Brindle Barn Co. Designs By Ashley Cynde B Photography

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Joni Blackman

Welcome to the Brindle Barn Co., Designs By Ashley and Cynde B Photography located at 38 N. Main St., Jamestown, N.Y. Along with the neighboring “It’s Your Day” wedding rentals store you can find everything you need for your special occasion, whether it’s a wedding, bridal or baby shower, party or corporate event. Your imagination is the limit.

The three friends met while working their respective businesses over the years. Jennifer Allen Olson has been making custom signage since 2012. Cynde Johnson began Cynde B Photography in 2013 and Ashley Sandberg has been making jewelry since she was very young. The “It’s your Day” owners, Nichole Mason and Jamie Russell are also in the wedding and event business. The group started talking about providing a hub for event needs in Jamestown. Ms. Olson said, “Residents don’t have to travel to Erie and Buffalo to get what they need for their special events.” Olson also has a good working relationship with Studio D Catering. The N. Main Street location, home of the former Holmlund’s Wallpaper and Paint, is ideal for all their needs. They held a grand opening on September 12.

The Brindle Barn Co. owner, Jennifer Olson, creates custom handmade signs for homes, schools and businesses. She also runs DIY (do it yourself) workshops. Ms. Olson decided to expand into the retail shop to grow the workshops and sell her designs, along with greeting cards, gift bags, and small gifts. The store also rents signage for weddings. “I wanted to provide a local option for buying unique party and shower gifts that help save the memories of the special gathering,” said Olson, “this new store gives us space to hold workshops too.”

Designs by Ashley owner, Ashley Sandberg, is a jewelry maker from her childhood days. “I LOVE making special one of a kind pieces for my customers and meeting new people along the way,” said Ms. Sandberg. She makes necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of stamped metals and other materials. She likes to hold bridal parties where each member of the party creates a memento to remember the wedding. She also creates candles and t-shirts.Ms. Sandberg can be reached via Facebook at designsbyashleys.

To capture the special occasion, Cynde Johnson of Cynde B Photography is available in the rear of the building. “I’m so happy to have a studio that is filled with natural light! I love weddings and shooting outdoors too!” said Ms. Johnson. Cynde B Photography has provided memories of many special events including weddings, baby shoots, family gatherings, engagements and corporate events. To schedule your photoshoot or talk to Ms. Johnson about your special occasion, visit or call 716-490-7755.

The women are planning on holding more workshops that will include guest crafters and artists. “Winter can be long around here! The workshops will brighten up everyone’s day,” said Ms. Olson.

The Brindle Barn Co. and Designs by Ashley is open Wednesday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. The phone number is 716-397-9278. Stop in and find that special gift!