The 3 or 4 weeks leading up to our Christmas weekend are extremely fun but also chock full of anxiety, fear, & dread just to name a few. Only because I so want everything to be perfect for everyone. Most of my plans materialize but others have to be altered or sometimes scrapped altogether (like having carriage rides through town for customers..."no can do" on the state routes, something silly like safety was mentioned.) At 5 o'clock Thursday, when I am totally wiped out mentally and physically, I am trying to get those deadbolts to slide on the front door...the anxiety, fear & dread melt away when I see a line of glorious customers waiting outside...a wonderful thing to see let me tell you. Groups of women arrived one after another all three days. Some quiet and focused, others filling the shop with contagious laughter & giggling, and the Urban Farmhouse virgins completely speechless except for phrases like "OH! Look at that!" or "Wait until you see this!" or "You need at least 2 of these!".
With Janet, Lisa Marton, Denise & my dear friend Kimberly assisting everyone with their purchases my mom and I covered the floor, filling in the newly made holes with new product freshly pulled from my stash of goods in the "dungeon". All weekend we rearranged while customers snatched up everything in sight. We are still unpacking new products that we couldn't get out for the weekend because we simply ran out of room and time and more are scheduled to arrive each week. We have reordered some of the best sellers that are gone already and continue searching out new and wonderful items for you. This year we are carrying just as many gift items as Christmas goods. Okay, enough of my ramblings, here are the photos I took an hour before opening.
Just a smattering of Lisa Marton's fantastic vintage items.