We had the good fortune of connecting with Beth Maya Pollok and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Beth, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I would say the success of my brand is two fold. First, is the business itself. I take something that has been done before and put my creative spin on it. I lean on my instinct and experience and create what I love. #inspiredbyintuition

The second part is customer service. That is not a buzz word, I mean real honest to goodness, old school , customer service. Go above and beyond expectations at every turn. If there is an issue, fix it, no questions asked. Don’t just fix it but exceeded expectations. Make sure your clients are happy. Interact with them if that is the type of business you have. Make sure your clients know you appreciate them. Honesty and integrity is everything.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a freelance Food Stylist by trade, and COVID hit my industry pretty hard. Before food I was a fashion stylist for about 10 years here in Dallas. I left fashion, went to culinary school and worked my butt off to reach my goal as a well respected food stylist. I have been hanging around on set, at shoots, in studios being paid to be creative and make all kinds of things beautiful for almost 20 years.

Fast forward to 2020 where we all just had to figure it out – didn’t we? I was selling china on Etsy. A bowl, a gravy boat here and there which is nothing like I do now. The idea to mix pieces and create curated sets came to me in March of 2020. By the end of May, I was really getting the hang of it! I was selling my curated sets on FB Marketplace and learning as I went.

Food styling was still slow, but I worked when I could since I was freelance. By August 2020 I decided I would put as much effort into curating and selling china as I did into becoming a food stylist. By September 2020 I started my FB group Table Heirloom with about 50 people. I made a lot of mistakes, but I took them all in stride and learned from them. If something didn’t work I changed it. I was fine making mistakes as long as I didn’t keep making the same ones over and over.

Now it’s a little over a year later I’m at 2500 group members and my on linen store did open November 1 and it is up and running

As someone who takes a lot of pride in what I do, being a food stylist always felt very prestigious to me. But I will tell you that I get more fulfillment and joy, curating these sets and helping my clients than I ever thought possible.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is a great question which has taken me the longest to answer.

Art & Food are my drivers. Of course, Dallas has a plethora restaurants ranging from Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch in East Dallas to Hillstone in Highland Park. #allthesnacks

The art scenes we would explore be the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit – duh! I especially love the Nasher. It is a great place any time of the day or any day of the week.

When there is time for leisure, I would love to enjoy some pampering with my girlfriends at The Spa at the Crescent and grab a coffee from Ascension before jaunting to all the antique stores that Dallas has to offer.

The French Room is where we would find the most fun being classy-chic ladies sipping our high tea. The finer things in life are sometimes not enjoyed enough.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout to my husband Michael Pollok, he always supports my dreams and endeavors whatever they may be.

Website: www.tableheirloom.com

Instagram: @Tableheirloom

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