Opal Stackhouse Blogs

Posted Dec 17, 2016

A while back I had 3 lovely clay heads for sale on the website. 

Jim Linderman, an author and folk art collector, saw them on the site and contacted me about purchasing them. We got to chatting, and our chat led to all the heads heading to his home to Michigan, a nice little write-up...

Posted Jun 30, 2016

Hey friends! Did you hear that we opened a shop? It's a cozy environment with interesting items for your home or business.

Here are some highlights from the last month or so: 

1. In early April we set a date and announced we were opening.. and then had to buckle down and finish our...

Posted Apr 25, 2016

The Opal Stackhouse shop is back! It's been a few years since we've had a little space to show off our carefully curated collections. We've been tucked away behind the scenes working on some things. But I've missed you all!! Let's talk about rugs & lighting & art & shelving &...

Posted Dec 01, 2015

Scott and I found ourselves in Chicago for work a few weeks ago. We had some downtime to explore, but given our recent pile-up of projects we felt like burned out zombies to say the least. The place we were staying was on the magnificent mile, and after we checked in at the hotel we started...

Posted Oct 10, 2015

 

I'd like to introduce our new website and blog! I will not be doing tutorials on how to hang your drapes or how to weld a table base. I will, however, be posting about interesting things that we find, talented people that we meet, the creative process, and why we do the unusual things...

Posted Oct 12, 2015

I studied painting in college. On the first day of class my professor George walked in and pointed to a wooden table. His voice boomed "WHAT COLOR IS THIS TABLE?" Everyone answered, "brown", and at the same time I said "yellow".  I got sideways glances; the table was brown. I don't remember what...