Friday, July 9, 2010
The Shop is OPEN
The grand opening for 2nd fl Thriftiques is tomorrow July 10th!!! It is the culmination of weeks and weeks of finding display pieces, and preparing them for the shop ....... of putting together an eclectic inventory ...... a little bit of everything, keeping true to it being vintage or vintage repurposed .... refinishing the floor, painting ceiling and walls ..... and then the biggest challenge of all .... lugging up 100 boxes and numerous pieces of furniture up a flight of stairs, all in 90 plus temperatures. Who needs a gym membership?
I am sorry to not have been available these past couple of weeks but will now make it up to you in spades with photos from the shop, a virtual tour of my little piece of the world. I hope to see you stop by and say hi.
For those of you in the Greater Portland area, the Open House runs from 9:00 - 4:00. Please stop by for cheesecake and lemonade. I would love to meet you.
The shop is located at 8 School Street, Gorham, Maine (second floor). If you get off the turnpike in Portland and head out Route 25, it will take you right into Gorham. Just follow the University of Southern Maine signs, we are right around the corner from the University. There is parking behind the building and on Main St and School St.
I must admit to butterflies and knots in my stomach. What if you have a shop and nobody comes? What if they come and don't like what you sell? I suppose it is the heat and exhaustion talking, I only just got the AC installed. No matter the outcome, this has been a dream of mine for some time. I think I would have been more scared of not trying. Be brave, be bold, go for your dream. To all of you that have your shops and booths, I applaud your talent and drive. This is hard work. Thank you all for your support in my decision to open my shop. Have a lovely weekend.
Posted by Sherrie at 10:13 AM