Established in 1988 by owners Roger & Julie Robertson, The Last Straw started in a 750 square foot, one room storefront in Valle Crucis, North Carolina selling dried florals and designs. As the business grew, a demand for more retail space became essential. Our next move was to a Main Street Blowing Rock cottage, where we spent the next 12 years growing the business. In the year 2000, we purchased the 5,000 square foot historic First Baptist Church, originally built in 1927, located on Main Street in Blowing Rock. The unique architecture of the building inspires our creativity daily. With the help of an amazing staff, we continually strive to provide great customer service and quality products for all seasons.