June 22, 2008 4:13 PM EDT
When I started my business years ago I decided to be a custom preserved floral designer because I love flowers. I wanted to run it from home and quickly found out that storing preserved flowers in my house in SC where the heat and humidity are really high wouldn`t work and I didn`t have enough room for the inventory I would need. Also, shipping arrangements is a pain!
I ended up finding a couple of great lines of home accents made from rocks and minerals that we now sell. Since I am a geologist it fits perfectly with my background and we are able to pre-pack everything in gift boxes which makes it easy to store and ship and looks nice for the customer. It`s funny how you sometimes start out with one idea and find that a different one is perfect for you and your situation!
---Tracy Barnhart, Owner
Giverny, Inc. / Mini Me Geology