WHO IS BAREFOOT GYPSY???
So, just who is the face behind Barefoot Gypsy? Some may answer "the purple-hared witch behind the counter". Truthfully, there isn't just one face, but several.
David and I have wanted a shop like BG for many years, just didn't know how or where to begin. We LOVED spending time in Wildflowers, a small shop in South Charleston. We loved the energy and really enjoyed talking with Carolyn, Gale, Carrie, Tammy and all the customers. We loved searching through the books, jewelry, cards and other items packed in the shelves. We mostly loved listening to Carolyn's stories! So, the first face that needs mentioned is Carolyn Rexroad of Wildflowers, for without her love and support, Barefoot Gypsy would have never been born.
Of course the next faces to be mentioned are those behind the counters, David, myself and also Debbie. We include Debbie as she has been with us from the first day. We knew we wanted a Tarot Reader in the shop and contacted several, but schedules and obligations just didn't pan out. We prepared the space anyway, knowing that Universe would make a way. The weekend before we opened BG, we were at Wildflowers' last weekend sale and David bumped into Debbie in the back book aisle. He explained what we had planned, and she accepted. She's been there at her table, faithfully, except for the occasional vacation or in case of feeling under the weather.
The other faces are those of our faithful customers and people who have helped us along this path in one way or another. After all, TRIBE is everything!
One day, hopefully soon, we will find a larger space so that BG can spread her wings, stretch out and be larger & more beautiful...and be open more days in the week! We look forward to growing, and invite our Tribe to grow along with us, the BEST is yet to be because we choose to live each day by our motto: "Life is WAY too short to live without Magick!"