Kelly unexpectedly started her company about four years ago when she had the desire to purchase a very specific, plaid afghan. After tireless searching to no avail, she turned to making it herself. Kelly found the process therapeutic in a season of life where she was dealing with severe anxiety. Since she found this to be a great way to soothe her restlessness, she decided to open a pop-up shop to sell her blankets at local markets. She fell in love with decorating her display, which led her to focus more on finding and restoring vintage goods to sell. Kelly now takes her traveling textile and vintage goods shop to markets all over Central Florida.
What is your business? June Taylor is a local and pop-up vintage shop that sells unique vintage finds, modernized vintage furniture, and handstitched blankets at a number of Central Florida markets with an aim to modernize how people see vintage goods.
Who are your clients? My clients include anyone who enjoys beautifying their space with vintage goods.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I believe I have a unique vision for vintage goods that I don’t see often or at all in the market and I have a deep desire to share that vision with others. I’d love to transform how people see vintage.
What are some of your business goals? My current goal is to make my business more accessible and to draw more consumers in from outside of Lakeland.
What are some wins for your business? The biggest win is always when someone enjoys one of my creations and envisions it as a part of their home.
What would you like to see in Lakeland? I would love for people who aren’t from Lakeland to love the city like a local. I want more people to come to Lakeland as a destination so we have visitors from places like St. Pete, Orlando, and Tampa.
How has Catapult helped you? Catapult has served as a source of inspiration while moving forward with my dream. The community is filled with people who are going after the things they were created to do and that gives me motivation to pursue my passion.
What is your Secret Sauce? My secret sauce is my wonderful husband, who encourages me to be creative and puts up with my outside-the-box thinking.
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