IDA – Rose Patrick and her daughter Amanda Sharp specialize in unique creations at Pressed Rose in Ida.
The duo opened their shop, located at 2828 Lewis Ave., just over a year ago. Open just one weekend a month, with dates and times posted on Facebook, the unique boutique offers art created by Patrick and handmade furniture designed by Sharp, along with a wide selection of home accessories and gifts.
“We opened the business last September,” Sharp said. “Before she started the business, my mother was a housewife, but she was always very creative and busy with artistic things. We collaborated together and decided it was time for her to sell some of the things she creates.”
Many of Patrick’s framed artworks hang on the shop’s walls. Many are cleverly arranged by color, drawing customers’ eyes across the room as they view the collection of images.
Patrick works in several different mediums, but especially enjoys mixing colored pencils. Her signature is hidden in every creation.
“My mother’s art would change from modern to very traditional. It’s interesting how she can go from one look to another,” Sharp said. “She creates a lot of cool stuff. You wouldn’t think a 71 year old would make some of these prints.
Some of Patrick’s creations are decorated with different objects, creating a multi-layered piece.
“All of her artwork is one-of-a-kind,” Sharp said. “When he decorates a piece, he sometimes adds stones, beads or wood shavings. She will also do random creations like a fall floral arrangement. She is extremely talented all around.
Sharpe said her mother hopes to not only inspire but encourage others with her art so they too can develop their creative side.
Sharp, 41, builds the furniture on display in the store. She specializes in woodworking and likes mid-century pieces. Her hairpin leg tables can be found throughout the store.
“My saw goes where the saw goes, and my mother’s brush goes where she goes. It’s hard to define us when it comes to creativity. But making furniture is one of my favorite things, like making bookcases and dining room tables,” Sharp said.
In the back of the shop is her workshop, filled with wood, tools and a DeWalt saw.
“I do refurbish some furniture, but I like to create from scratch,” she said. “Recently, one of my biggest challenges has been trying to find affordable and quality wood so I can continue to create. I prefer to work with new wood.”
Patrick and Sharp are the only two employees in the store, but they work with several vendors who display and sell their items.
“We’re looking to add more vendors, but it has to be the right one,” Sharp said. “If there is anyone interested in learning more about becoming a seller, we would be happy to arrange a private consultation.”
In the short time since the store has been open, Sharp said they have developed a following of repeat customers.
“We wanted to create an atmosphere where people felt welcome and wanted to come back,” she said. “We have customers that we know by name and they have become like an extension of our family. It’s very special to us.
“One of the reasons we’re only open one weekend a month is because we have to have time in between to create. My mother creates almost exclusively at home. When I work with wood, I create exclusively in the shop and paint watercolors and other things at home.”
Sharp, who also works in real estate, said future goals include adding a coffee shop so customers can enjoy a drink while patronizing the boutique. For now, opening hours will remain one weekend a month, but private shopping visits can be arranged. November market hours are Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, November 6th from noon to 3:00pm. More information can be found on the store’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PressedRoseLLC
Owners: Rose Patrick and Amanda Sharp
address: 2828 Lewis Ave. in Ida
Services: One-of-a-kind artwork and furniture along with home accessories and gifts
O’clock: Market hours offered one weekend per month. Dates and times posted on Facebook.