ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Kim's Country Collection, located at 64800 Warnock - St. Clairsville Rd. Ohio 9 South, officially opened on May 15.
Kim Delloma's love for crafting was the reason and what inspired her to open her shop.
"My husband and I always liked doing crafts," said Delloma. "I have worked at a dentist's office for the last 30 years, I wanted to do something different with the rest of my life so we decided to open (Kim's Country Collection)."
KIM’S?COUNTRY?Collections, at 64800 Warnock-St. Clairsville Rd., has been open since May, offering area residents a large assortment of uniquely crafted gifts and other items.
Delloma describes her shop as unique and different due to the fact that it is stocked with items that many other places do not have.
"A lot of people like it just because it has a lot of things you can't find in other areas," said Delloma. "It's just an unique, small and intimate shop."
One of the parts that Delloma enjoys is getting to know her customers and people in the area through the shop.
"We have candles, we do a lot of woodwork such as shelves, shutters and we have a lot of little cradles and rocking chairs and benches that my husband and I do," said Delloma. "We are planning on doing a few other things later on."
While the Dellomas make a majority of the crafts that are sold in the shop, they do bring in items that they have purchased, which includes the hand-made iron pieces. The iron pieces that are available at Kim's Country Collection include a dinosaur, a cat and various team footballs.
"(My favorite thing about having this shop) is meeting people and just seeing the way they like to decorate and the different things that they enjoy... It's kind of neat to know what they are going to do with it and where they are putting these items."
Kim's Country Collection is open Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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