First of all I would like to thank everyone for all your wonderful comments and emails about my new shop. It is SO nice to have such great support and good wishes starting my new venture. So a BIG thank you and I want you all to know how much your kind support is truly appreciated.
I have been crazy busy since my last post, but I'm loving it! It is so exciting seeing everything come together. I'm expecting deliveries of stock the end of this week with more coming next week. The shop has been painted but I still have to decide on the trim colour for the outside - the perfect shade of grey-ey, blue-ey, green-ey is eluding me thus far! Some of the Farrow & Ball colours looked so perfect on the colour chart inside but the minute they went up outside they turned completely different hues!
On the positive side, my new phone line has been connected and Broadband set up in the shop - yay!! I also engaged a lovely woman who is designing the new website and has finalised the logo. The graphic designer is working on signage and stationary, so it's getting there. My visa machine is on the way, insurance bought, small warehouse found - as you can see, I have been very busy!
Actually, finalising the logo was quite tricky. I must have looked at hundreds of images and fonts over the last two weeks before deciding on the final layout. I LOVE it, can't wait to show you everything, but want to wait until things are a bit more 'finished'.
I've also been looking at paper carrier bags for the shop. The plain ones are a bit blah, the ones you can get custom made with your own design are very expensive! What's a girl to do?? Any ideas for bags?? If you do, please let me know!
Also, need opinions on the outside trim colour. As you know the shop will have a French, faded, vintage/Brocante kind of vibe so which of the following colours do you think work best???
A: Blue Grey
B: Green Blue
C: Dark Grey
D: Light Taupe Grey/Dark Taupe Grey
E: None of the above!!
Can't wait to hear what you think!