Barn Star Primitives in Pilot Point, Texas is owned and operated by Stephanie Schaeffer. After a life-threatening illness last January, Schaeffer spent six months in a Boston hospital where she received several operations and spent a long time rehabilitating. Schaeffer had time to think about her life and reevaluate the direction of her future. After years of working in a corporate position, she had always dreamed of owning an art inspired studio and boutique where she could also branch out and embrace her passion for interior design and decorating. After her recovery, she came home to Texas, and she made up her mind that it was “her” time to make that lifelong dream come true. She opened her store on October 14, 2017, just in time for Pilot Point’s Bonnie and Clyde Days. Her store location is perfectly situated at the end of the soapbox derby track, which gave her the perfect opportunity to meet several residents from the 380 Corridor and introduce them to her vision personified in her newly created store Barn Star Primitives.
Barn Star Primitives is a unique country store that offers mostly handmade, rustic and primitive home decorations and gifts.
The store has everything including braided rugs, burlap table treatments, wood items, candles, lighting, jewelry, wrought iron, signs, just to name a few. During the holidays, expect to find the perfect decorations to complete your home’s décor. For those actively living in Horse Country U.S.A., Barn Star Primitives offers original hand painted Barn Hexes. Of course, these can be used to decorate any home, barn or room, however, they traditionally were painted on the outside of barns. Barn Hexes, also known as Barn Stars, have a history that dates back about 300 years. When Germans, seeking religious freedom, migrated to Pennsylvania, later known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, they brought with them the tradition of hexes or stars. These are brilliantly colored paintings that were at first painted directly on the barns themselves, but are now sometimes painted on discs and attached to the barns. The geometric patterns are not just ascetically stunning, but they are steeped in symbolic meaning.
You really have to come and see what this little store has to offer! They also offer rustic country home interior decorating by appointment only. With the holidays just around the corner, this is a perfect time to stop by to see their unique items, or call 484-345-8635 to schedule an appointment. They are located in Historic Downton Pilot Point at 301 South Washington Street. Barn Star Primitives hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Schaeffer, having the opportunity to act upon her dream, makes it easy to see that a great amount of care and commitment has been spent developing this adorable little store. She is devoted to customer service, civic duty and getting to know her community. By shopping local stores you are not just supporting your community; often you are supporting the fulfillment of lifelong aspirations.