Sunday, October 9, 2011

Open For Business

This has been some more week for me!
We got home from Texas on Monday night.
Tuesday morning I was at the shop bright and early to finish the painting.
My dear daughters painted the whole shop while we were gone!
Can you believe that?
Only the front doors and some trim work need to be done!
Picture the place MINT green, with forest green carpet.
The girls didn't take any before pics, sorry!
But they did a great job painting!
First time in my life anyone has done anything so thoughtful and helpful for me!
Momma got some pay back!

This is the main room.
This room is 18ft. by 24 ft.
Pretty darn small.

The next two pictures are the back room, Sarah is taking this room.
Can't wait to show you some of her fun stuff!

And these next two pictures are of the vault!
It's really tiny and dark!
Gonna need a lot of lights.

I was a little worried I wouldn't have enough things to fill the shop
since we sold so much in Texas,
but I had held back a few things and scrounged around and found some more!

Got to the shop yesterday morning to put some finishing touches on the place.
Opened the door at 11 am. and with in a few minutes of opening had my first customers.
Right away they bought several things,
I said wait, wait let me snap a few photos!

These are all the photos I could get in a short time.
I will be decorating the vault this week!
Today is the first day I've had off in over a month,
I even laid down for a two hour nap this afternoon, and boy it felt good!


Cindy said...

Looks amazing! Congrats on your new shop and a successful first day!

Vicki said...

It looks wonderful! Congrats on your first customers. So glad to hear the girls surprised you with the clean up and paint job. Best of luck.

d e l i g h t said...

Congratulations! It looks marvelous and I'm sure you will be very successful!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my..this is all too much to take in! wow...your shop looks amaaaazing! you must have been over the moon when you opened the doors? how sweet of your girls to paint it for you while you were away! they love their mama! ;) If I lived closer i would have been waiting on the curb to be the first one in! Congratulations and Bonne Chance to you!!!

Donna said...

I am so excited for you! It looks fabulous! So you!
I just know you will do wonderfully!
Have a blessed week!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Congratulations! Just know you'll do wonderful.
Blessings & hugs,

Destiny said...

So happy for you! It looks great! Wish I could visit and shop!!!

NanaDiana said...

Looking good so far, Tot! Can't wait to see it all put together- I am so excited for you! xo Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on your new shop!! Looks and sounds like you are off to a great start. Wishing you much success !!!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Wow now that was a great surprise to come home too! Very Sweet of your girls to take care of all the painting while you were gone... Sounds like you have been very busy..I can relate to not having a day off.. But ya gota do what ya gotta do. Everything looks great!!
Glad to hear you had some customers on your first day I know that felt good!!


Discarded Forlorn said...

I so wish I could see it in person. It's look fabulous!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a kick! Looks over the top terrific! Congrats!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

AWESOME, Girl!! I can't believe you got this done this week! I love it, can't wait to see more! xoxo

oldgreymare said...

Theresa, you are an amazing woman. I know how hard you have worked, and how much of your heart you have poured into all your adventures. You are due to reap all the rewards of your talent and dedication in this new venture as well.
Congratulations on the new shop! It looks amazing now but give you another two hour nap and it will be splendorific.

Kudos to you and your family and best wishes for a banner season.
Ginormous hug,

Florawood said...

Been waiting for this post! a great big congrats on the opening of your lovely shop, looking forward to all your coming pics xxx

Jackie said...

What great daughters you have! I can't think of anyone who deserves more help than you do. The store looks great, really great and I am not at all surprised to hear you had customers right off the bat. But of course! You rock. Congratulations! Hey, what's the address in case I'm ever in the neighborhood. And what did you decide for a name?

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congratulations! What wonderful daughters you have!

The Green Pea said...

How sweet of your daughters to surprise you. The color is great! Congratulations on your first day. I hope that you get rested. The store looks beautiful. Hope to see more photos soon.
Hugs, sandi

June said...

Your daughters are too awesome for words Theresa! What sweethearts to do the painting!
Your shop is looking so great. You have created such a lovely look in there with so much cool stuff. I am so excited for your new venture and wishing you all the luck in the world.
I can't wait to see what you do in the vault.
hugs from here...

A Vintage Green said...

Congratulations. You and your lovely daughter's have worked so hard and your pictures show such great results. Love you stock.
- Joy

Rebecca said...

Tot it looks fabulous
You will do well, you have such a great eye.

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

YOWZA! Congrats! I predict I'll roadtrip down for an in-person visit! It looks fab. XOX

Melony @ well worn said...

Three words. FAB YOU LOUS!! Congrats.

sassytrash said...

My goodness you are a whirlwind girl! You really work fast!! It's going to be FABULOUS--I may just have to do a backroads trip up that direction. So sorry I missed you at Bella show (long story about why I was late that morning--never happened before in the 20+ years I did shows!) Best of luck on your beautiful new venture--hope it's fun and fruitful!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Wow it just looks awesome!! I love it!!

A Wild Thing said...

OMG...girl can you cook or what!!! It's FABULOUS!!! Sorry I missed your call, my phone was in the truck, are you surprised!!!

Luv ya...s

Peggy and Elizabeth said...

Your shop looks great! I know you are having fun. Loved looking at all the displays. Best Wishes!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Congratulations on the new store, it looks amazing. I love visiting your blog for wonderful inspiration and am sure that with this new creative outlet there will be plenty of new ideas to come. Much success!
Thanks and enJOY a beautiful week,

Ironstone and Pine said...

Theresa, I so wish I could come shop!! Do you have a web site for us out of state peeps? I want those mirrors!! So happy for your, please do take lots of pictures, I love your displays!! Best :)

Carole said...

I can't believe you got it looking so good in such a short time. I know it's soooo much work... and no sleep! but we must love it....or maybe we're crazy:)) lol


Theresa said...

It is gorgeous and I will take one of everything please! CONGRATULATIONS THERESA! How very exciting for all of you! I can't wait to see more! t. xoxoxoxoxoox

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have a great space to work with, and some fantastic merchandise to fill it with. It looks great. Always loved your style.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I just got over the photos of your booth and NOW THESE!!!! I am in love with the whole place...the floors...the vault....the merchandise...the displays......seriously, it looks FANTASTIC and I wish you THE BEST OF LUCK and nothing but an onslaught of customers!!!!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I'm so excited for you! And it all looks wonderful! If I were shopping there, I wouldn't want to leave. I'm sure you'll do well.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

wow - your shop looks amazing Theresa. Congrats on the opening and the sales. I´m sure it´ll be a great success for you. Wish I were able to visit. Can´t wait to see more.
have a wonderful day

Helen said...

It looks wonderful, good luck!
Love Helen

trash talk said...

Goodgosharover girl...I don't know if the locals are ready for your talent!
When I scrounge around...all I can come up with are scroungy stuff!
It looks amazing. Congratulations for dreaming the dream and then daring to live it. I'm so proud of you...and for you.

Polly said...

OHMIGOSH! Yay you!! Looks awesome! Best of luck!!

Ido said...

Your shop looks amazing, congratulations and wish you the best! How about that name for the store, how did you name it???

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a welcome home!
The place looks amazing ~ can't wait to see more!

jaryr said...

CONGRATS!!! It all looks fantastic! Best of luck and I will stop in next time I'm in your neck of the woods. Jary.

Sweet Young Journey said...

Congratulations Theresa! Everything looks fantastic and I just know it's going to be successful! You work so hard and I'm so glad to hear that your being taking care of! Your daughters are sweet!
I hope you can catch up on some sleep!
hugs, Cheryl

Gaby Bee said...

Congratulations on your new shop and a successful first day! Wish I were able to visit...if I didn't live on the other side of the planet, I'd hop right over:)


Jill said...

Congratulations on the new digs!! My, you have some neat things! And, customers within minutes! Can't get better than that!

Binky said...

Congrats!!! your shop looks wonderful.

A Fine Farmhouse said...

Now I'm sure I need to visit Glendale soon ! I haven't been able to keep up much lately with your blog....SO excited you've opened your own shop ! I'll have to look back and see where you are...Are you on the Main drag ?
Good for you....How exciting !

SueBee said...

OMGoodness! I would be there all the time. So much I see I would buy. Congratulations and good luck Theresa!

diana56 said...

Theresa, thank you thank you for opening for me....I feel special and I felt like I walked into a dream place. The touches were so inspirational! Good luck on the new store....I wished we lived closer but I hope to see you in the spring in Texas.
Thanks for letting me share in your Sunday! Diana from Chicago......

Inessa Stewart said...

Thats a great store,congratulations! complete with fabulous design and decor. The lamps caught my eye, they are truly charming:)

Alice and Jay said...

Theresa, Everything looks so pretty! I am so happy and excited for you. I hope you enjoy every minute of your new adventure.

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