Lots of Good News! July 15, 2012
Happy beginning of a new week, to you!
We’ve all heard about being open to opportunities, to “open doors” that lead to new adventure. I feel like I am at that place, right now. Let me give you an example.
Like everyone else, I had heard about the soon-to-be-released, milk paint line, by Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed. (Now there’s a woman finding lots of “open doors” these days!). But, it wasn’t until I attended her painting class, at the Haven conference, that I learned she was choosing retailers, to represent the line around the country.
Then, as happens when things are meant to be, everything started falling right into place.
I started looking at my workshop in a whole new way. It’s about 800 ft.² in an office building, facing a heavily traveled Boulevard, near a major intersection. It’s our building and the space has become a catch-all for us. (But not any longer!)
I thought about combining my efforts, where I could restore and sell antiques, and treasures for the home, all in one place. It’s even large enough to teach furniture painting classes! So I talked with our contractor, and we’ll meet again tomorrow, to discuss options. First and foremost, the office carpeting has to go. I need something that looks organic, artsy and like anything but an office! Something “paint friendly”! My goal is to move into a brand new space, just a “stone’s throw” from down town Fair Oaks, in September!
I called a friend who’s an expert on the San Francisco Gift Center, thinking it would be nice to supplement my inventory with some gifty kind of goodies. Just so happens he’s headed there this week and he’ll give me the nickel tour on Tuesday!
I could go on, but I know you get the idea. I wonder how many times, I’ve missed open doors of opportunity, by not looking for them.
The best part is that Mr. Wonderful supports me all the way and the gang at Veranda Antiques are understanding about my paint fetish! What gifts!
I’ll continue to shop Veranda, where I found these treasures. A gorgeous old typewriter and an equally stunning old fan!
This linen is going to make some beautiful pillows some day and look at that darling hand carved scoop! Be still my heart! I won’t be keeping these things, but I love bringing them home, dusting them off and just admiring them for a while!
Stay tuned for more Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint news. Product is due for shipment next month, and the on-line store is being created for my site, as we speak! I’ll be offering a great sale and give-away too! /
Thanks for being here!,
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