Saturday, October 29, 2011

First Month in Bizzz

It's funny what sells_ not always what I think. I had a 6"high chicken, covered with tiny shells. I am not sure why I bought it, but I obviously did. As I was pricing items for my shop, I picked it up and said to my sister, "I don't think I'll even price this. Who would want it??" What do you think the very first thing that I sold in my shop was??? Yes, the 6 inch shelled chicken. . . . . .

My fourth week in business.  I am having fun! Sold a lot, had to go shopping.

New things.

Love the vintage Schiaparelli hatbox.

Great Regency table.

Interesting vintage .

Sold lots of antlers. Found a jackpot of antlers.
I'm selling loads of pearls!

My almost-21 yr old son would salivate over this lamp in his frat house! Would make a great 21st bday gift.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Grand Opening!

Well, here I am. It is the calm before the storm. 

My sister is getting cozy with the help.

Fabulous flowers from wonderful friends in Omaha. Thank you!

Thank you MJ! The mini cupcakes with pearls were a big hit!

Thank you Julie! Can't wait to see you on Monday.

Sarah and Neal, I cried when this wonderful orchid was delivered! 

Before pics.

Feeling about 12 in my little dress.

Ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce. Those are BIG scissors.

It really was a great night! Lots of people, lots of sales, music, wine, cupcakes. . . .

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Few Days Away!

My sister, Tish and I are working nonstop to get the shop ready for Friday, the grand opening. She is a slave driver, but I don't know what I would have done without her. There is SOOO much to do!! So here's a few pics. I am not there yet, still kinda messy and boxes around and not totally foofed. . . .
xxxx Wish me luck!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's really happening!!

Everything is finally coming together! My new sign arrived.  Space is ready, so I rented a 12'uhaul truck (I drove it!), hired two professional movers and emptied my storage space into the new shop.
Day 1 This is a lot of work!
Day 2 Progress. Most of the big stuff is done, now for the fun part. Lots of smalls to bring over. Of course nothing is marked, so I'll have to tackle that next. And I guess I need to do an inventory!  I hope to be ready to go by Oct. 5. The Grand Opening is Oct. 7, a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce. I'm serving pink and orange mini cupcakes with candy pearls on top. And wine.

I am exhausted! But so happy, I had to change my profile picture.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Coming very soon!!

My new shop, Pearls Before Noon is opening early October! It will feature antiques, vintage and amazing finds, actually everything I love. It is in Beaufort, S. Carolina in the Habersham Marketplace.

New plants for the outside.

My favorite color, poppy.

One wall of chalkboard.