Life on the creative side

Just What I Want

On Saturday, April 14 the little community of Grant’s Lick Ky was all abuzz. For months the residents of the area had watched as a couple of local entrepreneurs worked to transform a dilapidated old structure into a useable retail space. For as many years as anyone can remember, the old building has sat alongside the road slowly succumbing to neglect; but no more. While the proprietors decided to embrace the old mercantile for what it was and not erase its history with a major facelift, they did take measure to abate its decline.

quilt block on old windowThe doors were open at noon to a steady stream of excited customers, who had braved the frequent downpours, to finally get a chance to see the transformation. Even with the clouds and rain, the shop looked cheery and welcoming with the façade decked out with flowers, paintings, wall art painted on old window panes, rustic farm tools, buckets and more.


Once inside they found and eclectic array of antiques, gifts and collectibles…

just what i want an eclectic shop located in grants lick ky

old pine cabinet for sale at just what i want shop grant's lick ky


and a  loft boutique featuring gently used clothing, shoes and accessories.

I was there, as their visiting artist, demonstrating my wine glass paintings.

After wandering among the interesting selection of merchandise, customers were pleasantly surprised to discover a lovely secret garden nestled under the eaves of a large covered patio located behind the shop.


 The tiny community has whole heartedly embraced the new shop echoing the sentiment in the owner’s choice for its name –

“Just What I Want”

Just What I Want – antique, gift and collectibles; located 971 Kenton Station Rd, Grant’s Lick, Ky;; email – [email protected]

3 Responses

  1. Edna

    I love what they have done for the cummunity and wish them the best. It is so nice to see the little gem in Grants Lick every day I drive by.

    April 17, 2012 at 1:21 am

  2. Jane

    pretty cool!!

    April 16, 2012 at 2:46 am

    • We can’t wait for you to get back to the ridge and see for yourself.

      April 16, 2012 at 3:07 am