Rooster and the Tulips has 4 companions: Karen Rakowitz, Karen Daughtry, Sharon Colley and Cristie Drisch. Every of those girls made a typical dream come true with the opening of the store in Might 2019. Collectively, they provided eclectic, distinctive and memorable merchandise for every customer.
Though what they promote is the previous, the long run and continued development is their aim. Girls are all the time on the hunt, investing in larger high quality treasures and great finds.
The six rooms in the home are creatively full of furnishings, work, jewelry, glassware, silver and brassware, decor, china and different dishes, toys, cookbooks, plaques, collectibles and rather more. Girls love their brilliant yellow home at 1110 Zanderson (Freeway 16), Jourdanton a little bit, however not a lot.
Shifting to Atascosa in 1992, Daughtry owned an vintage store referred to as Reminiscences. His ardour for antiques comes from amassing toys as his father was within the military and needed to transport lots of them.
“We’re unorthodox, so it is good that persons are on the lookout for us and coming again,” Daughtry stated. “The individuals who come make every thing we do worthwhile. Atascosa is a superb place to dwell and go to and has nice heritage, eating places and nice retailers. It has lots to supply in a relaxed environment.”
Girls are proud to current a retailer that’s greater than only a retail retailer; it’s an expertise. You’ll be able to cease by for a fast present for marriage ceremony, bathe, valentine’s day.
Day or birthday or you’ll be able to collect your family and friends and keep for an hour or extra to discover their delights.
Rakowitz likes to gather issues and turns into considering antiques by attending Colley’s well-known property gross sales. After Rakowitz retired from the state, he informed Colley to inform him if he wanted any assist, and in 2019 Colley did. On the grand opening of Rooster and the Tulips, Rakowitz acknowledged that that is the right feminine group to begin a enterprise.
“We’re very alike and supportive and love one another like we’re household,” Rakowitz stated on opening day.
Rakowitz is seen because the go-to particular person for the shop’s electronics. He and his companions are happy with their newest initiative, Sundays.
“We need to supply these native first-time distributors the prospect to begin in a smaller venue, however we additionally love those that come again a number of instances and shock us with their wares,” Rakowitz stated. “We permit most issues from antiques to meals, home made crafts, hat artwork and even storage gross sales.”
As somebody who has been within the antiques enterprise for over 35 years, Colley is aware of what to search for. He was a partial proprietor of a store in San Antonio and discovered about each specialty corresponding to jewelry, Oriental rugs, historical past and extra. “These ladies are all so proficient and I am so blissful to have them in my vintage store and life,” Colley stated in a earlier interview about her co-workers.
A lifelong Atascosa County resident, Drisch loves the joy of discovering, the tales behind every bit, and sharing them together with his purchasers. He has been considering antiques since childhood, when he went purchasing for antiques together with his mom.
“It is nice to satisfy so many individuals who love to return and keep in mind one thing their grandmother had or one thing their father used to develop up,” Drisch stated. “The joy of studying that the piece you simply discovered is extra than simply scrap. It is enjoyable to go digging and never know when you’ll discover that particular merchandise somebody will love right now. However most of all, individuals.”
Homeowners of Chickens and Tulips are very concerned in the neighborhood. They donate to occasions, assist nonprofits, and provides present certificates as donations. They’re supporters and supporters of native athletes, teams and college students.
Girls love Atascosa County. They love the assist, historical past, pleasant individuals, and different small enterprise homeowners. For those who’re out and about on the lookout for that extraordinary factor, drop by Rooster and the Tulips. Hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 and Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00.
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