100 Buffalo Creations is located at 100 Buffalo Street in downtown Caddo. Owner Vesta Baker is a newcomer to our town, but she has already become a vital part of the community. She has joined several community organizations and is also active in the First Baptist Church where her husband is the pastor. Mrs. Baker likes the family atmosphere of Caddo and has been very happy with her relocation. She says “I feel like we’re living in a Norman Rockwell painting.” Her business, which opened in August of 2003, offers custom embroidery services. She monograms shirts, jackets, quilts and other items. She enjoys providing a service that enables people to promote their community organizations, ball teams, church groups, or just families. She also offers buffalo collectibles to accentuate her store’s name and location. She sells purses by a local company, D & L Manufacturing and she’s hoping to expand and carry more Native American art and gifts.
One of the things Mrs. Baker’s store offers is personalized service. She is more than willing to work with customers around their schedules. She likes the people of Caddo and believes in being honest in all her business dealings. “I try to live by treating people as I would like to be treated.”
Mrs. Baker opens her shop in the evening for community meetings. The Caddo Community Association meets there the second Monday of each month. She hopes that in the future she will be able to make her building available for art demonstrations or classes. She sees a need in the community for more cultural experiences, especially for the youth.
Caddo has been through some economic ups and downs, but Mrs. Baker is positive about her store’s future. “I see much optimism in Caddo toward rebuilding and restoring our business district. I love the cooperation and caring spirit which is abundant in this community. I would like to see our wonderful museum expanded and find ways to inform more of Caddo residents about the rich heritage we have.” She thinks one way would be to open a “mini museum” in a corner of her store. 100 Buffalo Street was once the location of Caddo’s Oklahoma State Bank from 1911 to 1922. One of Mrs. Baker’s dreams is to catalogue the old bank documents in her store and make them available to historians and genealogists. She also plans to continue restoring the building.
100 Buffalo Creations is an interesting store and Mrs. Baker will make you feel right at home. If she has a “closed” sign in the window just give her a call at 775-3210 and she’ll make arrangements to accommodate you. Now that’s personalized service!