In 2015, my husband Scott and I started a small housewares company called Muirwood (Reclamations). At that time, we were a young military family settling down to have our first child. Seeking a supplemental income, Scott began handcrafting furniture from reclaimed wood and working with railroad spikes to offer a farmhouse and industrial look to our earliest designs.

Over the years we have participated in local artisan shows, Chicago’s One of a Kind Show at Merchandise Mart, launched our Railroad Spike Bottle Opener with the Grommet.com, and have worked with more than 70 retail businesses across the United States and Canada. We’ve been featured in local publications, BRIDES, Apartment Therapy, and Business Insider. What started as a supplemental side gig has blossomed into a full-fledged business.

In 2018, Scott separated from the military and made the move to civilian life. With him pursuing a professional career, I took the business by the reins and haven’t turned back. In 2020, we began to incorporate curated items to the store. With that change, we rebranded as Muirwood. As the day-to-day operator, I find joy in thoughtfully curating the shop. Muirwood focuses on unique housewares that start conversations and offers trendsetting designs + goods for your home.

When someone asks “where’d you get that”, I want you to say “at Muirwood”.