Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The boutique



Though I probably have way too much going on right now, I decided to join scotts sisters and open up a boutique! Scotts sister wendy has a big farm like shed that they put electricity in to and we will be opening it up several times a year(mostly around changing seasons). We decided to test the boutique-ing waters and be part of a large boutique(like "holy cow" or "blue goose") with lots of different vendors just to see if we had what it takes.
Scotts sisters have been going to various garage and estate sales to find antique furniture and items that they can paint, re-upholster, or add their personal touch to. They both have a real talent for making someones junk into anothers home decor!! I have been working on some unique jewelry and have had fun making wooden signs with vinyl lettering that are hung with ribbon.

I was able to fly up for the big show and though it was freezing cold (yeah...it was all outside!) We had a blast staying up late getting ready. The show was two days and I am sad to inform that my jewelry didn't sell like I thought it would, but the wooden signs I made sold out in the first 30 minutes of the show!! Overall we did about $3,000 which I don't think is bad for first timers. I can't believe what some ribbon and mum s can do for an old galvanized bucket, or how a coat of red paint and stain can liven on old end table...people were buying it all up as fast as we could put it out. We learned alot and we are already busy getting ready for our grand opening in a month!

2 comments:

Ronnie & KaLee said...

I totally want to come shopping! So excited I can check in on you this way!

Jessica said...

Jill: Love the items! I'm so glad I found your blog. Your son is SO darling and congrats on your expected daughter!!!