About Us

Chestnut Neck Primitives at the Hidden Barn began in 1998 with handmade Windsor chairs and hand-poured all-natural candles sold at craft shows and exclusive shops and boutiques. In 2011 we opened our own bricks and mortar location, STORY in Ocean City, NJ within Stainton's Gallery of Shops at 810 Asbury Avenue. In addition to featuring Chestnut Neck Primitives candles, we are inspired by the coastal lifestyle and we enjoy providing our customers with beachy women's accessories & apparel, and beach house inspired home decor and gift items.

Today our candle collections of jar, pillar and boutique candles are still hand-poured and made with our proprietary soy blend and feature a long, clean and fragrant burn. 
In 2015 we launched www.hiddenbarn.com as an extension of our workshop Chestnut Neck Primitives at the barn, and our shop, Story/next chapter at the beach.