Our Grocery Store Beautification Project (The making of Sunflower – part 2)

A photo diary: How “Sunflower” was born last summer… My husband Tim and I love to take old places and make them new. We normally do this to neglected houses, but last year we did it to an old grocery store. It took a couple months, and added more than a couple of gray hairs to […]

The Home Stretch. (Why wasn’t I home sleeping?)

The Home Stretch.  Definition: “The last part of a long or difficult activity.” We are starting to wrap up our final days at The Sunflower Gift Shop this week. It has been “a long and difficult activity” to say the least. But we wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. As this marathon season of experimenting with a retail […]

SUNFLOWER is CHANGING! The end of a 3 year experiment comes to a close.

Sunflower is MOVING on. We will be CLOSING our retail location at 110 S. Main Street at the end of July. [Or sooner… just depending on how long our inventory hangs around!] Follow us on Facebook for details of our hours and SALES which are happening all month! Another beautiful store is MOVING in. We hope you will give them a […]

How we fixed up a Grocery Store last May. (Photos of our 2-week painting party.)

Happy Birthday, Sunflower! One year ago TODAY we opened up the Sunflower Gift Shop & Gallery. TODAY seems a fitting occasion to post photos I’ve been saving from “Phase 1” of our big Grocery Store Beautification Project last spring. Who would have thought we could turn the old Travelers Rest “Winn Dixie” into the uplifting place that Sunflower evolved into over the […]