MEET OUR VENDORS!
Carol Reesha, Owner
As the owner of Barn and Charm, I am so grateful for our wonderful customers and fellow retail neighbors who showed up during the pandemic with support of our small business and other small businesses in this cute little Old Town Newhall in So. California. We are a carefully curated and unique multi-vendor store that has grown and changed over the years. This spring we celebrate 6 years.
Most of my career life was spent as a Real Estate agent. After raising my girl’s right here in the Santa Clarita Valley I moved to the beautiful coastal town of Carlsbad. Being away from family proved to be too much for this Grandma and we moved back after 11 years. San Diego area pulled me into the gift and home décor industry and I worked for several years as a furniture/gift representative and regional manager. During this time I got involved in a couple multi-vendor stores that retailed either just vintage or just new merchandise. I also became very involved with chalk/clay paints as I painted countless pieces of furniture for myself and customers. With the move back to Santa Clarita I realized there is just not the type of store I truly want to be part of. Antique mall concept is great but also new, on trend items that blend with the old and not a “mall” feel but truly a unique boutique feel is what I was unsuccessful in finding. So….I created it!
Kathy Tanabe, Gather & Create
A place of creativity, love & inspiration. My intention is to offer products that foster self-care, a connection to Mother Earth and an appreciation for the artisans & craftsmen that came before our time. It is my hope that when you step into my spaces, you instantly feel loved! I take “retail therapy” literally! Barn & Charm has helped me discover my life’s work and gave me the opportunity to make meaningful connections to our wonderful community and I cherish it deeply. Together with my fellow B&C girls, we hope to provide an experience that will help you live YOUR best life! Come experience the happy!
Risa Ross-Albertson, 108 Lotus Designs
I am the owner/designer/maker of 108 Lotus Designs (formerly Sattva Designs). I am a Santa Clarita resident. You may recognize me as a yoga teacher here in town, but I am also a jewelry artisan, a reiki practitioner and lover of stones.
I aim to create pieces that are not only beautiful, but that help you stay true to yourself and support you in your life journey. Each piece is made by me with a whole lotta love, thought and reiki blessings, filled with the highest intentions for your healing, well-being and happiness. Most of my pieces are created with semi-precious and/or precious gemstones using either 14k gold-filled or sterling silver components. It is a great honor to be a small part of your journey and I hope that you enjoy your jewelry!
My father named me after a 1960s western television show called the Big Valley. My dad who loves anything and everything western and antique started taking me to swap meets, garage sales and vintage markets as a young child. This Is where I developed my love of vintage and antique kitchen wares, glasswares, Coca Cola collectibles, old Avon bottles and the love of crafting. My space is a myriad of new and vintage kitchenware and home decor with a mix of crafting. Come, stop by and take a look!!
Laurie Jones, My Heart's Cottage
Laurie has spent 20+ years involved in all aspects of local and family owned retail businesses. She started as an employee and now is the owner of her own small venture. Laurie has curated an eclectic combination of gifts, decor, books and food items with an emphasis on the themes of florals and garden, inspiration/faith with a little whimsy thrown in for fun!
“The goal of my little happy place is that folks feel welcome, inspired and encouraged...like they’ve been invited to sit on my front porch and relax for a minute.” You can find Laurie’s sweet spot in the bay window at Barn and Charm.
Tina Decker, Wildwind Mercantile
Tina Decker is a designer, artist, 18th century reenactor, shop owner and entrepreneur living in Valencia, California. Ms Decker is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Architecture. She teaches a monthly workshop here at Barn and Charm on beginning watercolor as well as designing with succulents. She is a proprietor of vintage textiles, French brocante, chippy decor, gifts, ribbons and so much more.
Currently, Tina co-owns an event shop, Wildwood Mercantile, specializing in vintage, 18th century clothing and other fascinations. Wildwood Mercantile participates in several yearly events including: The Revolution-Living History in Huntington Beach Central Park, Colonial Fest in Orem, Utah and Costume College at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills.
For fun, she takes ballet classes, paints, camps at living history events throughout the western United States, goes flea marketing, is an avid gardener and travels. Tina also helps support her husbands lighting design business and is a mother to two young men. Really, she just does not know what she wants to be when she grows up.
Yesenia, BLB Crafts & Treasures
My name is Yesenia I am the person behind BLB Crafts & Treasures. I have been living in SCV for 7.5 years now. I have a passion for decorating and designing. My little shop was born from my love of all things vintage. I am crafty and love making new things, repurposing, and upcycling items. I am a collector at heart and am always on the hunt for the next treasure. I strive to provide you with unique hand made and hand-picked pieces that you will absolutely love.
Shianne, Rustic Charm Findings
Hello my name is Shianne, I’m the owner of Rustic Charm Findings. When i was a little girl my dad would take me to Antique stores weekly. At that age i wanted nothing to do with it , but I was daddy’s girl and went everywhere with him. A few years ago he asked me to accompany him to an estate sale knowing nothing about these things I tagged along. Let’s just say that’s the day my junking life begin. I started RCF in 2016 and created something I truly love. Being a part of the Barn and Charm family has been a true blessing and I've learned so much from Carol and all the other wonderful vendors in the store.
Johnnie Holmes, JohnnieWho? Creations
My name is Johnnie (named after my dad) and I am retired ER nurse. My husband and I have lived and raised a family in Santa Clarita for 45 years. I’m always searching for vintage treasures - if it’s from the 1800’s to the 1960’s I am in love. I also love quilting and base my designs and methods on my Grandma Dovie’s quilts - soft, nubby and 100% cotton, often using vintage reproduction fabrics. If you’re interested in Ephemera (old papers and writings) or eclectic Destash ( vintage odds and ends and goodies that fit in a pocket) my space might be your go to place for your scrapbooking, collage or mixed media projects. I have an ongoing romance with old toys and a weakness for the absurd ( check out my orphaned doll heads) and an obsession for vintage bride and groom cake toppers. Treasure hunting with my sister is one of my most joyful pastimes. Sisters get it, right?