About the Shop
Mulberry & Lime opened in 2001 by Mary Ginocchio to provide quality home furnishings and gifts in Lexington, Kentucky. We offer a wide variety of home furnishings, from bedding to rugs to furniture, and gifts, from soaps to handbags to jewelry. Mulberry & Lime gives customers a one-on-one experience to help them create an ambience for their house to make every room feel like home.
About the Matthew Kennedy House
Mulberry & Lime was created in the owner’s, Mary Ginocchio, childhood home. Originally built in the early 1800s by Matthew Kennedy, the house has been in the Ginocchio family for five generations. Bought by Hannibal Buchignani in the late 1800s to early 1900s, the original intent was to have a boarding house, which it was for a brief period of time. It wasn’t until 1967 when Martin and Sue, Mary’s parents, decided to move in, that this grand old house became a home. Mary and her three siblings grew up in the house before Mary later moved in with her two children, Annie and Ben.
About the Owner
Mary R. Ginocchio had worked in retail for 15 years before opening her own store. After gaining most of her experience as a manager at Laura Ashley, she felt prepared to open Mulberry & Lime in 2001. Mary wanted to offer the Lexington community simple, timeless treasures to enhance daily life. When you eat, sleep, relax, entertain and raise children Mulberry & Lime is there to help. Mary has a keen eye for selecting items that are both function and form. She’s a forward-thinking and rebel Dorothy Draper with a splash of Auntie Mame translates into the most welcoming persona around. Mary is able to combine tradition, comfort and style into surroundings that feel personal and uniquely you! Experience Mary’s carefully curated collection of unique home furnishings and gifts only at Mulberry & Lime.
Meet Our Team
As they say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, so it’s no surprise that our Annie is a quick thinking, problem solving wizard with an artist’s heart… our ace in the hole! The family business sang its siren song and lured her back from Nashville, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.
Madison is our resident thespian, our drama queen without all the drama! Her saucy sweet attitude is served up with a strong dose of style and a can-do attitude.
Nancye is our resident fancy pants, etiquette wizard and sprinkler of magic dust – for those lucky enough to catch sight of her! If you make eye contact, you’ll never forget those beautiful blues.
Trish came to visit and never left… Fundraising diva by day, wannabe designer and artist by night, we’re glad she stopped by all those years ago.
Amelia is the crackerjack of changing the store up! Freakishly strong, she knows what to do and how to do it.