La Vie en Rose, our new shop is now OPEN!!!! Yaaaaay!!!
Here we are on the morning of the opening, tired but happy! The night before we opened we were still unpacking and labeling stock until the 3.00am. Our good friends Jan and Jamie (a big thank you to both) were there too and we couldn't have done it without them. The next morning despite having a shop herself (a beautiful ladies clothing boutique in Kinsale called Jane) Jan arrived to help us finish getting the last few bits in order and did the wonderful window display - what a friend!! Jan's husband Paul also came around putting up some pictures, clocks and then took some photos - thank you Paul! Here we all are just before we opened the doors . . .
From left to right: Jan, our eldest son Aran, Dylan (Jan & Paul's son) Paul, Me and my husband Niall.
This is Diva's cafe owned by the lovely Shannen right beside our shop (the white one)!
It was a stunning day, sunny with bright blue skies. There were people waiting outside to come in - our first customers!!
Jan's lovely window display . . .
We still had some things to finish in the shop but decided to go ahead and open anyway rather than delay the opening. Since opening a week ago we now have finished (putting up some lighting fixtures and hanging more mirrors etc - so more pictures to come).
I asked Shannen from Diva to do some nibbles and a punch and she prepared some delicious platters and made a gorgeous Sangria!! Here I am pouring some sangria for a customer . . .
In the background in this picture you can see a metal wall plaque with the words 'Keep Calm and Carry on' - that's what we did all day, as although it was SO exciting, we were a little nervous aswell!
A silhouette lamp next to the home accessories - as you can see there is a definite rose theme throughout the shop!!
The shop has had a great first week and we've got a lot of positive feedback from locals and customers which is great! We actually managed to have a glass of sangria ourselves and here we are at the front door toasting our new venture.
We've done a lot more to the shop since it opened and promise to post more pics soon!!
Again, a big thank you to Jan, Paul and Jamie for all their hard work and also a very big thank you to YOU - all my readerrs, followers and my lovely new customers for all your support and comments, it's greatly appreciated.