Living the life I want has meant making some big changes.
Lately I have realized that if I want to do what I love and live the life I want, change was needed!
I have been a special education teacher as well as a shop owner for the past 5 years. Life has been crazy busy with two full time jobs! At times it was exhausting (but of course rewarding). Well, I am no longer teaching and am now putting all of my time into my shop! It was a very bitter sweet decision.
But that's not all of the exciting news!
The biggest LEAP...
Whimsy is moving locations -YIPPY:) I am so excited!!
I have out grown my shop and have been in need of space...
Clothing - A dressing room please!!
Furniture - Bedrooms, dining rooms and MORE!
Bridal - Office and viewing of some of the rentals!
Etsy - storage for all of my items!
I'll be updating you with photos of the progress:)
We are buying the building which means we get to do ANYTHING we want!!
I LOVE it and I hope you will also:)
217 Liberty Street (just around the corner from my current shop)
I am going to stay open at my current location until I am ready to move to the new shop.
The shop is beautiful! If you know me, you know I am a perfectionist though!
Flooring - I want all matching and for it to look vintage so out it goes and in with new hand scraped barn wood! I thought I was going to need to tear down wainscoting and chair rail (not my look) but the renters took it to use! It has a beautiful tin ceiling, but does have some drop ceiling that I think I can hide. I am making the office area smaller to allow for more sales floor - with the HUGE basement I have so much storage. We'll be doing a TON of painting so it will have a similar look to my current shop.
This will be my bridal and event room! We also have a back entrance with parking!
View of the front entrance.
We did have some cleaning in the basement - yuck!!
I've had tons of customers ask for me to sell my clothing online. I've been working on an online shop - until then I thought I could list some of the new clothing that arrives. You are always welcome to call to place an order we ship daily because we sell on etsy. 815.513.5600
Whimsy is a retail boutique located in Morris, Illinois. We have been open five years and just moved to a new location - 217 Liberty Street, Morris! If you stop in you will see vintage finds, found objects, and collectables. This blog is about my shop, things I love and occasionally about me. Please call us with any questions: 815.513.5600 -------------------
Thanks for stopping by.
Traci Tessone, owner.