Monday, January 21, 2008

A Store and a Home

The Old Drug Store building in Burton,is a historical landmark built in 1874. One of the first buildings built in Burton. It had originally been the local drug store/gift shop with soda fountain, it was also the first post office in Burton. It was like the current day clinic, having a doctor's office in the back and the pharmacy in the front. Dr. Laass and Dr. Southern were the two doctors it has seen in it's life time. It was sold in the late 60's to early 70's to the McGill's and was then transformed into a craft store where you could take art lessons, learn ceramics and eggery. It was the office for an accountant and a antiques shop. Then in 1994 it was put on the market for sale and with my parent's support, I made if my home and future store. 
I was only 18 years old at the time with endless engery and a head full of dreams.
Picture courtesy of The Nesting Co.
My name is Heidi Matthies-Jaster and I am the owner and designer of The Nesting Co. Florist. All my life I have had a passion for arranging things, whether it be flowers or home decor. After graduating from High School I attended the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University. I have worked for several years at other florists allowing me to gain valuable knowledge and expericence . The Nesting Co. Florist has been operating as a speciality florist since January 2006 and as an antiques/gift shop since 2003. We offer fresh arrangements and indoor plants that can be delivered to anyone in the areas of: Burton, Carmine, Round Top, Shelby, Independence and Brenham. We also carry gifts, antiques and home decor.  Thank you for your time, Heidi