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The Pineberry Shoppe

5435 Van Dyke Rd., Brown City • 810-346-2979


Linda Homer opened The Pineberry Shoppe on her own property in the summer of 2004 and the store has become a destination for many travelers along the M-53 corridor, offering a huge selection of country, rustic, americana, primitive and farmhouse themed décor and handmade items. Linda Homer opened The Pineberry Shoppe on her own property in the summer of 2004 and the store has become a destination for many travelers along the M-53 corridor, offering a huge selection of country, rustic, americana, primitive and farmhouse themed décor and handmade items. BROWN CITY — Taking a leap of faith, Linda Homer decided to open The Pineberry Shoppe in the middle of a cornfield in the summer of 2004. Now, almost 14 years later, Homer is proud to say that the business, which is situated on her own property in Brown City, has become a destination stop for many as they travel the M-53 corridor.

Don’t let the name mislead you. Although Pineberry Shoppe may sound rustic, the business, which does carry rustic and cabin décor, is so much more. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a sample of gourmet coffee and dips as they browse the 2,000 square-feet of décor and decorative items among The Pineberry Shoppe’s inventory.

Homer, who owns and operates The Pineberry Shoppe decided to open the business after years of experience in floral and gift shops, and her husband built the store next to their home, which makes for a short commute to work.

“We have hundreds and hundreds of items, from the more rustic look to a cabin-feel, to the primitive selection we have, along with greeting cards, jewelry, candles and so much more,” said Homer. “It’s difficult to narrow it all down to a list because we have a rather extensive inventory. We also have locally made barn wood bird houses, twig furniture and seasonal handmade items created by employee Linda Wilson. Every area of The Pineberry Shoppe is color coordinated with pictures, valances, signs and textiles.

The Country Room, which is just one of several different areas in The Pineberry Shoppe, is filled with custom-made silk floral. Homer’s expertise is creating wreaths and centerpieces. She was a student in the floriculture program and later a para professional for several years at Lapeer County Education & Technology Center.

Homer invites you to step back in time when you enter the Primitive Room. Old and new décor is combined for a very unique look in this area. Barn stars, which are extremely popular, adorn the walls, and Homer carries many that are up to 48-in. tall.

The Pineberry Shoppe’s next major event will be their Spring Open House. Like The Pineberry Shoppe on Facebook to see the many albums of décor and inventory, or take a drive and see why The Pineberry Shoppe is a destination worth experiencing.

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