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.
Q: That’s awesome! I love the word, and I’m wondering, how did you come up with the name Grit for your business?
A: 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 “Grit” 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 “Grit.” 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. 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. 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. 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.
Q. What’s one tip you could give someone new who may be wanting to start a creative business like yours?
A. 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 of heart.
Q. I totally agree! Where can my readers find you and follow along on your journey online?
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