For the longest time, this shed has been a storage area for everything........
and it has also served as a home for baby ducks, baby chicks, and mother cats and their litters of kittens.
I always wanted to make it into a shop for all of the things I love to collect and want to sell.
For a month I have worked non stop , moving, packing, organizing,
and painting until the shed looked like this.
For the past week, I have worked even harder and today, the last piece of glassware in my collection was placed on the shelf.
And now, my vintage shop........Yesteryear is open for business!
I painted the door a warm and welcoming red. I had planned to place an antique screen door I had found on, however, after trying to get it on, it was realized that the door had been cut.........crooked.......for what ever house it had been on. So I will just hang a pretty wreath on this door instead. I still need to work on the outside yard.
Another great thing is, I decided to also make this my sewing studio. This is the area I can now work on my linen design and embroidery.
Here is the back portion of the shop. I placed a vintage table in the middle so that friends can come and have coffee and enjoy hanging out in this space.
I wanted roses to be a main design theme of my shop and I have collected a lot of figurines and dishes with rose designs on them. I used and old pair of kitchen cupboards to display them in
and I placed the cupboard on top of an old large dresser.
I also place another large dresser beside it. The white dresser will hold all of the linens that I design and embroider. The wood dresser will hold all of the vintage linens that I have found along the way.
One of my favorite features is this old mirror that has been stored and waiting out in the garden well house for years. Now it has a home in my shop.
Here is the collection of vintage depression era glassware that I have gathered up for this shop.
Here is the other side of the shop.
All of the bottles and vintage dishware is here.
as well as kitchen items and cookbooks.
Here is a large set of pretty dishes I will be selling.
Since I could not use the vintage screen door as a door, I used it as a prop for my shop. I plan to hang kitchen gadgets and aprons on it.
This vintage lamp gives the shop a wonderful glow in the wee hours of night.
I still have much more work to do, such as, hanging pictures and making more linens.
There is so much more that I have not shown you that is on display.
I am hoping to sell all that I can............so that I can go buy more!
I am planning on designing and embroidering linens to match much of the dishes and to offer these as a set for sale. Through the months, I will be showing you these items and then place them on my Etsy shop for you to have a chance to purchase, since most of you cannot physically visit my shop.
I know along the way, there will be lots of changes as the shop grows and my hope is that I will have customers who love glassware and linens and love to use it in their homes.
So, tell me.........what do you like best when you go visit one of your favorites shops?
What makes you want to come back?
What do you not like about shops that you have visited?
I would love to hear!