Written above is in no particular order, it just depends on the day and hour. LOL!!! Just like many of you, I wear many hats and sometimes more than one at a time. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to run my own business. As my mom will tell you, my name “Emily” means “Industrious One”. Mother always said she named me correctly!
As many of you know I LOVE to antique, decorate, redecorate, repurpose, and get creative! I have always had a passion for making things new again. So in 2015, our two oldest sons had just left for college and the military. After a whirlwind Senior year, and going from 5 people to 3 at home, I was going stir crazy!! Again if you know me, you know I don’t like to be idle!
During this time, I was looking for an office space at the time for my job working in education. (I was in education for 10 years before starting the shop) The Lord is always on time! He provided me with the perfect starting location in the SoCo District of Corinth, MS. The space was a little large for what we needed, so my husband, Jason, suggested I open the shop that I had always wanted to have. SHOCK is the only way to describe my reaction. I had mentioned several ideas to him before and he didn’t agree or didn’t feel that it was a good time. Again, the Lord’s timing, not ours!
So in May 2015, we opened Rowan House. We offered Chalk Paint, decorative paint by Annie Sloan, repurposed furniture, gifts and home decor. Since this time we have moved into a space 3 times the size we started out with and offer everything from interior design, furniture, upholstery, wedding registry, home decor and anything you can want or need!
Next week will be our 4 year anniversary and I have to say God and our customers have been more than a blessing! I also have to say that I had and still have some great mentors in Julie & Brian at Shirley Dawgs and Nicole at The Purple Daisy! They offered me direction and answered my many business questions. I hope that I have been a good mentor to those that came after me.
Over the last several years, our family in the SoCo District has grown from a few to many new shops and each and every one is unique in its own way. We have an excellent group of entrepreneurs on our street and in ourdowntown PERIOD!
Our youngest son, Cole, is a Senior and about to graduate from high school. He will be playing basketball at our local junior college next year. I continue to offer design services, all of the afore mentioned, and am still in the SoCo District of Corinth, MS. I pray that our little shop will thrive and be an inspiration to those that currently do business with us and those that are to come.
If you would like to visit us, pop on down to 604 Wick Street, Corinth, MS. You can visit us on FB & Instagram, or email us at email@example.com with any questions, suggestions, or comments! We would love for you to visit our YouTube channel as well, “Rowan on Wick”!! We look forward to seeing you soon!