Shelves filled with colorful pillows, paintings and frames at Perrysburg’s Gather by Angel 101 (photo by Shelby Lahey)

Gather by Angel 101, Perrysburg

Angel Elden wants to bring back the idea of gathering around the table together with a new store that helps people create an inviting home.

Angel Elden has a knack for entertaining, and she brings that passion to her latest Perrysburg store, Gather by Angel 101. More than a decade ago, Elden opened Angel 101, a thriving floral and gift store, at 101 Louisiana Ave. She felt a tug to add a second Perrysburg store, one that offered more space as well as furniture and home decor.

“The world needs more beauty,” says Elden. “I want to bring the idea of gathering around the table back.”

Elden’s inviting, 2,200-square-foot space has an open, industrial feel to which she added soaring white walls, a fireplace and a working kitchen complete with an island — all with the intent of gathering. Natural sunlight pours in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, while visitors sip hot cocoa fireside. Shoppers can find unique items for their next function, be it a gourmet pantry item or a piece of furniture, and everything is for sale.

Interior display of bowls, lampstands, books, etc. at Gather by Angel 101 in Perrysburg (photo by Shelby Lahey)

“As soon as I saw this space, it reminded me of Magnolia in Waco, Texas,” Elden says, referring to the well-known home store created by Chip and Joanna Gaines. 

Inspirations for hosting a party or special meal are everywhere. Tables are decked out with festive centerpieces and settings. Artwork, some even created by Elden herself, adorn the walls. Her son, Chris McNamee, crafts organically shaped wood tables. From globally sourced goods to local products, each area has its own style — bright, playful in one corner and neutral sophistication in another.

The store hosts weekly tastings using in-store foods and cookbooks. “Gather and Graze” food adventures range from fluffy, warm biscuits to Italian pastas served around the island. It’s clear that bringing people together is Elden’s vision and joy.

“I’m surrounded by beautiful things and beautiful people,” she says. 139 W. Third St., Perrysburg 43551, 419/874-0644,