When Kerri Ann Plowman first made plans to open a business under the name Diamonds and Dust it didn't include country wear.
Originally, she planned for it to focus on cosmetics and beauty, but this soon changed due to Covid.
Diamonds and Dust now sits in the main street of Childers stocking a range of clothing, gifts and country wear.
Kerri Ann said while she was a trained beauty therapist she had always wanted to own a shop stocking country products.
“I’m a beauty therapist and used to be a laser technician and that was my first idea, and I got Diamonds and Dust up and running to do cosmetics and then Covid put a halt to that,” Kerri Ann said.
“I have always wanted to do country and so I went back to that idea and as we live out in the bush, we have cattle and horses and everything.
“I still have plans for the future to do the cosmetics part, so we will see how that goes.”
Kerri Ann said the store stocked a range of products from country wear, work wear, gifts, hats and everything in between.
“There are lots of cafés in town but not many options when it comes to clothing stores, so we thought that would be something a bit different,” she said.
“We are a family-owned business; myself and son work here, and my daughter also comes in and helps out occasionally.”
Kerri Ann said Childers was always busy and had a supportive community which had helped make the first few months of business easier.
“It is a good community here and it is always busy which is great, whether it be locals or travellers but everyone is very happy.”
You can find Diamonds and Dust at 94 Churchill Street Childers.
For more information, head to their website here.
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