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Shelburne welcomes new store: Burlap and Lace

September 25, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Self proclaimed, ‘Mom-Preneurs’, business women, Jamie-Lee Higginson and Jennifer Lumsden are designing partners extraordinaire. Located at115 Owen Sound St, their new store, Burlap &Lace will offer Shelburne several new concepts in just what a retail store can offer, and held their Grand Opening on Friday, September 20th.

Both Higginson and Lumsden are designers and just about everything in their store is an original. The Shelburne location will be a ‘retail outlet’ store, as the dynamic duo already have a warehouse filled to the brim with wholesale inventory. Yes, these young moms and business women, design, run a separate wholesale business, design unique wedding crafts, teach instructional classes on how to make wooden items look primitive, and a whole lot more.

“We have a lot of exclusive, handcrafted, unique, one of a kinds,” explained Higginson. “We called the store Burlap & Lace because Burlap represents all the rustic related items while Lace will represent the Victorian items.”

Having once been nominated by the Dufferin Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year Award, Higginson proudly comments, “I didn’t win but it’s still quite an honour to be nominated!”

Both ‘Mom-Preneurs’ are local girls as Higginson is from Shelburne while Lumsden is from the close by community of Maxwell, and as a result their faces will be a welcome and familiar site to many shoppers.

When they began their business, neither Higginson nor Lumsden knew how successful they would become. When they have a warehouse sale at their house, people are lined up bright and early. Fortunately for we Shelburnites, we can see first- hand what all the fuss is about by just visiting their store.

In keeping with the expression, ‘diamonds in the rough’, Burlap &Lace use reclaimed barn board, salvaged windows, doors, rescued banisters, vintage headboards to create their masterpieces and as a matter of fact, few things are what they appear to be as they are disguised as the most unique and often cutest craft items and stenciled signage you may have ever seen.

Higginson commented, “We can make something out of anything and we usually do.”

Burlap & Lace will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information on these unique, antique, vintage, home and giftware items, contact Burlap& Lace at 705-888-7656, email infor@primpickins.ca, or visit www.facebook.com/burlapandlacebyprimpickens.

Welcome to Shelburne Ladies!

By Alex Sher

 

         

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