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


Thursday, January 16, 2014

under the weather {but getting better} ~

Hello everyone!  I have been absent for so long, it feels like an eternity with this nasty bug that caught me and just wouldn't let go.  I didn't even get to post any more Christmas house photos because I just didn't feel like doing anything!  Maybe I still can though........my decorations and tree are still up!!  LOL, can't believe I just admitted that, but hey, it's the truth!

So anyways, my holidays were cut short because of my flu......I didn't get to go to Christmas or New Years, so that was a huge bummer.  We were leaving to travel to Atlanta for the Gift Market January 6, so I went to the doctor to try and get some help with my bug.  And the over-the-counter meds I was taking had caused my blood pressure to be extremely high, so an EKG and other tests ensued from there.  And then the meds for that have had quite an adjustment period.  I am literally just starting to feel like myself this week.  And that's after a nice visit to the beach in Florida!   I just want to get back to normal and start feeling like me again!

We got back from Market on Sunday and we started re-setting the shop with a whole new sweet and shabby look, so I thought I'd share a few pics of displays we've been working on...........


 We are doing a mix and match Valentine's banner bar!  So fun to pick and choose which hearts you like.  We have 28 styles to choose from!


 Our love filled window thanks to John, George, Paul and Ringo!


 And my favorite display in the shop.............


So now that I'm on the mend, I'm hoping to get busy painting and sourcing new wares!  Maybe I'll take down my Christmas decor at home sometime too!  hahaha

~ vintage love ~

Polly