This is what it all looked like 5 years ago as I was preparing to open Home at Last in Topeka. After a 10 year run in Portland, I was ready to come home to Topeka and bring my little shop with me.
With a lot of hard work and the support of an amazing family, Home at Last opened in May 2014. We unpacked a lot of boxes, schlepped a lot of furniture, priced about a million little objects and organized them just-so.
I threw open the doors and the hometown I love so much responded with great enthusiasm. I've never looked back on my decision to move back home and I am grateful to each and every one of you who has offered a kind word, bought a little trinket, and entrusted me with transforming your homes. It's been an honor and a privilege to be Home at Last! THANK YOU!
In today's fast-paced environment of SnapChat and text messages, wouldn't it be nice to receive an actual hand written card in the mail? With a glass of wine and a red Sharpie, I have put together one of the best card selections in the city. If you want something funny and snarky, I've got you covered. If you want something sweet and schmaltzy, I can do that too!
Just imagine the smile on Grandma's face when she opens that birthday card from you...Trust me, you'll earn some serious points.
Take 10 minutes, pop in the shop, and laugh a little as you browse the selection.
Yes, she has everything! She doesn't need one more thing. But...she'll love getting this gift from you! Hand-crafted from sand-cast aluminum in Mexico, these stunning frames from Mariposa are the perfect gift for the gal who has it all. Whether you choose the textured fashion frames or the engraved sentiment frames your thoughtful gesture will be treasured forever.
These sentiment frames the right choice for so many occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. I have a broad selection to choose from with prices ranging from $38-$79. Come in and check out the collection.
All good parties start with good food. So, whether you're having a big bash or an intimate soiree, make sure you've got some delicious nibbles for your guests. My current favorite is Stonewall Kitchen's Guacamole Starter. All you have to do is add a little bit of this delicious tomatillo salsa to a ripe avocado and, voila...instant guacamole. Serve it with a few sea salt crackers and you'll have a hit on your hands.
A couple of other great choices include the Roasted Garlic Onion Jam with a large hunk of Manchego cheese and few of the Roasted Garlic Crackers from Stonewall. The jam is even delicious on a hot grilled hamburger.
If you're just looking for a salty cocktail snack, look no further than our Butter Mini Twists from American Gourmet or the Hot & Spicy Snack Mix from The Peanut Shop. I'll let you in on a secret...as good as the pretzels are right out of the bag...put the in the freezer for a few hours before serving. You'll think you've died and gone to heaven.
Home at Last is here because of you and your tremendous support. As a little thank you, print out this post, bring it in to the shop and I will give you 20% off one, regularly-priced, in-stock item from now until June 4, 2019. See you soon!
Limit one discount per household. No cash value.
I'm Dan Brungardt and have been the proprietor and designer at Home at Last for the past 15 years. I'm constantly inspired by the things I see around me and now I get to share them with you!