So, when you are perusing garage sales, estate sales, flea markets, etc., look at everything in a different light. What do you need? A bookcase? An old canoe could be re-purposed. Need a bench with drawer space? Take an old beat up dresser and remove the top two drawers and make a bench – similar to one we did earlier this season. There is also nothing that cant’ take on new life with a little paint and decorative touch. I found a three-legged side table for a chair that I plan on recreating soon. Another project…oh boy!
Monthly Archives: March 2010
Our store is filled with wonderful things…and, wonderful people. Debbie, you know, our stellar “keep-these-gals-organized” associate, wondered aloud if we might be interested in a desk she has just sitting in a barn. Maybe we could use it for display. FURNITURE…DISPLAY – what fun it is to figure out how to make something work in our store. Now, there is always that potential for something not fitting in, not blending well, but Debbie delivered the most fabulous desk. We already decked it out in some of our best ‘desk-cessories’. Besides, we had to make more room for all of our brides! So excited on all fronts!
As anyone in retail can tell you, each day is a new day. Some filled with joy, some, well, not so much!
Today I got to the store early, stressing about our bridal room being ready, the status of merchandise, etc., etc. But, as I walked toward my office, the light stopped me as if God was saying, “stop, enjoy the moment – my gift to you.” I thought I would share that moment with my friends and I grabbed my camera. So, my friends, enjoy the moment no matter when it is, no matter where you are.
I have been lucky enough to reach my dream of owning a store; I’ve been blessed with a husband who understands, a partner who makes me want to be a better person, a crew that surprises me daily on how dedicated they are to our success, a daughter who is branching off on her own retail branch, and friends throughout this world who love the dream turned reality. I thank God for all of that, and thank you for letting me take your time to share my joy. Have a happy day!