Two Southern-born women, Trisha Orr and Rhonda Carroll, are excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new mercantile store with the whole family in mind. Friday February 19 and Saturday, February 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the ladies will greet you at their rustically themed store at 1561 Highway 27 on the southside Carrollton, where they have carefully chosen charming clothing and accessories with a nod to the rural South for every member of the family.
“The first five customers each day will receive a gift bag,” they said with big smiles. You can feel the excitement about this new venture just by talking to these two women. Carroll is a former nurse who quit her job to do this, and Orr used to be a 911 director for Carroll County. Their people skills and smiles are obvious even in a phone conversation.
Rhonda Carroll admits she started off by purchasing items she would love to see her grandchildren wearing and using, specifically her four month old.
“We soon realized that we didn’t want only a store for babies, so we rolled up our sleeves, rolled in a truck bed to use as a table, and turned our eyes on items for our country-born and raised husbands, Randy George and Bubba Carroll. (His name says it all, y’all.)
“We wanted to be true to our backgrounds,” Trisha says. “We live on a farm with cattle and chicken houses. But don’t think any of our items are shoddy. We have quality name-brand products you can’t easily find elsewhere.”
“First off, we won’t be carrying jeans, but we’ll have hunting type shirts and items from East Coast Waterfowl and Southern Strutt. The baby section will include the newest in diaper bags and the amazing Baltic Amber Bracelets and necklaces that are said to reduce teething pain.
Women can find cute outfits including dresses, shorts, and hats, as well as a large selection of jewelry, hats, cups, and coolers. A popular item shown on Oprah is the Oventure bracelet that offers a small pouch attached for incidentals and your keys.” Southern Born Charm also offers customized t-shirts and monogramming services.
Orr and Carroll dole out thanks to their family members like dishing up banana pie after dinner–with a lot of sweetness and Southern charm. Randy and Bubba, as well as their daughters Ansley Carroll and Lindsay Davenport, supported these two friends, in order to bring their dream to fruition. “We couldn’t have done it without their involvement,” the ladies concluded.
When you think “gift,” either for yourself or someone else, think of Southern Born Charm.