I have been working my way out of my full-time position as a hair designer and spending more time focusing on my vintage projects and creative home art ideas.
My goal for awhile now has been to do this full time. I have been praying for someone in my city to open a vintage mall so that I could have my own space like Miss Mustard Seed and her Luckett's.
Then, I approached someone that had an empty retail location about renting it out for the Christmas season.
Not practical - too much paperwork, permits, licenses etc etc for my liking - especially just for a 2 month endeavour.
Never mind the rent...too scary!
I stopped in for coffee the other day at a place I have been going to forever and began to talk to Kim - the lovely owner of Gourmet Gallery.
Kim is one of those wonder-woman type ladies who takes on a lot and is an amazing business woman, baker, Barista, mother, wife, one-woman dynamo - well you know the type.
What Kim doesn't have time for is to give her location a bit of a face-lift and freshen up for Christmas. Although she would probably just stop sleeping if she could do get it all done.
Initially, we agreed I would rent out the back of her shop and redo it and call it my own little Home Sweet Nest area, but the more we talked and planned, the more excited we both got until Kim finally said:
"You know what? Forget the back corner and just help me do the whole store!"
I think that's when we hugged and cried a little...
So, starting this weekend I have a space for my found treasures and creations, and validation of my talents and a renewed faith in the idea that things always work out the way they should!
Today I started by decorating for Christmas on the outside of Gourmet Gallery (in a torrential downpour).
So, tomorrow is the day that I move in all my indoor items...while she is open!
AND she is catering a party for 60 people tomorrow night (I told you she's wonder woman! Did I mention she is painting the gallery floors today?!
Sunday will be Christmas decorating - trees, lights, wreaths etc. and boxes and boxes of ornaments
and gift ware!
Wish me luck - I think my new life is about to start..sorry I have to run now - have a few things to paint!
(I know - I'm kind of a last minute girl!)