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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Life is not a rehersal!

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!!

 
Please make sure you watch for exciting updates:)
Xox Traci
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Traci how exciting and what a wonderful space. Congrats. I can't wait for you to move.
Kris

Sarah said...

Ahhhhhh!!! This is SOOOO EXCITING!! I am so happy for you!! Beautiful building ;)

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Bellenza Bistro said...

Looking forward to seeing the new shop space featured here!

crackerjaxshop said...

PI love it! I am so happy for you!!!!