One of the great things about lifestyle stores is that each one has its own personality and charm. No two are the same. Often the products are sourced from the area or region as the owners tend to make relationships with local vendors and artisans, which makes the shopping experience distinctly different that any other store.
Letter & Grain in Visalia is a lifestyle store that truly owns its uniqueness, and offers a truly diverse range of local products to its customers with its modern farmhouse/boho decor. Stocked on its shelves you'll find products from local artisans such as honey, candles, jewelry, chocolate, bags, and even creamery in addition to home decor, and baby/kids items. These are all from businesses right here in the Valley such as Bradshaw Honey Farms and Dirty Bird Soap Co.
Ericka, the owner, along with her mother have teamed up to bring these great local products to Valley residents. It can be difficult knowing all the options for buying local, as there are many different vendors out there and social media and the internet are both large places. Stores like Letter & Grain have sought out and established these relationships so they can bring all the best products straight to their customers, and all in one place!
There's also one item you won't find many other places in the Central Valley: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Originating from the UK, this paint produces a chalky or aged effect on any surface you paint with little to no prep work involved! It's great for most surfaces and is also non-toxic, which makes it extremely versatile.
The paint itself is trademarked by Annie Sloan, so the original chalk paint is rather hard to find. Have no fear though, Letter & Grain is a licensed "stockist" of the original Annie Sloan chalk paint! That means you don't have to go for a knock off brand or spend hours searching for it online, you can get the real stuff right here in the Central Valley!
Hopefully the store will be back open soon, but for now you can continue to support Letter and Grain through curbside pick up and delivery. They showcase products every week on their Instagram page, but you can also call if you have any questions. To place an order, send a DM to their Instagram page or call the store!
If you're looking for something to brighten up your home or to support more local businesses, Letter and Grain is the place to go to #shop559.