Sunday, May 23, 2010

Having a store...

...a real brick and mortar... can be very time consuming, but at the same time, very rewarding. And I thought keeping a website, 2 blogs and a facebook updated was hard! Lol.. I'm not complaining though...I LOVE the shop...sometimes too much I think. It takes time and energy to keep the store fluffed and stocked with an interesting mix of uncommon finds, but that is what sets you apart from the next shop. I was at the store all day yesterday..10 hours. A long day, but a great one. We made a lot of new friends that will be returning to visit, and we also gained a couple of "fur fans".

Meet Skylos! (Greek for Dog) He kept peeking behind the check out to see what was going on back there! He would make a great little shop dog.

Napoleon was all smiles. ( His Dad is a history buff.)
An adorable Pomeranian with a Teddy cut.

I love it when people ask if they can bring there dogs in...Hey, if you don't bring them in, I will be running outside to pet them! The word on the street is that these doggies are better behaved than some children. *wink*

After closing, I was doing paperwork and decided to relax by shutting off most of the lighting except for a few chandeliers. I looked around taking it all in, and for a split second, time stood still and I forgot that I had been there for 10 hours! I guess it's true love. :)

Here's a shot of our new front window display that we did last week. We have some great items in the mix and I will be showing closeups of everything on the store blog tomorrow evening. You can check it out HERE.


My Shabby Roses said...

Glad your having so much fun with your store Nancy! What a fun experience.

My Vintage Treasures said...

You are a buzy & blessed lady :)

Have an OOh La La week!!!

Anonymous said...

At least you are doing something you love! The store is fantastic and always looks so wonderful. I love that Pomeranian doggie - he is too cute!

Shab-n-Chic said...

Thanks guys! I do love what I do...have wanted to have a store since I was a young teen. Took me LONG enough! lol