Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Can it get any better?

Yes, it's been a week since I've posted....but hey, we were in the midst of a show.....a BIG show until Sunday!  Then it took me two days to recouperate!

We had a line of at least 50 customers waiting to get in on Thursday morning before we unlocked the door and that set the pace for the next 4 days.  I'm not sure if it was the fantastic Fall weather or the article in the Dallas Morning News, perhaps a combination of both, but, we've never seen the likes of the insane crazy wonderful growth that happened over the past 4 days!  I have since learned that the Dallas Morning News has the 4th largest readership in the Nation, so no doubt it was greatly responsible for the influx of the large amount of new customers.

Over and over we heard customers say, "I've never seen this many people at Canton before".  And, we are in complete agreement with you!  Each show we say, "We will never top that".  And each show, we do. Thanks to you!

Now being on the back side of our move into the much larger space I can firmly say that the timing was perfect.  Gardeners use the term potbound and that term certainly applied to us.  The old location was like a pot that was too small for a rapidly growing plant.  We needed a larger space to continue to grow and let me tell ya.....we are bursting out all over!! 

All the new space has me super excited about our upcoming "A Vintage Farmhouse Christmas", because we can do so much more.  I get to play play play for the next couple weeks with the most delightful vintage inspired Christmas decor.....you're going to love it!  And, if that's not enough to get you excited, we're also in the midst of building out an additional 1000 square feet for you to shop.  We hope to have it ready in time for this event.

I've included a few photos of things you can find in the shop and online.


We have 6 more weeks of shows and then we will return to our latest restoration project, 5th Place.  I have some big plans for it and can't wait to share it with you! 





20 comments:

Picket Fences said...

We had a great time at your store! Can't wait until the 23rd!

Life In My Nest said...

Girl, just when (and how) do you sleep!!!!
Teresa in St. Paul, TX

Laurie said...

Congratulations on a successful show! Hope you get a minute to breathe before the next one...

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Congratulations! To be in the paper how fun is that? Thanks for sharing the news.....

Elsie said...

Congrats LaurieAnna on your big show and I hope you rest up for the next one. Love the bird vase and I can't wait to see what you will be doing to the 5th place. Have a good day.":O)

paperjunk-lc said...

Is the same woman who was nervous opening her new store! I love that you're following your passion and making a profit doing so! Can you have the DMN list your open house in the things to do column for Saturday HOME issue? Just a thought!

Debby said...

Just wondering if you got my package. It won't be very exciting as your things are so beautiful.

Mzzterry said...

So happy for you. You deserve the success. Anxiously awaiting your next big project :)

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Lucinda you are always such an encourager and always full of the best ideas! I'm going to check on that right now!

Thank you my friend....tell your sweet hubby we said hi!

Cathy said...

Hey girl...I know what you mean!!! We were "CRAZY" Busy, but love every minute of it!!! We got back late Sunday night and I did not get out of bed until 5 p.m. on Mon.!! I was flat "junked" out!! LOL....Hope to someday have time to buzz over and check out your new "digs"!!! Enjoy!
Cathy aka Girls Gone Junkin

slommler said...

I am so glad to hear you are doing so well!! Good for you.
Photos are fabulous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dena said...

Congrats on the success and indeed it is well deserved. Lovely images :) I wish I lived closer!

Hugs,
Dena

Barbara said...

Nice collection of posts you have at your blog! I've just found it recently, but have enjoyed the reading that I've done so far.

Stephanie said...

LA - I posted about October shopping opportunities and of course included info. on your Vintage Farmhouse Christmas!

Kristen said...

ok so the christmas decor extravaganza, that i might just burst before i get to go, is it thursday thru sunday?

vintagebeedesign said...

Darn!!! we are coming by Canton on our way to Alexandria LA. on Friday and the show is Sat.!!!oh well ...hope we can come see all the new treasures on 1st Monday... have a great show...I know everything will be beautiful...Brenda Vintage Bee Design...

Prior said...

I love your store! We go every month...I live in Mababnk. I gave you a little shout out on my blog, today! Lezlee

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats on your success and the perfect timing on the move! I so wish you were closer.
xoxo,
Sherry

Tamara Jansen said...

Those shows are always very tiring but draining at the same time. Have a good recuperation :)

Brittany said...

Good stuff here! I like hearing your perspective on things.