Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The shop is in full bloom!

The shop is full of tons of new accessories for the home and yourself!
Pins, pins and more pins... 




Floral coin purses, clutches and totes!






Great tops and dresses just arrived!


These candles smell just as beautiful as they look!


One of my favorite cabinets!
(cabinet sold)


XO Traci

Monday, March 19, 2012

My story...

I get a ton of customers and emails asking how and why I started my business.  Had I always known I wanted a shop?   What is it like to own a shop?  Have I always had a knack for decorating?  How is the shop doing?  I don't usually get really "personal" on my blog - I like to keep it more geared towards all the great things going on around the shop.  I have come across so many amazing blogs and shop owners, who have inspired me, that I thought I would try to do the same for those thinking of becoming an entrepreneur - not just in home decor, but anything. 
Had I always known...?
When I look back at my childhood I guess I would say, "Yes, I've always known."  Could it have been that Barbies were my favorite toy - not Barbie or Ken though - the dream house!  I absolutely loved my barbie dream house and all the furniture (I still have it btw).  While most kids my age were playing; my friend, Michelle, and I were selling something or thinking of selling something!  Cherry tomatoes, lemonade, yard sales, hosting dance recitals - anything to be creative and inventive! 

I came across this journal that I wrote in high school - take a look at number 3!  When I found this I was REALLY shocked - I really hadn't remembered writing this!  (Excuse all spelling errors, hehe)
In high school,when most of my peers wanted to be like the spice girls or other singers/actresses, I was obsessed with Martha Stewart! This explains number 1,2,4,5 and 6!  Should I be embarrassed that these were my goals??  Let me clarify, since this list I have added many new goals- hehe! 
All of the shopping trips to antique malls and little boutiques, with both my parents, could have had a great deal to do with my love for everything vintage and creative!  At the time I HATED going to these stores!  My dad would slam his brakes when he would see a sign for antiques, yard sales, thrift stores or any crafty boutiques!  He still does this btw! I didn't have an appreciation for these shops at the time.  Now I am just as guilty!  I've thought about getting a sign for my car that says, "may make sudden stops for vintage goods!"  Have you ever created a list of things you've wanted to accomplish? 
I've added some great new etsy items, take a look!!


Thanks for stopping!
XOXO Traci
 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reign Magazine

Reign Magazine just featured my paper flowers in a recent article! 
Take a peek here!


 


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kane County

Thanks to all of our customers who braved the cold to shop the market!  Mark and I were really busy despite the freezing weather! Here are a few pictures!




Have a great week!
XO Traci