Kingston store offers personalized items with a unique flair

Kingston store offers personalized items with a unique flair

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Painted picture frames are on display Painted picture frames are on display
along with personalized towels along with personalized towels
Ella Minnow Pea has a wide array of invitations. Ella Minnow Pea has a wide array of invitations.
You could tell it was getting close to Easter when we visited. You could tell it was getting close to Easter when we visited.
"You can't just go into Walmart or the mall and get this. The person you get it for will really appreciate it," Carrie Curry said. "You can't just go into Walmart or the mall and get this. The person you get it for will really appreciate it," Carrie Curry said.

By KRISTIN FARLEY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KINGSTON (WATE) - A Kingston store with a clever name offers unique personalized items and a wide array of invitations.

As you walk into Ella Minnow Pea, nestled in Ladd Landing at 1027 Waterford Place, you see the letters L, M, N, O, P displayed on the back wall. It's a reminder of the play on words shop owner Carrie Curry used when naming her store.

"It's what kids tend to say when they sing the alphabet," Carrie explained.

Her store focuses on gifts and invitations, and almost everything there can be personalized.

"T-shirts, buckets, painted picture frames, you can personalize it (all) these days," Carrie said. "It is just unique, fun, quirky little gifts. You can't just go into Walmart or the mall and get this. The person you get it for will really appreciate it."

But what Carrie might be most appreciated for is her wide array of invitations, baby items and graduation announcements. She claims to have all the local school colors on hand, and each student's announcement can really show off their personality.

Carrie has a graphic design background and her attention to detail also keeps her busy designing logos for many local businesses. 

Some of those businesses have been featured on Made in Tennessee including Corina's Closet and Sophie's Choice.

She says she loves coming to work each say, in the same area where her family is. "Even though I went to school in Denver, I knew I wanted to come back home."

Along with its blogspot, Ella Minnow Pea has a Facebook page

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