Ingleside Index Located at 2832 Main St. (FM 1069) in Ingleside, ‘The Wren’s Nest’ is more than a boutique, it’s becoming a growing showcase for entrepreneurs in Ingleside, Aransas Pass, and elsewhere who pay the owners a fee to display their home-based business merchancontinue
From handmade Rosary’s, to handbags, custom wreaths, and glass decanters that can go from plain to something splashy by request, Julie and Gary Patton brought their home-based business to its current brick-and-mortar location after they downsized their living situation and needed the space to feature their crafting skills, as well as provide a retail outlet for those who share similar aspirations. In an adjoining room they also refinish furniture, some used as display pieces in the store.
Courtesy: The Pattons
Gary Patton’s woodworking skills and talent with a laser for sketching is reflected in this memorial to Julie’s mother that was created as an ornament hanging on a Christmas tree inside their Ingleside shop.
Many customers know the Patton’s because of one of their children, son Jaxon Mabile, now 19, a recent graduate of Ingleside High School and state weightlifting champion. He’s attending Texas A&M Kingsville to obtain a degree in engineering.