Brookside is known for browsing…leisurely walks through the shopping district, stopping here and there to check out the unique clothing, jewelry, art and everyday necessities. And we have a new store to tell you about today: Homesong Market, at 6213 Oak St.
Owner Amanda Waters is promoting not just products here, but a lifestyle: her philosophy states that “homemaking is heartshaping” – as you create and nurture your home and family, you can realize a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle by using well made, earth friendly and natural products. This shop is full of items you use everyday: laundry baskets, linens, produce bags, candles, stylish dog collars/leashes, incense, kitchen and gardening tools and much more. Best sellers include the baskets, Noah bells, and cleaning products. Amanda personally knows all the brands she sources, both overseas and domestic companies.
How did Homesong come about? Like so many small businesses—at the dining room table! Amanda is a blogger, and writes about homemaking. “I’ve always had a passion about homemaking; about creating a nurturing environment for our family. “ She decided to sell some of the products she uses in her own home as readers would ask about them. She started a website, filling orders and shipping from the family compound (Amanda is a mother of four) and finally decided she wanted her own space. At Homesong Market, just about all of the products on her website are on display in the store and for sale; it’s also used as a staging spot for shipping (she will ship overseas); and there is room in the back for upcoming (when possible) special events and workshops for the public on candle making, crafts for kids, whatever creative idea she comes up with! Another unique thing about the store is all of the actual displays (tables, shelves, chairs, etc) are second hand finds and most are available for purchase. She also hosts a flea market online sale on the first Friday of every month.
Homesong Market is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm at 6213 Oak, just south of the new Brookside Barkery location. Stop in for a browse soon!