New shop a dream come true for owner

If you’re looking for something new or different or a gift item for friends, family or for your own home, Dream Collections in Lovell may have what you’re looking for.

The new shop opened for business earlier this month at 63 E. Main Street in Lovell, offering unique gifts and handmade items. Owner Debbie McConnaughey said

Debbie McConnaughey has opened a new retail shop at 63 E. Main Street in Lovell, offering unique gifts and handmade items for the home. Patti Carpenter photo
Debbie McConnaughey has opened a new retail shop at 63 E. Main Street in Lovell, offering unique gifts and handmade items for the home.
Patti Carpenter photo

she’s had her eye on the store’s location for a long time. She said she’s always loved its style of architecture and thought it would make a great location for a gift gallery.

“I call it a gift gallery because it has several different tastes or flares for various people,” said McConnaughey.

The store features home décor in country, western, rustic, Americana and retro styles. McConnaughey said she is featuring a grouping of styles that work well together, especially for those with an eclectic taste.

The store also carries some handmade items, currently in wood, rope and metal, and she also carries the original photography of her brother Ron Salyer. McConnaughey said she likes the idea of featuring local artists and craftsman, as long as the items fit into the general style of the store, and is currently seeking consignees.

Many of the items in the store are antique reproductions, making them very affordable. Currently, everything in the store is priced under $100 and McConnaughey said she’d like to keep it that way.

“I wanted to make a place where people could come and buy gifts or something for themselves that they could afford,” said McConnaughey. “So the most expensive item in here is $95. Most items are typically between $20 and $60.”

The store hours are currently Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. McConnaughey said she hopes to increase the regular hours, as demand grows.

“I’m still getting a feel for what the community would like to see in the store,” she said. “Once I determine that, I will most likely be open more hours.”

For more information or to discuss consignment opportunities contact McConnaughey at 307-272-1421.

By Patti Carpenter