We have made no secret of the fact that we love to buy local!
Kenya Brantley, owner of Greenhouse Mercantile, is passionate about running a boutique that supplies a range of locally and sustainably produced merchandise.
She wants to be sure that what she sells strengthens and gives back to the community.
It is important to her that her offerings are made in the United States, are fair trade or in some way contribute to society.
We loved the giving keys, simple engraved key necklaces that provide employment for the homeless and give a percentage of sales back to those without a place to live.
Stepping into Greenhouse Mercantile, Kenya’s stripped down chic style was instantly evident.
Kenya has curated a range of products that line up with her values, but come together in an effortlessly simplistic way that is distinctly Greenhouse.
The minimalist style makes a soothing shopping experience where you do not feel overwhelmed by the merchandise.
It’s the perfect place to find a one of a kind gift or treat yourself to something lovely or delicious.
Greenhouse Mercantile was conceived several years ago when Kenya and her family were moving.
She had a lot of beautiful pieces that she didn’t need anymore.
She decided to sell them at a booth in Stairway to Heaven Antiques.
She immediately knew that she had found something she loved and could do for the rest of her life.
From Stairway, she moved to different locations around Coweta County where she developed her unique style, which she describes as East coast meets West coast.
Greenhouse isn’t your typical boutique. Kenya wants people to feel free to come and stay awhile. She offers pour over coffee by the cup, free wifi and a comfy couch.
People will often stop in with their computers just to get some work done in a relaxing environment.
When you visit Greenhouse Mercantile, be sure to take a look in the back room where you will often find a pop up shop.
Kenya wants to help talented local artists and makers get exposure and grow, so she offers her back room as a temporary shop at a reasonable price.
Kristin Schriks and Gail Ross are the upcoming artists occupying the pop up space.
Kenya also has a Pinterest where she posts inspiration and ideas.
You can also catch Kenya on the entertaining web show Real Talk on the Square.