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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Why the Change of Heart?

Over the last two+ years, Vintage Restyled has evolved and taken on many different challenges.  As we developed, we considered all opportunities and tried most.  As a result of the effort, we embarked on our newest challenge - shoppe ownership.

If you have followed this blog or have endured hours of deliberation with me, you know I did not enter into this quickly.  In fact, I explored this in December and decided not to move forward.

That's the beauty of being your own show.  You simply change your mind.

Why the change of heart?

When I looked at the space in December, I was considering it solo.  It was a big monthly expense and too many hours, for just me.  I keep my costs very reasonable and I did not think I could find, fix, restyle and run the shoppe and still offer affordable finds.  Perhaps feeding my kids and offering my daily taxi service played a role too. Hiring someone would just add to the expense.  Needless to say, I tabled the decision and tried to move on.

So I proceeded with business as usual.  Took on more custom work, added a spring show and continued to look at options.

Lisa and I were scheduled to work on a photo shoot for a giveaway.  We have known each other for years and both have our own business.  We chatted about the building still being available and what it would take to open a shoppe.

Two days later we were walking through 15 W Main St., and as they say, the rest is history.

Lisa features NEW items - jewelry, Jessie Steele products, gifts and lots more.

I'm doing what I love - finding and restyling vintage goods and furniture.  
By joining forces, we are able to offer something for everyone at affordable prices.

We have a lot to learn about ownership, offerings, displays, finances and everything else involved with a retail location.  We are anxious to get feedback and make adjustments along the way. 

Sometimes things happen in unexpected ways.

Come see me this week:
Thursday til 8:00pm  
(great farmers market down the way!)


1 comment:

Unknown said...

It is a huge leap of faith! Having a friend to share the journey with is such a blessing!!

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