My grand plan for The House of Wynne is to be a very unique shopping experience in Tyler. While the concept of the store may adapt with time, or the addition of new gift lines, vintage garden items and new furniture and accessories, we will continue to have a wonderful selection of antiques with 20+ dealers displayed in individual booths. Excellent customer service is our goal; therefore, we are available to help with gift selections of all types, consignment sales, provide a wealth of antique and design knowledge plus gift and furniture delivery. A small room in the back of the store will be reserved to rent for pop-up shops, meetings, garden clubs, seminars and card groups.
Opening The House of Wynne is truly a dream come true for me. I have wanted to own my own store since I was a little girl “working” for my great aunt, Gertrude Hill, at Hillside Dress Shop on East Erwin next to Sam R. Hill Lumber Company. My main responsibilities were straightening the hangers and picking up straight pins out of the carpeted dressing rooms. I was extremely proud of how efficient I was at my important job!
My valuable experiences leading up to this point in time have prepared me for the incredible opportunity of owning a retail store. I have retail in my blood! When the prospect to buy Silver Lining Antiques from Carla Sallee in Bergfeld Center came about, I prayed a lot, requested guardian angel guidance from my daddy, visited with my husband, James, and listened to my gut feeling in making the final decision. I decided it’s now or never,…go for it! The same advice I would have given my three children is the same advice I gave myself. Give it your best effort by working hard, listen to advice, trust your instincts, follow your dreams, and have fun! Live your best life!
Once the decision was made to buy the store, I had to decide what to name it. In trying to create a name for the store, I kept coming back to “house or home”. I want the store to feel like you are in someone’s home and enjoying being a guest. I want it to be a warm, welcoming, pretty place to browse, shop and spend your precious free time. The name, The House of Wynne, seemed like the perfect fit for my vision of the perfect store.
Please stop by to visit, browse and shop with us! We look forward to sharing The House of Wynne with all of you!