Friday, July 10, 2015

TOP STORY >> Cabot’s Trendy Tulip

The Trendy Tulip at 706 S. Pine St. offers modern home décor items that are fun and stylish, many of which are handmade. Its owners are Erica Lemons and her mother, Janice.
The Trendy Tulip’s sign invites customers to the shop, a home that’s been converted into a showroom. Left, Janice Lemons (seated) with her daughter, Erica, in front of a display of sandals.

Leader staff writer

The Trendy Tulip, a new home décor boutique in Cabot which opened in May, specializes in shabby chic design trends.

Erica Lemons and her mom, Janice, own the business.

It is located in a house at 706 S. Pine St., which the duo converted into a showroom and shop.

“We always wanted to do something like this. We made the decision (to open the business) in February,” Erica Lemons said.

The Trendy Tulip is a family business that bloomed from a hobby. “I like to rehab old furniture,” Erica Lemons explained.

Her dad, state Rep. Tim Lemons, makes furniture with her brother to sell at the store. They do custom work, headboards, tables and benches.

“We will sell items for a commission for a 70/30 split. We have household decorations, wall décor, crafts, wreaths that people make,” Erica Lemons said.

The rooms of the house are filled with merchandise. Some have dresses, others have kitchenware and towels, pillows and vases. They try to have a bit of something for everybody’s taste, Janice Lemons said.

She also said they like Pinterest, a social media website, and doing projects. “We have new and gently used pieces,” Janice Lemons added.

She noted, “I do mostly crafty picture frames, rag swag, lamp shades and Mason jar paintings.

Erica Lemons added that the store has “jewelry, home décor, aprons, Yellow Box sandals.”

Janice Lemons said they try to sell a lot of Arkansas-made products and candles, too.

“We thought our town needed something that you wouldn’t have to go to Little Rock to get. Business is going great. People are interested because we’re in an old house,” she continued.

“We wanted it to feel like a home, and customers can pick up and touch things,” Janice Lemons said.

She also explained, “I’ve always been a stay-at-home mom. Now that the kids are grown, it is something for us to do. I like to decorate and accessorize things.”

The Trendy Tulip is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Everybody needs a little trendy in their life. It is fun,” Erica Lemons said.

Janice Lemons said, “If there’s something you are looking for, we’ll try to get it for you.”

The Trendy Tulip’s website is