Thursday, July 9, 2009

The State of Retail . . .

In the July edition of Country Living magazine, there was a very interesting article about how the Retail business is changing. I would like to think that Retail will always be the "best" way of selling products, but there seems to be a whole new way that people are able to make a decent living by being their own boss without having a storefront. Trust me though when I say this . . . some of my best friends are shop owners and I know how difficult this economy has been on them, so I have always tried my best to support their businesses.

However, it does make sense that in order to get my business up and running that I have to think outside the box. In doing so, I have been a part of the "new wave" of retail. Last month, I was a vendor at the "Funky Junk Sisters" Show in Puyallup. That was a great initiation into this way of selling. This month, I will be vendor at a small show in Edmonds, "The Vintage Summer Garden Market", hosted by none other than my good friend, Todd Waddell who happens to own a wonderful little shop downtown, called Bountiful Home.

This will be a much smaller show, but I will have my space filled to the brim with many things for you to feast your eyes on. More garden stakes, linen totes, Vintage glass, and lots of new Vintage Jewelry.

I hope that those of you who live in the Seattle area will make the trip to Edmonds. My friends, Beth and Lisa from the Salvage Studio will be there, as well as Melinda Catalano who does amazing greeting cards and jewelry made from old buttons. There will be something for everyone - Todd may even have a few surprises up his sleeve too.

When: Saturday, July 25 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Bountiful Home 122 - 4th Ave. S., Edmonds if you have any questions!!!
Hope to see you there!!!


  1. Love your jewels and etsy sites!! I am a junk jewelry maker, check me out, and, Blessings, Janna