Upon entering Yard Stuff, it’s hard to know where to look first.
Visitors’ eyes are drawn in a matter of seconds from embellished planters to colorful pottery to large metal signs. The Gulfport shop is stocked with loads of fun, whimsical items and everything customers need to make their outdoor spaces stand out.
Founder George Wilson, who started the business in November of 2021, takes pride in the quality and variety of the store’s inventory, which is handpicked. Far from your standard, mass-produced garden decorations, Yard Stuff’s pieces come from Mexico or are made by Amish craftsmen or local artisans. A nursery also is in the plans and set to open in the spring.
“We love the outdoor life and love the things we sell,” says Kimberly Stevens, part owner and store manager.
Wilson spent many years in the landscaping business, but he sold his operation in North Mississippi because he wanted to do something new. Now, it’s safe to say that no day at Yard Stuff is the same.
“Our inventory constantly changes,” Stevens says, “and we make trips to get a lot of unique items.”
The store’s clientele is equally diverse, ranging in age from 20s to 80s, but all are looking to give their outdoor spaces a special touch. From handblown glass and quirky animal sculptures to ornate chimineas and sturdy wooden furniture, Yard Stuff makes a point of “having things no one else has,” Stevens says — and the reward is happy and satisfied customers.
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