The truth is, Boxed and Burlap is a feeling, fed to the soul with coffee, creative spaces and community.  We aspire for our business to be a place that feeds the human soul with peace, comfort, hope and inspiration.
— John and Lindsay Neighbors

OUR STORY

We are Boxed and Burlap, a small business located in the beautiful Walworth County of Wisconsin.   Our story is an American small town dream built through the help of family and friends.  Our coffeehouse woven together with the event space was developed through a combination of our passions, talents and inspirations.  

Our faith has lead us through an amazing adventure to bring the community a marvelous store.  We opened Mother's Day weekend of 2016 and had to close our doors at the end of July 2016 in order to complete the unfinished projects around our property.  Our grand opening weekend September 17th and 18th 2016 was an overwhelmingly positive success.  We are grateful to be a part of a community that actively supports small businesses like ours.  

As a husband and wife team with multifaceted occupations in the areas of parenting, entrepreneurship, art and teaching, we feel a sense of urgency to create and succeed through what some may consider to be non-traditional avenues.  Like a work of art Boxed and Burlap was a blank space with our team of two as inspired students, eager to find an accurate medium to express their feelings.  Boxed and Burlap’s story was not planned, in fact there were moments in the beginning when we had to stop and put all of the puzzle pieces together.  In deciding who Boxed and Burlap was as a business we relied on remembering  who we are as individuals and as a couple.


our mission

Our goal with Boxed and Burlap is to stay true to our faith, be inspired by the past and to encourage others for the future. Boxed and Burlap is a business that believes in the power of creativity, community and craftsmanship. As the founders of Boxed and Burlap we personally enjoy the process of designing and creating spaces and art by hand. Additionally, we truly admire individuals and businesses that create and support the creation of art and products by hand. We enthusiastically support the slow fashion movement and the movement to bring back American craftsmanship. Our coffee corner retail shelves are curated with a myriad high quality handcrafted items produced by companies that resonate with our mission. Through Boxed and Burlap we hope to share the joy of community, creating, creativity, high quality craftsmanship and living authentically with others.


giving back

With the purchase of select high quality handcrafted items located on the coffee corner shelves at Boxed and Burlap, Boxed and Burlap will donate a portion of the sale to art therapy and mental health services in Wisconsin. Specifically, this will help individuals receive assistance for mental health through art and other services.


getting involved

We invite you to stop in and experience Boxed and Burlap first hand. Enjoy a cup of coffee in good company, meet a friend or client, make our space your office away from home for the day, enjoy the farmers’ market, join a yoga class held in our Batten House through Yoga Lake Geneva, book your event with us, or visit us for an open mic night.

We truly look forward to bringing the community events and activities that are still evolving.  Revisit our website for new information or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @boxedandburlap to hear about details and events first.

Thank you for visiting our page and we hope to see you in our store!
- John & Lindsay Neighbors