Wednesday, December 5, 2012

pics from around the shop...




AMAZING. 

That is the first word I can think of to describe how the grand opening of my little shop went last Thursday. As I have been reflecting back over the last few days I am still stunned at the crowd that came out all three days to support me and my adventure! I will never be able to express how grateful I am to each and every one of you that either sent my supportive words through email or came in to say 'hello' last weekend.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

I was so lucky to have Traci on hand to take photos for me...I didn't have a chance to get a single photo all weekend!




Here we are right before I opened the door...




....and then then just a few moments later...




It was like that pretty much all night! I was advertised to close at 9...but couldn't shut the doors until 11! 






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It was such a wonderful weekend! I opened the door with a shop full of vintage goodies...and shut the lights of Saturday night to a shop picked clean with the tables almost bare. I am gearing up for the next opening...the shop will be full of new goods! Hope you will be able to stop by!

Shop address:
2202 Rural St. 
Rockford, IL  61107

December Open Dates:
December 12th - 3-9 
(it's a Christmas open house, so come for treats and giveaways!)

December 13th - 10-6
December 14th - 10-4
December 15th - 10-4

Hope to see you there!

72 comments:

  1. Oh this post just made me smile! So excited for you...you are talented beyond measure. Good luck this weekend, I hope to make it up to visit soon!
    xo
    Jackie
    Shambora Studios

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  2. I am so happy for you!! It looks like such a wonderful shop! That is so awesome that you wern't able to close the doors until 11 and that you were picked clean. I guess you have some shopping to do!

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  3. Just gorgeous!!! I seriously stopped and stared at each photo. Thanks so much for the virtual tour. I'm so happy for you. Traci did a beautiful job with the photos. I'm still cracking up at the green ladder- I had it's identical twin until a week ago! crazy! :) Wishing you much luck on the 12th!

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  4. WOW! the shop looked GREAT! I did not get there until after 6 pm and it was pretty picked.. :) Cannot wait for your next opening. Best of luck to you... Mechelle Clark

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  5. Your shop looks amazing in your photos and my good friend Jeannie who was there said it was amazing too! Can't wait to come for a visit!
    xx
    Anne

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  6. Oh this is so so fun to see! I love the wood walls, floor and ceiling too, it really makes all of your goodies stand out more. I can't wait until we take our family to FL next as we always stay overnight in Rockford on our way down from MN. So glad your first week-end was such a great success! I bet you are plumb tuckered out. :)

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  7. Beautiful shop! I'll be sure to try and stop in when I make my way from NY to Colorado! Good luck and congratulations! :)

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  8. Mary,
    Your shop is adorable. I was bummed I could not come on Thursday night and came on Friday instead but from the pictures of the crowds on Thursday I was glad I waited until Friday it was busy but not jammed so it was fun to shop. I love all my treasures I bought and can't wait to come when you open back up again. Your shop is so so cute. I could not get enough. You need to take a picture of the outside of that beautiful shop too. That old house and how cute you have it set up out front with the fountain and old wheelbarrow filled with gifts. Woooooo Hooooo to to cute. I can't say enough it is the cutest shop and the treasures amazing. I could see how you were picked over there was one cute treasure after another to be found in the shop. Mary you are so sweet and work so hard and deserve this beautiful shop. It is a perfect fit for you. Loved it all.
    Kris

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  9. Congrats on opening your shop! My in-laws live in Indiana, and I think we made need to make a little detour the next time we drive to see them from El Paso. ;) I love your style, and I especially love the white dresser with the red and turquoise items- so cute!

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  10. wow the store looks amazing!! Wish i lived closer.. best of luck!

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  11. Mary! It is wonderful! You did a fabulous job! I so wished I lived closer, I would have been there! Maybe I can plan a getaway weekend with Karl or my sisters to come visit! :)
    Maria
    PS. Did that Glen Oaks Inn sign sell? Love it! Do you ship?

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  12. wow!!! it looks so amazing! So very happy for you and looking forward to the day to shop in person :)

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  13. It was so fun. I got great stuff but missed stuff too b/c so crowded. I love my treasures. I wanted to trake pics but there was no way LOL I was too busy getting my junk on! end me pics of the pink drawers! I have one I got from yuour etsy and I love it!
    Next time...we have a date!! xoxo

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  14. Your shop looks wonderful! Sounds like it was a smashing success.

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  15. I'm so happy for you Mary, your shoppe is gorgeous!! I will pop in one day to see it in person!

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  16. Congrats on your big opening! Your displays are amazing!

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  17. Congratulations! My sister went and I can pick her out in line to check out! You are such a wonderful addition to her neighborhood. I can't wait to stop in on one of my trips to Rockford.

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  18. Congratulations on such a successful opening!!

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  19. love the pics! what a night!!! at one time i said to susan that i was scared {of the huge crowed}, LOL!!! Big congrats to you...you deserve it, so much hard work and passion you put into this shop and your business!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to make the drive down to visit! Everything in your shop flows together so nicely...A job well done! :)

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  21. Congrats!! Wow, how I wish I lived closer!

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  22. You are living MY dream! Congrats...love following your progress!!! ~Kim

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  23. we had a nice time at your cute shop, it was the perfect shopping getaway for me and my friend, can't wait to come down and pick up her lovely buffet and see what other treasures we can find.

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  24. congrats!!! it all looks so lovely and inviting - so sad that I live so far away!

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  25. Sweet....wish I lived closer.

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  26. Congrats on your opening! Your shop looks wonderful and I wish lived closer to see it in person!

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  27. Loved your shop! I will definitely be there for your next opening..I have my eye on something and hopefully it will still be there when I come back. So great to meet you!

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  28. I am so excited for you girl. I just knew you would be a huge hit! Huge!! Loved Traci's pics... I want a shirt. Sign me up please:) Medium I guess.

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  29. i will be there! i will! i'm sure you didn't notice my absence, but i had to be in arizona with my mom for a surgery during your big debut so i will see you very soon!

    smiles and so happy for the lovely turnout.

    michele

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  30. I am sooooooooo thrilled for you, sweet friend!!!!!

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  31. I so wish you were closer to us! The shop looks (or looked, rather - LOL) amazing and I see so many things I would buy! Congratulations - I can live MY dream vicariously through you!

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  32. Oh I am SO SO glad you took so many great photos to share! it looks awesome! I can see why it was packed all night long! Such fun - I see so many things I would have bought!!

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  33. Oh how I wish I lived near Rockford Illinois!! Your shop is PRECIOUS!!! I too see so many things I would love in my house. Congratulations!!!!!

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  34. Oh Wow! Your shop looks amazing! I love it! Need to plan a road trip! So glad you had a great turn out!
    tot

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  35. MARY!!!
    I am so happy for you!! I'm truly excited to see this and have this incredible urge to get in the car and drive to Rockford right.now. It is not that far...I'm only in MO! :)
    I think I might have to get a t-shirt.

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  36. Oh my goodness Mary, I am so thrilled for you! What and exciting time for you. You know I would have been there in a heartbeat if I were closer!!!!
    Congrat's
    XO
    Kristin

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  37. Oh how I wish I lived close by. I would be in your lovely shop all the time. Congratulations on living the dream! Best of luck to you and Happy Holidays!

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  38. My silver pieces are polished and on my dining room table. Simple gorgeous. Thank you ms picker for your amazing eye. And thanks to you I am now addicted to collecting silver it is my crack!! Lol

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  39. I am so thrilled that it was a success... though I never doubted for a second! Yes i DO want a tee shirt... I'll email you in a sec. :)

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  40. Oh,what a wunderfull shop!
    You have so nice vintage things,
    i love it!
    Greetings from Germany
    Andrea

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  41. AHHH...YES PLEASE!
    i want a shirt:)
    giving you a big hug!! i knew it would be a smash
    i love the whole vibe of the place
    look at YOU would ya? wow!!
    you inspire us....happy friday.
    do we paypal you on the shirt?
    xo

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  42. WOW WOW WOW!
    God is soooo good!!! :)
    congrats, girl!
    everything looks AHHMAZING!
    xoxo

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  43. My gosh I just keep squealing with deleight at every picture, at every word of success!! I wish I lived closer! I know your kind of magic will make this place Hum for years and years to come girl.. You are one of a kind and people long for that these days.....

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  44. I RARELY get to travel anymore, but I'm adding your shop to the list of places I definitely want to visit when the hubby & I buy our motorcycles next year!

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  45. Congratulations!
    (and I love the tshirts!)

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS Mary....!

    Alll your hard work is paying off....Your shop looked BEAUTIFUL....!!!!!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah

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  47. Congratulations - I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful place - I wish I lived closer!

    Blessing for much success!

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  48. It all looks so wonderful, amazing, lovely. Congrats to you and a successful opening!!!

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  50. Congratulations on your lovely shop. It look like an authentic Anthropologie...I bet a scout from there was in your shop already to get ideas. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

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  51. Congratulations - I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful place - I wish I lived closer!

    Blessing for much success!

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  53. wow!! that is great. so happy for you!!

    blessings
    barb

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  54. Just discovered your blog and lovely vintage shop! Congratulations! This looks just perfect..filled with lots of treasures. I'll be heading over to your on line shop!

    Wishing you the best in the New Year!

    leslie
    www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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  55. Hi Mary,
    I just gave you a shout out on my blog post of my flipped rooms. Love that chippy chalk board I got from you yesterday. I was a little worried about a chalk board in the family room but I am lovin it!!!! Thanks so much. Jump over to my blog and check it out.
    Kris
    www.junkchiccottage.blogspot.com

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  56. Oh my gosh, your shop looks wonderful...AND...The picture you posted of when you opened your doors...well...The lady in the black and white coat looks like my friend Kathy..I haven't seen her in years..but if it isn't her, it is certainly her twin sister....Good luck with your shop. I would love to visit one day!

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