Corner Cottage by Spokane Grapevine
Really…..? Have I gone completely nuts? What would motivate me to go to a “Girly-Girl” store? Well let me tell ya….My wife did.
Naw, just kiddin’….it was actually MY idea. If you know anything about me from reading my blog posts you will know that I love visiting businesses to find out the “story behind the counter”. It dosen’t matter what you sell or do.
I got into a brief email conversation with Trish Comrie this morning about her donating a gift certificate from The Corner Cottage for our next contest on facebook and I thought…….What the heck….Kelly and I were off to the races, so to speak.
First to greet us was Hayley, the pet rescue puppy. We are dog people, so….”instant like”. Then I spent some time just listening before introducing myself. I quickly realized that Trish and her mom were my kind of people. As Kelly walked the store, I was focused on taking a few pictures and just learning about them. Let me tell you right now, these are some really cool people to be around, and better yet, give your business to. They started The Corner Cottage a year and a half ago in the Garland District, and have been growing ever since. Trish shared a lot of trials and tribulations about starting a business like this from scratch, all of which we could relate to.
They sell…..yep…….you guessed it, “Girly” stuff, and permanent cosmetics. Here are some of the things you may not know by just walking in the store though. Some of their inventory is made right here in the Northwest by artisans in the Spokane area. Ok, that is an automatic check mark in the “awesome” catagory in my book. Their inventory tags are hand made by special needs students at Mead High School, CHECK. Trish and her Mom run the store themselves, CHECK. They live right here in Spokane, CHECK. They have a REALLY cute puppy, CHECK. All of these are great reasons, by themselves, to become a loyal fan of theirs, but put them all together and you have yourself a home run. [did you see how I snuck a little “guy” stuff in there at the end?]