Graceful Living: Sharon Davis

By Leslie Moore

Graceful Living: Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis, Shades and Draperies

Describe yourself in three sentences.

I love people –especially children – my husband and I have six children between us, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way! Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes. My mother gave me a hydrangea years ago, and I’m currently rooting 40 cuttings from that plant – I’ll give them away next spring! I also teach Sunday school at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown.

What do you reach for first at the Thanksgiving table? Who prepared it?

The first thing I reach for is the hand of the person sitting next to me for our blessing. We circle up the 16-20 people and give thanks before we eat. The meal is usually at my house, and everyone brings something. Of course there is always much too much food, and I buy big plastic containers for everyone to fill up as they leave. I really enjoy having people over and feeding them!

When writing thank you notes – hand written or digital? Why?

Handwritten! I like keeping the notes I receive and have a drawer full of cards I’ve been given. Over the past few years, I’ve started keeping the cards I give my husband as well – I tried giving him the same cards over and over, but he caught on. [laughing]

Give us three things in your life that make you stop and say “thank you” – and why you chose them.

There are so many, but my life, the people in it and God are the first three that come to mind. When I wake up in the morning, I stop and listen – and say thank you. Then, it’s time to get up and go!

What makes Shades and Draperies unique?

We are a design firm that specializes in beautiful custom made window treatments and bed coverings, including custom drapery, roman shades, valances, bed treatments as well as re-upholstery. Our fabric section has endless possibilities!

We are also a Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer – this means we have the very latest in shutters, shades and blinds that our industry has to offer, including motorized products. All proudly made right here in the U.S.A.

I have been working side by side with my daughter, Sandy, for over 34 years now, and we absolutely love what we do! Our customers become our friends and helping them to make their home both functional and beautiful is very rewarding.

Located at 4905 Highway 17, Unit D, in Murrells Inlet, Shades and Draperies is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 10:30 am – 3 pm. Contact them by calling 843-651-8177 or visit

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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