The Scoop on Jane Peet of Grit Antiques

Hey my friends! I’m so honored today to have the lovely, and super-talented blogger, Jane Peet, of Grit Antiques with me here today. I’m excited to have her share with y’all more about herself, Grit, and her love of rust.

Q: Jane, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know you, but for those not so lucky, will you please tell us a little about yourself? 😊

A: Hello everyone! What an honor.. when you admire someone like yourself for so many years it is pretty special to be asked for an interview. First and foremost I am a wife and mama to our fur baby Madison. Six years ago I opened a booth in the largest antique mall in the south. I had no idea at the time what I was doing, but I knew that I would give it at least six months.

Grit Antiques Flea Market Finds
Perfect chippy table flea market find to showcase treasures headed to her booth

Q: That’s awesome!Β  I love the word, and I’m wondering, how did you come up with the name Grit for your business?

A:Β  From day one I treated my small business as a business. It was never a hobby. I needed a name for this new undertaking. Inspired by a yoga class with my favorite teacher who set an intention before each class. In this class, we discussed β€œGrit” and why some people have such strong perseverance. Her words resonated with me.
Shortly thereafter, I was hiking in the back-country in Yosemite National park with my husband. Towards the end of a long day of hiking, we had to ascend 5000 vertical feet to reach our campsite. The lung-bursting trek up the mountain taxed me to the core and all I kept thinking about was β€œGrit.” I needed it!! This word became special to me and only seemed fitting when I was deciding on a name for my business.

Q. That’s great, love that! What’s been your favorite part of blogging so far?

A.Β You know I am just discovering my favorite part of blogging. It has been a journey of figuring out how to blend my online presence with my shop. I discovered my passion for still life photography because of blogging. Visual storytelling.

Q.Β  And you’re so good at storytelling through your shots! A lot of people see pics of your amazing barn and think it’s your shop (but it’s not!) tell us more about your barn..

A.Β My husband built our barn. This is where I get inspired and it is an extension of my business. I like keeping things simple and have had no desire to have my own shop.

Grit Antiques Barn
Jane at her amazing barn

Q. What’s one tip you could give someone new who may be wanting to start a creative business like yours?

A.Β One tip…to listen to your heart
I know we hear that a lot, but I believe it. Truly listening to your heart can be hard. Our logical side wants to jump in and tell us all the reasons that it may not work. You may view what others are doing and get pulled in one direction or another. Do what is right for you and your family. A little hustle and a lot ofΒ  heart.

Q. I totally agree! Where can my readers find you and follow along on your journey online?

A, You can find me online at Grit Antiques. Daily on Instagram (@gritantiques) and Facebook. You’ll also find me at The Depot at Gibson Mill.

Grit Antiques kitchen renovation
Jane’s recent gorgeous kitchen renovation, follow Jane on Instagram @gritantiques

Jane, thanks so much for taking the time out to talk with me and give us all a sneak peek into your life, it’s an honor being your friend and following along on your journey! xo

22 thoughts on “The Scoop on Jane Peet of Grit Antiques

  1. Thanks for the wonderful interview Courtney! I love all of your amazing photos Jane and have been following along/drooling over your renovations!

    1. Thank you, Tiffany! Her photos really are and it’s been an amazing transformation on their kitchen, that island! Have a great week! xo

    1. And so are you my sweet friend! Thank you and have a wonderful week, Heather! xo

  2. This is great Im inspired by both you and Jane. I feel from reading this I got to know Jane a little better. It was nice to know a little of her personel side. Thank. You Jane. And Thank you Courtney for taking the time to do this I would like to see more of this done. We have so many inspiring sisters

    1. We really do, Ann, and you’re one of them! I’m so glad you liked the interview and I’ll definitely consider doing more blog posts like this, appreciate the feedback, thanks so much! xo

  3. Not sure why, but “hearing” both of your voices, made me tear up. I feel so blessed to have you both as friends. Grit Antiques is one of my fav business names I have ever come across, and it suits Jane so well. She has a wonderful way of getting to the core of beauty, either through her written words, her photography or the pieces she chooses to bring to her barn, and her business. Thank you Courtney for interviewing our amazing friend. Love following both of your journeys . xo

    1. Aw~that’s so sweet, Kim! I feel blessed as well, and you’re right, she’s amazing and so are you! I think we can all learn something by having some “grit” in our lives! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the interview & also for letting me have a part in your journey as well, it’s an honor! xo

  4. The “listen to you heart” comment REALLY hit me hard today!
    I too have a small handmade business that I have always treated as a business and NOT a hobby. My husband keeps telling me I need to quit my full time-job and “follow my heat” and it scares me. In fact we kinda got into a spat about it this morning… There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

    Thankful to have his support and also to hear these same comments from someone else.
    Who knows 2018 might have me following my arrow!

    Great interview! THANK YOU!! I could not have read this on a better day!!

    1. I’m happy to hear it was a perfect word for you today, Heather, it resonated with me as well! I don’t know if you saw the link to her blog post on treating her business as a business and not a hobby, it wasn’t showing as a link on mobile, but I thought it was great advice & sounds like you follow that idea of taking your biz seriously as well. That one piece of advice could help take someone’s small business to the next level, so I’m glad you mentioned it.
      And that’s a huge decision, I can see why it’s causing some friction, how wonderful that he believes in you and your dream, and I think you’ll know what to do as you follow your heart like Jane advised here.
      I totally believe that great things are coming for you and your business in this next year, so glad you found value in the interview and appreciate your feedback, thank you! xo

  5. This made me tear up. Blessed to call you both friends πŸ™‚ I just love Jane’s business name. One of my fav business names, anywhere. It totally suits Jane and her admiral approach to life and her business. Jane has an amazing ability to convey beauty through her words, photography and the pieces she chooses to find.
    Love following her, and your journey. xo

    1. Thank you, I’m blessed as well my sweet friend, and she sure does. I’m proud and happy to call both of you my friend & excited for the good things coming in this next year for all of us as we learn & grow! xo

      1. LOL! Thanks for reading both of my comments, lol! I thought the 1st didn’t post, became I couldn’t find it after posting. πŸ™‚ Ah well, your interview deserves extra love. xo

        1. Since it’s about Jane it does deserve two! lol.. the comments have to be approved first to weed out spam, thanks, Kim! xo

  6. Hi Courtney, I feel so blessed to have followed you on your journey and now sharing mine.

    Thank you so much, my friend, xo

    1. Jane,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to do the interview with me, and of course for your friendship, I feel very blessed as well! It’s an honor and I look forward to watching what exciting things come our way as we chase our dreams, thanks my friend! xo

  7. All of you ladies, Courtney, Jane, Kim and Heather are truly remarkable administrators. Not only do I find your talents, ideas and feedback amazing…I mostly find that you all possess a true kindness and caring nature for everyone. And your Friendships are more important than words can say!
    This interview with Jane is a beautiful way to see her personal journey. I love how she puts her heart and soul into everything she does. Her photography certainly makes me smile. My mornings are very difficult and her photos certainly make my coffee time so much easier.
    Thank you Courtney, Jane, Kim and Heather! I APPRECIATE and LOVE all you do!

    1. Debbie, thank you so much, and I know Jane’ll be thrilled to hear her photography makes your mornings better, appreciate all of your kind words & taking the time to let us know how you feel! xo

  8. Great interview, Courtney! Enjoyed learning more about Jane, she is such an inspiration! Love her visual displays, they are simply elegant … I hope that’s a compliment for someone who loves rust, Lol!

    1. It sure is a compliment! lol..Thank you so much, Julie, I agree she’s an inspiration and a great stylist & photographer! xo

    1. She sure does, Kitty! Thank you for taking the time to read & leave a comment, have a good night! xo

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