song of the day: 'eye of the tiger' by survivor
so glad that i got a few questions yesterday! my plan is to answer them, one each day, in the order that i received them (with the exception of the house one. that'll be this weekend most likely). so the first question was about my store and how it came about and stuff. so, here's the answer:
i was chatting one day with my sister-in-law's sister-in-law (my husband's sister married her brother) at a family function, and found out that we both had hopes of opening a shop one day. me a vintage store and her an art gallery. it was fun to talk about our dreams and such but then just left it at that. then about a month later, i got a call from her. her husband had partnered with some people to renovate a few buildings in our historic downtown, and there was a chance we could get a great retail space at an amazing rent. long story short, we did it. it kinda all just fell into my lap. the space is perfect for what i need right now, not too big. and it's in a great location. we opened our stores on february 6th, 2009, about a year and a half after our initial conversation. for us it works very well. our stores, while still separate, are joined by french doors so we can easily go back and forth between the two. i work 3 hours and she works 3 hours a day during the week and then we alternate saturdays. it's actually a pretty amazing set up. and i am super thankful to have had this opportunity.
anyway, hope that answers your question. i love talking about my shop, so if you want to know more, ask away!
romper-q's daydream, etsy
shoes-cynthia vincent for target wedges