By LYDIA BERGLAR
Look carefully, and you might find painted rocks hiding in and around Dade County with a message on them: “Take Me to 1045 Brow Rd. Free Gift!” This is because Shed on the Brow is using the rocks to promote their gift shop, located on Sand Mountain at 1045 Brow Road.
The family-run shop officially opened on July 29. Mary Jo Short sews quilts, blankets, bags, and other items and makes soaps and candles while her eight-year-old grandson, Jordan Short, makes crafts such as bracelets and magnets. Jordan’s parents, Sammy Facciponte and Jacquelyn Redford, along with his grandfather, Jack Short, help run the store.
Redford said, “We consider ourselves a gift shop. We have so many items to choose from, and 95 percent are handmade.”
She explained that they painted the rocks and asked local businesses if they could place the rocks on the property. “We have had quite a few locals bring in their rocks and get their free gift. We have heard nothing but good things from our customers, and we just want to be able to share our small business with our community.”
The family is working on figuring out the best hours of operation. Customers are encouraged to call 706-500-1088 if the family is not at the shop, and one of them will be there within a few minutes. Inquiries can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or find the store on Facebook under the name “Shed on the Brow GIFT SHOP.”