GATHER & MILL was born out of two friend's desires to establish a beautiful space where community could gather and be inspired. Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Grass Valley, California, we offer a shop that provides unique handcrafted and vintage items. We carry gorgeous textiles, bath products, kitchen accessories, home decor, jewelry, clothing and gift items, consciously chosen for sustainability. The majority of our curated collection is from local artists.
We also have a space for small gatherings and workshops of all kinds led by talented creatives. Please let us know what you have planned, and how we can help make your affair a successful experience by sending us an email - we'd be happy to hear from you!
Co-Founder & Current Owner
A collector and vintage lover all her life, Erica loves to bring things back to life; whether it's an old house, a funky dresser or scraps of fabric. She has an eye for finding gems and seeing beauty in the neglected, discarded & unearthed.
The daughter of artists (her father, a mason & mother, a quilter), Erica was born and raised in the small coastal community of Muir Beach, California, where she grew up surrounded by simplicity and natural elements. Her family and surroundings have played a huge part in shaping her creative side, and continue to inspire her to this day.
Upon graduating with an MBA in Sustainable Business, she launched Tin Roof Farmhouse as her final thesis, which flourished into her full-time gig. Now, she's thrilled to bring all of her marketing, merchandising & design experience to GATHER & MILL. With an eclectic, quirky design sense, she looks forward to curating unique products for the shop and highlighting creatives to inspire the community with workshops.
GATHER & MILL is the natural next step for Erica to utilize all of her experiences to bring to the foothills community.
A natural-born artist, Katie is most at peace when she's creating and expressing herself through the arts. Although she grew up immersed in performance arts (instrumental, acting, singing and dancing), photography is currently her prioritized artistic outlet and profession.
Kate grew up in the beautiful wine country region of Sonoma, California, where her tight-knit community nurtured her passion for authentic kinship and activity. She moved to the Sierra Foothills in 2011 with her husband (a glass artist) and two children, and immediately fell in love with the creative community and beautiful surroundings, which offers non-stop inspiration and activities for her whole family.
She founded Kathryn White Photography and loves connecting with people and capturing the beauty of life through her camera lens.
Katie decided to step away from GATHER & MILL after a year to focus on her family and photography business, but still loves to shop and enjoy the events at GATHER & MILL.
Q & A:
What famous person would you like to have lunch with (living or dead)? Michelle Obama because she is the epitome of poise, and Celine Dion because she is as goofy as she is wickedly talented.
What's your spirit animal? A fox (and not for being sly)! Following an accident, the doctors gave me the nickname Foxtrot, so when I see one now it reminds me that I can be brave & badass.
What's your favorite memory? As a kid my family and I would visit Seattle often, staying on a secluded island in Puget Sound. The PNW is still one of my favorite places and probably the reason I adore rainy weather.
Where would you like to visit? NYC
What craft or skill would you like to master? I would love to master playing piano, as well as become a gardening guru. I wasn’t born with the green thumb but I’m learning.
What sign are you? Pisces...and as Pisces as they come! Intuitive, whimsical, and sensitive with a touch of indecisiveness.
Where did you grow up? Raised in Roseville, followed by 8 years in San Diego and 2 in San Francisco. Now, Nevada County is home.
What's your favorite song/band/musician? Well I definitely have a favorite genre: classic soft rock. James Taylor, The Eagles, early Kenny Loggins, John Mellencamp, Cat Stevens (see, Pisces indecisiveness). Odds are I’ll be grooving to one of them in the store!