Updated: Dec 12, 2021
Featured on pages144–147 of Our Story Magazine • Winter 2021-2022 • Issue No.1
In addition to Our Story Magazine including, articles, poetry, short stories, reflection, journaling space, recipes, project ideas, and more—in every issue, we spotlight one or two women in small business and their stories. It's an honor to introduce you to Karla Byrum as she shares about her small business, Wandering Tulips—Vintage cutlery engraved with love and USA-quality leather.
Karla lives in Texas, offering vintage cutlery as unique hand-stamped gifts and collectibles. She recently added leatherwork to her shop as well. Her work is quite beautiful!
You can follow Karla's journey on Instagram, where she showcases many of these lovely pieces. Engage with her stories as she shares the details and features of some of her orders, including the destination—with an order just this week making its journey all the way to Switzerland!
Also, through her Instagram stories, Karla is known to invite us along on her antique shopping adventures from time to time. It is fun to chime in on which pieces she should purchase to craft into her next special gift.
Karla has a 5-star rating on Etsy. This badge of stellar customer service does not come as a surprise, given that Karla is a sweet soul and enjoys nurturing relationships with other women in business and with her customers.
Continue below, as Karla shares some of her story with us about Wandering Tulips.
Wandering Tulips with Karla Byrum
Excerpt from page 147 of Our Story Magazine: Winter 2021-2022.
It's amazing to be able to look back and see God's hand in everything. My husband, Brett, and I spent the last 10 years in Magnolia, Texas, homeschooling our kids at the nudging of God. That definitely wasn't on our radar originally, but I'm so glad we were obedient to God's plan.
I am able to use some of my creativity, as well as form relationships with other like-minded small business owners. I love connecting with my sweet customers, who engage with me on social media and continue to support my small shop.
One of my favorite interactions was a conversation I had with our mailman, telling him about my business and how I pray over each order.
The next day I saw him again and happened to have one of my favorite spoons ready to give him: Pray Wait Trust. It led to a conversation about his relationship with Christ.
I love the doors God is opening through this business, and I look forward to many more conversations like that!
My favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 5:7, "For we walk by faith, not by sight."
Praying, waiting, and trusting in Him,
We hope you enjoyed learning more about Karla and Wandering Tulips!
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Give her a follow and a share!
Women serving women—this is how we build community.
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