Saturday, March 26, 2011

Starting down a new path and very, very EXCITED!!!

I am bursting with excitement!!! Tom and I have finally decided that the timing is perfect for the next step in our lives. I have been dreaming of opening a little gift and consignment shop for years and that is exactly what we are going to do.  I so love the name of my blog that we have decided to call our shop The Gathering Nest Gifts & Consignment. We have found the perfect space for the shop at 6 Clarence Street West, Port Colborne, ON Canada. It is so unique and simply perfect. I have the KEY!!!!! We are going to sell one of a kind, very unique gifts and plan on having tons of vintage everything..talk about YUMMY!!! I can hardly sleep at night trying to place everything in our space. We are also going to have fabulous clothes, excellent condition, that is 1 -2 years old and also vintage clothes in excellent condition on consignment. I have lots of people that seem to be very interested in that. I guess we all have those great items in our closet that we have worn once or twice and know that we will never wear it again, so we are happy to get something for them. I am also hoping to get some of my mixed media friends to send some of their things for the store, that will be so fun. Know what else is going to be fun??? Remember all those great vintage clothes that my sweet friend from work sent my way, well I am going to wear those in my shop. I am really, really excited about that. I was telling my hair dresser that and she looked at me and cracked up, she said Debby can you imagine the kids saying to their parents lets go to that store where that weird lady wears all those really weird clothes. Exactly, that is what I want, perfect for me. If that makes you remember my store I am a very happy girl...

We are in the heart of the tourist area in Port Colborne, so it is going to be great when spring really gets here and people start to come into town to capture the beauty of our town and shop our unique shops. The shop is going to be right by the bridge in downtown Port Colborne, so I am excited to put my counter in a spot where I will be able to see the ships going through the Welland Canal as they make there way out into Lake Erie..awesome...

I am adding a few pics of the store as it looks now and hoping to keep you updated as we get ready to open May 2nd.

The Gathering Nest Gifts & Consignment shop just waiting to be filled..


One of my awesome little display windows. Can hardly wait for this.


Check out the awesome ceiling, I love, love it....


And of course what is not to love about this??




If you are on facebook I would love it if you could go over and like us!!!!! That would be great. Here is the link: 

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Gathering-Nest-Gifts-Consignment/205801016116541

Thanks,

22 comments:

Linda said...

HOW exciting! Good for you! Good luck on your new venture~ it will be fun to see it come together!

mary helen said...

Oh best of luck!!! So nice and inspiring to see someone's dream coming true. Congrats! ~mary helen

alveen said...

Wow, you must be super excited. All good wishes on your new venture. May you have great success and derive much pleasure from it. The name will fit it perfectly.

barbara burkard said...

OH WHAT A DREAM COME TRUE!!!! this is sooo exciting and the shop is TDF!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! MWAH!!!

SparkleFarkle said...

What a wonderful happily everafter headed your way!

Rella said...

Debby, I am soooooo excited for you! What a dream to have come true. I look forward to seeing it all come about. You will be exhausted, but will love every moment of it. I wish you every success and every joy with this endeavor, richly deserved.

xox Rella

Liz Revit said...

What an exciting new venture. Wishing you much luck and success.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How fun! You are living all of our dreams, I can't wait to follow this journey with you and live vicariously. The shop looks darling!

Carol

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Debby, How exciting!!! That's wonderful and I'm happy for you that your dream comes true. I just love the idea of wearing those vintage clothes. I would do the same thing :-). That will make your store even more special. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the store when it's filled up with lots of wonderful things. The ceiling looks really pretty. Have a fun time preparing for the opening.
Hugs,
Julia

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh Debbie - that is SO exciting. I´m sure it´ll be a wonderful shop. I wish you all the best and good luck and hope it´ll be a great succes for you.
xo Tina

Healing Woman said...

Oh how exciting!!!!! I remember when I opened my business years ago. I loved every minute of planning the displays, sales, contests, advertising etc..How fun for you. I know it will be a success with everything you have planned for it. Vintage clothing is so big right now. Can't wait to see the post after you get it filled.

Marlynn said...

Oh my dear dear friend, I am so doing the Snoopy Dance for Y O U tinged with just a little bit of jealousy - wish I was near you to volunteer to help you with your new and exciting venture!

friedaquilter said...

No wonder you've excited, Debby, what a wonderful new direction to take. I just wish with all my heart that I lived a bit closer so that I could pop into this gorgeous place with all its delectable goodies!! And I can't wait to see some pics of the vintage dressed you!! The very best of luck!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Fabulous!!! Congratulations and best wishes for MUCH success in your new shop, Debby!!! How exciting!!! Can't wait to see your "journey" unfold! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Debby said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I am looking forward to sharing our journey with all of you!
Debby

Lenna Young Andrews said...

It looks beautiful, Debby. I truly wish you all the best in this new journey for you & your hubby!!
xox lenna

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Debby,

Your store space is fabulous! Congratulations and Good Luck. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Hugs,
Susan

Sandy Michelle said...

Congrats and good luck! I may come and visit in the near future :)

Sandy xox

Connie said...

Debby, what a fantastic building! Congratulations and good luck on your adventure. It sounds wonderful!!
Hugs,
Connie

Kim Carney said...

it really looks like a wonderful space! Congrats!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
the store looks wonderful!
Congratulations and good luck!!
Hugs,
Marie

Lynn said...

OMG Debby, I am so happy for you, congratulations!!!! I know you wanted this. I am going to HAVE to get hubby to drive me out there, are you open yet? I don't know how to get there on my own.