Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
The painting is done. Mike installed the ultra cool lights in the storefront window and we spent several days moving merchandise down to the new location. It all is coming together and is looking great! The only problem is...............I have no way of stocking our great new candle shelves. The lids for my jars have been backordered since April and am getting quite anxious about them arriving. With over 14oo candles to make for Shaker Woods, stocking the shelves will be next to impossible until Sept. but I'll try my best to make some available up until then. Not having the lids is a big issue as well, but hopefully they will be in very soon.
Things I hope to add to the shop in the fall will include, indie artisan made natural perfumes, initial pendant necklaces as well as cotton voile beautiful robes in elegant patterns by a super talented textile artist. I hope to bring an ecclectic mix of things that are elegant, tasteful and unique.
As of now I hope to be open as of July 1st, so keep a watchful eye out for the "open" sign.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Well, the shop update is in full swing and we are counting down to the opening day. Some fresh coats of paint, window treatments, lighting are some of the things we are working on to date. Mike will hopefully get the ultra cool lights hung in the front window this weekend.
Pictured is my oh so helpful painting crew. They helped to make the update go just a little bit quicker and I also enjoyed their company!
Our goal to open the store is currently July 1st - keep posted!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I am about to embark on a new chapter in the humble business that was created with a $500 loan to myself, some hand painted wooden bowls I took my best shot at to make look antique and some soy candles. Home tours, open houses, special appointments to our home and the acquisition of many fine early replica pieces and antiques have led to a sizable inventory but have left me unable to share my home with the public and the stock it houses any longer.
It is without any further adieu that I announce the "evolution" of my home / web business to a brick and mortar storefront. I am very excited about this future move as it will allow me more space and time to really dedicate to the business as well as introduce some very beautiful trendy gift items that will have a luxury feel , a European charm and fresh change. There will still be some of the old classic favorites and the soy candles will always be in stock. Although some of you will miss coming to the farm and to the house, it is a much needed change for the business to continue grow and for us to maintain a family life. It has been a wonderful experience sharing our historic home and sharing decorating ideas with everyone. I intend to keep the website and hopefully continue to share photographs documenting interior changes as well as holiday decor.
A lot of exciting things are in the works and this month will start out with a fresh coat of paint and some classy details that are sure to get your attention! I hope this will be a positive change for the patrons, the community, my family and the business. Keep posted for updates!