The Shoppe Along the Way represents decades of do-it-yourself hard work and belief in the magic of creating. The store and showroom features a collection of home accents, furniture, and gifts crafted by local artisans. Behind the storefront is a she-shed-inspired workshop offering DIY classes including sign-making, wreath-crafting, macramé, and chalk-painting. The Shoppe also provides design services ranging from custom furniture and millwork to professional organization, wedding decoration, and residential design.
"By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others."
Mary Kay Schreiner
Owner and Lead Designer
Mary Kay Schreiner is the owner and designer behind The Shoppe Along the Way. Descended from carpenters and ladies who sewed their own curtains, she developed an artistic eye at a young age. Kay first noticed her talent for interior design after having children, when other moms began to compliment her beautiful home. She created her first brand, The Woodcutter’s Daughter, to sell handmade home decorations and host craft parties in her living room. Her second business, Borders on the Edge, employed Kay’s self-taught skills in interior painting, faux finishes, and color analysis to fund a certificate in residential design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
After earning her certificate, Kay worked in the oil and gas industry designing temporary housing for oil field workers. She was soon promoted to project management, but felt unfulfilled with few opportunities to exercise her creativity. One day, she drove past an old railroad station for rent in Burgettstown, PA. Kay opened the first Shoppe Along the Way in that station house along the Panhandle Trail. She moved the Shoppe to Carnegie in August of 2018, maintaining her 100% local philosophy and expanding the workshop to share her artistic process with others.