Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!

Well, here it is… in just under 24 hours we will be cutting the ribbon and opening the doors to the Rusted Roots shop! I really can not believe it!! The last eight weeks have been crazy!! I have never worked harder in my entire life! But I have also never felt quite so fulfilled. I couldn’t be prouder and I mean that in the most humblest sense. There is no way that I would have been able to pull this off without the help of so many amazing people and I can’t think of a better time to publicly thank those who have brought me to this night!!

So as I share with you a brief tour of the shop… let me say THANK YOU to some very special people.

Rusted Roots Junk Shop #RustedRoots

First, and foremost, I have to thank God. Without him, none of this would be possible. ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ (Jeremiah 29:11)

Blue Ball Mason Jars #RustedRoots

I want to thank Donna Freeland, owner of the Daniel Boone Village, who has helped me in so many ways and allowed me to tranform this old building into the shop you see today. And I thank Pam and Sam who do a lot of hard work to keep the village running smoothly as well!

Rust Marquee Sign #RustedRoots

I also want to thank a few special friends. Susan and Sammy Smith. Stephanie Rule. Danielle Pearce. Liz Dujka. You know what you each have done and I am forever grateful! From bringing me truck loads of junk, to painting, to tearing apart pallets, to scrubbing windows, to surprises in the mail. Ya’ll are amazing. Thank you!

Rusty Marquee Letters for Sale #RustedRoots

To Mark and Lola of Eminil Designs, the Rusted Roots shop wouldn’t be what it is without the amazing checkout counter! I would have never imagined a 1949 Chevy truck would find a home in our shop! It’s perfect!

Rusted Roots Junk Shop in NC #RustedRoots

To my family… my aunt and uncle, Dixie and Wesley Pinckney, my brother, Andrew, my step-brother Wesley. Thank you all for your help in making this shop a reality! To my Dad, who has always been an amazing wood worker, thank you for teaching me your tricks of the trade. And for helping me cover the walls in the shop with barn wood and rusty tin. It was so much fun bonding over something we both enjoy so much!

Old Rusty Junk #RustedRoots

To my Mom and Step-Dad, who have clocked more hours at the shop than anyone else. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough. I can’t even begin to name all of the things you have helped with. But you know them all! Late night chats months ago as I mapped out a plan for this dream of mine. Down to the very last minute, sweeping floors and tying price tags. Mom, you know, I am lost without you! You are my BEST FRIEND. I will forever be grateful for your support. For putting your lives on hold to help us create the shop I have always dreamed of!

Old Vintage Water Spigots #RustedRoots

And last but certainly not least, Bill. My rock. My support. The shoulder I leaned on when I thought we couldn’t pull this off. The encouragement I needed when I wanted to give up. The person who rejoiced beside me as we celebrated all of the little successes along the way. My partner in life and now in business. He has been working two full time jobs for the last eight weeks. When he’s not at work. He’s at the shop. Waking up to an alarm he didn’t want to hear. Eating fast food a few too many times. Always going above and beyond to help me make this dream come true… and never complaining. I love you and I thank you. Words simply can’t express the gratitude that I have for you! My little Daniel Boone…

My Little Daniel Boone #RustedRoots

And I am thankful for all of you!! Because what fun is a shop without shoppers?!! So, to all my fellow junkers, bloggers, pickers, and flea marketers… welcome to Rusted Roots!! I wish you many years of treasure hunting and junk pickin’ behind the walls of the Rusted Roots shop! I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you!!

Vintage Kitchen Aprons #RustedRoots

The Grand Opening will be Saturday, November 1st, with a ribbon cutting at 9am! We will have refreshments and giveaways throughout the day!! Who likes FREE JUNK?!! We will be giving away Rusted Roots tees every couple hours… and if you don’t win one, you can get in on our Grand Opening special… Tees are just $18!!

Rusted Roots Junk Tee Shirts #RustedRoots

I also wanted to let you know that we will be carrying upcycled jewelry from Junktion Alley… all the way from The Lone Star state!! And Liz, from Junktion Alley is making the trek from Texas to NC for the Grand Opening weekend!! We will also have hand-painted signs from The Salvage Sign at the shop! And Kim, from In Sweet Time has handpainted furniture and accesories in the cottage-shabby chic style!! So no matter what your taste, we’ve got you covered!!

Our normal hours will be Wed-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 1pm-5pm.

Rusted Roots Shop Hours #RustedRoots
And our address is in the graphic below….

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Grand Opening of Rusted Roots!! NC Junk Shop! #RustedRoots

I absolutely cannot believe this is happening! My very own shop!! I couldn’t do it without all of you. I am humbled and amazed.

Until next time, let us remember..

Beauty Stems from Rusted Roots

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  1. Wow, wow and wow again! I sure hope you can sleep tonight, you must be sooooo excited! Very cool and very happy for you. Now on to your awesome new counter… I see a, Daisy when I look at her or a, Dusty Dash. 🙂 Have fun tomorrow, enjoy every second.

  2. Dixie Pinckney says:

    Congratulations to you and little Daniel Boone! We look forward to seeing you in the morning.

    Wesley & Dixie

  3. Hey Girl!! Soo happy and excited for you!! Wish I could be there to witness all the fantastic glorious junkalicious activity, but I will be there in spirit and also in December, between the holidays. Wishing you a ton of good fortune and congratulations on your new shop! I have been in that building when I shopped at that village many times over the years; it’s a great spot, lots of parking and great for strolling and shopping, perfect!! Easy off easy on access too…!! PERFECT!!! SO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

  4. All these people who’ve helped you in person and who cheered you on from afar are so excited for you and proud for you too. Now don’t forget to enjoy yourself tomorrow!

    Sending you a big rusty hug from Missouri!

  5. Carol Sullivan says:

    Best Wishes from northwest Florida! I know you will have a fabulous weekend!
    I will make it to your shop one day!!
    You Go Gurl!!!

  6. Could not be more excited or proud for you my sweet new friend! I know that your store is going to being joy to so many happy shoppers for years to come! Congratulations to you and to Bill (loved seeing him in the DB coon skin cap!) I laughed out loud! 🙂 So excited to see everything in just a few short hours! I know you spent a lot of blood, sweat and probably a few tears getting everything pulled together and I know your rewards are going to pay off big time! XOXOXO, Liz

  7. I’m so excited for you Candace, Congratulations. Wish I could be a part of your special day but as I live in Australia, I’ll be there in spirit only

  8. Susie Barb says:

    This whole adventure of yours has been thrilling to follow along. This post of gratitude and thankfulness brought tears to my eyes. You are definitely one amazing, motivated chickee and if ever I get the opportunity while rolling down route 95 I certainly plan to stop by……huge congratulations and continued success…. 🙂

  9. Congrats on your opening ~ sooo exciting! With you in spirit from up in Canada! Have a super fun day!

  10. mary scott says:

    The Junk Gypsies have NOTHING on you!!! It all looks fabulous. Wish I didn’t live 1,150 miles away.

  11. Fonda Rush says:

    We live in Leland, NC, near Wilmington, NC (about 170 miles)…just a little too far to wish you well in person. I hope everything went smoothly. Hopefully, we can drive up your way someday on our way to Columbus, OH where our family lives. It would be wonderful to meet you and see the shop in person. Until we do, best wishes.

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