Rustic Charm at Lovegood and Co.

Rustic charm meets modern style at Lovegood & Co., a new destination for home goods and gifts located off St. Paul’s Grand Avenue. The cozy, 400-square-foot shop may be tiny, but it’s packed with unique finds: handmade note cards, vintage glassware, woven baskets, handcrafted throw pillows and dish towels, midcentury furniture, hand-thrown pottery, and brass tabletop décor. Its eclectic mix of goods culled from all over the globe—including Persian rugs, peacock chairs, a vintage Mexican cedar-and-pigskin Equipale chair, and handmade macramé wall hangings by Minneapolis makers Kin & Plume—gives the store a bohemian vibe, while midcentury furniture—such as a Heywood-Wakefield Ashcraft chair with its original, dusty-rose upholstery—lends clean lines and a modern sensibility to the store. The idea to mix vintage items and handcrafted goods by indie makers came from owner Natalie Drallette’s desire to help others embrace ethical shopping habits. “We want to reuse and keep things out of landfills while supporting the shop-small mentality,” she says. “Every item is a treasure meant for someone to find here.”

By: Jahna Peloquin

Photo Courtesy of Lovegood & Co.

 

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