In case you haven’t heard the awesome news yet – WE’RE GETTING A STOREFRONT. I’ve never needed to use all caps in a sentence before as much as just now.
Where you ask?
74 Prescott Street, St. John’s NL! It’s a historic street – once home to Johnny Burke the “Bard of St. John’s” responsible for traditional NL songs such as “Excursion around the Bay” and “The Night Pat Murphy Died”… YES THAT SONG – couldn’t believe it when I found out. There’s an actual plaque on the home that housed him and everything! I may or may not be a huge fan of traditional NL music 😉 It’s an incredibly scenic street – being one of the most photographed in St. John’s for it’s classic colourful row houses. And most importantly it’s going to be our street! Our home 🙂
We’ve had an extremely busy August doing renovations and we’re almost done believe it or not. Days have been filled with gutting, ripping up old flooring, nailing on the new floor, sawing, painting, painting and painting. Oh endless painting.
With renovations almost complete we’re now turning our minds to stock and how the store is going to look once it’s done. This when I become eternally grateful that I have the most amazing family. My dad and husband have been busy in the workshop making our new store counter (which looks totally amazing by the way) and are currently making a mercantile style shelving unit – just saying that brings to mind all the ways we’re going to be able to make this space the most magical place ever! On the other hand, my mom literally whipped up the most elegant curtains for our back windows as well – in that european style she know’s I love to inject into Hillhead House 😉 That woman is seriously a magician on the sewing machine (and not too bad with a paint brush either 😉 )!!!
The next step: Stock. Ooooo this most exciting thing. We’re amping up our unique take on rustic, classic elegance. We’ve been hanging onto some new vintage finds to surprise you all with (from our amazing antiquing trip down to Brimfield, Mass.!) We’ve also been busy curating new lines, ordering, making new stock to include with all our other favourite handmade products. We’re also going to be carrying some exciting new things from local artisans and producers!!! How exciting is that! So be on the lookout on our Facebook page and Instagram accounts for new product alerts as we get ready to open.
As for me, well this mama is preparing to send her little guy to daycare once the store opens! You don’t really believe it when people tell you time flies once you have a baby… until you have one and BHAM it’s been 11 months and you’re thinking how on earth am I going to be able to not have my kid with me 24/7. Then you rejoice a little because you’re not going to have your kid with you 24/7 haha. In reality though, time has truly flown by. I’ve spent the last year seeing not only my business flourish but also my child… and one day very soon I hope you’ll all get to meet him when he comes to visit Mom at the shop. I can just imagine helping my “Little Shop Helper” to bag up a customer’s new finds, or ring up an order, or letting him reprice things, which I did endlessly when I was my Nan’s Little Shop Helper many moons ago (more on that later 😉 ).
Until next time!