Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hello February

2013 was a whirlwind year. Upon reflection, it seemed as though the year flew by, one month blending into another. The shop keeps me so busy and I am now a confirmed "workaholic". In our previous location, because the space was so small it was becoming a challenge to keep organized. We had a postage-size storage room where we kept our inventory and Stephanie would refer to it as "organized chaos"! With the introduction of ladies clothing, the clothing racks made maneuvering difficult. I recall falling into a hatbox!
The decision was made. We needed to make some changes, and moving to a larger space was the logical answer. We had accomplished as much as we could in the space and it was time to spread our wings. I mapped out the design concept and overall floor plan. Colors and wallpaper were chosen and with tools in hand our husbands stepped up to the plate and accomplished all of the jobs that needed doing. The list was long and we were under a time crunch.
We opened our doors in early October to a warm reception and wonderful accolades. Soon after, we were decorating for the Christmas season and preparing for the throng of gift buyers. December wrapped up on a high note and we are thrilled with the overwhelming response. 
We are super excited (to say the least) as we have lots of wonderful things planned. On top of it, Mill Street is getting a long overdue "make over" and the end result will be amazing with wider sidewalks, trees, and improved lighting. Bring it on!
P.S. The champagne made us silly not to mention champagne exploded all over the place!