Years ago, Stacey Mathison owned a business in Minnesota selling items such as repurposed furniture.

   But when her family relocated to Ripon 10 years ago, she had to sell her shop.

   The business survived. So did her desire to run a downtown store.

   As of earlier this month, it became a dream realized once more.

   Mathison opened Adorn earlier this month at 202 Watson St., where she offers a variety of products, ranging from Melissa & Doug children’s toys to candles to women’s clothing to Christian gift cards.

   “I just want people to come in and have fun and enjoy their time in here. Come in and see things that maybe they haven’t seen in a while,” Mathison said, explaining she envisions it as “a light-hearted variety store with an affordable, unique, fun atmosphere that’s meant to bring a smile.”

Read the full story in the July 19, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.