We had the good fortune of connecting with Tricia Legg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tricia, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
Eph 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
I think of my life and know I wouldn’t be where I am now without the grace of God and I believe every good gift comes from above. The talent, creativity and imagination are truly God sent.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I create jewelry, abstract art and I love to curate beautiful things for your home. When I sit to make jewelry or when I’m painting, I listen to worship music most of the time. I like to add sweet reminders in my work of encouragement and prayer. With that being said, know I’m a mess, a bit of grit and grace or somewhere between Proverbs 31 and Beth Dutton. But without a doubt I would not be here without my faith. I strive to be a better version of myself every day. This journey has not been easy. I don’t believe any small business comes without challenges. I’ve had to evolve as life happens, trends, economy and the crazy world we’re in changes. There have been many setbacks, disappointments and tears but the fighter in me continues because there is so much joy and passion in what I do and I’ve been privileged to meet some amazing people. I believe the connection, meaning and feelings behind my work sets me apart. I recently rebranded my business from Cache Chic to Company Five. The rebrand came during a period of deep reflection for me. The number five holds significant value for me, both personally and biblically. I owe everything to God and it serves as a simple, powerful reminder of His grace and goodness.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, my best friend and I are pretty low key. We enjoy food, local shops and small adventures. Living in Brenham is great, it’s a halfway between Houston and Austin. The days we spend in Brenham would include checking out the shops and local eats. First, the Yellow Truck Market because that’s where part of my business resides and she was a big part of my business for many years before moving to Colorado. Plus, there is some really cool stuff there from 6 other local businesses: Posey Roe, Krafty Inc, Peylayo’s Art and Folk, the Butter Stick Bakery, Local Honey Bee Company and The COEO. A few other unique shops are Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails (don’t let the name fool you, go even if you don’t have pets!) Ballard of the Bird Dog, very hip and they have Mescalito’s Coffee inside. Trying to decide if my favorite is their Vanilla Matcha or Mexican Spiced Latte. Also, The Canyon Chick, the Revival Mercantile and many others located downtown. My favorite restaurants in town are Country Sunshine, 96 West, 30 North and Tabu Tacos & Burgers.
Take a beautiful country drive through Chappell Hill (the views during bluebonnet season are particularly breathtaking) and head to The Antique Rose Emporium.
A day in Round Top is a no-brainer. Several creatives and kindred spirits to visit. Richard Schmidt Gallery and Studio, The Farmloft, Townsend Provisions, the Junk Gypsy’s and more. The Ellis Motel for a cocktail or glass of wine and a Ding Dong from Local Roots.
A nice drive to Austin for a day to relax in a kayak on Lady Bird Lake. Visit several art galleries and murals around town. The food in Austin is limitless, I think they have the best food in Texas, so finding local eats isn’t hard to come by.
We enjoy hanging at home, cooking a good meal with a glass of wine and sitting on the porch catching up. There are lots of laughs, sometimes a few tears and always great conversations to be had.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Alright, so let’s jump right in! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there a person, group, organization, book, etc that you want to dedicate your shoutout to? Who else deserves a little credit and recognition in your story?
This has been a long journey over twenty plus years. There are so many, I couldn’t name them all. I gained valuable experience working for jewelers during high school and up until I became a stay home mom at 23. When I started my business in 1999, the support I received from the other moms I met through my daughter’s school was overwhelming. I also found great support through a group of moms from the school my husband worked for. As my business started to grow, I began to enter into gift markets. My sister-in-law was my first employee, then soon several other friends joined in. We started to do bigger shows including the Junior League. I could not have done it without each and every one of them. Mostly Margaret, for so many reasons, the dearest friend anyone could ever have. She kept me in line, helped me focus, did some pretty hard labor setting up and tearing down many booths and hammered a lot of copper. More importantly she prayed for me harder than anyone I know. Roxy, her generosity, listening ear and hours spent not only working hard but the hours running the storefront in Round Top and Brenham. Sarah, (Please folks, thank those book keepers and CPAs!) for all the mess of receipts and papers she organized like magic, helping with jewelry among many other things and being a sweet friend as well! My family for putting up with me taking over the house and garage as my studio, plus all their love and support. The friends who watched my kids while I was away. To each and every person who has ever made a purchase because I know they can shop elsewhere but they chose my work. Finally, to the Yellow Truck Market, the city of Brenham and the sponsors of the incubator small business program in Brenham and Kim from Curate Art and Decor whom I’ve partnered with at the Vintage Rose Market in Fayetteville.
James Pharaon Creative. Curate Art and Decor Tricia Legg