For the last couple of months, my life has been crazy. On my last post, over two months ago, I shared with you that I accepted a full-time position right after we committed to two floors in the building Stone Creek now occupies. I can only describe it as "weird" timing and am still unsure of its purpose (there just has to be a reason). Needless to say, I have been extremely stressed about figuring out how to do both - well. We decided to open the shop only on weekends, while we worked our jobs during the week. It's been amazing to see how well we are doing on just weekends, but it also means that we are working seven days a week - with absolutely. no. break. We are exhausted. My heart breaks when I have customers tell me that they stopped by during the week thinking we were open. Having to be away from the shop during the week feels just like being homesick.
We thought about hiring someone to work it during the week, but decided against it because of several reasons. As I explain to those who ask, our shop is not a box shop. We do have some retail, but our stock is mostly custom made, painted and picked. It takes all of our very little free time to create the goodies we bring to our customers. Having the shop open during the week would mean we would need more stock and we just can't do that - at this time.
Yes, I have some serious decisions to make.
In the meantime, I would love to share with you some of the latest pictures from around the shop. The holidays are in full-force throughout downtown Fredericksburg, VA! If you are close, you really should come to our little city and spend a day going through the shops - and enjoy some wonderful food!
Look at this GORGEOUS oak buffet! It sold the day after we brought it in and will be heading to a bed and breakfast!
We are not glitsy and shiny, but a lot of rustic chic.
We found this really cool, very worn and tattered leather chair at an auction over the summer and it finally made it into the shop. LOVE this look!
Cotton has become our signature.
Loving this chest painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Tricycle mixed with a little Curio to tone it down. Waxed in clear.
Ornaments and signs have been huge sellers! These are perfect for stocking stuffers, wine bottles and sweet little gifts!
We have one clock left but can still custom order more! The little white table has sold.
Hope to see you this weekend! We will be open this Friday at 8:00 am for Black Friday deals! Come on in!
'til next time!
'til next time!