Diann Parr sold her family-owned and -operated business, Hometown Gift & Variety, in March of this year, but she’s bringing everything she learned in the business to her Market creations.
Diann made crafts to sell in the store, and now that she is ‘retired,’ she continues to craft with her sister, Tammy. “Now we have more time to dedicate to finding vintage items to repurpose,” Diann says.
Finding those unique items is what sparks the sisters’ creativity. Getting to continue to work and be creative together is what makes them happy. Also, Diann says, “It’s nice not to have a set schedule; you can enjoy your family or whatever is important to you.”
Is there a better reason to have a crafting business? Especially since Diann put in 30 years’ worth of store hours.
Customers are partial to Diann’s primitive items, particularly when they’re one-of-a-kind, but Diann also offers silk wreaths and arrangements.
She tells us, “[May 11 & 12] will be our first time setting up at the Market, so we are excited. We have been working hard to have a lot of different and unique stuff. We have heard nothing but good and positive things about Backroads Market, so we are hoping people will come out and support all the vendors.”
We’re excited, too. Come to Market and be excited with us. Also, thank you for that positive word-of-mouth Diann mentioned.
See you there!