BRICK + MORTAR

 

ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS FOR YOUR HOME

 
  • Bulk refill of dry and raw goods by the ounce 

  • Recyclable and/or reusable packaging

  • Plastic and package free when possible

  • Future public Terracycle drop-off location

  • Low waste, local, sustainably focused business

BULK REFILL STATION

 

Like an old general store - we can offer you items by the ounce.  Bring your own container or use one of ours.  We'll refill it, weigh it, and seal it.  We hope to provide sugar, rice, coffee, salt, oil, household cleaner + more.

BYO or use one of ours - so long as the vessel is clean, we'll fill it.

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We tare the container to account for the vessel weight.

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Tell us how much you would like - priced by the ounce.  

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CONTAINERS

WEIGH

FILL

Enhance with essential oils or organic dried flowers.

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We deduct the original empty vessel weight.

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Use your product, clean your vessel, come back for a refill.

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ADD FLAVOR

WEIGH AGAIN

ENJOY + REFILL

WHAT'S IN STORE?

 

We will supply an array of apothecary brands, not just our own creations.  As well, we are proud to offer many local food items and artwork.  Sprinkled in will be some cool vintage finds from estate sales and antique stores.  We're still growing  and want your recommendations!

FAMILY INSPIRATION

 

History is important to us, and we believe that we carry the spirits of our ancestors with us daily.  Our families both have a history of creating - whether it be a new food or a "healing water", plus a history of storefronts - groceries, tailors, and hardware stores. We are excited to continue the tradition and offer handmade products in our new Bywater location.

BARTUSH

Jessica's great-grandfather, Stephen J Bartush, owned 3 Detroit storefronts by the time he was 21.  He's the young man in front wearing the white apron with a hand on his hip. 

 

Photo taken circa 1915, he's believed to have been 14 here.  Quaker Oats and other grocery products can be seen in the storefront window.

RIVIERE

Greg's grandmother, Nana, is the namesake of "Nana's Rose Garden" products. 

 

Her father operated Riviere Bottling Company, crafting "healing water" (with believed "medicinal effects"), mineral water, and other beverages using local spring water. 

 

Pictured as the 1947 Rose Queen in the Rose Capital of the World, Tyler, Texas.  (The first time Greg and Jessica met, they bonded over this as Tyler is Jessica's hometown).

BARTUSH

Jessica's grandfather, Charles Bartush, pictured in his 1950 Texas State Fair Exhibitor's Ticket.

 

His wife, Mary Jane Green, is the inspiration behind our "Mary Jane's" product line. 

They both were major role models in Jessica's life, reinforcing her love of nature.

DENGLER

Greg's great-grandfather,  John J Dengler, owned a hardware store, toy store, and gift store in Belleville, Illinois.  His sons also worked here and then later in other hardware stores.  John J Dengler & Sons was located at 306 W Main Street, but the building is since demolished.

This spool of ribbon would have been used to package the gifts and home goods.  Customer purchases were wrapped in butcher paper and then tied neatly with a bow.

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