Many years ago, husband-wife founders, Steve and Kay discovered their love for art, antiques, and the talented artisans who faithfully braved the Pacific Northwest weather to sell their crafts in the Pike Place Market. They were inspired to open their first store on Puget Sound, and explored many a worldwide countryside searching for unique pieces to capture the imagination of their customers who were searching for something special for their homes and loved ones.

Fast forward to their move to Lakeway, Texas in 1993 where they raised three great sons between marketing and retail careers. Many getaway weekends were spent in Fredericksburg where they discovered charming B&B’s, wonderful wine, fresh peaches and produce, great German food and exceptional shopping. It was on one of those weekend trips several years ago they discovered in a local bookstore, the work of Zane Grey, author of “The Rainbow Trail” which led them to pursue their own rainbow trail in Fredericksburg. The name “Cate Zane” is attributed in part to Zane Grey’s spunk and literary encouragement, and the owner’s “Texas” nickname which is Cate.