22 September 2009

A New Venture

I've finally decided to do it....I've rented a small space at an antique mall. This is something that I've been wanting to do for a while now...and am very excited to start this new venture. Mr.Plains and I love re-finishing furniture, and have accumulated quite a bit, and now we'll have an outlet for it all.

I've been busy putting price tags on everything and trying to think of ways to make our spot an inspiring one. I love trying to find exciting new ways to display items...being this will be my first time setting up displays, it'll be challenging...but I'm up for it. We'll officially be moving into our space on October 11th...but we have some painting and prepping to do first...and being a 40 mile trip one-way...I hope I don't forget any supplies.

Once it's all ready, I'll be sure to take some photos to share with you.

Happy Fall Y'all....Andrea

P.S. By the way....just like our "coop manager" ordered....all the posts are painted....next he says we'll have to paint the goat houses....what???

23 comments:

  1. Good for you Andrea! That sounds like so much fun:) Can't wait to see the pics of your space and all the great stuff you have found to sell. Happy painting;)

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  2. What fun!! you get to play store. I am sure it will look beautiful.

    warm wishes,
    Karen Eileen

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  3. Andrea, how exciting!!! i know your space at the store will be lovely...i have seen evidence of your keen eye over here...and your displays are going to rock!!!

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  4. Ive wanted to do exactly what you are doing too. So much work though! I think Ill probably end up doing one this upcoming year! Those tags are beautiful!!! Good luck



    xoxo
    Priscila
    http://www.littlemissheirlooms.com
    httpp://www.littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com

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  5. I am so excited for you...my dream would be to do something like that...you girls are always inspiring me...I think I need to just go for it! Can't wait to see photos...your area will be the lovelyist in the place..wish I lived closer! xoxoxo

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  6. EKK, Andrea that is so exciting!! I love that your husband is helping you and I am sure the coop manager will have some input! congrats and good luck..please post pics! xo

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  7. Wonderful News. Can't wait for pics.... Good Luck....

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  8. Woo hoo Andrea!!!!!! That is awesome news - good for you! I'm just sure your new shop will be a big hit :)

    T

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  9. Andrea,

    Best of luck on your new venture! I once had a space in a similar type shop and it was a blast, lots of work but fun. My advise is visit your space and change it up as often as you can, I swear everytime I moved something it sold. I can't wait to see what you do!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  10. Andrea!

    I am so happy for you! As you know, I am doing the same thing right now, so now we can do this together! I can't wait to see all your pics! I know your booth will be amazing!!! Since you are starting before me you will have to keep me posted on all the ups and downs of getting it all together. Hopefully, not too many "downs"! :)

    Anyway, yay for you!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  11. Andrea Congratulations!!! I have always wanted to do that..but fear still keeps me from that dream :) I wish nothing but success for you sweetie and I can't wait to see your pictures!!! BTW Do you rent or loan out your "coup" manager :) Rose

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  12. Congratulations on the big exciting news, Andrea! How wonderful for you - I'm sure you will create a most beautiful space. Can't wait to see pictures of it! p.s. how sweet that your husband is helping out :)

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  13. Andrea, This is exactly how I started out. You have great taste, I am sure your booth will be a super success. Congratulations! Lori

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  14. Best of luck. I really miss my booth. You will do great.

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  15. Best of luck! Wish I could visit your shop!!!!
    Love my "Maison Olivier Burlap Pillow Slip"! : )

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  16. Woot! So exciting to take a positive step like this one. Congratulations, and good luck with your new space.

    Kate

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  17. That is so exciting! I can't wait to see the photos of your shop. Congratulations!!!

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  18. congrats! I am sure your booth will be fabulous!!
    xoxo, Tiffany

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  19. Oh Andrea I'm so happy for you! You are so good at displaying and the making. Your going to soar! Oh how i envy you to be able to do what you love. Good luck honey, even though you don't need it. I can't wait to see your pictures. And with your little helper below, it's a win win situation. Peace

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  20. Congratulations Andrea, I'm sure the booth will be fabulous! Only wish I lived close enough to visit -
    Laura

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  21. I'm gonna have to start calling you Ellie Mae...Just kidding :) I LOVE that your kids are involved with the chores around the house like that - the photo below of your son painting the chicken coop is beautiful. Treasure that, look back on it when he is grown and gone, great memories in the making ...Your photography has evolved into the most beautiful pieces of your life Andrea! And, a great big Congrats on renting the small space, I hope it is a successful venture for you! Have a good rest of the week friend, Sher

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  22. How did I miss this post until now??? I am SOOOOO excited for you, Andrea!!!! WOW!

    Please DO let us see and hear all about it as your new venture unfolds!!

    And as for coop manager -- he is just something. :)

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