Winona Elmore just opened her dream store in Rockport, a farmhouse decor boutique named Collecting Thyme, opposite of Midcoast Recreation Middle on Route 90. Her grand opening was Saturday, February 6.
“I experienced a eyesight of a place wherever people could appear to come across gorgeous items for their house,” explained Elmore, whose organization is a family members enterprise with assistance renovating the store from her partner, her daughter, and her son-in-legislation.
Elmore’s store is crammed with dried bouquets, wreaths, and bundles of herbs, along with repurposed, repainted home furnishings, crafts, candles, gifts, and other snug decorations for the dwelling. Her aesthetic is “farmhouse decor,” which derives from the cozy, rustic look of farmhouse interiors.
The Elmore relatives all have a crafty aspect, and together with dried flower arrangements, her shop features upcycled household furniture her partner repurposed, together with handsewn baby rattles designed by her daughter. Accumulating Tyme will also market fresh and silk flowers in the summer time.
“I used to individual a flower enterprise with my mom-in-regulation and we produced a variety of various dried preparations and marketed them at craft demonstrates,” she mentioned. Initially from southern Maine, Elmore is no stranger to retail, possessing labored in a range of equivalent stores over the several years.
“I’ve constantly absent dwelling with additional merchandise than my paycheck,” she joked.
While the timing of opening in wintertime with the COVID-19 virus may possibly have deterred some, Elmore had a enthusiasm for earning this undertaking take place.
“You can’t enable a pandemic end your designs,” she explained. “I just experienced to stick to this via. You in no way know what is going to take place tomorrow so you’ve received to go in advance and satisfy your dream.”
The store is minimal to five people at the moment with COVID-19 potential protocols in put. They will also be web hosting a Valentine’s Day workshop, February 11from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. as Elmore instructs members how to make a sweetheart wreath, a rosebud bath scrub, and therapeutic massage oil.
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