By Melissa McCaghren
An old lumber yard took on a new life as a florist and gift store when Heirloom Flowers & Goods opened its doors in January.
Owners Danielle Talkmitt and Kandyce Parsons bought the old Slaton Lumber Yard in October and took about three months to get to their goal of opening this month.
That said, Talkmitt said this was an idea they had for years that finally came to fruition. “So probably like everyone, the past two years have made us slow down and reflect. We’ve been in the party and celebration business for a while and the pandemic brought to light how important it is to live life to the fullest,” she said.
“We’ve talked about opening a store for years – so we figured why not? There’s been a family business in Slaton since at least the ‘30s, so it seemed fitting to start our family business here too. We want to see Slaton grow and want to be a part of it.”
The store will be a full service flower shop, but Parsons added they offer more. “We also have a variety of gifts and oddities including locally made items. You’ll find things like greeting cards and stationery, kitchen and table goods, home decor and accessories – it’s a little bit of everything,” she said.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.