Welcome! You’ve officially taken a seat around the bonfire, where we come together to gab, give pep talks, and my best business advice. For our very first pow-wow, let’s kick things off with a quick note about 3 things you probably don’t know about the collective (hint: they’re why I get out of bed every morning). First thing’s first…

  1. It’s a Mantra First, Business Second

At first glance, you might think you’ve stumbled on a business that sells rad home goods and makes pretty wedding things. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But you wouldn’t be halfway to the whole shebang, either (which is a lot more fun than all that, chère).

What you’ve really stumbled onto is a mantra—one that’s been soaking into my skin for over 20 years.

  1. It’s Bayou Born

I’m lucky enough to come from a place that doesn’t know how not to have a good time. We just can’t help it. Down in south Louisiana, we believe in eating grand, laughing grand, even dying grand behind a big brass band. I don’t know where it comes from. Maybe it’s the music that’s always in the air. Maybe it’s the spice in our blood. Whatever it is, I know it’s something this big ole spinning rock could use more of.

  1. It’s Creator (hey that’s me!) is Thinking About you. Like ALL the Time.

YOU are what Bon Temps is really about. I don’t make coffee cups. I make chances to gather together over something good and hot. We don’t make art prints. We make declarations to good times that hang on your walls. And our tea towels aren’t just drying rags, they’re a chance to wring your hands around home. We know these are small gestures, but they’re made with big love.

From the goods we put in the store, to the biz advice we put on the blog, we’ll be thinking of you. And most of all, we promise it’ll always be big fun. Thanks for stopping in, and tell ya mom and them I said hey.

-Collette, founder


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