It’s a new day for Burlap & Lace!

This man, I love. And together with him we have built a life that we love. That life includes our children, our grandchildren, siblings and parents still with us. And to that point, a new day is on the horizon for Burlap & Lace.

After numerous injuries over the last three years, I have finally made the hard decision of downsizing Burlap & Lace with the end result being terminating the business altogether. While I am not sure when that end will actually take place, the process has begun.

This is where it began for me in 2017….a sweet brick and mortar shop in downtown Brevard, NC. Many of you will remember my days there, welcoming you on the porch of my shop. And over a journey of years and seasons, I landed at my stopping place, Marketplace on Locust.

Owner of Marketplace on Locust, Ilse Tolles, has completed the picture for me of what small business should look like. And she has done it so well that I have embraced my time in her shop for the last 4 years, thinking I would never leave. But with my last diagnosis of 2 spinal fractures due to overuse of my back, the decision finally had to be made.

Beginning sometime in April, I will downsize to a very small space at the back of Ilse’s store, with the idea being to phase out completely at some point yet to be determined. I cannot thank you enough for enjoying this journey with me through the last 6 years, and honestly for over 15 if you count the times I had booth spaces elsewhere before opening my own shop.

I am excited to discover where this transition takes me. And wherever that is, I know it will be good. Because all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose. Don’t you just love that?!? HIS purpose and not mine. Makes me smile.

Come enjoy my small space with me- still at Marketplace on Locust and open 10-5 Monday through Saturday.

~ Blessings,


3 thoughts on “It’s a new day for Burlap & Lace!

  1. Connie. Though a difficult decision, I know you will continue to prosper in your life. I have enjoyed following you from the little shop on ?Ashville Hwy in Brevard to the big shop on Main to Locust. You are an inspiration and beautiful Christian woman. I know God has great plans for you. Best wishes.


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