As you may have noticed I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately, but I'm back now and will catch up with all your posts as soon as I can. The last few weeks have been crazy busy!!! But now I can tell you my little piece of news! I am opening a SHOP!!!!!!! I just got the keys and I am beside myself with excitement!!!! I've been bursting to tell you, but couldn't till I had the keys in my hand and all legalities were out of the way.
As I mentioned in a previous post, opening my own shop has been a dream of mine for many years. I bought this sign for my office to remind myself that it's ok to be a dreamer, that it's actually a good thing, the world needs both realists and dreamers to achieve the impossible. They balance each other. I've always tried to follow my dreams . . .
I've been dreaming and thinking about it a lot the last few months but it wasn't until I received a comment on one of my posts that sparked me into action. My good friend, the lovely Paula from The Hill House Diaries Blog left a comment on one of my posts a few weeks ago saying that I "should open a shop NOW!!" It was like a sign!! I remember reading that comment and saying to myself 'yes, I should! what I am waiting for?'. So I started looking for a retail unit, finalised my business plan and now I'm about to open. I just want to say thank you dear, dear Paula for your comment, so innocently written has prompted me into action. I am so happy that I started blogging and never realised the impact it would have on my life and the friendships I would make. So thank you Paula and thank you to all my lovely, dear blog friends, and all my readers, your comments and support mean so much to me, I am very grateful for all of you.
So unfortunately for all my hard work and late nights over the last few weeks I don't have any nice end of project photos to show you, but will be showing you photos of the shop when the fit out is completed. I have to admit I'm a little nervous too! I must be getting old! But it's been a dream of mine for so long to have my own little shop that it's a little surreal now that it's actually happening. I am HAPPY!!
As my shop is being done up at the moment I thought I would show you a picture of a groovy French one . . .
So, a little more detail. The shop will sell furniture and accessories for the home and garden and will be a mix of vintage and new items. I am going to stock all the things I LOVE! The shop isn't huge but it's a decent space and I think it will be manageable for our family. I don't expect to be a millionaire from it but that's not why I'm opening a retail shop, I'm opening because I'm passionate about everything to do with homes and gardens and like a lot of you I'm driven to share that with others. I'm afraid I'm going to be all shop talk for the next few weeks as I get everything ready, but I will update you as I go, I can't wait to show you everything!!
So my friends, that's it for the moment but I will catch up with all of you very soon!