Pinehurst, NC has seen a new business come to town — independent gourmet housewares store Purple Thistle recently opened its doors after owner Mickey Reale and her family relocated from Pennsylvania.
According to local news outlet The Fayetteville Observer, the store is billed as is a gift shop that caters to people who enjoy cooking and entertaining. Previously a hairdresser by trade, Reale and her husband, Jim, got the idea to open a gourmet housewares store by tapping into their combined love of cooking and entertaining.
The store carries an array of housewares, including Grizzly Cast Iron and Staub. Meale also noted she keeps gourmet jams, jellies, salsas and drink mixes, like Bloody Mary mix, in stock as well.