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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
It’s been a while since my last post. Whew! That stencil project and giveaway really wore me out! Not really…. I’ve been really busy with my furniture business. You know- Seek, Find, Repair, Paint, and Sell. I’m still amazed at how much work it is to be a furniture painter. Yet, I absolutely LOVE it- despite the ups and downs!
One of the things I have been working on is teaming up with a couple of great gals who have just opened their own furniture and home décor shop in the nearby town of Statesboro, GA. I’ve known these ladies for some time and have always admired their talent and work ethic. When I found out that they were opening a shop of their own, I was immediately drawn to it. The shop is named Nostalgia, and the owners are Debbie from the very popular , creative blog Refresh Restyle and Jamie the furniture magician from the wonderful blog Southern Revivals. I know! Loads and loads of talent!
And if that wasn’t enough, my friend Debbie from The Smart Set agreed to partner with me in my booth in their shop. We are gonna be a great team!
Nostalgia has only been open for one month, and already they have been very successful. Not only are they a painted furniture and home décor shop, but they are also retailers for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and Maison Blanche –La Craie Furniture paints. They also teach painting classing using these paints. But I think the thing that has impressed and touched me the most is their commitment to the local community. In one short month, they have supported and promoted the local farmers market; a community recycling program; a nearby restaurant featuring local musicians; neighboring shops; and GA Southern University, which is a few short miles away. GA Southern just happens to be my alma mater :) Most recently Jamie built a beautiful farm table and it’s being raffled off at the store with all of the proceeds going to the Statesboro food bank. Whew! All that and they have a beautiful, welcoming shop to enjoy.
I am thrilled to be a part of their team, and I am excited to see what Debbie (The Smart Set) and I can add to this already charming shop.
So far, I’ve added these pieces. Photos thanks to Debbie at Refresh Restyle. I only had my phone camera on the day of delivery. Before and afters to come on these 2 pieces.
I still have my furniture and home decor proudly displayed in my booths at Two Women and a Warehouse in Savannah. I'll be in both places now. Sharing the love....
More to come. You’d better believe it!