ABOUT MY BUSINESS
Home Essentials is a mom/pop kitchen store specializing in cookware, tableware, kitchen/bar prep tools (gadgets), gourmet food items, & creative decorative accents. In 1995 my husband and I purchased and renovated an historic railway hotel in Downtown Lakeland, Florida, ‘The Orange Hotel’. While renovating the 100-year-old hotel for retail use, we discovered the hotel’s original summer kitchen, and, co-incidentally, we were able to restore the space to accommodate our kitchen store.
I have always been a teacher. And an artist. The store offers me the opportunity to combine both passions – educating people as to why one might choose one brand/item over another, and how to best use that item. As an artist, I love the creativity of searching for new brands & products that have an unusual charm and great quality but are also very functional. I like to suggest creative ways to group and gift items. Over the past years, I have explored many brands and their products, keeping some and moving on with others. One’s tastes and needs change with time. So do products. We hope to go with you on your journey, with family time & home time, creating great meals & great memories.