Monday, November 23, 2015
One drawback about doing retail is that you have to rush to get the Christmas merchandise out, what seems like earlier and earlier every year. I managed to get my booth all stocked for the holiday season a couple of weeks ago. Now I can sit back , breathe and enjoy the Fall/Thanksgiving portion of the holidays!
Monday, November 16, 2015
My Lil' man Cub (nephew) is 8 years old now and full of non-stop energy. I thought it might be a good idea to enroll him in wrestling since he likes to "rough house". It turned out to be a great idea, he is loving it! He is doing him warm up exercises here. I'm not much of a "sports" person and I actually enjoy watching them do their exercises more than the wrestling! The first practice was a riot watching all the little ones (his practice includes kids ages 5-8) try to do somersaults down the mats!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
I am so happy FALL has arrived.
Crisp days and cooler nights.
Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel flavor.
Cozy sweaters and blankets.
That special light you only get when it's FALL.
My FAVORITE season.
Monday, June 22, 2015
All That Jazz~ old spot at ABUNDANCE VINTAGE
Last month I said goodbye to the space/shop All That Jazz has called home for the last 5 years. The building we were located in is for sale and we were told there was a "sale pending". Therefore, our shop owner made the decision to close her wonderful store in April.
It took about a week for me to find another shop to move Jazz into, but thankfully I found one and it was my first and probably only choice and just up the street from where I was before. I am still sad and disappointed my previous shop, Abundance Vintage closed, it was a wonderful place to have a booth and Susan, the shop owner was marvelous. However the shop owner at my new space is a real sweetheart and I am extremely thankful she made room for me.
I cleared out my bigger furniture pieces in a sale so I could start my new space with fresh pieces. I had about a 3 week grace period to prepare before I moved to my new spot at "The Shady Lady".
Here is my new space when I arrived to set up, "pre Jazz", all prepped with fresh paint, extension cords ready for lamps and a ladder for hanging things! Yes, my new shop owner Holly rocks!
Two and a half hours later, with the help of my Mom and Aunt (previous members of Jazz) we had everything all set up! It was a great relief to get everything settled after 6 weeks of stress and worry about having to move and how things would set up and fit in. I am very glad to finally be settled and after 2 weeks things seem to be going pretty well. I just hope many of my previous customers follow me there. Now I get to get on with the business of picking and painting!
I have been in my new space now for almost 2 months and things seem to be going well. I think I am still waiting for some of my faithful customers to find me and for my new shop customers to adjust to my style! The new shop has a completely different style/vibe than where I was located before and I believe the customer base is a bit different. But I will just keep plugging along and see how things go through summer to get a better idea of which direction my sales will go. Here are a few current photos as of yesterday...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
It always feels good to clear out the Christmas clutter and set up my space to welcome Spring!
Dried lavender bundles and boxwood wreaths!
I spent several days making these large signs and loved the way they turned out.
Pretty lavender sachets~
The newest piece I just brought in, a vintage vanity with a Paris theme.
A couple of handmade pillows~
Bring on Spring!