POMEROY —Some people just talk about opening their own business, and others just go for it.
That’s what happened when Terri Law and Mandy Johnson started talking. As the ideas emerged, the women found themselves with shop on Court Street in downtown Pomeroy they call Two Olde Hens.
After being away from the area for more than 16 years, Law was introduced to Johnson, and the two bonded right away. They shared the same dream of being shop owners, each with different talents.
“We just started talking about it one day,” Law said. “And then we just went for it. We didn’t do a lot of planning. We knew what we wanted our shop to be.”
Johnson agrees and says she just likes to build and paint, and that Law is really good with displays and running the business.
Johnson’s special talent is building and repurposing furniture, as well as painting. She creates something unexpected from ordinary objects and the shop is filled with her work, which Law has artistically displayed.
The shop is cozy but not overcrowded, allowing shoppers to easily view Johnson’s pieces.
Other local artists’ work are included in the store’s inventory, as well as many other smaller items suitable for gift giving.
Now that the “Hens” have nested in Pomeroy, Law hopes to make more community connections after her time away. Johnson, who stayed in the area, just enjoys being in the downtown area with her work.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.