Women and Men Who Mean Business (August 2013)

Judi Abbott, Legacy Antiques

Judi Abbott, Legacy Antiques

Judi Abbott

Legacy Antiques
3420 Hwy. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC
Main: 843-651-0884

Did you have a pet growing up? How about now?

I had quite a few pets growing up, but one of my favorites was my dachshund, Heidi. I recently had to have my beloved cat of 17 years, Lucky, euthanized. I miss her so much. My sweet son tried so hard to console me and offered to give me his cat, but I have decided to not get another pet. This is the first time in my life that I haven’t had a child, a man or an animal to care for and I think I’ll enjoy my freedom for now.

How do you keep up with current events?

I don’t have a computer or the internet, so I read the newspaper and watch television. I get a lot of local news from people coming into the shop.

If the weather never changed, what would you prefer it to be?

I like misty rain with temperatures in the 70s—rain gives me energy and makes me feel good. I love to sit on my porch and feel the misting rain while I watch the creek.

Tell us a little about Legacy Antiques

I have owned this store for 25 years and still love every minute! My wonderful manager, Jeff Weaver, has been with me for 23 years. We are getting so much new merchandise; it’s hard to find places to put everything! From jewelry to furniture, we’ve got it all. If you’ve never been in, please stop and take a look—everyone says the inside looks a lot different than the outside. Our prices are very reasonable, too.

Vida Miller, Gray Man Gallery

Vida Miller, Gray Man Gallery

Vida Miller

Gray Man Gallery
Downtown Pawleys 10707 Ocean Hwy.
Pawleys Island, SC
Main: 843-237-2578

Did you have a pet growing up? How about now?

I had a little beagle puppy—I had several beagles growing up, they were all named Suzie. I wasn’t very creative! Now I have one black kitty named Black Cat, the last of a litter we found under our porch 16 years ago. I didn’t want to keep them, but my husband wanted them for our granddaughter, Kristen, so you know they stayed!

If the weather never changed, what would you prefer it to be?

I think the older I get, the more I prefer mild weather. Spring and Fall are definitely my favorites. When it storms, I do enjoy staying home and puttering around the house, getting things done that I never have time to do.

How do you keep up with current events?

I’m not a huge television watcher, but I do keep up with the news. I read the newspaper, get e-mail updates and here at the shop our customers come in and we have great fun talking about the issues of the day.

Tell us a little about Gray Man Gallery.

At the end of September, we will be celebrating our 33rd year in business. It’s always exciting to make it another year and make new friends and customers. We are now serving our third generation of customers—and all of our customers are our friends. It’s an honor to help preserve people’s heirlooms. We even have people come here on vacation and bring their framing for us to do. Our customers are wonderful!

Robin Putnam, The Tulip Tree Boutique

Robin Putnam, The Tulip Tree Boutique

Robin Putnam

The Tulip Tree Boutique
6778 Beach Drive SW.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Main: 910-579-9070
www.tuliptreeboutique.com

Did you have a pet growing up? How about now?

Growing up I always had cats. The one I remember the most was named “Inky.” I now have a little Cresteepoo named Jovi (after Bon Jovi, of course!). She is half Chinese Crested Powderpuff and half Toy Poodle. She is such a sweet little dog and loves her mommy! Jovi is very smart, too! She is my shop dog, and people who come in love to watch her do her “tricks,” which include sneezing on command, sit, down, high five, and show me, at which point she will run to the break room for a treat!

If the weather never changed, what would you prefer it to be?

I really enjoy temps in the 60s through upper 70s range, with a great breeze. I love storms at the beach, and like to sit with a cup of coffee either reading or watching an old movie. It is also quite nice in my boutique during a storm…it feels really cozy there!

How do you keep up with current events?

Current events? Does E! News count? Other than during elections, I am most definitely NOT a news junkie…it usually just ticks me off, quite honestly. If I hear about something that I find interesting, I research it online.

Tell us a little about The Tulip Tree Boutique.

We have started receiving our fall apparel, so we are quite busy making room for it! That means a SALE! Both women’s and children’s summer clothing is marked down.

Barbara McCahill, PURPLEologist

Barbara McCahill, PURPLEologist

Barbara McCahill

PURPLEologist
Barefoot Landing
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Main: 843-272-7775
www.PURPLEologist.com

Did you have a pet growing up? How about now?

For many years I raised Brittany Spaniels, and loved our annual Thanksgiving tradition of taking the dogs pheasant hunting. It is thrilling to watch them pursue, point, track and retrieve their game! It truly was a fun experience from start to finish, including adding pheasant to our Thanksgiving meal.

These days I travel often on buying trips for the stores, so we don’t have any animals. I can barely tend to my houseplants with proper water and food! But, I do long to have a dog again, someday. When I do, she will be a Springer Spaniel, named “Ms. IRIS,” and, yes, she will have all purple accessories! I just love a Springer Spaniel’s eyes and ears, and how their demeanor is so attentive and affectionate. Even though Springer Spaniels are known as great hunters, she will have to be content with helping me hunt for more purple! 

Tell us a little about PURPLEologist?

I have been working with a couple of companies designing some special purple dog accessories for our PURPLEologist store. It won’t be long until we will have a nice selection of purple dog accessories and bling to offer. Who knows, maybe by then we can have our “Ms. IRIS” PURPLEologist mascot! Hopefully purple will be her favorite color too!

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