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New outlet for local crafters, artisans and the like


TRURO – A new business on Prince Street is putting the focus on ‘locals.’

From artisans to crafters, to those with home-based businesses, The Lily Pad carries a variety of items, as well as some items on consignment.

“Initially, the idea was from the business that was here previously,” said Tia Lindsay, who opened The Lily Pad with her daughter, Courtney. “I’m an artisan and for the past 10 years, on and off, I had my own handcrafted items here.”

It was a spontaneous decision for the mother-daughter duo, who opened the store with another friend who is no longer with the business. They spent the month of July revamping the store, located at 783 Prince St., which included a fresh coat of paint.

“We wanted more of an opportunity for local artists,” said Tia. “As an artist, I know how hard it is to showcase your works, especially at a low cost, so we are a venue creating an avenue of connection to the consumers.”

The business has numerous items available, from clothing (from infant to 4XL) to homemade jams and jellies, and everything in between. There are even real wreaths available as part of a fundraiser to help two local families over the holidays.

There are about five artists represented on the art wall, with room for more, and about 20 home businesses are featured. At the moment, there are about six different local crafters’ items available, with more to be added in the coming weeks.

“If you’re looking for a unique item, this is the place to look,” said Tia, adding there is always something different in the store.

“And we’re always looking for more,” added Courtney.

When they opened in the fall, the women brought in local author Charlene Reid for a book signing, and A Paper Bag for Anna is available in the store.

Also featured in the store are used books, scrapbooking items, baked goods, jewelry, wooden birdhouses and feeders, beach glass and pebble art, and so much more.

Many of Courtney’s crocheted items are available, along with other yarn and felt creations from others.

“We wanted to help out the community,” said Tia. “Like my mother, for example, wouldn’t sell her artwork but she has no problem displaying it here for fun. It gives even seniors a chance to display their works.”

The art wall is what Tia said she takes pride in, and another artist will be added very shortly.

All-natural dog treats will soon have a presence in the store, along with some organic baking.

With Steeped Tea as one of the many home-based businesses that are featured at the store, the mother and daughter are planning on hosting tea parties in the future – planning one for early to mid-December, followed by a second one around the middle of February.

With a knack for repurposing items, Tia said she’s working on custom pillow orders, which are often made from sweaters and shirts of loved ones who have passed on. She’ll also soon have stadium blankets and heat pads available.

Along with local business people, The Lily Pad will accommodate non-profit organizations when they have fundraisers by providing space in the store.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with events at The Lily Pad, search for their page on Facebook. Because of the style of the business, The Lily Pad doesn’t charge taxes, however they only accept cash.

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

From artisans to crafters, to those with home-based businesses, The Lily Pad carries a variety of items, as well as some items on consignment.

“Initially, the idea was from the business that was here previously,” said Tia Lindsay, who opened The Lily Pad with her daughter, Courtney. “I’m an artisan and for the past 10 years, on and off, I had my own handcrafted items here.”

It was a spontaneous decision for the mother-daughter duo, who opened the store with another friend who is no longer with the business. They spent the month of July revamping the store, located at 783 Prince St., which included a fresh coat of paint.

“We wanted more of an opportunity for local artists,” said Tia. “As an artist, I know how hard it is to showcase your works, especially at a low cost, so we are a venue creating an avenue of connection to the consumers.”

The business has numerous items available, from clothing (from infant to 4XL) to homemade jams and jellies, and everything in between. There are even real wreaths available as part of a fundraiser to help two local families over the holidays.

There are about five artists represented on the art wall, with room for more, and about 20 home businesses are featured. At the moment, there are about six different local crafters’ items available, with more to be added in the coming weeks.

“If you’re looking for a unique item, this is the place to look,” said Tia, adding there is always something different in the store.

“And we’re always looking for more,” added Courtney.

When they opened in the fall, the women brought in local author Charlene Reid for a book signing, and A Paper Bag for Anna is available in the store.

Also featured in the store are used books, scrapbooking items, baked goods, jewelry, wooden birdhouses and feeders, beach glass and pebble art, and so much more.

Many of Courtney’s crocheted items are available, along with other yarn and felt creations from others.

“We wanted to help out the community,” said Tia. “Like my mother, for example, wouldn’t sell her artwork but she has no problem displaying it here for fun. It gives even seniors a chance to display their works.”

The art wall is what Tia said she takes pride in, and another artist will be added very shortly.

All-natural dog treats will soon have a presence in the store, along with some organic baking.

With Steeped Tea as one of the many home-based businesses that are featured at the store, the mother and daughter are planning on hosting tea parties in the future – planning one for early to mid-December, followed by a second one around the middle of February.

With a knack for repurposing items, Tia said she’s working on custom pillow orders, which are often made from sweaters and shirts of loved ones who have passed on. She’ll also soon have stadium blankets and heat pads available.

Along with local business people, The Lily Pad will accommodate non-profit organizations when they have fundraisers by providing space in the store.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with events at The Lily Pad, search for their page on Facebook. Because of the style of the business, The Lily Pad doesn’t charge taxes, however they only accept cash.

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

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