The first time you walk through the doors of TreHouse Embroidery and More in Weimar, you are greeted by down-home people who make you feel instantly welcomed. Walking in, one would expect walls and counters full of tees, but surprisingly, the vast array of goods and gifts for young and old, female and male, provides plenty of gifts to choose from. How did this business come about and thrive in a small town like Weimar? It’s best if Britnney Herzik and Caitlyn Herzik tell their story in their own words.
Brittney said, “We are two smalltown sisters-in-law with a passion to make all things cute. Everything we produce is truly ‘handmade’ in our shop.”
Caitlyn chimed in, “with a little help from our family!”
“We began this journey in 2014 when we bought the 14-year existing business from owner Teresa Smith,” Brittney continued. “As an art teacher for eight years with a growing family, I decided I wanted to find something closer to home that utilized my creative skillset. Caitlyn, who had recently graduated with a degree in Ag Education and grew up in Schulenburg, was looking for a job close to home as well. We wanted the freedom that owning a business gives. We can keep our kids at the shop during school breaks; they walk to the shop after school. We love helping and being a part of the community,” the duo said.
“Our official name is TreHouse Embroidery & More. Along with embroidery, we screen print, heat press, make signs and banners, letterman patches, spirit shirts for schools and we have gift items,” Caitlyn explained.
“After four years in the original building, we were bursting at the seams. We decided to expand to the current, larger building at 107 East Main Street. We are now more central to community activities and happenings. We are members of the Weimar Rotary Club, participate in many Chamber events and regularly hold fundraisers through T-shirt sales that contribute to local causes dear to our hearts, such as Hurricane Harvey relief, our Friend-A-Tee drive, which provides school spirit shirts to students in need, and most recently, our Shop Local tees that helped support local businesses during the COVID shutdowns,” Caitlyn went on to say.
“Most recently, we started our own line of fun graphic tees that share glimpses of our lives as women, wives and mamas,” Brittney added. “They feature our laid-back sense of style and showcase our southern roots, faith in Jesus, and all the things we believe to be true. Like the fact that you should not only lick the spoon and the bowl, but you should eat the cake, too! Because let’s face it, there’s nothing a little chocolate cake and sweet tea can’t fix!”
You can find TreHouse Embroidery online at trehouseweimar.com or come by the storefront at 107 E. Main St. in Weimar.