ABOUT USsimplygrand

Established in 2016

Beginning in 2012 Bev Hawkinson began with a small space in, what was then, The Rustic Sparrow.  In February 2016, she and her business partner, (since retired) bought the shop, renaming it Simply Grand.  Keeping many of the same vendors, she has opened up the space and tweaked it a bit to reflect her irreverent sense of humor and whimsy while staying steadfast to the shabby chic, rustic and often simply charming vintage and new offerings that have made this shop a “must visit” for almost 6 years.

The tag line:  There are 2 sides to every story; shouldn’t yours be Simply Grand?, reflects Bev’s belief that we are not mindless single celled creatures and deserve diverse choices at different times and in different circumstances.  Your story, like hers, is ever changing and so we are here to help you live and love it!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Our vision for Simply Grand can be summed up in the Coco Chanel quote, illustrated by the Sugarboo design team on the oversized print on our front wall:  “She said if you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”

We want you to feel welcomed and creatively nurtured while you’re here.  There is so much potential in every thing, and every time and nothing feels better (in our opinion) than discovering new ways with old things, and sometimes, old ways with new things!

When you stop in to visit you may notice about two thirds of the store belongs to independent vendor booths.  They too have an ever changing assortment of items that are also specifically selected to help you achieve that casual and relaxed, yet pulled-together eclectic feeling.  You can learn more about then below.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Vendor Stories

Home Grown in The City: (#AL) Handmade products ranging from Organic and natural skin care, body care and home care, to kid-safe bows & arrows and “Klean” playdough.  And let’s not forget the local raw honey!

Vinclectic: (#BK) Pending

Treasure Hunt: (#BSC)  The perfect place to find unique gifts and home decor. English cups & saucers, antique traveling desks, silver, limoges china and Wedgwood are just some of the treasures you’ll find.

Refaire’ Retro Designs & Rhubarb Pie Creations: (#DX) Handmade adult and children’s clothing and toys – “made in America by little ol’ ladies”, and also one-of-a-kind upcycled and vintage apparel.

A New Patina: (#FX) one-of-s-kind hand painted furniture and decor including lamps, vases, collectibles, wall decor, floral arrangements and your custom projects.

Grand Revival: (#GR) Pending

Irish Rose Resale: (#IR) Specializing in vintage and gently used home and garden decor, including furniture.  Striving to provide charming pieces at affordable prizes, we love to treasure hunt for you!

Mary’s Lacey Memories: (#MG) Pending

Laurie Rivera: (#LR) Pending

Vintage Market & Design Furniture Paint: (#PBJ)  Chalk, Gesso & Pigment, that’s all there is in the 75 colors found in one of the top chalk paint brands in the country.  Experiment in our workroom, take a class or just express yourself with colored waxes, glazes and other specialty finishes to bring your vintage or shabby chic vision to life.

Rio Fleur: Offering handcrafted soap & lotions in a variety of amazing fragrances. Ideal for personal use, they are also a prefect gift for friends and loved ones.

Essential Elements in Glass: Each piece of jewelry and decor is hand cut and fired many times.  The firing, grinding and re-firing creates a luminous and distinctive creation.  No two pieces are exactly alike, each is a work of art.

La Joya Ville: (#SJ) pending

Armstrong’s Tools: (#VS) The treasure is here:  Antiques; Primitives; Industrial; Automotive; Woodworking Tools & Other Unique Gifts.  Seeking Something Special?  We’d be happy to check our inventory for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]