Welcome to Willow & Twine, an adorable home decor and furniture store in Plain City, Ohio! My name is Mackenzie Whitaker, wife to my wonderful husband Nate, and momma to two beautiful kiddos, Taegan and Knox. The idea of Willow & Twine began on a shopping trip with friends and blossomed from there when I got serious and realized this really was my dream.
When deciding where to open the store, there wasn’t a question in my mind that it had to be in Plain City! My family has a rich history in Plain City (my grandpa created the town crest, I mean how cool is that?), I grew up here and now it is the place we call home and are raising our children. I love that Plain City has a small, supportive community feel, but is still close to Columbus, Dublin and other central Ohio communities. Plain City is a true hidden gem, and there is no other place I could imagine opening Willow & Twine!
I haven’t always had a love of all things décor…flash back to high school when I had a very ugly and depressing plaid bedspread! Once I got married and we purchased our first house, I realized that decorating was my happy place; it was relaxing. Over the years, my personal décor style has definitely changed, but my all time favorite is mixing the old with new! I loved taking an old hutch my grandmother had in her garage, cleaning it up and painting it to now be my favorite piece in my whole house!
The process to open a store hasn’t been easy, but I truly have the most amazing support system a gal could ask for! My family (from my momma painting furniture, to my sister creating ALL things marketing related, to my husband doing anything I throw at him) has been top-notch! I appreciate all my friends spreading the word about the store opening and offering to help in any way, as well as all the city officials and community members that have been so supportive. My heart is happy! I cannot wait for you to visit Willow & Twine!