NEW, and in with the OLD,, this is my resolution this year.
Because my goal is to have my vintage shop complete and open in 6 months.
I have already stared to work..........doing just a bit every day.
In a corner of my bedroom, boxes filled with an overflow of dishes and glassware lie in wait.
A pile of vintage linens also wait to be pressed and displayed.
I have several sets of pretty dishes,
a truck load full of depression era glassware,
and vintage linens with such beautiful stitch work,
that it is very hard for me to actually let some of these go.............
but that is the whole process of having a vintage shop.............
I will also be selling my own hand embroidered linens.
There will be a collection of vintage cookbooks........
filled with wonderful recipes that we all have grown up to love,
and I am also going to sell my cement creations outside.
Some of you have already requested purchasing some items from me.............and since you all pretty much live far away from me,
I am going to also show you the items I have for sale.......... here and on my Etsy online shop,
which will allow you to purchase them on line if you would like to do so.
I will probably do this.............way before I have my actual shop open...........
because I have much work to do. I am going to replace broken windows...........
all by myself.............I hope.
I have watched several videos on this............plus I also have the back up help of my husband, if I have a problem.
This is my baby............so I want to do all of the work by myself.
Trying to decide on shop colors has been the hardest thing for me to do. I find this ironic, since I am an embroidery artist and picking colors for a project comes so easily.
But I love the nostalgic look that rust/red and rust/ creams have along with a sage green. So I think I will paint the shop and it's furnishings in these colors.
What do you think??
Another problem I have to solve is what to do with Zelda...........
my hermit, shop loving cat, that has lived in this space for over 10 years. She has never gotten along with other cats, and gets frantic when I place her inside of our home. She is very loving, but insists on staying in her solitude.
A cat in a vintage glassware shop just will not be a happy match.
So I am going to try to see if she will stay in my embroidery studio.............
I really wanted that space to be "pet free", but I think it will be a good resolution, better than having
a mosaic shop with broken dishware in the end.
So tell me, what are your resolutions this new year?
Are you going to start to a new career?.............or maybe you are starting a business of your own?
Do you have plans to learn a new technique or craft?
I would love to hear!