We have been in the Shoppes for over 2 years (can’t hardly believe it) and we had been in the parlor for about 16 months of that.
The parlor was pretty good to us and we loved it dearly
We filled it with all sorts of treats and treasures, folly and fancy, bits and baubles.
For now, I have moved out of the Shoppes as a resident. Hopefully I will be holding bi-monthly trunk shows (as well as showing at the monthly 1st Thursday Shop-N-Sip night) to showcase my holiday banners, new products and to give my regulars the chance to place special orders and do a bit of shopping. At least that is the plan. We shall see how things proceed from here – this is all still new territory, and I am not above changing my mind or adjusting things as needed.
Jeanetta is staying in residence at the Shoppes and has moved back upstairs to little space where she will be displaying and selling her very popular aprons and re-claimed door signs.
This move has been bittersweet for sure, and has been the subject of much thought and discussion for months. But it was made for all the right reasons, and is not a sign of things going downhill, as much as it is a sign of other things increasing in responsibility & excitement – including my wholesale business and my role at our church, which are 2 areas that I feel very strongly about right now and want to be able to focus more of my attention.
So what little was left (and there wasn’t much since we hadn’t really put anything in since the last of November) in our room I packed up and moved out, and now a new shoppe gal will move in and make it her own. (The upside for some of you will be that everything I emptied out of my local Shoppe has to go somewhere, so I will be adding some one-of-a-kind finds & creations to Storia HOME and Storia VINTAGE in a huge ATTIC SALE in the coming week. )
Before I close the door on this chapter I have to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has supported me through your encouragement and enthusiasm for what we did in our room. Also a HUGE thank you to everyone who shopped in our room or stopped in to say hello during an Open House or 1st Thursday. Our time in the parlor was extremely special, and having you to share it with was half the fun!
Even though I am sad to see our lovely room go to someone else, I have a great peace that this was the right thing to do, and I am excited about all the other NEW things that 2009 holds and that I get to share with you!