Each time this year, I wonder how I can possibly fit what needs to be merchandised into my small retail space. This year, it's even more of a challenge! I recently took one full room of the retail store and a good portion of another for my design studio. What was I thinking??!!
While it's proved to be quite the impossible task, I thought you'd like to see how I have squeezed four selling seasons and my design studio into 900 square feet! We've had to divide several of our events into two sessions to accomodate 12-15 people at a time. Now when was that addition to the building going to be approved??...
Everyday accessory merchandise can be found for those who have needs for a quick library or family room accent.
Always, a few books tucked in with baby maidenhair ferns...and who wouldn't need a small butter pot for a prize moss specimen? Again, everyday merchandise.
Fall still abounds! My vintage scale can be found with assorted pumpkins just ready for your selection--- to be painted in our famous gilded finishes. Gourds, fall candles and rusty red florals fill up the fall display.
Halloween has a small place...it's getting smaller (!) but there are still a few fabulous finds, and all at 50% off now! We had a good laugh on Saturday when one of our favorite regulars told me that he "just wasn't into the black partidges"! These glitter crows made the cut for the second year in a row for me---way cute!
It is true that most of my space is taken with Christmas right now. It's a beautiful sight, and very well received by those who anticipate our introductions each year. The classes have been packed and I'm thankful that everyone is patient with our cramped quarters!
Shatterproof kugels! A new introduction this year. Take a close look and you'll see we hung them with a garland of crystal baubles instead of our usual fancy ribbons. Great look and great bling!
Another corner of the store is filled with this flocked tree filled with aqua, teal and crystal to delight the eye. Magical.
So! Four seasons in our small 900 square feet! Everyday, fall, Halloween, Christmas.
Sometimes, it pays to be a magician.