Another Door Opens!! {Rusted Roots VERY FIRST shop!}

When I wrote last week, ‘When One Camper Door Closes…‘, I had no idea I would be writing this just seven days later!! My, how a week can change your life!! And when I say change your life… I mean I feel lucky, excited, anxious, and scared all at the same time!!

Dream Big!! #RustedRoots

You see those bricks?? Yup… the ones in that cute little graphic?? (How true is that quote, by the way?!) Holy shenanigans…. if that’s not the front of my very first shop!! I can’t believe I am making this announcement! But I had a tremendous opportunity present itself and Rusted Roots will be opening its very own shop in Hillsborough, NC!!

Opening a New Shop #RustedRoots

Much like the vintage camper, I have been shopping for a place to open my own shop for quite some time. But there were a lot of things I needed the space to have! I wanted a space that had an old world feel. Something with a country vibe but not out in the middle of nowhere. I wanted it to have easy access to the interstate, but not be in a strip mall. I know, I thought it was impossible until I found this place!! It’s located just off of I-85 in the Daniel Boone Village. It’s a quaint pioneer-style village that has nearly 30 antique shops and a blacksmith shop too, so I’m in good company!!

Rusted Roots Antiques Shop #RustedRoots

The Daniel Boone Village has been around for yeeeeears!! Which is what gives my building the charming chippy wood on the top and the aged columns too. I love that the Y-shaped posts give it that old country store feel. And that front porch… ahhh… you know there will be some rocking chairs out there at some point!

Country Store Old Porch #RustedRoots

You may have noticed the beautiful large windows, something else that I had really hoped to have! I have always been a sucker for a good window display. Rusted Roots has two HUGE windows for me to dress up!! This one is my fave!! I love the shape of it and the little ledge inside!

Antiques Shop Display Window #RustedRoots

And if the building weren’t perfect enough… something else that I reaaally wanted, was some land! A space where we could hold monthly markets and give all of our vintage-lovin’ friends a place to sell their wares! Do you see all that green grass?? It’s begging for some pop-up tents and vintage campers right?? And that’s only half of it!!

Monthly Antiques Market #RustedRoots

We’ve got plenty of room for everyday parking!! And even more space for a couple food trucks at our markets!!

Antiques Junk Show #RustedRoots

This space truly is a dream come true! I couldn’t have asked for anything more!! So, when can you come shop?? Ummm. I’m not sure. I have a BIG vision for this place and lots that I want to do to get her set up!! I invite you to follow along on Instagram and Facebook, where I will be sharing pics everyday about our progress!!

We will still be at the Raleigh Flea Market September 20-21!! So come see us there!! 

New Antiques Shop #RustedRoots

This shop truly is a dream come true!! And has been about a year and a half in the making!! We will be getting the keys tomorrow and will start work on the shop immediately!! There’s a wall to take down… walls to paint… old wood to put up… and of course, some RUST!! It’s a BIG STEP! Exciting and scary! I’ve been up to my neck in permits, and tax documents, and insurance, and contracts. But it’s what I’ve dreamed of… and finally it’s happening!! I honestly can’t beleive it!!

It’s just proof that indeed ‘When one door closes, another opens!’. You just have to go after it and NEVER GIVE UP!!

Dream Big Quote #RustedRoots

Until next time, let us remember..

Beauty Stems from Rusted Roots

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  1. Holy cow!!! This is such an exciting venture for you & for Rusted Roots! Congrats Candace!!

  2. Wow, that’s a perfect store for you and your wares. I’m so happy for you. Since I live in Raleigh, I’ll be able to check it out frequently. I can’t wait to see how you transform it. Congrats!

    • Yay!!! I can’t wait to meet you, Andrea!! You should stop by the flea market on the 20-21!! Thank you for the sweet comment!!

  3. WOO HOO Girl.
    I’m just so happy for you. You so deserve this and we all appreciate you sharing your good fortune.
    Wishing I lived in your area and I’d be there every weekend.
    Have a great time planning and setting up everything just so.
    Many blessing to you!!!!
    Mary Kay

    • Awwww, Mary Kay, you’re sweet!! Thank you so much! I enjoy sharing the journey with you all and it makes me so happy to hear from you every now and then!! I will be sharing lots of pics as we get the shop all fixed up! Thank you for celebrating with me!!

  4. If that isn’t the most perfect, cute building and grounds there ever was, then there isn’t such a thing. I’m so envious of that building and green space and I don’t even sell antiques or anything else!
    So thrilled for you! No wonder you are excited! I’m excited just looking at it and I will never see it in person so you
    will have to post lots of pictures when its all set up and windows decorated.
    I have always loved yard sale finds and antiques, and now I am one myself 🙂

    • Oh, thank you Ronny!! I am really excited about it!! It is quite perfect! And don’t you worry, you will feel like you are visiting the shop every time you hop on Facebook or the blog!! I’ll be sharing lots!! It’s gonna be great! Oh, and if you see something you like, let me know! I’ll see what I can do to get it to you!! I love antiques!! People too!! Ha ha!

  5. Jennifer Ozanich says:

    I am so happy for you! It’s absolutely perfect!!!!! Enjoy!

  6. Brenda Scott says:

    Congratulations! This just proves (once again) that our loving Heavenly Father cares about every detail of our lives.

  7. Sooo Happy for you girl , junk on!!! I’m from Florida and can’t wait to do a road trip. Best of Luck to You!,,!!!,,,

    • Oh, thank you, Gale!!! I can’t wait to have you come up for a visit!! I did some junkin’ in Florida not too long ago!! I need to pull out those pics and do a few posts to share my travels!! Hope to meet you soon!!

  8. Woo_hoo! Oh my lanta, Candace! I could not be more excited for YOU!!! God’s timing is ALWAYS perfect!! I can’t wait to come on a road trip from Texas to see you!! Congrats to you on living your dreams to the fullest. Love you, sweet friend! You deserve all of this and so much more!

    • Oh, thank you Liz!! And like so many have said, it is totally about His timing! For some reason, it seems everything is falling right into place for my little dream. Scratch that. Big DREAM!! And I couldn’t be more grateful for it!! Thank you for supporting me on this wonderful journey!!

      • Wish I was closer so I could come and help you! We would have a b-l-a-s-t!! I just know it!! It is falling into place because it was meant to be!! I am thrilled for you!! And you will always have my support so if there is anything I can do, you know how to find me! ♥U!

  9. WOW! Congratulations! It looks like good soil for all the Rusted Roots to take hold in. Praying for business blessings!

    • Now that’s the kind of talk I like… Barbara!! Ha ha!! Rusted Roots taking hold!! I like!! Thank you for your sweet message!! It means more than you know to have you and other supporting me on this crazy ride!!

  10. OMGeeee – I am so excited for you (but why not open in say…Coats so I can stop in every day – OK maybe it is a good thing you are an hour from me 🙂 I WILL be visiting though!!

    • Ha ha!!! An hour sounds like just the right distance for a sweet little day trip!! I can’t wait to meet you, Amy!! Keep in touch!! And let me know when you are headed my way!! We are shooting for a late October Grand Opening!! We’ll see how it goes!!

  11. Terri Stewart says:

    So exciting, can’t wait to see what you do. I will def be visiting it and hope you will be doing more jaunts.
    Congrats again,

    • Absolutely, Terri!!! The new shop only means I will be junkin’ more!!! And you know I love having you lovelies along!! So let’s do this!! Be sure to sign up for the email alerts so you don’t miss the next adventure announcement!!! Can’t wait to meet you!!

  12. This is AWESOME….Way to go girl! I am so excited for you! Good for you Candace-Congratulations! Wish I lived closer to you, I love your blog and look forward to watching the progress you will be making. I know you will be successful…again, CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Oh, thank you sweet Beth!! I am so excited for what lies ahead and I can’t wait to share it all with you!! I know it will be hard work, but so rewarding!! And what I have always dreamed of!! Thank you for being a cheerleader for me… even if you are a far away!!! I feel the love!! 😉

  13. Cindy Eddins says:

    What a wonderful blessing! I’ve never been to Hillsbourgh but will be plugging it in to GPS!! Congratulations!!! I look forward to meeting you & visiting your new shop! 🙂 Cindy

    • Yay!! Cindy, I can’t wait to meet you!! Hillsborough is such a quaint little town… tons of history and lots of cute little nooks!!! You will love it!! Let me know when you are heading our way!! We are shooting for a Grand Opening toward the end of October!! Fingers (and toes) crossed!!

  14. Awesome! I love NC and maybe I can visit there someday soon, in a vintage camper, of course!! Congratulations!

    • Woot woot!!! Vintage campers welcome!! I’d love for you to swing by!! We can always use some eye candy in the parking lot!! Not to mention I’d love to meet you!!! Keep in touch!!

  15. Wow that is super exciting! Congrats Candace! Wishing you all the best in your new business venture.

    • Thank you so much, Michelle!! It will be an adventure for sure!! But so much fun!!! Thanks again and keep in touch, friend!!

  16. Wowee! Candace, my heart skipped a beat to see this title in my feed today…and it was all I could do not to squeal out loud and wake up my sleeping hubby as I clicked over and read the good news. I couldn’t be happier for you and Bill and the many opportunities that this new venture will provide for you AND the Rusted Roots community. I so admire your ability to see beauty and potential in all things…and I know that you are going to transform this empty space and that stretch of lawn into something truly magnificent. In fact, I feel a road trip coming on!!!! Ha ha. Love ya, girl! And congraaaaats!

    • Thank you so much, sweet Lauren!! I can only imagine Mark’s face waking to thde news of a rusty shop opening in NC!! Ha ha!! Maybe it was good you were able to hold that one in!! As you know, I am so totally overwhelmed with excitement, but even more than that, gratitude. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity! I really do. And to have friends like you supporting me along the way only sweetens the deal!! I absolutely cannot wait for you to come visit!! We’ll leave the light on for ya!! I love you too, girlie!! And can honestly feel the excitement you have for me and this dream of mine!! THANK YOU!!

  17. Whoo hoo! I’m so proud of you! ….and so excited for you!

    • Thank you, Katie!! I’m pretty excited about it!! Looks like you may have to trek that sweet little (scratch that… BIG) family of yours to the east coast to pay this gal a visit!!! Ha ha!! I know. I’m dreaming again!!

  18. I can’t imagine how excited you are! Having your own shop is such a big success. Congratulations to you. I only wish you were closer to me here in St. Louis as I’m a big fan. Much success to you.

    • Oh, thank you so much, Dana! How sweet! It really is such a dream come true. I can hardly believe it. Every day when I walk into the shop to work, I think wow, this really is going to be MY shop!! Crazy!! Totally crazy!! Thank you for your support and kind words!! I feel the love… alllll the way from St. Louis!!!

  19. Oh my gosh, I am SO excited for you- and ME! I live in Hillsborough, not even ten minutes from your future shop! I am SO EXCITED about your plans!!! The shops in that center have been so disappointing lately- “antique shops” with really high prices for estate sale leftovers, mostly. The idea of an awesome place like Rusted Roots, and vintage markets in the parking lot, and food trucks… I’M SO EXCITED!!!!

    • Woot woot!!! Hillsborough rocks!! So happy to hear you are just around the corner, Kimberly!! We are really hoping to liven up the Daniel Boone Village with some fresh ideas and, of course, lots of RUST!!! Ha ha!! And I think the market will definitely bring lots of new people and all their vintage goodies to the area too!! So start saving your pennies now!! We are so excited about it!! Can’t wait to meet you!!

  20. Congrats from Denmark! Really nice place you found there. Good luck with the shop. 🙂

    • Wow! Denmark?! Talk about support from all across the globe!! Thank you so much, Christina!! It means a lot that you would take the time to send me this sweet note!! Oh, to visit Denmark one day!! Let’s make a deal. You visit me! I’ll visit you! Ha ha!! Deal? Deal!!

  21. If ever I get to visit the great US of A, I am making Rusted Roots my very first stop. I have been following you via Facebook & love all your posts. Congratulations on your new store & best of luck for your new adventure.
    Cheers to you Candace

    • Oh, Patrice, you are sooooo sweet!! Where are you from?? I love the support I have seen from across the globe! If only I could send a private jet across the world to snag all of your sweet people and bring you back for a visit!! Now THAT would be a junk adventure!! Ha ha!! Thank you again for your message… it means more than you know!! 🙂

  22. I’m so glad you’ve got that place, I hope you do very good business and get your name out there more. love you and you make me proud to be your dad.

    • Thank you so much, Dad! You know I couldn’t do what I am doing without your support!! You instilled in me, the values of hard work and never giving up. I have those values to thank for where I am today. I love you too.

  23. Can’t wait! I live a short hop down 85!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. eeek! just discovered your great website and blog. When does the shop open!?? so excited to visit.

    • Hey, Robin!! Glad you found us!! Our Grand Opening will be Saturday, November 1st at 9am!! Follow along on Facebook for updates!! Woot woot! One week to go!!! Hope to see you there!!

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