Our Story


Our Story

We are Cindy Winkler and Christi Mason, sisters who grew up in a small community known as Bear Swamp. 

Our childhood days were spent exploring the surroundings near our home and building our pretend house at the edge of our backyard under the pines. Nature provided the building supplies used to frame the foundation with pine needles, branches, vines and pine cones. 

The look of our little home changed as quickly as the seasons. Spring was the time to gather new flowers, dine on honeysuckle and sweep the floor with pine branches. Summer offered the aromatherapy of fresh mown grass and afternoon rains. But it was Fall that was our favorite time of all. The cool crisp breezes brought excitement to the woods with its swirling colored leaves and the sweet scent of muscadines.

Bear Swamp Origins began with two sisters, fighting and playing in the rustic outdoors while along the way developing a passion that would follow us into our adult lives. It is that passion that drives us to make our homes and yours a cozy and inviting place for family and friends. 

We are so glad you dropped in. Make yourself at home! Browse through our selections that we have chosen with you in mind. 

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"I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." 

 ~ John 15:5