Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop
from the McMaster & Storm website

Remember our lovely Creative Inspiration Week gift wrap tutorial by none other than the now famous (they were featured entrepreneurs in Country Living Magazine!) Kara and Darcy from the “petite department store” McMaster & Storm? Well, I am pleased to announce the opening of Kara & Darcy’s new online shop, McMaster & Storm! These girls have been working tirelessly to bring all the sweet goodness of their shop in Ohio to all of us near and far. Please pay them a visit, and let them know I sent you. They are delightful ladies and their shop is oozing with charm, you’ll love it all! Go ahead, buy yourself a present. You deserve it. Or at least window shop. It is your Sweet Escape for the weekend.

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop

Country Living Magazine, Ryan Benyi

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop

Country Living Magazine, Ryan Benyi

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop

Country Living Magazine, Ryan Benyi

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop

Country Living Magazine, Ryan Benyi

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop

Congratulations, Kara & Darcy! You are a great inspiration to us all!

PS. Kara informs me that she is going be doing some updating on the gift wrapping tutorial this summer and we will featuring it here on The Inspired Room! Yipee! Stay tuned, first she needs to recover from all the technical challenges of launching an online shop! We’ll try to wait patiently, for her sake.

Sweet Escape: McMaster & Storm Online Shop


  1. Thanks for the wonderful heads-up! This store looks great.

    Happy Mother’s Day

  2. melissa lewis - off the wall says:

    This store looks wonderful, oh I wish it was near me:) I remember them from that issue in Country Living.

    I love the black and white polka dot dishes, those are super cute!

  3. Awww, have a great weekend, Melissa. Give a kiss to Winston for me! :)

  4. YES – YES! I’ve been on the lookout for old bowling pins and oversized numbers – LOVE it!

  5. Alison Gibbs says:

    What a fabulous looking store

  6. Oh that is fantastic! I read their story in Country Living and am so glad you put this online info here! Thanks,

  7. Melissa, have a wonderful and hopefully, spring time weekend where you are.

  8. Oh, those ribbons are lovely! A drawer of dreams!

  9. What a great find! Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. kara & darcy says:

    Oh, how nice of you to post this for your sweet escape this Friday!
    Now, Darcy & I need a real escape!!!! Any ideas!!! I wish Portland was in the near future!! Enjoy your weekend, Melissa!
    Kara & Darcy

  11. Melissa, What a fun shop! I want to go there this weekend – too bad I am in Texas! Thanks for your thoughts on the Veranda post – I am feeling like maybe I was just in a funk and too negative – of course those houses are perfect, and they do inspire good design for those of us who study them! I always appreciate your perspective – Happy weekend to you too.

  12. Sweet Cottage Dreams says:

    Love their shop and had the opportunity to see the write up in Country Living magazine. I was given a heads up to the article from some of the home town girls, where either Kara or Darcy, had a shop – Turlock, CA. I never had the opportunity to visit the store, however have heard wonderful things about them and their items they sell. Too bad they are so far away, however if ever back in Ohio, they will be on the map for must visits.

    Thanks for sharing, Melissa. Happy Mother’s Day, too! You are such a beautiful mother!!


  13. Wonderful.. I read this issue of Country Living and was wishing I could take a peek in their store! Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day!

  14. Vee~A Haven for Vee says:

    Oh yes, a little jaunt through their online store will be perfect for later this weekend. Thank you!

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, Melissa!

  15. Oh, thanks for the new shopping destination!!!



  16. Wonderful shop ! I love these pictures !I wish I could go shopping there easily

  17. Yes, I remember the gift wrapping tutorial. What a great shoppe. Congrats to her and you’re so sweet to re-introduce her to your readers.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  18. I remember Kara when she had a shop in Turlock- was so sad when they moved away- it was one of my favoriate places- but way excited to hear about their on line store! Thanks for sharing!-

  19. You do find some of the nicest pics on all yur recent posts. Love the potting benches.

  20. Oh, the creative ladies! Of whom I am not one. ,-)

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    And yes, this is a generic comment.

    I’m just out of time. Yet I can’t not keep commenting. Please forgive a generic one.

    Yes, I am hopeless. You can say it. -shakes head- I’m hopeless.


  21. What a beautiful shop Miss Melissa ! So sorry I havent been over much this week – but I have Been thinking of you:-) and its good to have you back around after a quiet week last week

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