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
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26 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Best of luck to you!! Take lots of pictures!!! I am sure you will have a packed house!!! If I was close, I'd be at the head of the line!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Sherrie, I had no idea that you were opening a shop! I'm so excited for you, and I just know that you'll be a great success! You have such a great eye for finding vintage goodies, and I only wish I lived near you, so that I could help you celebrate your Grand Opening!
Happy Weekend!
Carol
p.s. I can't wait to see some pictures of your shop!

Mimi said...

Woohoo...I am so excited for you, Sherrie. You will do fabulous, have a store full of buyers and be tired come closing! Please take lots of pictures to share with us that don't live close enough to go to your opening day. Best wishes, girlfriend!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Congrats to you!!
I can't wait to see pics of the shop!!

Debbie

Athena said...

Congrats, and good luck! I hope your opening and beyond is a HUGE success! :)

Sandy said...

How wonderful!!!! I just know you will be a sucess! Here's to many sales!!!!! :)

Kelly Ballard said...

Good Luck to you! I have had my little shop for five years now. I'm sure you will do great!!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

sissie said...

Hi Sherrie,
I'm so excited for you. It brings back memories of a little over one year ago when I set up my booth at the shop. I felt the same way, nervous and unsure, but I've been very successful. And, you will be too!

I can't wait to see your photos.

Believe me, they will come and they will love it.

hugs
Sissie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sherrie I know this is a big moment for you. I am so happy and know you will be a success! I am looking forward to all those photos!!

Nogrinnin said...

Best best best wishes! If I were even close to being in the same state I would stop by, but Chicago is just a little bit too fur a piece.

I send all good thoughts for success your way!

blue eyed dragonfly studio said...

I am sure everything is going to go fabulously tomorrow. Good luck and congratulations!

Grannys Attic said...

Sherrie I am so excited for you. I wish you all the best and I know you will be successful! Can't wait to see all the photos. Wish I could drop by and see all the wonderful treasures you have worked so hard at. Blessings, Vicky

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Creativity and courage. Best wishes for a resounding success.

Ann said...

Hi Sherrie~
We have been in the process of moving and I have been very bad at checking blogs...I'm sorry that I haven't checked in sooner but do want to wish you much success and luck and hope you have a wonderful, wonderful opening day!!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

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Popcorn Served Daily said...

If I every find myself in Maine, I'll be sure to stop in and say hi!

GOod luck to you!

Lisa
www.popcornserveddaily.com

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Sherrie,
I am so excited and proud of you!! I know how hard you've worked and I know you are going to do fabulous! Please take photos so we can see how lovely everything looks.
Best of luck!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Beth said...

Very exciting! Congratulations to you! I am in Falmouth -- I'll try to swing by sometime this summer to say hello.

Laurie said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear how the shop is doing! And how the grand opening went! I wish I could have been there!

GoodyGirlRed said...

I'm a little late, but...Congratulations & best of luck!

Tina said...

I'm thrilled that you are following your dreams - good luck. I want to see pictures!

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Cinnamonstitch said...

I would love to see pics of your new little shop, how wonderful it sounds, wish I lived close , I would shop there ALL the time,,Best of wishes on your wonderful Dream.

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