Welcome to our home away from home…American Clutter LLC Craft and Home Decor store. I can’t wait for you to get to know me, my business partner Mary Beth, our families and our AMAZING craft store!
Mary Beth and Jessica (me)
At American Clutter we create one of a kind upcycled crafts and home decor from vintage, antique, and handmade items that will leave you begging for more! Can you tell home MUCH I LOVE our shop! We opened in September 2013 and it has been the most fun and rewarding year..I am still in shock that our one year is coming up so soon! It is amazing how fast time has flown by when you are doing something you love on a daily basis!
So how did we decide to open our own store? That’s a great question, thanks for asking hehe!! Well here it goes…in 2012 my daughter and Mary Beth’s daughter started their first year of preschool..sad moment for this momma :(..and within the first few months of dropping the kids off and picking them up Mary Beth and I met and became great friends. So this sad journey of my daughter growing up led to one of the best things that could have happened for Mary Beth and I. Silver lining, right!? One day I was telling her about a craft show I was doing and one thing led to another and we decided to start making crafts together and going to do shows. I have done craft shows since my daughter was born..I mean what else was I going to do other than creating awesome things while staying at home all day!! Yep, I am a craft-a-holic! OK, back to topic…so as we started we used what is now our shop to make products for the craft shows. One day Mary Beth called me up and said “let’s open a store” and boom AMERICAN CLUTTER was born!
We spent almost every day from November of 2012 until the grand opening on Sept 14th 2013 making product after product and going to flea markets and auctions finding awesome pieces that we could upcyle and stocking up on random things we could use to make fun things! It was definitely a process, but a fun and crazy one!
Now that the shop is open its time to get to business and get the online part of our creations up and out there for the world to fall in love with like we do! And I mean that literally, we are constantly heartbroken when one of a kind pieces sale that we wanted to keep for our homes haha. So that is the gist of it. Thanks for getting to know us and the shop..be on the look out for more awesome news and DIY posts that I cannot wait to share with everyone!
As a bonus here are some other pics from inside to store, now you can feel like you are here with us! Feel free to leave comments about what you think or if you see something you like..not everything gets put up on our etsy page because we have so many items that are a one of a kind that it is hard to keep up with everything!!
Here is the tour of the shop so you can see some of the things we do:
Christmas in July is always a customer favorite!
Everyday decor and antiques displayed in such a fun way.
Getting ready for fall and staying up all night rearranging the shop is something we are known to do! So if you drive past at 2am and see the lights on. Bring us some wine and stop in!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you stick around and see what’s next!