Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Grand Opening

Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Our Grand Opening was a huge success and I wanted to share a few photos with you of the big day.   I was so glad to have friends and family there to take photos for me.  We couldn't have asked for a better day, except that I wish our oldest son would have been there to enjoy it with us.  Unfortunately, he had to work.  But I know he really wanted to be there.

I really wanted to make our customers feel special so I thought refreshments would be nice.  Here I am getting the table ready before we opened the door.


I have a friend who has a daughter who loves to bake cupcakes so I hired her to bake 100 mini cupcakes for our customers.  They were completely gone in a couple of hours.  I served apple cider, as well.



We were completely shocked by the number of customers we had.  We were truly blessed.


While my hubby is a genuine people person and very outgoing, I have somewhat of a social phobia and was quite nervous.  But I truly enjoyed meeting the customers that took some time out of their day to come by.  It meant so much to us.


I feel blessed that I get to work along side my hubby.  It was a rough few months but we finally got it all done and are open for business.  Starting this new adventure is something we have been talking about and planning for several years.  It is such a rewarding feeling to see our hard work pay off. 


I want to say thank you to all of you for your encouraging comments and emails.  This truly couldn't have happened without your encouragement and support along the way.  :)  Even with the struggles...what an amazing journey this is.....


Up next.....I'm finally finishing up my oldest son's room redo!  And I have some exciting things to share...soon!

Have a great day!

Diana

41 comments:

  1. Diana congratulations to you and your husband! What a beautiful store.You are both so talented! I wish I lived closer!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. Soooo proud for you Diana and sooo happy it exceeded your expectations....I only wish I lived close enough to visit and shop! Congratulations and continued good luck to you and your family!

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  3. So excited for both of you. The store looks fantastic! I might have to make a road trip one day to visit. My sister has a set of your breadboards on her dining room table and I'm always jealous when I see them. Maybe I'll come find something great to one-up her! hahaha

    Dana - CraftedNiche.com

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  4. I see a road trip in my future! Your shop looks amazing! Congratulations to you and your family on a huge success!

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  5. I see a road trip in my future! Your shop looks amazing! Congratulations to you and your family on a huge success!

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  6. I see a road trip in my future! Your shop looks amazing! Congratulations to you and your family on a huge success!

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  7. Congratulations on your shops grand opening!! I am so happy (but not surprised) that it was a big success! I truly hope I can shop there someday. I know it has got to be a wonderful shop!

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  8. Congrats on the beautiful store and a great grand opening! Looks beautiful! Can't wait to see your son's room and more pics of the shop.

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  9. It looks like so much fun. If a place like that opened in my town, I'd absolutely be there. Wishing y'all the best!

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  10. I love my purchase-I loved your store and I will probably be a stalker shopper-:) it was all just so neat, I am glad it's on our little town.

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  11. Knowing your blog, I bet your shop is so cute! I'm glad lots of customers came. Wishing you the best!

    Bobi

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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  12. Congratulations Diana, it all looks fabulous! I would love to do something like this with my hubby one day!

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  13. You & your husband did a great job Saturday. I was at the Farmer's market earlier & heard people talking about going to your grand opening. There were so many people when I was there I just made a quick loop around the perimeter & decided I had to come back on a weekday.

    Congratulations on your first day!

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  14. Congrats how exciting looks like it went well.

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  15. Congratulations on your grand opening! I admire you for following your dreams and know your store will be a smashing success!

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  16. How exciting to see a dream come to fruition! Congrats and best wishes!

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  17. Congratulations! Your store is just gorgeous!

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  18. Your shop looks just lovely and I wish I lived close enough to visit. Best wishes for lots of success!

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  19. Congratulations on your store opening!! Looks very inviting.

    Judy

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  20. Wishing you much success with your new gorgeous shop! Nice to see such support for a local business, wish I lived closer! Can't wait to watch you grow and grow (via your blog)
    Kris
    CricketAcresStudio.blogspot.com

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  21. Congratulations! May you shop be all that you intended it to be and much, much more!

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  22. Thanks for the update! So happy for you and congrats on your successful opening day!! Your shop looks so amazingly great, wish it was within driving distance!!

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  23. I wish your new adventure to be a success!!!! hope one day I can be there and see all your nice stuff.... And please finish your boy's room so I can get some inspirations for mine too.... Congratulations!!!!

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  24. and I also forget you inspired me to do the kitchen island... its on its way... when I finish it ill send you the photos...

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  25. Congratulations! What a beautiful shop! Your customers are lucky little duckies to be able to shop such a fun vintage shop! Love to You and happy Monday, sweet friend. :}

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  26. Sincerely happy for you! And wish I lived there....that"s my kind of store :)

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  27. A huge CONGRATS for a dynamite grand opening! I one day hope to open my own vintage shop here in Charlottesville, VA - you give me inspiration and hope that it is possible. Your store looks fabulous.

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  28. Loved the shop. Couldn't find the name and address of it on this site. Did I miss it? Perhaps I live close enough to visit and shop.

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  29. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! Everything looks amazing:)

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  30. Hello! So happy to have found your blog today! I am your newest follower and look forward to visiting often. Love the look of your shop and your front porch is ADORABLE!
    Cheers,
    Beth

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  31. Congratulations on the opening of your store - so wish I didn't live across the ocean so I could pop in to say hi. I simply cannot believe how much you manage to get done, what with your home projects and now the store. If you ever find time, please share how you do it all! xx

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  32. Congrats Diana! This is so very exciting! The shop looks gorgeous! I hope this new adventure brings you much success and joy! xo.

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  33. A BIG congratulations! Such an accomplishment! Looks like a wonderful opening!

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  34. Hello! I wish you all the best with your shop! I'm reading your blog and it is such an inspiration for me! Thanks! Many greetings, Jagoda

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  35. SO SO SO Exciting!!! I'm so happy for you! I hope you truly enjoy this new season in your business!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  36. How awesome! Congrats on the opening, your store looks beautiful! As I've said before I envy your adventure opening your own store, someday I'd love to do the same with my hubby :) wish you and your store many years of success!

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  37. Congratulations, Diana! Boy, those cupcakes look divine! :-)

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  39. We stopped by the grand opening the morning of and we loved the shop! And the prices are incredibly reasonable!! Can't wait to make some purchases for our home! Congratulations on the new shop - you did an incredible job! It is a perfect addition to our little downtown. :)

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  40. Congrats to you and your husband! The store looks beautiful and I would love to shop there. Also, thanks for the great blog; I love reading about the finds your husband brings home and your ideas to transform them!

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  41. Congratulations to you both!! My husband and I also love vintage stuff. I am opening a shop in January, but I haven't actually made it public, just yet. My husband and I are doing this together, as well. However, I'm running the shop (he has a day job) and he is my picker, which is something I enjoy too, but we still have kids at home and I don't always get to go. Anyway, I get to recreate and redesign a lot of the stuff he brings home. Your shop is amazing and your story inspiring. All the best to you and your hubby!!

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