Stephanie Roop, co-owner and co-founder will leverage her years of customer service and management experience in retail of craft, fabric, and decor to manage the day-to-day operations of Accents & Accessories to ensure you will find the best home decor and fashion accessories at the best price.
Michael Lynn Attaway, co-owner and co-founder will leverage his college education and years of experience with process management and product management to oversee the bookkeeping, accounting, and marketing for Accents & Accessories.
Accents & Accessories is located at 8857 N FM 17 in Yantis, TX which originally was the first family home of H.C. (Buck) and Ruth Doris (Bevill) Gilbreath. The farmhouse has had a long family history dating back to 1948; which was the year Buck and Ruth purchased the house and accompanying 27 acres from Finney Bevill (Ruth’s father). For twenty-four years, Buck and Ruth raised their family until building a new home in 1972. Next to call this quaint farmhouse home was Aaron (Booster) & Lillie Maxine (Bevill) Gilbreath until approximately 2012. Following a few years as a rental property, the farmhouse became the home to Michael Lynn Attaway in January 2016 when he returned to his roots here in East Texas.
To the owners, Stephanie and Michael Lynn who are related to just nearly everyone, Yantis is more than a community to them; it is town-sized family. Stephanie, whose parents are Farlan and Wilma (Gilbreath) Folmar, attended and graduated from Yantis School and is a proud member of the First Baptist Church. Since growing up on a dairy, Michael Lynn, has proudly called Yantis his hometown.
With the entrepreneurial spirit ever present in their hearts and souls, Stephanie and Michael Lynn have each dreamed of owning their own business. Stephanie, with artistic talent inherited from her mother, was drawn to the idea of having a floral or craft shop. Michael Lynn, after spending years working in corporate travel, always imagined having his own business and being his own boss.
Deciding that the dream needed to become reality, Stephanie and Michael Lynn built a partnership which officially became VLF Partners, LLC, in April 2017. Recognizing the role that family has played in their respective lives, they decided to honor Stephanie’s sister, Vicki Lyn Folmar, who passed away at age four in December 1962 after battling Leukemia, by using her initials as the company name.
VLF Partners, LLC does business as Accents & Accessories. As your local boutique and gift shop, Accents & Accessories will be your local provider of home décor accents, fashion accessories including jewelry, health & beauty products by The Naked Bee, and floral designs by Stephanie.