About Us


About Hester & Cook

Hester & Cook started in the home basement of husband and wife team Robbie and Angie Hester Cook. What began as Robbie’s inspired idea of crafting a vintage doorknob into a bottle stopper soon became the company’s first product, KnobStoppers. Within months, Angie and Robbie introduced the product to the wholesale market.

From there, Hester & Cook rapidly grew into offering everything from hand-crafted chandeliers to #2 pencils. Today we are best known for our paper placemat pads and table runners. Assortments of our products can be found at over 3000 stores world wide, but the full collection is only available on this website as well as our Nashville flagship.

In addition to Hester & Cook’s own products, we also carry a wide variety of brands that fit both our ethos and our aesthetic. From Hammerpress’s prints to Finding Home Farm’s candles, we have hand-selected thoughtful items for every occasion.

Our Timeline

2005
Launched KnobStoppers at the AmericasMart summer show
2006
Premiered KnobStoppers to the NYNow Gift Show audience
2007
Introduced CAKE Vintage, with Linens and Lighting
2008
Introduced 1st Placemat Design, Paving the way for Kitchen Papers
2009
Relocated the business to a "real" facility

Giving Back

A portion of all our sales supports The Wonderful Life Foundation, a Nashville based non-profit organization supporting the families of children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses.