Tuesday, July 31, 2012

La Vie en Rose Boutique





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.







Sharon
xxxx

17 comments:

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Sharon -
This is such a special post. I truly love each word...each photo. This brings back fond memories of when we opened our shop 9 years ago. I remember walking back and forth constantly....checking out our window display, signage, credit card machine, inventory, etc. Thank you for sharing the special occasion with us. The shop is very beautiful, and I love your point of view. You've ALL done a fantastic job.
Lots of love,
Loi

Susan T said...

Sharon you must be beyond exited, all your hard work has paid off - what a gorgeous shop. I can spot several things that would have to come home with me. All good wishes for huge success. Homes in your corner of Ireland will be extra chic from now on. A good move being next to a cafe, that means ladies can spend time in your delightful shop then pop next door for coffee, what better way to spend a morning.

Mrs. Sutton said...

HURRAH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! It looks absolutely AMAZING! I love the colour scheme - total perfection, and inside looks like a dream too! I want to have a good browse and root around - I can already see several things that I'd like to cart off home with me. That silhouette lamp is divine - I'd have two of those for starters - I knew that you had a perfect eye! Do you do international delivery? If you do, you must create a shop button and I'll put it on my side bar.
I'm SO happy for you - well done - your hard work and determination has paid off tenfold - you are an inspiration!!!
Lots of love,
Paula xxx

PURA VIDA said...

yay! congratulations on your new endeavor!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How wonderful it all looks...fresh, clean and very charming. I see some great things to buy, wish I could be there in person. I wish you great success.

Shoreham Cottage Gifts said...

The shop looks beautiful :)
Sally

Karen said...

If you post photos of your shop you are just going to have to give us the opportunity to shop online! It looks divine.

Amish Stories said...

Good luck with that business, and greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa. Richard

Leslie said...

Sharon! Wow ! Congratulations! I wish I could have been your first customer :) Your boutique looks just perfect and I love the rose theme throughout. You'll need to take lots of photos to document the start of an incredible journey.

Enjoy!
Leslie

Sara Louise said...

It's lovely Sharon! Congratulations on your first week! x

ivana said...

It really looks great, like a place I would love to shop for home! Wish you well!

whiterose42 said...

Your shop looks lovely, what an exciting venture...wishing you all the best:)...Keep Calm and Carry on is the best advice yet! x

Sharon de Jager said...

Hi Sharon, its so lovely to see the culmination of many months of hard work! I'm sure the launch was a huge success and the shop looks full of lovely goodies to buy! Wishing you much success and many feet passing through! Sharon :)

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I'm so honored to be able to follow you on this exciting new journey! You've done so much in such a short period of time and just these photos alone really bring your blog to 'life' - it's as if you shop is an extension of your blog, your writing and the things you hold dear. I wish I could come have a wander around your beautiful shop xoxoxo

PEONY AND SAGE said...

Great shop, if you are ever looking for other pretty fabrics, and like ours please do get in touch. Our Antique Powder Pink Georgian Roses would look lovely in your shop!

Georgianna said...

Congratulations, Sharon! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting caught up on the shop preparations and opening. Your enthusiasm and creativity are contagious and I wish you great success! It all looks beautiful!

G

Harp Lass said...

Hi Sharon,

It was lovely meeting you and visiting your fabulous shop. I haven't been able to stop talking about it and you since then. My husband is anxious to meet my new friend and kindred spirit! Hope to have some pics soon of latest projects using my Annie Sloan paint. Look forward to hearing how things are going with the shop!

Patti O'Leary

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