The last week of December of 2018, my husband and I started cleaning out the space that later became White Tulip Market. We opened in March of 2019 on 210 South Marble St. in Downtown Rockmart, Georgia. A few weeks before we opened, we had a few visits from a movie scout who was looking to film a movie in Rockmart. The movie was filmed in May of 2019, so I temporarily moved out of my space (one month after moving in) and re-opened in late June of 2019.
It has been a challenging, yet amazing few years trying to sustain a small business in a small town during a pandemic. As most of you know, 2020 brought a lot of changes for many businesses. We had to be creative about how we were going to stay open. The scary part was all of the unknowns. None of us knew what to do. I was determined to remain open and be successful. Something amazing happened during that year! Many people wanted to shop small and support local business during this time. Many customers told us that they felt safer shopping in a small shop opposed to a busy big box store. I was encouraged and grateful for those who chose to buy from me. I am aware of all of the choices out there and am thankful to each customer who chooses White Tulip Market!
We are a boutique-style shop. We have a variety of new, vintage, antique, and re-purposed home decor. There are more that ten vendors represented in White Tulip Market. More than half of those vendors hand make their products! In addition to offering unique items, it is our desire to support other small businesses and highlight their products. We are constantly trying to improve and offer goods that are unique to other shops. One way that we try to set ourselves apart, is by offering locally handmade gifts. Some of the items we offer that are locally made are candles (Wicks & Wood), soaps (Brownings Soap), artwork (Sheena Lawrence), jewelry (Lillo's Loot), signs (Oak Grove Designs), and birdhouses (Memory Laine).
We also offer items that highlight our town...Rockmart signs, Silver Comet shirts & stickers, Rockmart wood boxes, and Rockmart bricks. These make great gifts! Another way that we try to offer unique products is by mixing vintage and antique items that pair well with new items. We have primitive and antique furniture pieces that you can not find in big stores. We curate items that have character. We love to find pieces that have a story.
Our Ladies Clothing Boutique features current trends and styles for ladies sizes Small - 3XL. We offer a variety of casual and dressy clothing for any occasion. Our two ladies boutique vendors (Southern Sense Boutique
and Blu Cactus Boutique) offer styles for all ages. Dresses, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sweaters, loungewear, workout wear, and more! We also carry accessories, including hats, jewelry, hair clips, and purses. We have something for everyone!
We have a small baby boutique with a
variety of baby gifts that are perfect for a baby shower or First Birthday! You may want to grab a swaddles, blanket, bib set, milestone cards, or a book! One of our biggest sellers is the
GA Boy and Girl swaddles. We also have a
few clothing items, sleepers, and onesies.
We are working on expanding our Baby Boutique. We have recently added a new vendor (Wrenly Rain Boutique)! She will be
offering baby boutique clothing for sizes newborn up to size 5T. Dresses, sets, jeans, swimwear, and jackets.
We have also recently expanded our men's section. We carry men's hats, t-shirts, beard
products, soap, and man cave decor. Our newest vendor Iron Hill Mercantile offers collectibles like Antique signs, old gas pumps, and vintage wall decor.
Exciting things are happening in Downtown Rockmart! We have a new restaurant, The Rails Bar & Grill that just opened! Rockmart Nutrition will be opening soon! We are also planning Summer events and festivals, Car Shows, and community events. We would love for you to visit our small, friendly downtown. Take the Silver Comet Trail or drive downtown. While you are here, stop in and check out our bakery, sandwich shop, thrift stores, antique shops, coffee shop, and boutiques! We can't wait to see you!