Monday, October 5, 2009

Moving Forward

Oh yes, this is so much better! Alien markings on the floor have now been painted over with my favorite soft grey color. I start bringing in merchandise slowly from the warehouse. This building is very old - you can see how the floor slants down to the right! The store looks so fresh and clean - it will never look like this again. The chaos of a retail store sets in very quickly.... Changing light bulbs - look how my friend is standing on that ladder - oh my God - he makes me soooo nervous. He politely tells me it would be better if I leave! Here the fun beginsfor me. I have been getting impatient - I want to start bringing the good stuff in and start decorating! I take out of the warehouse all my favorites first.... I know.... you are not supposed to fall in love with your merchandise - well that is not how it works for me! Now we start dividing up the space for the vignettes. I am happy to find out the store is not so small after all - look at the size of the dining table! I start thinking about the layout for the first display window. The first display was the most difficult - mainly because I couldn't see what it looked like from the outside because the windows still have paper on them.


  1. Nancy,
    I feel the excitement,pressure,excitement,pressure...oh where to begin! Love those floors too!
    Thanks for including me along with the others.
    Have a good week.

  2. Lisa -
    Thanks for having a look. Forgive me for not including you earlier on my favorite blogs - I have been reading your blog as you know forever and loving it!

  3. Hallo Nancy,

    Here I am ! I promised to visit your blog!
    So I scroll down to your blogposts now!

    Have a nice evening!

  4. Yeah, a new blogger friend! Thanks Greet at Belgian Pearls for having a look. We love your style and blog....

  5. Beautiful shop! I know this is an old post, but found it while doing a search for 'retail display ideas'. Going to have my husband build me a display unit similar to the one you have your lamps and pillows on. My small shop needs all the great display ideas I can find. Thank you for a blog full of decor inspiration!