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Sun 12:30 - 5

237 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(800) 457-1990
(502) 223-5240

Meet Meredith!

Ann and Meredith - then &  now

Meet Meredith!

Hello everyone, my name is Meredith Thomas and I have returned to the bluegrass state. Being from a little city called Falls Church (close to the D.C. area), Frankfort has always been my home away from home.

Many moons ago, as a 7-year-old, I took my first solo flight to visit my favorite Aunt Ann, AKA Watson (our nickname for each other). Every summer I had the opportunity to work at her store (I use the word “work” lightly as I was more like a little helper). Completely Kentucky was a store to explore - full of furniture, jewelry, paintings, pottery, glassware, knick knacks - a unique array of amazing things made exclusively by artists in Kentucky. A store that made a child's eyes go wide in curiosity & excitement!

My main role was to help as much as I could with chores such as sweeping the front sidewalk, depositing money at the bank, & running over to the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe to get orders (and if i was a good girl I’d get a chocolate chunk cookie...by doing a cookie dance...yes, a dance!). I grew my confidence through this store, so much that I sold my first item all by myself without bothering either of the store employees, Rene or Barbara. I vividly remember the transaction - I stood at the counter, barely able to see over, and sold a KY-State quarter necklace to a woman with a Jackie Kennedy like demeanor. One summer, my aunt surprised me and named me Employee of the Month. I even received a trophy which I still have in my bedroom to this day!

I spent 8 summers working at this amazing store, but as I grew older it became increasingly hard to make the trip here each season. I had to hunker down and focus on my studies, graduating high school, and more recently graduating college with a degree in Fine Art. Once I completed school, I encountered the age old question of, “What to do next?” Ann suggested an internship at the store, and other places around Frankfort - which is precisely what I did! I packed my belongings (leaving my beloved cat in the care of my family) and left the D.C. area to come back to my Old Kentucky Home.

Click on the photo to see us way back when and now!