Friday, January 24, 2014

BIG NEWS ~

Hello everyone!  It's been a wild ride these past several weeks with the holidays and flu bugs and traveling to America's Mart for the first time and hitting the beach for a few days and resetting the shop for Valentine's Day!  But in addition to that, we've been working on something behind the scenes that we can finally {and are so excited to} reveal!

Georgie Emerson Vintage will be relocating to a new storefront!

We'll be setting up shop in the parcel on the right with the big awning!


This is a very historic building in our small community.  Bolenbaugh Hardware was around for 127 years and said their final goodbyes to the community in December.  When the liquidation signs went up in the windows, I was beyond shocked and saddened.  It's like the end of an era.  It broke my heart to know that I couldn't run across the street for nails or glue or sidewalk salt or paint or twine or glass anymore.  Truly, it was a neighborhood staple that will be sorely missed by everyone.

 I have been given an amazing opportunity to lease space in this building so monumental and meaningful to our town.  It was an opportunity that doesn't come often!  After many hours of deep thinking, pondering, and discussing with those closest to me, the decision was made to take that giant leap of faith and embark on the next chapter of my vintage loving journey.

So, here we are itching to get the keys in our hands so we can start transforming the space!  The building is beautiful and my parcel, though it's an addition, still has great bones with old tin ceiling tiles, super high ceilings, that great front door and windows, and access to the main store.  The main store will be home to Sticks and Stones Studio, two lovely gals who transform vintage furniture with paint and artistry.  I truly believe that our two aesthetics, combined with the talented girls across the street at CornerSmiths, will create a wonderful shopping experience and synergy in our quaint village!

As our journey continues, I will document it here and share the experiences and memories we make along the way.  I do hope you stop in from time to time to see what we're up to!  In the meantime, the next several weeks are going to be a big blur of painting, rehabbing, picking and merchandising!

Let the fun begin!!

~ vintage love ~

Polly


5 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Polly,
Congrats on the new space. While sad the little hardware store is going away it will be nice that your cute shop will be in it's place. It sounds like it will be a sweet space and fun shopping experience with all of you there. Good luck.
Kris

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

OH MY GOSH POLLY I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU !!!!!!
The store front is wonderful ! Can not wait to see the inside and the amazing space you will create !
Have fun setting up shop !!!!
Hugs !

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

So happy for you Polly! You are such a hard worker! That new space looks beautiful, and will give you all the more room to be creative! Very exciting news!!!

cupcake studio said...

That is such wonderful news! Congratulations and best wishes...yep, another road trip in the plans :)

Suzanne Vincent said...

Wow! While I love your petite shop, the chance to move into a higher profile location will be fantastic! Congratulations!!

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