New Vintage Art Boutique comes to Homewood

The proprietors of the new classic residence products boutique, Shoppe on Broadway, have known every other for many years. All Homewood citizens, Hannah Johnson, Katherine Bailey, Jonathan Lambert and Courtney Myrick have labored in the art business for lots of a long time, all owning their individual corporations.

Now, they all have come together to share every single of their special specialities in the sort of Shoppe on Broadway.

“My spouse essentially is effective for Katherine, and one day she was like ‘Katherine is contemplating about downsizing her studio’ so it was type of birthed out of that,” Lambert reported. “I understood Hannah truly very well from just currently being in the exact small business.”

Johnson extra that they’ve operate into just about every other several situations at vintage pop-ups and impromptu boutique appearances at specified venues.

“I previously experienced the house, so it manufactured perception, with the storefront, to have a extra retail front,” Bailey stated. “It was just finding the correct persons. We knocked it out.”

The boutique gives several home decor products such as paintings, artwork pieces and classic clothing, between other things.

Johnson specializes typically in vintage outfits these types of as leather-based jackets, fur coats and sweaters relationship from the 1940s to the 1990s, but also in artwork items. “My favorites are from the ’60s and ’70s, I’m a hippie,” Johnson stated laughing.

Lambert and Myrick focus in vintage dwelling decor, which compliments Bailey’s inside style and design studio, in which she sells home decor objects these as pillows and home furnishings.

“We seriously mesh,” Johnson reported.

Bailey, Johnson, Lambert and Myrick all obtain their goods by touring, Lambert stated.

“All of us gather for our typical positions,” Lambert explained. “We are sourcing points from all more than the Southeast. We get a large amount of stuff from New Orleans, Charleston, Nashville and Austin. It is come to be ingrained in our life. You’re on a family members getaway in Maples, Florida, and you are like, ‘Sorry children, we gotta go to the garage sale. Let us go.’”

Johnson said the identify of her enterprise, WerTheGoodz, was motivated by the thrift shops she visited with her household and was amazed by the items she discovered. “We would go to thrift merchants about 10 many years in the past and say, ‘This things is so deserving. Why are persons throwing this things away? It is so neat.’ That’s in which it [the name] will come from,” Johnson stated.

They stated they are at present working with Homewood artists Julie Tucker and Brittany Cowart and searching for emerging artists in Homewood. “We hope to offer you people that stroll in off the road and other designers a spot to appear and obtain things, curated accessories,” Bailey said.

Lambert mentioned one point they all have in popular is that they are energized by the hunt. “Finding the worth in points that are, for deficiency of a much better phrase, discarded. I think we all take pleasure in the problem, which brings the 4 of us collectively,” she reported. “We enjoy locating splendor in the unwelcome.”

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