Then we made our way to a little town west of Franklin called Liepers Fork. Our drive there took us through rolling hills, farms, equestrian stables, and by some incredibly large homes. It was picture perfect.
When we walked in, we were greeted by a band playing live right in the store. They were sitting on couches and chairs just jamming and singing. It was lovely!
Whenever I walk into a shop, I always ask for permission to take photos. I was quickly told that I could, but needed to limit the amount because a publishing company is currently putting a coffee table book together of her shop. Yeah. That’s how amazing her vignettes are! Just look at these trophies:
Meet Alexandra Cirimelli. She’s one of those kinds of people you don’t come across very often. She has a giving spirit, a joyful attitude and a definite love for what she does. We had a wonderful time talking with her for a while about life, owning a shop, marriage, being a woman and living in a small town. It’s honestly one of those encounters in life that you’ll never forget. She shared a story with us about how during a recent personal tragedy the town got together and paid for everything for her. Incredible, yes? She said it’s a testimony to the kind of folks that live in Liepers Fork. I don’t doubt that, but after meeting her, I can guarantee that it’s also a testament to the kind of person she is.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to Kim and Alex for the women that you are. I will never forget our encounter.
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