Welcome! I’m Marti Andera, accessory designer, stylist, and a small business owner of Marti & Co. . I live in a scenic small town in Northeast Iowa, called Cresco, my birthplace and also, the birthplace of Dr. Norman Borlaug.

I have a love affair with accessories though especially with wedding accessories. This is a site dedicated to everything about accessories. Post content will be about my life as an accessory designer and Shop owner in Cresco, Iowa. What will you find here?  Tips on how to find and put together the perfect accessories for your wedding, honeymoon, bridal shower, date night, Girl’s Night Out, birthday, holidays and even for office/casual wear. Most of the accessories will be of the wearable kind with an occasional wedding decor accessory featured.  And most of all,  you will receive high quality personal service in accessorizing your outfits to make sure all aspects of your day are covered with style.

And there’s more! Look for photos of accessories, colorways ( a color or arrangement of colors), tablescapes for weddings, holidays and  celebrations, my travels, and flowers.  The plan is to post twice a month on how to source and put together accessories for your outfits for these celebrations and also, for everyday wear.

Traveling with family and friends, bicycling, reading, shopping and photography are other parts of my life here in Cresco. Together with my family, friends, and local artists we make up the elegant, savvy and whimsical style of Marti & Co. Thanks for visiting. Comments are always welcome.

And, if you want to meet the rest of Marti & Co., here they are.

Kelli Dry bar 5-2014 photo-101
Our daughter, Kelli is our social media extraordinaire. Other roles she fills are consulting, shopping, blog posts, photographer and hostess at the Shop.

e- Marv Easter 2014 DSC_0430
This handsome guy, is my husband, Marv. He is our go to guy for putting anything together, especially shelving, loading and unloading the car for vendor shows.

Curt 2013 Boston photo-22
Our son, Curt fills the roles of editing and critiquing the displays in the Shop and for vendor shows. Before he moved to Pocatello, Idaho, he also loaded the Kia and helped setup at vendor shows.

Sonja Nov. 2013
Here’s Sonja, one of the local artists that Marti & Co buys handcrafted greeting cards from. Her design line is called Sonja Emily. She also, lends a helping hand at vendor shows.

Jackie July 2014
Here’s Jackie, modeling one of the Shops vintage hats. She is the most fun, creative, and talented person. I love having her at Open Houses and Vendor Shows. She always seems to know what needs to happen.

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