Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Urban Farmhouse Unwrapped

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.


fascinatingfinds said...

ur kidding right you really don't have Light Lichen do you? Glad you found me now I have found you!! I'm adding you to my blogroll, love your site!!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Nuh uh! I love YOUR site/blog!!! Its funny 'cause I've had you bookmarked to my faves on my computer for some time now...It is truly a small world!! :)

Love your store display!! Oh how I wish I could visit!!! :)

Your friend,

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Thanks so much for all the great pix of your incredible store!!

I've had you saved to my faves on my computer for so long and now we "meet"! Small world!

Excellent shop! I only WISH I could see it all in person!! :)

Your friend,

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Everything looks so beautiful!!

French Vanilla said...

Hi Lisa. Shop looks fab!! I see several things I'd love to have...hope everything is going well. See ya in the spring

timeworninteriors said...

Everything looks great. I'd love to come and shop! I map quested you the other day, it's about a 3hr. drive for me, but who knows.

Kasey said...

Hey Lisa,
i loved the finials in C.L mag!!

Brent said...

Everything looks fabulous.
I hope you have a great holiday season.

Marie said...

OH, YOur blog is like "prozac" to me..All the pictures make me SO happy!

*The Beautiful Life* said...


Just wanted to pop in and ask you to stop over to my blog, as I've left you a much-deserved blog award... ;)

Laurie , owner of The French Hen, Essex, CT said...

Wow!! i love your shop and all of your beautiful displays. I wish I could get a better look at the little dishes on the table with the silver branches.... I have added you to my favorites and will visit often. Merry Christmas!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How funny.....I thought your name looked familiar...Sherry form Eddie Marie's Attic is always talking about you - duh!! Looks like we need to make a road trip for a visit!!
Thanks for your comments!