Sunday, March 16, 2014

the new shop ~

After a whirlwind of painting, building, moving and merchandising, our new brick and mortar shop is open!  We had an amazing first week back in the swing of things!

All of the pictures you'll see today were taken by the talented Marcy Harris, owner of Marcy Harris Photos.  Her photos literally took my breath away when I saw them!  She has such an eye!  Can't wait to share!

My husband built the store counter and my friend Pat Warthen came and painted my logo on the front.  Turned out even better than I had envisioned!


 Our old store had 484 square feet.  We've moved up to 870 with nice high ceilings.  I kept the walls and floors light to create a light and airy feeling.  The front windows go from floor to ceiling and add tons of natural light.  So happy!



 The floors began as dirty industrial carpet which was removed and the glue was grinded away to reveal the natural cement aggregate.  They then painted it white and brought in industrial sanders to rough it up.  The end result exceeded my expectations!


 I decided to add some gently used clothing to the mix at the new shop.  Each piece is hand picked for it's "romantic prairie" style and charm.  I look for lace, ruffles, rosettes and muted soft colors and pieces that are perfect for layering.  I also strive to find brand names quality pieces.  These items are all gently used, as you would find in an upscale consignment shop.


 Just one rack of clothing, but everyone is loving it so far!


 we even have a fitting room!

 


 Handmade vintage spoon jewelry.....



A new line of charm jewelry by Beaucoup Designs...........


vintage touches...


locally made jewel art......
 




 old correspondence........



 upcycled and repurposed........




Easter and Spring touches everywhere



 handmade home decor




handmade wreaths


 vintage finds



the big wooden doors were made from old hay wagon rails that were salvaged from the building.  they lead to the adjoining store, Sticks and Stones Studio 



What a wonderful first week we had!  So many familiar faces and new visitors each day!  My heart is filled with joy as we begin this new chapter of our vintage shopkeeping journey.

~ vintage love ~

Polly

12 comments:

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Congratulations Polly, your new shop looks just amazing!
Hope to visit one day!
Continued Success!!

cupcake studio said...

Oh my, it's GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations! I see a road trip in the future :)

must love junk said...

Polly, your shop looks stunning!! I can't wait to visit :)
Susan

Junkchiccottage said...

Polly,
Your shop is gorgeous. Wowza I see several treasures I need to have! Simply beautiful a dream shop for sure. I think I need to make a road trip too!
Kris

Lili said...

Your shop looks fabulous Polly! Love the addition of those flirty feminine and soft clothing finds!! Congrats!! xo

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

I am so HAPPY for you Polly !!! The shop is so AMAZING !!!!
Hugs !!

Amy Lee said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Your store looks incredible; I wish I lived closer; so many beautiful things to buy!

Michelle Rosenberger said...

The shop is adorable! I enjoyed my visit and was so happy I made the trip. Congratulations!!!

Matilde montero serrano said...

Hola, acabo de descubrir tu blog y me encanta. Me quedo por aquí un rato para deleitarme con todo y coger montones de ideas. Yo soy una apsionada de la decoración y las plantas. Me encanta el estilo nórdico y los espacios creados con muchísimo mimo. Tengo un blog dedicado a ello, al que te invito porque sé que te gustará pues tenemos muchas cosas en común...
Saludos desde Barcelona
Matilde
http://matilde-unvergelenlaciudad.blogspot.com.es/
Por cierto he intentado hacerme seguidora y no me deja, no sé porqué. Lo intentaré más tarde...

Burlap Luxe said...

Lové lové lové your shop of beauty, so wish I was close enough to shop it weekly :)

I enjoyed all it inspired, love your floors.

Xx
Doré

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your shop is beautiful!!! Congrats on all that hard work coming together to make such a space. Must feel great to be in, and shop in! So happy for you! Love the scissors too!

Laura Barnes said...

I love your new store! The overall concept for the interior design is amazing. I think the play between vintage classic and chic is very impeccable. The placement of the products are so well thought out, it’s like a feast for the eyes. Good luck on your business! :D
Laura Barnes @ Social Media Unity

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