Businesswoman shares her knack with Owen County

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Texas transplant opens new home decor store in Owenton

By Molly Haines

From Dallas, Texas to Owen County, June Osborne has shared her love of home décor with friends and family. Now Osbrone will begin sharing that love with the entire community.
The 62-year-old, soon-to-be retired engineer said she has always had a knack for decorating, including floral arrangements and room staging – all of which will be a part of the business.
“I’ve always been able to turn living rooms around,” Osborne said. “I’ve got so much stuff and with my home staging and floral skills, I decided I might as well jump in and see what I can do.”
Osborne moved to Owen County from Dallas, Texas and began working in Cincinnati and built interstates and bridges. She later began working for the Kentucky Department of Transportation and worked part-time at another local home décor store creating floral arrangements, working on the floor and decorating.
Now in her own store, the Clay Vase, Osborne said she will have new and used furniture, accessories, accent tables and hutches along with other items from $10 to $1,000.
Osborne said she will also offer floral services and will come into a customer’s home and rearrange rooms to their liking.
Although she could have opened her store in a larger city, Osborne said she appreciates small-town life.
“The people here are friendly,” Osborne said. “I’ve gotten to know a lot of people and it’s nicer to know someone by their first name as opposed to being in a big city.”
For now Osborne will run the store by herself, but said she hopes to hire a couple of helpers later on.
The store will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
The Clay Vase can be reached at (502) 484-1229 and is located at 312 North Main Street, Owenton.
“I like seeing people buy nice things,” Osborne said. “I like seeing smiles on their faces and meeting new people. There’s nothing more satisfying than that and hopefully that’s what will happen here.”