Newnan, GA Shop Owner and The Story Behind Greenhouse Mercantile

Greenhouse Mercantile is a southern shop that specializes in all things homegrown. This Newnan, Georgia store is filled with locally, American-made items BSBs just can’t seem to get enough of. Read the owner, Kenya Brantley’s, profile below to learn more about her patriotic passion.

Your Name

Kenya Brantley

Business Name

Greenhouse Mercantile

What You Provide

We specialize in products that are made in America, locally made items, fair-trade products, and items that give back.

Where are you based?

Newnan, GA

Why did you decide to start a business?

I wanted to be an example to my children that you can truly do anything that you set your heart and mind to…And for that not just to be a cliché’.

What is your favorite client story?

Id work with a lot of local artists that never cease to amaze me with their creativity.  One of my customers came in with a group of friends.  I noticed that she seemed to be a bit sad. When I asked what was wrong, she mentioned that she had just lost her cat, Chin Chin.  I sincerely offered my condolences and told her that if she needed any help around the shop to just let me know.  How amazed was I when she took a painting by one of our local artist, Corinne Galla, off the wall and began to tear up. She said to me that Corinne must have had a little Chin-spiration, because the painting looked exactly like her cat.  So beautiful!!!

What is your website?

Who are some of your business idols?

Tory Burch

What is your favorite thing about being southern?

The hospitality, of course! 🙂  I love going places and feeling like just another member of the family!!!

What is your favorite southern dish?

Macaroni and cheese!!!

What is the most important thing you have done to build your business?

My mom always has the best advice! One of the most important things she taught me in life was to always ask, even if I’m a bit nervous.  All someone can do is say no. Always ask. This nugget of truth has helped me time and time again in my business.

What are your favorite southern brands?

The Mason Shaker, The Mailroom Barber, and of course, Charleston’s Favorite Stone-Ground Grits, all available on our website!!!

What is your favorite item or piece of clothing to wear/use while doing business?

It would have to be one of our linen dresses from Not Perfect Linen.  They are comfortable and simple, yet refined and stylish!

All Images by  Amanda Duke Photography, Make Up By: Elizabeth Sloan


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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