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Making a House a Home

Scout & Tag is a Home Décor and Gift Store showcasing a blend of vintage and mid-century modern furnishings, home décor and unique local gifts!  As your local Stockist for Chalk Paint ® by Annie Sloan we specialize in painted furniture pieces.  We host paint workshops sharing our knowledge so you too can create beautiful pieces for your home.  In addition, we are home to Rafa Natural Bath  & Body.  A full line of Rafa Natural products are available at our storefront location or online at RafaNatural.com.

Our History

Scout and Tag started at the Lakeland Downtown Curb Market in the spring of 2013.  After lugging furniture and decor for over a year downtown every Saturday a friend, Kim Hancock, owner of simpleVintage, leased a storefront in downtown Lakeland and invited me to join her. We opened our doors at the Holiday Walkabout in December 2014 with 1200 s/f under the name, simpleVintage with Scout & Tag.  The community welcomed and supported us and we quickly expanded into 3500 s/f.  After 2 great years of working together, Kim Hancock sold me her part of the business in January 2017 and purchased Rafa Natural from my sister, Kim Williams, who retired.  Luckily for me, Kim Hancock is still at the store daily working and manufacturing Rafa Natural Bath and Body Products.      

The Scout & Tag name was inspired by our children’s names but was a perfect play on words …we “scout” out amazing finds and then bring them to you with a “tag” ready to sell and place in your home.  The dog in our logo was based on our beloved lab, Bouncer.  We imagined him pointing us to each great find.  It’s been a fun journey and we thank you for all your love and support.
Truly Blessed, Nikki and LaMar

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