Virginia and Dustin Merritt are the husband and wife duo behind Indie Olive. Virginia has been in business since 2008 specializing in one of a kind stationery. She began working closely with Brides and grooms to create invitation suites that are both personal and beautiful.
Virginia (The Wifey) The creator and eye behind the operation. Has always had a passion for all things stationery and letterpress. As the Daughter of an artistic Mother and Grand-Daughter to a hostess-minded grandmother. She’s always jumped at the opportunity to create for all occasions. Virginia has a Fine Arts degree form the University of Kansas and her love for design, letterpress and paper have joined to create the stationery brand that is Indie Olive. Her two passions in life are her family and creating. When she’s not busy designing new products for her new stationery line, designing a new logo or website. She’s spending time with the couples 3 year old boy Macsen. He’s a ham and often running around creating something of his own.
Dustin (The Handy Hubby) Our “Jack of all Trades” muscle behind the scenes. He’s the ultimate master of the “Honey Do List”. Most of the time he’s building a piece of furniture Virginia dreamed up to outfit their home, moving a 1000lb antique press from one place to another or assisting in packaging product. He also owns and operates Small Time Nobody a home remodeling company. When he’s not busy with all of those things he’s focused on his passion project FOCO Furniture, creating flat pack furniture and refurbishing pieces for his booth at Bella Patina in the West Bottoms Vintage Market in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Being self employed creatives who happen to be married is not always easy but we make it work and couldn’t imagine life any other way.”- Virginia & Dustin