tuesday. It is a little hard to imagine decorating the shop for Easter while setting a wintery scene for the photo shoot at home. I will let you know how it goes. xoxo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow, many congratulations on making the magazine. I think this issue has been one of the best I've seen in awhile. I'm going to do a blog post on ya'll later in the day!! I love the fact that you are trying to give your customers the feel of the old department stores. Just wished I lived closer.

sarahkeith said...

Oh my gooness! Look at all those flowers and other goodies. Just found your blog. Anxious to read more!

Jane said...

I also discovered you through the March 2008 Country Living magazine. Your business card is gorgeous - especially the calligraphy. I'll definitely be checking in to see what's new.

Congratulations.

Jennifer B said...

I just read your article in Country Living, it was lovely. Now I just have to convince my husband to take me to Greenville. It's only a 2 1/2 hour drive. :) I can't wait to see the store online!

Have fun in NYC. :)

have a lovely said...

many many congrats and lovely blessings on your wonderful write-up in Country Living! What an excitement! It led me to your blog...and I look forward to your online shop opening.

I am living in Cleveland {from Texas} and would love to venture down to "nowhere" soon. I started a children's web-tique when we moved here a few years ago...www.TeacupsandTadpoles.com. You are bound to love and be humbled by how far your wares will now reach across the country...and the world! Enjoy the ride!

Liz Demos said...

So...I got my issue today! I am so proud to know you. The article captured your personalities beautifully, the shop looks lovely and you both take a pretty picture as well. Talk soon.
xoxo

happy zombie said...

Read about you two in County Living... had to check out your blog. Congratulations!

Any association with Paris Flea Market that used to be in Walnut Creek, CA? I loved that store. :o)

Joy said...

Loved the article and am so enamoured with your shop - can't wait to see your online store...

:)

Joy