Early in the morning, a few weeks back, we drove out to The Orchard Art House, owned and operated by the immensely talented Erin Kate. We were immediately greeted by her dog, “Sufjan” or “Sufey”, as she is often affectionally referred to. Inside the Orchard Art House, the space is filled with Erin Kate’s hand-made jewelry, a work station in the back, and walls that are adorned with works from local artists. There is even a ladder that leads to a sun-filled loft, made complete with a cozy bed. After a good while spent soaking in the beautiful surroundings and discovering tucked-away drawers of pendants made out of vintage maps, we opened up the doors along the side wall of the house, to enjoy breakfast on the patio with Erin Kate’s husband Ben, their daughter Lilly, and of course, Sufjan.
If you live in the Twin Cities area, the Orchard Art House is available for appointments and private parties. You can find more info at - orchardarthouse.com and more jewelry at - etsy.com/shop/ekate. There’s also more on this shoot over on papernstitch.