Visitors may be drawn in by the smell of Magnolia cupcakes and shiplap dreams, but The Findery in Waco, Texas is a favorite place for locals and tourists to shop for home decor. The Findery has one of a kind vintage finds, unique, handmade and painted furniture, and home decor accessories. It is a family owned and operated business that Tiffany Fatheree started in a small booth inside Spice Village, another downtown shop. What began as a hobby of painting furniture and repurposing decor has grown into two large buildings of home decor and boutique style items in just a few short years.
The Findery is located in a historic downtown building that the entire Fatheree family has beautifully restored. The building was originally the Percy Medicine building, which manufactured Percy medicine from 1908 to early 2010 in this location. Much love and hard work went into the restoration to transform this building that contained a small factory and distillery into a beautiful shop, complete with original wood flooring, brick walls, and a cargo escalator, which is still in use today.
It was important to the Fatheree family to keep as much of the original building in tact as possible. The Findery building itself contains three floors; two stories are for shopping and the basement is used as the stockroom. You can see the vintage ceiling tiles and some parts left from the distillery on the third floor.
The Marketplace, which is an extension of the store and is located next door, holds 10,000 square feet of additional shopping. It began as a warehouse for the larger furniture pieces, seasonal decor and online products. It also houses an area for the owners to build one of a kind tables and paint furniture. As the Findery has grown, so did the need for more room to stage and sell furniture and home decor, so it is currently open six days a week.
Tiffany’s husband Matt creates one of a kind tables made from reclaimed wood and architectural finds. He has built tables from industrial fans, vintage crank mechanisms and cargo and freight flooring like the one below.
The Findery is located one block from the Silos. The city is currently adding sidewalks between Magnolia, the Findery and other neighboring downtown businesses to make it safer to travel by foot. Parking for The Findery is always free and located between their two buildings. The Silo District trolly route passes in front of the store.
No matter what style you decorate your home, you will find something you love. The Findery carries many lines of new home decor furniture, lighting and accessories. It is my favorite place in Waco to shop for my home and for clients. From farmhouse, industrial, French country cottage to traditional style, there is an eclectic mix of decor! Here are a few spaces that I will let you swoon over while you pick out your favorite finds.
Tiffany and her husband, along with Matt’s parents, Matt P. and Melissa Fatheree, and sister, Marci, and her husband, Kyle Davis, are co-owners of the Findery. The owners shop in Round Top, Texas several times a year to bring the best vintage, chippy, painted furniture and one of a kind antiques and architectural finds back to Waco. Like the best corbels, y’all! They have pickin’ down to a rocket science and know the best stops to find all the hidden gems. You should see Melissa with her clipboard while pickin’. Even thought they bring back truck and trailer loads full of good ole junk and antique furniture, Melissa already has it priced and ready to hit the showroom floor when they pull back into Waco. It truly is a family affair.
If you want to learn more about the history of the Percy Medicine building or the origin of the antique finds, just ask Matt P. As head of the family, he is always around the shop to share a story or help load your latest finds, except on Baylor game day. The Fatheree family is truly one of the most hard working families that I know. They have a deep passion for family, hard work, and finding unique pieces for your home and lifestyle.
The Findery is definitely a place to become inspired. Even before I met Tiffany and began to collaborate with The Findery, I loved to stop by the shop and check out the creative displays, tablescapes and repurposed items that Tiffany created in her shop. Tiffany is the most talented home decorators and stagers that I know. When I walk into the Findery, I can always spot what areas Tiffany has staged. She has a unique style and eye for design, layering pieces to truly create inspiring spaces for your home. Here are some of my favorite spaces in the Findery that Tiffany has staged. I love the detail, combination of textures and soothing color schemes.
Inside the Findery, there is a women’s boutique with clothing, jewelry, handbags, and gifts. Marci and her family travel to markets all over the U.S. to find the best quality clothing in the latest trends for the boutique. My daughter and I both love to shop here, which is rare to find a place that appeases to both teens and women alike. So if you are looking for a special event outfit or just casual wear, this place has it all. And the accessories, too.
Marci has created beautiful displays inside the clothing boutique from vintage lockers that house accessories to a wall of pallets to hang the latest arrival of tops. The details in the Findery make it a fun shopping experience.
You can also find the popular Findery t-shirts including the ‘City with a Soul’ tees. The City with a Soul mural is a favorite Waco photo opportunity. The mural was painted by K. Dunks Creative.
Last March, I began to stage and decorate for The Findery. It is the best job ever! I will have to share another post about a home decorator staging at a home decor store! I am like a kid in a candy store!
The Findery is open 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday. It is located at 501 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76706. You can read more about The Findery or shop online, http://thefindery.net.