Shop now open for the summer & a new model

Shop now open for the summer & a new model

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Blog, Musings, Store Happenings & Events | No Comments

We opened the shop on Saturday 5/24/14 for the first time this summer. This spring has been crazy busy with non-shop related stuff, so it really came down to the wire to get the shop ready for prime time. But, we made it happen, and others are telling me– and I agree with them– that ...

Pinwheels + bunting = happiness

Pinwheels + bunting = happiness

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Blog, Musings | No Comments

Kelly and I have been working on making the store more visible from the street. Once up on the porch it’s clear to people what they are about to walk into, but, from the street level it’s not always clear to people that there is this great cache of amazing items just a half story ...

Candles & wine…

Candles & wine…

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

When I am going through etsy looking for great things for the store, I don’t always know what I am looking for. I sometimes keep a list of ideas of types of items to look for, other times I let my searching guide me– everything from random results, to favorites of people who’s taste or ...

Summer’s off to a great start

Summer’s off to a great start

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Blog, Musings, Things in the Store | No Comments

Summer is finally here in full force, and our first couple of weekends have been great! It’s always so much fun to get the shop set up, working on displays and figuring the best way to lay out the store. This year, with the expanded space in the back, we had a lot more to ...

Butterflies, everywhere butterflies!

Butterflies, everywhere butterflies!

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog, Musings, Things in the Store | No Comments

I woke up today with butterflies in my stomach and on my brain. Tomorrow is the first open day of the season, and we’re not really 100% ready for that to happen! A lot of things still need price tags, and I myself find it seriously annoying when things are not marked with a price ...

Thank you! Closed for the winter. See you in 2013!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Store Happenings & Events | No Comments

Sorry to say so, but we’re officially closed for the winter. A huge thank you to each and every one who came by the store and helped make this a fun and fabulous second summer of the store being open. I love seeing all of you, and I love seeing how inspired so many of ...

Great Start: despite road construction

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Blog, Musings, Things in the Store | One Comment

We’ve been open for 4 weekends now! Wow, how time flies. It has been so much fun starting up this summer, the store is much bigger since I moved the drafting table and my production station over to the schoolhouse. The new layout feels really good, with the counter at the front. Yesterday Kelly Wiltsie, ...

Summer is here! We’re open!

Summer is here! We’re open!

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Blog, Musings, Store Happenings & Events | No Comments

Very exciting! We’ve been working like mad all day to get the shop in presentable shape for tomorrow’s opening for 2012.

Organized…and pretty!

Like so many of the items I carry in my store, I originally bought one of them for myself, way before I even knew I was going to open a store. Years ago I bought a keyfob wristlet from BizzieLizze’s etsy shop, and picked up one of her incredible shoulder bags while I was at ...

Little Minnow Designs

One of my best selling items last year was Little Minnow Designs’ infinity loop scarves. When I found these, I was convinced they’d sell like hotcakes — what’s not to love?!?  But, strangely enough, a whole month went by without selling a single one, and I was starting to wonder how I could have so ...