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Small Business Spotlight : Restoration House Shop

Happy Tuesday! I’m back with a new Small Business Spotlight post this morning, and I wanted to share someone I really admire… Kennesha Poe-Buycks. She’s a creative, author, has an amazing eye for design, and she launched her shop, Restoration House Shop, around the same time I launched Tuesday Made. We’ve been friends on Instagram for quite awhile and she has always been such a positive account I admire. It has been fun to cheer each other on, and I think you’re going to love her style & shop- if you aren’t already familiar with it. Her aesthetic is cozy, warm, inviting, rustic, vintage, and timeless. She styles and layers so well, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my current favorites from her shop, all of which would pair well with any aesthetic. Click through for my picks, for some beautiful inspiration, and to share some love for my friend Kennesha.

I really enjoy how Kennesha styles natural, organic, and neutral materials throughout her home. Her look is neutral- but never boring. She integrates vintage pieces throughout and it’s always inspiring to see how they seamlessly blend with the new or modern elements. It’s a stunning juxtaposition that feels very classic.

Her tablescape images have frequented my inspiration boards, and I’ve pinned many of her vignettes over the years. Since launching her shop (which contains all things vintage), I’ve loved seeing what treasures she lists to share with fellow design enthusiasts. Like all good vintage objects, I had my eye on a few pieces that sold before I could hit the buy button.

Ready to see some of my personal picks? Kennesha finds the best crocks! My Dad actually used to collect these, and it makes me wish I would’ve saved them. After he passed, I didn’t have a home of my own at the time, and I ended up giving most of them away due to lack of space. Seeing her styling makes me wish I would’ve invested in a storage unit so I could display them as beautifully as she does.

Use the numbered links below the collage to shop- I’m sorry, the products are not clickable in this one…

Small Business Spotlight : Restoration House Shop - 01: large antique stoneware pot // 02: antique jenny lind ironstone tea plate // 03: vintage woven grass basket // 04: antique stoneware striped bowl // 05: vintage molds pot set // 06: large vintage striped hemp lumbar // 07: antique turkish terracotta oil jar // 08: antique mini clay vase // 09: antique ludlow castle ironstone // 10: antique glazed stoneware jug // 11: antique crackled stoneware jug // 12: moroccan glass set // 13: antique transferware gravy boat

Everything in the Restoration House Shop is vintage. From kitchen linens and crocks to vintage artwork, there are plenty of treasures to be found. I’ll also repeat the sentiments I share in every Small Business post… remember- you don’t have to make a purchase to support a small business! As a small business and shop owner, believe me when I say- every like, follow, comment, save, pin, word of mouth referral, and message counts. We celebrate ALL the victories, no matter the size! If you also appreciate Kennesha’s style, give her shop a follow. Trust me when I say, you’ll want those notifications when she lists the vintage goods.

Kennesha also released a book that is one of my favorites for the coffee table… you can grab a signed copy in her shop! The design concept is about creating a home that gives life and connection to all who enter- the warmth of her home styling really shines through. I’ve always thought her aesthetic felt particularly welcoming.

Is there a small home decor or interior business you love? How about an artist, maker, or designer? Please let me know in the comment section so I can add them to the feature list. I would love to be able to show my support for small business owners here on the blog, share newly discovered online shops, and continue to spread the small business love! These posts are really fun for me.

I hope your week is going well so far! I’m still playing catch up from vacation, but I promise to finish responding to comments tonight! I’ve read all of them and love hearing your thoughts. My favorite part of blogging is always chatting with you. Thanks for being patient while I was away and am catching up. Y’all are the best!

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    August 3, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Good morning! What lovely images! Even though Kennesha is in the PNW, I get strong New England vibes from her shop. Those dark brown bean pots and striped stoneware bowl scream Maine kitchen to me! I actually own several similar pieces from my mum. Her table styling with those crocks makes me excited for Thanksgiving. (I know, too soon! 😂) I already follow both her IG accounts, but I need to do some “work” to reinvigorate my feed after vacation. I love your kind, generous heart for spotlighting other small, women-owned businesses! “Lift as you climb.” 💜💪🏻 Happy Still Catching Up Tuesday!

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      August 3, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      I totally agree! Her house feels so cozy and inviting- Lauren’s right… it’s making me crave fall. Ha! I love all of the crocks, stoneware jugs, and vessels she finds. Don’t even get me started on those blue striped bowls- I may have to snag one for my kitchen! They’re gorgeous! If those remind you of Maine, I need to hurry up and plan a visit. I can definitely see the Thanksgiving tablescape. Can you tell I’m ready for cool weather, too? Lifting and cheering on friends is half the fun of being in this space! Kennesha is amazing, so this post was a no brainer. Happy Tuesday, my friend! I’m off to finalize my daybed at the sofa shop. xo

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    August 3, 2021 at 8:46 am

    I’m always looking for original art and just bought a vintage oil painting from her shop. What a great piece and great price! Thanks for sharing Kennesha’s site.

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      August 3, 2021 at 1:52 pm

      You did?! I loved that one! She has such a beautiful design eye- and you’re right, the prices are fantastic. So glad you were able to snag some art, Amy :) That’s awesome!

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    August 3, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Peggi it looks like my feed needs some invigorating after vacation as well; I already follow Kennesha’s shop, but reading this post it strikes me that I haven’t seen her pop up in my feed for awhile-time to change that! I adore her seamless blend of rustic, traditional and vintage; her vignettes are always so intriguing to the eyes. She is one that I really have to study the vignette to notice all of its beauty, because boy they pack a punch! Her styling with the crocks does evoke the feelings of fall, comfort and holiday gathering. It makes me want Fall and festivities so badly in the midst of this heat. Thanks for sharing her shop Sarah! I’m off to browse her new arrivals! Happy Tuesday friends!

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      August 3, 2021 at 1:50 pm

      I hear that! So ready for fall and her home feels seasonally appropriate. Super cozy vibes!

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    Danna F
    August 4, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    How have I missed this adorable shop? Thanks for the share. Love how she took wooden shoe molds and put them on the wall. Also the gallery wall is one I hope to someday do. May have to check out her book.
    I have been really liking crocks again. I grew up with them and for a while did not like them but when one of my aunts handed me one a couple of years ago I could not tell her. Now I am so happy I have it. She is no longer with us but I have wonderful memories.

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      August 5, 2021 at 11:44 am

      Isn’t that creative? She has such a beautiful and inviting style. I also love her gallery wall! I’m with you on crocks… I got rid of so many that I inherited and now I want them back. The sentimental ones are so special! I wish I would’ve kept some of my dad’s. Wonderful memories, indeed!

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