Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our First Press - The Dallas Morning News

This past March, we celebrated our 5th year in business. During that time, we've never advertised, have never sought out press, we've just kept our head inside of our business and worked very hard. I’m certainly not well connected, I don’t know anyone in the publishing or PR arena, it’s just me and my crew doing what we love!  That's what makes the news I'm about to share so very sweet.

On August 27th, the day before our grand opening at the new location, my friend, Rebecca DeJohn, the creative force behind Heaven On Earth, called and asked if she could drop by for a few minutes to show off her new studio to a guest. A short time later, she and her guest dropped by in the midst of complete and total chaos as we were in the 11th hour getting things ready for our grand opening and Fall Preview Party that was less than 24 hours away!

Her guest? Mariana Greene, Home & Garden Columnist for the Dallas Morning News. Why? She was writing a story about Rebecca and her wonderful creations and wanted to see her new studio that is located in our Shoppe.

I unlocked the door to let them in, exchanged introductions, a few pleasantries, and then returned to the fire drill that was currently in full LOUD performance in the new Shoppe. A short time later, Rebecca found me and said that Mariana wanted to speak with me about the Shoppe. I assumed it was questions about the article and Rebecca’s studio, but that wasn't quite it.

It seemed that Mariana loved the Shoppe and wanted to write an article about it too! Are you smiling with me?  Everything…I mean absolutely everything, seems to happen this way for us. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, “we back into everything!”

We didn’t have to look for press, press walked right into the Shoppe in search of something else and there we were. Sweet serendipity!

It’s our first press.  Thank you Mariana for such a wonderful write-up! 

Click here to go and check it out!  Isn't it exciting?!



P.S. Rebecca's article will be published in just a couple weeks.  And, we have another photo shoot just around the corner....more to come about this later!


18 comments:

Mzzterry said...

yippee. I can say i knew you gals "when"

I am soooo excited for you all. your hard work (and i emphasize the HARD) and extreme talent are paying off. Congrats. you deserve it, all of you.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Im so so Very Happy-excited for you. Word Of Mouth is the BEST advertisement.. I thank you as you are my total mentor.. I look to you and your lovely business, for guideance on mine..
So Inspiring.
Karryann

Sherrie said...

Congratulations! I love serendipity!

White Rose Cottage said...

So very excited for you Laurie! It's a great and very well deserved article!

Callie said...

Love how she found you....way cool! Your store is wonderful and magazine worthy! I really enjoyed the article!

House by the Sea said...

Congratulations Laurie Anna! I'm only surprised that it didn't happen sooner!

Picket Fences said...

Congrats! I can only imagine how excited all of you must be! You certainly deserve it with all your hard work!

Green Willow Pond said...

Congratulations! That must be so rewarding. You deserve it; your shoppe is beautiful. Wish I lived closer and could come visit!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats! This is so exciting...lots of good things coming your way. You so deserve it.
xo, Sherry

glimpse of my world said...

So proud of you!! AND the girls! Wishing you continued success!

Laurie said...

This is my first visit to your beautiful blog! Congratulations!!!

slommler said...

How exciting!!! Congrats!!
That is super news!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Flipit said...

Congratulations, so happy for you all! Love the article!

SunShineyRain said...

You go girl! i am so excited for you!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a GREAT article..... and such a spread..... on the first page...... wonderful .... I know you must be so excited..... and just wait you will get so much feed back this next First MOnday...
Congratulations....... and so nice you mentioned our Tina and the Fab Monica
HUgs
Linda

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am so happy for you!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Safa said...

It is really nice to see all your hard work is recognized. It must feel really good inside. Keep it up we will keep reading your pages.

Design Apprentice said...

Wow, I love this story. It truly shows that good things happen to good people. I can't wait to read the article. Congratulations!