Couple opens shop for holiday decor


October 6, 2022

Diana Zimmerman

Tracey McCallum and Nate Richardson officially opened Tracey and Nate's Treasures or TNT with a Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Friday. Chamber Director Monica Budd, fifth from the right, introduced the pair as friends, customers, and Chamber members celebrated.

Tracey and Nate's Treasures, or TNT, is open for business!

Tracey McCallum and her husband Nate Richardson moved to their Elochoman Valley home, where the business is located, about four and a half years ago.

"Cathlamet has been a good fit for us," McCallum said. "We love the community, we love our neighbors. We feel really blessed to be where we are."

The pair use their unique talents and reclaimed, recycled, and repurposed wood and metal materials to make signs and holiday decor.

"We do it together," McCallum said. "We work together, hand in hand. My husband does all the construction part, milling the wood and putting it together. I do all the painting and designing."

McCallum, who retired seven years ago and after moving here, decided she needed a new project. She decided to continue a hobby she started with friends, painting.

"My husband was able to get an ample supply of wood and knew construction," she said. "I just started doing it for something to do, because I'm living in the sticks."

She orders stencils and makes some of her own to create their signs. They aren't limited to holiday decor, and are willing to create custom signs requested by customers, for events, or just because.

TNT is located at their home, 772 Elochoman Valley Road. They are generally open from 10-5, Monday through Friday, but McCallum asks customers to call ahead, send a text, or an email. 253-350-1582 or Their website is

"I will open up any time someone wants to come out and see something," McCallum said.

Because they want to add to the fun in the community, they will hold a Family Fun Pumpkin Fest on October 15 from 10-5. Register online or just show up to paint your own pumpkin that will last forever.


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