[Photo: Amy Dawson and Sherri Garcia, owners of the Tattered Twigg, fell in love with Raeford’s small town charm and decided to open a new business here.]
By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A new business on Main Street in Raeford is bringing vintage charm and new handcrafted décor, with the grand opening of The Tattered Twigg.
A venture of business partners Amy Dawson and Sherri Garcia, The Tattered Twigg offers a wide variety of home goods for sale. Some of the items for sale come from artisans and crafters located right here in Hoke County, Dawson said.
“We’ve got a couple of local vendors in here, we’ve got vintage items, handmade items. And we actually have a couple more vendors that are going to be coming in. We’ve got candles, porch signs. You name it, we’re going to have it,” Dawson said.
Wax melts, furniture, jewelry, dishes and more, are just a few of the items for sale. The contents of the store are going to change up frequently as new stock comes in, Dawson said.
“It’ll be different every week, with different vendors bringing different things,” she said.
The Tattered Twigg even has a selection of vintage toys, featuring classics like Peanuts characters.
The business owners decided Raeford would be a good place to start a new venture.
“We fell in love with the town. We were looking around and we went, this is such a cute town,” Dawson said.
“When we got here, we just absolutely loved being here. We thought an antique store would fit so good in a little town,” Garcia said.
They rented space in an historic building on Main Street and went to work preparing the interior for the grand opening.
The Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Saturday to celebrate the new business. Following the ribbon cutting, guests were invited to come in and view the newly decorated space and see what The Tattered Twigg has to offer. Pete Morley provided musical entertainment.
The business is located at 122 North Main Street in Raeford, across the street from Home Food. The store is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The business is active on Facebook, posting about new arrivals and special events.
The business is planning a “lil shopper’s day” May 1 for young children to shop for gifts for Mother’s Day, with a special section of the store set up just for them with gifts $10 and below. For more information, visit The Tattered Twigg on Facebook.