413 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN, 37902

(865) 200-8084



The ROOSTER may crow but the HEN delivers the goods. 


PIONEER HOUSE is a letterpress printmaking studio, gallery & honky tonk vintage shop in downtown Knoxville, TN with a mini studio in New Orleans. The in-house collection of amazing antique wood type, decorative metal type & printable ornaments are mixed with original & vintage imagery carved into wood or linoleum or chainstitched onto fabric or hand printed on reconditioned antique printing presses. 

PAPER: Pioneer House letterpress paper goods, handmade in the South

ART: Unique, one of a kind monotypes, paintings, turquoise & silver, wearable art

APPAREL: New & rare western vintage clothing, fancy chainstitch, rhinestones, smile pockets

If you can't visit the studio in person feel free to browse this site or my Etsy shop.

Thank You.

western scarves


The Pioneer House brand paper goods are an eclectic mix of hand pulled prints, sewn paper art, posters, greeting cards, calendars & accessories. You will also find mixed media, printmaking & encaustic painting supplies, unique hillbilly vintage clothing inside the retail space. We often host special events in the store - art openings, intimate music performances, Pioneer House-parties & local old time jams & the occasional square dance. Come on by for a visit.

A sampling of our curated vintage wares, 1940s western shirts with smile pockets, vintage pee wee cowboy boots, a haystack of Open Road Stetsons and some amazing vintage chain stitching on clothing. Come See!


Contact Laura Baisden for handmade letterpress wedding invitations made especially for you.