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Nine years of planning have gone into the new consignment store that recently opened on Kasson Main Street.

Daisy May Consignments opened their doors on January 2, 2012, in the former Leutholds building. "We had planned on opening an antique store when we started our painting business nine years ago," explained Kim Rudlong. She and her husband Rick own RicKim Painting in Kasson as well and have always known that they wanted to expand their business ownership beyond the painting business. "We started collecting things over the years and going to sales and auctions," she continued. "We decided to go with the consignment business instead of the antique business because we saw more of a need for this type of business in Kasson." Rick and Kim continue to run their painting business.

The store is warm and inviting and filled with anything and everything you would need to furnish a home. "We have a great variety of furniture from newer pieces to antique dressers and unique things like the old fashion ice box we have for sale." Prepping the store for opening took a great deal of work according to Kim. "We had a lot of painting to do and cleaning and making the space work for the type of business we were opening." The store utilizes the main floor space for household items and furniture and the basement of the building for clothing and accessories.

Besides selling household items, the business also does consignment sales for people that would like to sell slightly used clothing and accessories. "We accept all clothing as long as it isn't torn or stained," Kim said. "We are really surprised at how well the clothing is selling." The hottest items that are hard for the store to keep in stock are infant clothes and shoes. "I'm also really surprised at how many home decor knick-knack items we are selling," Kim added. "The other item that really surprised us, that sell as soon as we get them, is household rugs. They have been a huge seller for us."

Rick and Kim are very grateful for the overwhelming support they have received since opening their new business. "Traffic has really been heavy and we have a lot of customers that come and browse once a week or so to see what we've added."

Daisy Mae

By Tara Lindquist

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