ALL ABOUT US
Thank you for visiting, we’re excited to share our story with you!
Olive & Olde’s was founded by us, Megan and Dylan Schmer, a husband and wife team working at the will of our two toddlers. Before there were O&O products, there was just us, a young family in a small Denver townhouse doing our best to support, encourage, learn from, and laugh with each other everyday.
To get to know O&O a little better is to get to know us better, so let’s start there.
Dylan is as determined as they come. His passion for having a positive impact on the people around him and creating products with deep meaning are what motivates him. He is humble beyond belief as you will never hear him utter a word about his many personal and professional achievements. The only exception to this is how openly prideful he is about his meaningful relationships with his wife and boys. Everyday you will find Dylan hard at work on the business or hard at work on what we call “imagination station” as he builds LEGOs or living room forts with the kiddos.
Megan is deeply passionate about the people in her life. She is a natural caretaker and has an innate intuition to know what you need even if you don’t know it yourself. She brings all things creative to Olive & Olde’s. Whether you’re marveling at the perfect color combination on a throw pillow, stopped in your tracks by a vintage find that brings back memories from your childhood, or immediately transported to a fond memory after spraying one of our home mists, you can bet that Megan was behind that! Megan loves all of her boys and has proven time and time again that she will do anything for them.
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
In addition to our handmade pillows and home scents, we have a strong passion for vintage goods. Our love for vintage stems from the concept of slow design. That is the intentional collection of quality, lasting goods over time.
We found ourselves faced with the consistent dichotomy of choosing between fulfilling all of our home goods needs at low cost/quality versus focusing on the essentials at higher price points/quality over time. We chose the latter. We frequently share our available vintage goods at events like Horseshoe Market and Unique Market - Denver.
Originally, we were Olde’s General Store. Olde as an acronym derived from each of our names. O for our oldest son Owen, L for our youngest son Lachlan, D for Dylan, and M for Megan. Wait…That spells MOLD. You’re right, that’s why we used E for Elizabeth, Megan’s middle name. OLDE. That’s better. ;-)
Through a brand refresh and a very fortunate find, we came upon a talented designer that conceived our current logo. We affectionately named her Olive and after we playfully gave her a deeper background story, purpose, values, and meaning, we realized that she now embodied everything about how we wanted the brand to feel. She stands for unity, authenticity, togetherness, comfort, and passion. This was such an empowering experience for us that it informed our name change to what it is today, Olive & Olde’s.
So that’s us! Now you know who we are and where all of this began. We believe in the concept of Meraki, that is putting a piece of our heart and soul into the products we create. We hope you find a connection in Olive and Olde’s products as we are looking forward to sharing our journey together!
Megan and DylanGET IN TOUCH
YOU CAN EXPERIENCE IT TOO
Olive & Olde’s products are meant to be touched, smelled, and generally embraced.
They are designed with comfort in mind and intended to be experienced in person. But it’s hard to have a genuine experience with a product over the internet right?