We are Betsy and Sarah

The Estate of Things is a home decor, historic renovation, and lifestyle brand with a keen bi-coastal design sensibility — inspired by the Southlands of the East and West Coasts. We were established on a set of barstools in Southern Pines, NC in 2007, by founders Sarah Farrell & Betsy Moyer.

We began as a blog about stylized living, home decor, and renovation, conceived to keep the two long-time friends and former college roommates connected over their shared passion for design,

The two had dreamed up the idea for home decor E-commerce on a set of barstools in Southern Pines, NC in the dead of winter in a time before home decor ecomm was ubiquitous on the web. It was Christmas Break, 2007. We laughed and talked about our dreams for the future. Sarah and Betsy always came back to a shared love for home decor and aspirations to open up a brick-and-mortar store. It was Sarah’s wordsmith husband, Dan, who came up with the best names as we all tossed ideas around. The Estate of Things, a spin-off from the local WUNC public radio program, the State of Things stuck. We immediately took to referring to the project as TEOT, and soon after a blog was born.

TEOT quickly grew a following. Sarah’s historic renovations projects were snatched by publications like Domaine, Southern Living, House Beautiful, Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, and The Huffington Post

Today, TEOT is the ecomm shop we dreamed of, full of the products the pair love for their own homes, as well as the online home to all home decor and renovation projects designed by Sarah and Betsy.


Sarah and Betsy have been picking and thrifting and slinging vintage and one-of-a-kind items on ETSY for years. In 2015, we officially incorporated in May 2016 and opened up shop in our first-ever brick-and-mortar located in Sarah’s hometown of Southern Pines, NC in September, 2016.

Since that initial opening, we have launched multiple locations within CoOperative Design Markets from Aberdeen NC to Venice Beach in Los Angeles, CA.